The Re-Use Atlas: A Designer's Guide Towards a Circular Economy (Hardcover)

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Do you know how to design for a circular economy? A truly sustainable, circular economy is both a robust and viable option for architecture. Through 24 inspirational case studies, interviews and essays, this book is an accessible and practical guide to how architects can move from a linear economy towards a circular economy. This atlas to sustainable, closed-loop systems takes the reader on a journey through four distinct steps (Recycle, Reuse, Reduce, Circular Economy) that show how they can dramatically reduce the negative impact humans have on the planet. It gives architects the skills and knowledge to navigate through the emerging fields of resource management towards a true Circular Economy. Each step is supplemented with an in-depth interview with an expert who is successfully tacking one or more of the challenges facing all designers today. If we change our behaviour, we enable humanity to work with nature rather than against it. Be part of the change.

About the Author


Duncan Baker-Brown is a practicing architect, academic and environmental activist. He has practiced, researched, and taught around issues of sustainable development for more than 25 years and founded BBM Sustainable Design in 1994 with his partner Ian McKay. Since then he has worked on hundreds of projects considering many aspects of sustainable design and closed-loop systems.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781914124129
ISBN-10: 191412412X
Publisher: Riba Publishing
Publication Date: September 1st, 2024
Pages: 192
Language: English