Specifying recycled: understanding UK architects’ and designers’ practices and experience

Chick, Anne and Micklethwaite, Paul (2004) Specifying recycled: understanding UK architects’ and designers’ practices and experience. Design Studies, 25 (3). pp. 251-273. ISSN 0142-694X

Full content URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.destud.2003.10.009

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This paper introduces findings from the Recycling by Design Research Project (Phase I) (see note 11). The importance of developing new markets for recyclate in the UK is first established. Selected research findings are then presented from a questionnaire survey response obtained from 539 architects and 142 designers, and follow-up interviews conducted with 20 of those respondents. These findings identified that UK architects and designers do not currently specify recycled products and materials, and that there are a range of obstacles to their doing so. A concluding discussion briefly examines the UK Government’s current position on addressing such obstacles.

Keywords:architectural design, environmental impact, materials specification, Design practice, Ecodesign
Subjects:K Architecture, Building and Planning > K200 Building
W Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies
K Architecture, Building and Planning > K100 Architecture
W Creative Arts and Design > W240 Industrial/Product Design
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Architecture & Design > School of Architecture & Design (Design)
ID Code:8838
Deposited On:10 Apr 2013 15:48

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