Waste House

Energy-saving improvements

Location

Grand Parade Mews
Brighton
East Sussex
BN2 9RS

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Opening times

17 - 25 Oct 2015
1 - 5pm Saturday 17 October
1 - 5pm Sunday 18 October
1 - 5pm Saturday 24 October
1 - 5pm Sunday 25 October

This event has now finished.

Just turn up

The Waste House was conceived by local sustainable architect, Duncan Baker Brown of BBM Sustainable Design Ltd working with founder of reuse website FREEGLE UK, Cat Fletcher. The premise was simple; ‘there is no such thing as waste: just stuff in the wrong place’. For every five houses built enough material to build another is thrown away: why not try to build a house purely out of waste?

The Waste House is built on the University of Brighton’s College of Arts and Humanities site. It was co-designed by Duncan’s undergraduate architecture students, overseen by constructors The Mears Group and built by volunteers and apprentice construction students from City College, Brighton & Hove.

Clad in old carpet tiles with walls filled with experimental insulating mixes of old cassettes, toothbrushes and wallpaper, the building is surprisingly elegant. Thermal performance is being monitored by Brighton University’s Faculty of Science & Engineering.

BUSES: Any bus to Old Steine or St Peter’s Church.

TRAIN: Brighton (15 min walk).

ACCESS: Via Grand Parade Mews, on the corner of William Street (not through the Art College main entrance on Grand Parade).

Location

Grand Parade Mews
Brighton
East Sussex
BN2 9RS

View on map

Opening times

17 - 25 Oct 2015
1 - 5pm Saturday 17 October
1 - 5pm Sunday 18 October
1 - 5pm Saturday 24 October
1 - 5pm Sunday 25 October

This event has now finished.

Just turn up

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