Design for circular construction

Circular thinking requires efficient use and reuse of materials and elements in the construction sector. While momentarily our built environment is not constructed with such an approach, the effort taking materials and elements out of the Urban Mine is rather difficult and requires a lot of energy and power.

This needs to be changed — We need to construct in such a way, that the re-assembly of buildings becomes an easy act, which could be described as “collecting” rather than “mining”. We need to re-envision all construction details, making them fit and ready for a true circular system.

This forbids us using current glues, adhesive protection layers or other composite strategies and material mixtures, which destroy the possibility of a functioning circular system. Once we achieved this, buildings become a material storage for the future.