Can garbage be used as an eco-material to construct a house?
That’s the intriguing premise behind the recently-completed Waste House project, which is believed by those involved to be the first permanent British building built almost solely from waste and recycled materials.
Constructed at the University of Brighton’s Grand Parade campus, the Waste House is an ongoing experiment which aims to prove, in the organizer’s own words, that “there is no such thing as waste, just stuff in the wrong place.”
Did anyone have this when they were a kid? How is it this is the first time I’ve seen this. “Featuring a 4-Sound electronic console.”
It gives me great pleasure to announce my new company! My cofounders and I have yet to agree on a name but our service is like Uber for cloud-based, real-life personal interactions.
For a small monthly fee (TBD) our service will dispatch one of our Emotion Liaisons to anyone on your contact list…
75% of the good people I know started out as people I knew online.
A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul & Souls of Mischief @Palladium - New Year’s Eve 1993
I’ll take this a step further and say that if you have a significant number of these unsafe streets, you designed the entirety of your urban place wrong. How did we end up with so many of these strange, car-dependent things called “arterial roads” adjacent to homes and businesses? That’s a 20th-century placemaking fail of epic proportions.
Fred Kent, founder of Project for Public Spaces, has a great quote:
“If you plan cities for cars and traffic, you get cars and traffic. If you plan for people and places, you get people and places.”
If you’re interested in hearing from a guy who knows a lot about the origin of sprawling, car-centric places, I recommend heading to Atlanta’s Manuel’s Tavern this Thursday night where author Ben Ross will be speaking.
Above graphic from Strong Towns