04 Oct '12, 1pm

Introducing England’s first building made of garbage

Introducing England’s first building made of garbage

University of Brighton The prototype house. British architect Duncan Baker-Brown is vehement about the idea that trash doesn’t exist. Or rather, it’s not really trash — it’s just material that needs to be relocated. Like, for instance, relocated into a building made out of the stuff that’s going up this fall on the campus of the University of Brighton. “There is a huge pile of construction waste that’s building up in this country and to ignore is quite frankly sinful,” Baker-Brown, co-founder of BBM Sustainable Design, told the Guardian . “Through this project we are going to show that there is no such thing as waste.” Gosh, having a posh double-barreled name sure gives people license to spout some rather grand ideas. But as this is not the first building of its kind Baker-Brown has constructed — using a frame made of waste timber products, with waste material constructed ...

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