2.2.2 Circular Garage case-study

Course subject(s) Module 2: Reuse

Products can often be reused even when they were not originally designed with that in mind. Buildings, which are made up of a variety of products, are an example of this.

In this video David Peck interviews Willy Spanjer, from The Green Village, regarding their ongoing Circular Garage project at TU Delft.

  • Buildings are made up of materials and components which can last for decades or even centuries.
  • Designing these to be modular makes it easier to disassemble, transport, and reassemble them at a new location, savings the large amounts of resources needed to make an entirely new building.
  • Not only do products need to be designed with these activities in mind, the construction process needs to be clear and well-documented, so that many years from now another construction crew can follow the instructions to reassemble the building. This way we can reuse as many of the building’s components as possible.
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