The elective research seminar integrated hands-on material fabrication with technical and theoretical discussions. The course identified two main concepts of material sustainability: the stressing of low ecological impact in material production and the idea of reusing and redistributing materials in various forms during their life cycle. To understand life cycles of constructed landscape, it is crucial to comprehend its underlying ecological footprint and material history. Respectively, it is key to understand the local material flows and contextual natural resources – beyond concerns about material qualities and properties – to apply and use material sustainably.
Final review & soil extraction workshop at toyau
Student earth brick testing by CHIU Ho Wan Isaac, CHAN Yuet Sum Canossa and ZHAO Yuwei Vivi