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Building Design for Sustainability Master Thesis 2020

Vaclav Grmela

Towards zero-waste buildings Building design for reuse and disassembly How can we ensure simple reuse of building components and materials in future, without producing more waste in the process? Theory Waste from building industry Economic growth contributes to increased consumption and waste production, and the building industry is the biggest source of waste all around […]

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Building Design for Sustainability Master Thesis 2020

Raphaëlle Paire

Rootstock sustainable revitalisation in a rurban context example in the french countryside – Guéret city https://issuu.com/raphaellepaire

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Building Design for Sustainability Master Thesis 2020

Otto Malmkvist

Faeces Thesis -closing the nutrient cycle with an architecture of extroversion “The present system does harm in attempting to do good. The intention is good, the result is sad. Men think they are purging the city; they are emaciating the population…A sewer is a mistake.” Victor Hugo 1867

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Building Design for Sustainability Master Thesis 2020

Nina Falk Danauskis

A building is often focused on the first-time user with very little thought on the second user and the possibilities to adapt to their needs. The energy in buildings is embodied in the building components and materials and if these would be put in a circular system instead of discarded as waste, the total energy […]

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Building Design for Sustainability Master Thesis 2020

Matilda Emgård

equal equine. – An investigation of the relationship between architecture and the welfare of animals Equestrian sport is one of the biggest sports in Sweden, with more than 500 000 practitioners. As it engages so many people, both as a workplace and as a hobby, equestrian facilities are of great importance. However, it is often […]

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Building Design for Sustainability Master Thesis 2020

Julian Kraemer

ARCHITECTURE DESTROYS NATURE? rebuilding the human-nature connection Does architecture destroy nature? According to the United Nations, about 60 percent of the world population is soon to be expected to reside in urban environments. This unprecedented development does not only drive forward the urbanization of rural areas but also the densification of cities. A progression that […]

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Building Design for Sustainability Master Thesis 2020

Julia Malm

ECOBLOCK Transforming a large scale housing block into an urban ecovillage. ABSTRACT [.pdf] BOOKLET [.pdf] BACKGROUND This thesis was based on my interest in exploring how an urban ecovillage can be designed in a densely populated Swedish city. In addition, I wanted to work with issues of housing shortages, sustainable construction, reduced household consumption, and […]

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Building Design for Sustainability Master Thesis 2020

Ida Lundgren & Sara Bergås

FÖRÜNN Å FÖRÜNN Exploring possibilities with timber buildings designed for disassemble “We see that it is possible to realize the project as a whole or large part of it “ Per Eriksson – Project manager at Kirunabostäder Read the full article published in Swedish here Traditionally, materials are found in linear production lines, which means […]

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Building Design for Sustainability Master Thesis 2020

Hanna Jörlén

Human impact on climate can no longer be denied, and the building industry has a large part in contributing to both increased emissions and exhaustion of natural resources. A shift in the building industry, from the current, linear economy system to a circular economy system could be one way to take greater responsibility for resource […]

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Building Design for Sustainability Master Thesis 2020

Elin Nilsson & Miriam Andersson

The Rehouse Project – Filling the gap between reuse as concept and as reality With departure in current global problems, the thesis aspires to consider reusing materials as one of the solutions to decrease environmental impact of today’s wasteful construction industry. To develop practical experience of reuse beyond conceptual thoughts, a real process has been […]