Design Strategies for Reversible Buildings

Circular Economy in Construction

This publication explores a new perception of future buildings which are dynamic/reversible structures built with exchangeable modules and products for multiple use. Aperception which sees a building not as a finished static product, but as an ever evolving structure which keeps up with the time, new technological developments and user requirements. A building which is upgradable and accommodates changing user needs and technologies over time. A buildingwhich is always fit for purposewhile no m² of material is wasted during the transformation and upgrading processes and while each m² of material has valuable applications during its whole life (through multiple use options).

A new philosophy is being explored which entitles building waste as design mistake (Durmisevic 2016).


Project Info

Location: Rue de la Loi 200, 1040 Bruxelles, Belgium
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  • Author: Elma Durmisevic.
  • Publisher: EU H2020 BAMB.
  • Publication date: 03/12/2019.
  • Free download: 1.
  • Level of coverage: Europe wide – e.g. EN.
  • Level of scale: Buildings only.
  • Sectors covered: All/multiple.
  • Life cycle stage covered: Design/Specification.
  • Keywords: Adaptable / flexible.