Material and Advanced Techniques transforming recovered polymers into bespoke building components: Harvesting local plastic waste for building material

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This paper describes examples of plastic waste used as a material for producing bespoke building components focusing on a high level of architectural design articulation and detail with specific attention to the materials sustainable tectonics.

The paper will present how a partnership with Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark, and Udaipur Municipality - under the Smart City programs, has produced a plenum of knowledge for:

a. Identification of waste plastic types and sources, together with experiments into processing the material for preparation
b. Development of new building component types using plastic waste, and knowledge transfer for local production
c. Establishment of a knowledge ‘incubator’ and live testing in both India and Denmark to address specific brief requirements
d. How new technology in digital fabrication techniques can be combined to craft specific building parts from recovered plastic waste into architecturally refined building components
e. Demonstration of how sustainable tectonics of waste material can solve complex urban regeneration challenges

The paper will describe how, through project and material development, complex challenges to improving the urban landscape can serve as catalysts for processing and reusing locally discarded plastic wastes and open up new business opportunities and job creation in the construction industry.
Publikationsdato24 dec. 2020
Antal sider1
StatusUdgivet - 24 dec. 2020
BegivenhedInternational Design Research Conference. : IDRC Full Paper Publication in Research Journal "SHODHADITYA" - Aditya College of Architecture, Mumbai, Indien
Varighed: 11 dec. 202012 dec. 2020


KonferenceInternational Design Research Conference.
LokationAditya College of Architecture

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