Inaya Berger Link Building material made of litter

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In the context of Colab 1, my work has been focusing on neo-vernacular architecture, especially the building materials and manufacturing processes where traditional techniques are combined with modern materials. The research done during those last couple of weeks led me to investigate the manufacturing process of bricks, and building materials in general. I’ve set myself a goal to create a mock-up of a brick that is locally sourced, and easy to reproduce.  After conducting some observations, the streets of Glasgow are filled with litter. Broken glass, empty aluminium cans, ripped newspaper and so on. Each of these materials can easily be recycled and reused into structural products holding the basic properties of a normal brick such as density, heat capacity and thermal conductivity.


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