LEARNING TO “SUSTAIN” TROUGH THE CULTURE OF RECYCLE

  • YEAR
    2014
  • AUTHORS
    Gigliola, Ausiello
    Carmen, Maione
  • CATEGORIES
    2014 Conference Papers
    Construction, Materials and Technology

Extract

The central theme of this study is to combine three funda-mental aspects: past, nature and technological innovation. The pur-pose is to realize the “culture of recycling” and a sustainable design that is not static and theoretical anymore, but practical and dynamic. The first step to educate us in building design is to change the attitude towards the environment and the resources that it offers. It is suffi-cient looking into the past to realize that sustainability, nowadays praised in many areas, finds its early deepest roots in the Middle Ages and Roman culture through the “recovery of all available material “. First of all, the Sustainability is a development, rather than a growth. This, combined with the past, will be the foundation for facing the en-vironmental degrade caused by the exploitation of natural resources and will be the input to limit the extraction of aggregates from quar-ries paving the way for the recycling of materials such as brick, glass, plastic, etc.. The objective of this study is to discover, thanks to recy-cling, in traditional and modern materials, new implementation of arti-ficial aggregate with high performances and with the final purpose of protecting and improving the environment in which we live.

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