Investigating design for disassembly through creative practice

Crowther, Philip (2014) Investigating design for disassembly through creative practice. In Intersections International Symposium, 30 June 2014, Santa Verdiana Church, Florence, Italy. (Unpublished)


The construction industry is responsible for a significant part of the solid waste that industrialised nations dispose of each year. One reason for this is the inability to easily separate materials and components from each other and from the building structure. If buildings were designed for disassembly in the first instance, then future material and component recovery would be easier. This paper presents a number of principles for design for disassembly that have been tested and developed through a process of research through creative practice. A number of architectural designs have been used to trial the principles in practice.

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ID Code: 79154
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Additional Information: The author is one of the invited speakers of this conference
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Keywords: design, disassembly, architecture, creative practice
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Philip Crowther
Deposited On: 02 Dec 2014 22:58
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2014 21:15

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