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Video | Circular Building

Source: Arup

A ’circular’ model home goes up in London as a leading example of sustainability through recycling resources.

On display outside London’s Building Centre during London Design Week, the Arup-designed Circular Building incorporates many of the key principles of the Circular Economy. This alternative to the current ‘linear economy’ involves avoiding disposal of materials through reuse or recycling, sharing assets and optimising resource use.

So the Circular Building is based around a frame fabricated from structural steel offcuts. Structural panels are manufactured offsite and use a joint system based on the 2015 Wikihouse, which requires no mechanical fixing.

Windows, doors and cladding are held on with mechanical or push-fit connectors so they can be easily removed and reused. Adhesives have been eliminated, as have wet trades, and the carpeting is leased.

Source: Arup


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