‘Design for Disassembly’ is becoming a familiar part of discourses on environmental strategies for construction and sustainable design. The concept originates in industrial design and pertains to a wide range of strategies for reuse and recycling, all of which highlight a whole-of-life approach to materials and buildings. Design for Disassembly is particularly relevant to prefabricated and industrialized construction; as such methodologies already contain within them the possibility for easy deconstruction, whether for maintenance, refurbishment or reuse.
Translated title of the contributionDesign for demontering
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPrefab Housing and the Future of Building : Product to Process
EditorsMathew Aitchinson
Number of pages5
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherLund Humphries
Publication date11 Jan 2018
ISBN (Print)978-1-84822-218-2
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jan 2018


  • Prefab
  • Prefabrication
  • Industrialized Architecture
  • industrialized building process
  • Design for disassembly
  • sustainability, salvageability, reuse, design for dissambly
  • Sustainable construction
  • system delivery
  • system thinking
  • system component

Artistic research

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Research Output

En sang for [absolut bæredygtig] arkitektur

Beim, A., 20 Sep 2019, Cirkulært Byggeri: Materiale arkitektur tektonik. Beim, A., Zepernick, J. & Arnfred, L. (eds.). 1 ed. København: The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation, p. 16-24 8 p.

Publications: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearch

Ressourceplan: Cirkulær kortlægning ved nedrivning af byggeri

Sørensen, A., Smith, K. H., Juel Lyng, R., Beim, A. & Sköld, S., 7 Sep 2019, Næstved: Enemærke & Petersen a/s. 32 p.

Publications: Book / Anthology / Thesis / ReportReport

Open Access

Tectonic ecologies in architecture: a critical perspective in a time of transistion

Beim, A., 24 Jul 2019, p. 11-27. 16 p.

Publications: Contribution to conferencePaperResearchpeer-review

Cite this

Beim, A. (2018). Design for Disassembly. In M. Aitchinson (Ed.), Prefab Housing and the Future of Building : Product to Process (1 ed., pp. 106-110). Lund Humphries.