DescriptionThe high turnover of Australia's commercial office space represents an often overlooked component of the built environment’s ecological footprint. Drawing upon circular-design strategies, Workplace Plasticity offers a novel approach to the design and fabrication of common workplace elements using recycled polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) plastic. Through the materialisation of innovative and functional prototypes, we demonstrate a model of circularity that responds to the specific environmental challenges of office fit-out churn, manages embodied carbon and significantly reduces waste via the reutilisation of technical nutrients (i.e. recyclable waste) already in the industrial ecology. Our research suggests that circularity offers designers a transformative lens through which to embrace and harness the indeterminant lifespan of workplace furnishings whilst championing a decarbonised future.
|Period||30 Aug 2022|
|Event title||2022 Enviro Conference|
|Location||Canberra, Australia, Australian Capital Territory|
|Degree of Recognition||National|
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