Down to Earth: Transforming Urban Excavated Earth into Building Materials

Beyond Concrete. Strategies for a Post-Fossil Baukultur

FHNW Institut Architektur, Annette Helle & Barbara Lenherr

Ken De Cooman, Kim Förster, Anupama Kundoo, Kerstin Müller, Xavier Ros Majó, Axel Schubert et al.

Bosco Ferreira und Nguyen Gobber

Deutsch / Englisch
180 × 240 mm
ISBN 978-3-03863-072-2
© Triest Verlag für Architektur, Design und Typografie, Zürich

This publication presents contributions from the symposium ‘Constructive Futures – Beyond Concrete’, which marked the start of the academic year 2021/2022 at the School of Architecture of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland. Its aim is to explore constructive and future-oriented solutions beyond our professional comfort zones and provide the opportunity to reflect on where the construction and planning industry currently stands. Why does a fundamental change seem inevitable? With an eye towards our limited resources, we must also rethink approaches and nurture a design culture that finds new ways to deal with building materials.