PhD project within Circular Built Environment


Xan Browne,
Industrial PhD


Lendager Arkitekter ApS,
Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakadamis Skoler for Arkitektur, Design og Konservering


Architecture and (Waste) Wood Agency: Integrating material traits into new circular approaches

This PhD-project challenges the current practice in the construction field in which great quantity of wood material is discarded. It is necessary to reconsider both the architectural value and the sustainability value of the wood which do not fall within the usual standard classifications. The aim is to develop new knowledge of the architectural opportunities of waste wood.

Based on research by design, the project examines digital tools, material culture and how these can contributed to the art of building.