We’ve been working on the Waste House in Brighton, hands-on construction and analysis, which allowed us to understand what exactly constitutes as ‘waste’. For every 4 houses built, there’s usually enough waste combined to build a fifth - how economic.
These vinyl banners (that you see hanging from lampposts advertising events) usually have a month lifespan and then sent to landfill - solely because of the 4 tiny metal grommets in each banner used to fasten them in place. They are used as a damp proof layer in the Waste House, but there's still hundreds on site, let alone across the country.
This was one of the ways we thought to re-use them. Essentially we’ve created a ‘brick’, not the same function, but can be combined with others to form a new element, that could be woven tighter to provide a damp proof membrane? Looser to create a room divider, a canopy, combined with the other structural elements we explored, a tent even.
It’s not been tested to the max yet and because I filmed/edited this in one day for our crit we don’t have much test process in there, but enough for our proposal. The rest is in the document and will probably be added later as a part 2 video. More anon.
This is a University of Brighton architecture students' group project.
STUDENTS: Barbora Juríčková, Jason Ka Kit, Sophie Lant, Chloe Ma, Samrita Mudher, Myy Tran, Meri Ulmane, Aliya Yerkaliyeva
FILMING & EDITING: Sophie Lant
EQUIPMENT: Canon 550D, Canon EF 50mm 1.8 II
MUSIC: Phoenix - 'Love Like a Sunset'