We’ve cast a wide net for this week’s Circulate on Fridays. In the catch: seafood shells, urban mobility systems, blockchain, and history lessons from Chris Kutarna and Roman builders.
The new paper could be a source of inspiration for architects, designers, city planners or policymakers.
t is often observed that the pace of innovation within the construction and building industry appears to be slow. Comparably, most buildings having a longer lifespan than furniture, phones, and cars, so constant iteration and improvement is likely to be more difficult. However, recent years have seen some impressive technologies
The U.S. government’s military research body, “Defense Advanced Research Project Agency” (DARPA) is putting money into an idea that could radically transform the future of buildings and the work of engineers and architects. DARPA is responsible for researching and developing new technologies and have launched a new programme, which will
Reaction to the first universal legally binding global climate deal, agreed at COP21 in Paris, and signed by 195 countries at the United Nations in New York on Earth Day has been mixed. The signing has triggered headlines like “Experts Say Plans Don’t Pack a Wallop”, with the New York
A new report produced by Circle Economy, TNO and Fabric has taken a deep dive into the circular economy opportunities for the city of Amsterdam, finding potential economic value creation of €85 million per year, over 700 additional jobs and significant CO2 reductions.
The circular economy is inspired by living systems and one of the schools of thoughts that explores this model is Biomimicry. In this episode Michael Pawlyn explains why ecosystem thinking is key to a regenerative circular economy. Michael Pawlyn is director of the architecture practice Exploration and author of Biomimicry in Architecture This podcast
A building materials company that “grows” bricks and masonry from scratch without using heat. It’s fair to say that BioMason is an unusual startup. Brick-making is usually a practice that requires large amounts of heat and energy, but the North Carolina based business uses a process that is millions of
The European Construction Industry Federation (FIEC) has backed the circular economy approach in response to the EU Commission’s recent policy package. The body released a position paper where it said that building material manufacturers had a vital role to play in the move to a circular economy.