For this book we are doing something unconventional. We asked seven common building elements to write, with our help, their autobiographies. They don’t just write about what they are made of, how long they last or how useful they are. They also write about who made them, who loved them and who had the skills to work with them. These emotive material biographies teach us the real value of the stuff that surrounds us – and changes the way we use it.
This book was published as part of ongoing research into “Sustainable Materials for a new Architectural Practice – Entering a circular Economy”. In close collaboration with Kahlruhe Institute of Technology and Sto Foundation.
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