Carrick Blore — Re:Source
Re:Source — A propositional research and development case study for the use of recycled plastic as a building material. By Carrick Blore.
Bridgewater Road, Stratford, Newham, London
One hundred per cent of the project’s materials to be reused without loss of value.
Building materials often end up as waste when no longer needed, destroying ecosystems, which leads to increased environmental costs, and the risk of resource scarcity. To create a sustainable future, the building sector needs to move towards a circular economy.
The scheme’s proposed buildings function as banks of valuable materials, slowing down the usage of resources to a rate that meets the capacity of the planet. Through circular design chains, the buildings – which produce less waste and use less virgin resources – sustain their material value.
Re:Source seeks to lead the way in the building industry, playing a central role in reducing energy consumption and waste across the planet.
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