House building design:

Typically, construction and demolition contribute to around 40% of the waste sent to landfills. Poor waste practices and treatment of the environment in the past have led to a degradation of water, air and land resources and also represent a big financial burden to current and future generations. It is increasingly important to move towards a circular economy where waste is seen as a resource.

This project provides students with an opportunity to work on a low energy design project.
This project assists students to: carry out a spatial design that accommodates programming for the project, challenging them to design a house which resolves the challenge of HOMES FROM WASTE, assess the energy performance and use energy simulation as part of an integrated design process, critically analyze the collected material, synthesize it and apply to the design, as well as assess the sustainability of the proposed design against goals.

Toronto Metropolitan Department of  Architectural Science Toronto, CA.