DETAIL Magazine: Architecture and Recycling

DETAIL Magazine: Architecture and Recycling

“Environmental issues such as sustainability, the protection of resources or reducing emissions have long been the focus of politics, industry and the economy. High time, then, to examine their role in the world of architecture more closely.

The recycling, and with it the re-introduction of materials into the cycle of matter takes place in different forms in the construction industry. The projects presented in the magazine range from the recycling of entire building components (e.g. from concrete), to the use of waste products (e.g. wood) and demolition waste (e.g. stone) or even the completely invisible use of recycling materials like façade panels made from old glass.

In the »Discussion« section, chemist M. Braungart describes the principle of »cradle to cradle«, which questions ecological efficiency and calls instead for intelligent design. He believes that products must be designed so that instead of becoming waste at the end of their lifetime, they can be used to create new things. He shows how this can be done in architecture with several already completed examples.”

Further information, photos, plus the full table of contents after the break.


Waste, Reusable Material or Art? The Purpose and Attraction of Recycling p. 1268

Intelligent Architecture – Buildings Like Trees, Cities Like Forests p. 1274

Two-Car Garage in Marienberg p. 1296

documentation | architect: Elke Reichel Architekten |

Museum in Essen p. 1301

documentation | architect: Chipperfield, David |

Open-Air Library in Magdeburg p. 1304

documentation | architect: KARO* |

Kindergarten in Hirzenbach p. 1310

documentation | architect: Boltshauser Architekten |

House in Enschede p. 1314

documentation | architect: 2012Architecten |

Pavilion in Santiago p. 1319

documentation | architect: Felipe Assadi + Francisca Pulido Architects |

Museum in Mexico City p. 1322

documentation | architect: Enrique Norten |

Information and Guest Centre in Danyang p. 1327

documentation | architect: BCHO Architects |

Pavilion in Taipei p. 1332

documentation | architect: Miniwiz Sustainable Energy Development |

Historical Museum in Ningbo p. 1334

documentation | architect: Amateur Architecture Studio |

The Potential and Problems of Recycling in the Building Industry p. 1342

Detail Magazine Editor: Christian Schittich Language: English

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Cite: Andrew Rosenberg. "DETAIL Magazine: Architecture and Recycling" 28 Mar 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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