Following three months in production, 12 months on site, and the installation of 20,000 toothbrushes, two tonnes of denim jeans, 4,000 DVD cases, 2,000 floppy discs, 2000 used carpet tiles (to clad the facades) and the hard work of 253 students and apprentices, The Brighton Waste House is now complete! A 'live' research project and permanent new design workshop focused on sustainable development, The Brighton Waste House is situated on campus at The University of Brighton’s Faculty of Arts at Grand Parade. Designed by senior lecturer and architect Duncan Baker-Brown, together with undergraduate students, this project was built by apprentices from The Mears Group, students from City College Brighton & Hove and The Faculty of Arts, as well as volunteers. In all, over 250 students helped on site. The Brighton Waste House is the first permanent building in the UK to be constructed from waste, surplus material and discarded plastic gathered from the construction industry, other industries and our homes. The idea, developed with Cat Fletcher of FREEGLE UK, is to test the performance of these undervalued resources over the next few years; the Faculty of Science & Engineering have put sensors in the external walls to monitor their performance. One of the main aims of the project was to prove that 'there is no such thing and waste, just stuff in the wrong place'. Now an open design research studio, run in partnership with our colleagues delivering the Sustainable Design MA on campus, The Brighton Waste House will be available to schools, colleges and community groups for 'green' themed events. Any interested parties can join in with sustainable design workshops and events curated by designers, artists, makers, builders, scientists writers-in-residence, whoever is interested… Where: Brighton, United Kingdom When: 24 Jun 2014 Credit: Supplied by WENN.com

La Casa Hecha de Basura

REALIDAD DE ALGO INIMAGINABLE
>Un Proyecto de la Universidad de Brighton

En el mundo ha surgido la preocupación por las grandes cantidades de basura que se acumulan día tras día en cada uno de los hogares y que no tienen otro destino más que los tiraderos donde tardan años en desintegrarse.

Ante esta intranquilidad, nace la llamada “Casa Basura”, un proyecto de construcción sostenible instalado en la Universidad de Brighton, en el Reino Unido, la cual se utiliza como taller universitario y sede para eventos ecológicos.

En este espacio, Duncan Baker-Brown, da clases sobre el desarrollo de proyectos de diseño sostenible. Y con relación a esta casa, está hecha enteramente de basura: 20 mil cepillos de dientes, 4 mil cajas de DVD, 2 mil disquetes y 2 mil alfombrillas de goma usadas. Todo esto, se utilizó para levantar esta construcción que se planea sea permanente.

“No existe nada que sea basura, sólo materiales en el lugar equivocado”, fue la premisa que llevó a hacer realidad algo inimaginable.

 

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