Circular Tectonics? A critical discussion of how the architectural discipline can drive ecological continuity

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Responding to the pressing global ecological challenges, recent environmental- and economic research call for a transition towards ‘circular economy’. This call gathers a series of emerging schools of thought rooted in ecological thinking, pointing to the fact that these challenges imply development of advanced interdisciplinary design approaches based on holistic concepts and a nuanced understanding of value. By suggesting the concept of 'Circular Tectonics' this paper outlines a critical entrance to the question of the possible role of the architectural discipline in the transition towards circular economy. This because tectonic thinking holds a series of potentials for establishing an ecology of means related to ends in architecture by linking its value (or meaning) to its construct. Associating the notion of tectonics with that of circularity, the paper aims to establish a critical framework for gathering, evaluating, and synthesizing ideas about ecological continuity, that feed into a circular architectural practice.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStructures & Architecture: Bridging the Gap and Crossing Borders : Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Structures and Architecture (ICSA 2019), July 24-26, 2019, Lisbon, Portugal
EditorsPaulo S. Cruz
Volume1
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Publication date24 Jul 2019
Pages51-58
ISBN (Electronic)9781315229126
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jul 2019
EventICSA2019 4th International Conference on Structures & Architecture - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 24 Jul 201926 Jul 2019
Conference number: 4
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ConferenceICSA2019 4th International Conference on Structures & Architecture
Number4
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period24/07/201926/07/2019
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  • Tectonics in Architecture
  • Circular Economy

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Hvejsel, M. F., & Beim, A. (2019). Circular Tectonics? A critical discussion of how the architectural discipline can drive ecological continuity. In P. S. Cruz (Ed.), Structures & Architecture: Bridging the Gap and Crossing Borders: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Structures and Architecture (ICSA 2019), July 24-26, 2019, Lisbon, Portugal (Vol. 1, pp. 51-58). CRC Press/Balkema. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781315229126-6
Hvejsel, Marie Frier ; Beim, Anne. / Circular Tectonics? A critical discussion of how the architectural discipline can drive ecological continuity. Structures & Architecture: Bridging the Gap and Crossing Borders: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Structures and Architecture (ICSA 2019), July 24-26, 2019, Lisbon, Portugal. editor / Paulo S. Cruz. Vol. 1 CRC Press/Balkema, 2019. pp. 51-58
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Hvejsel, MF & Beim, A 2019, Circular Tectonics? A critical discussion of how the architectural discipline can drive ecological continuity. in PS Cruz (ed.), Structures & Architecture: Bridging the Gap and Crossing Borders: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Structures and Architecture (ICSA 2019), July 24-26, 2019, Lisbon, Portugal. vol. 1, CRC Press/Balkema, pp. 51-58, ICSA2019 4th International Conference on Structures & Architecture, Lisbon, Portugal, 24/07/2019. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781315229126-6

Circular Tectonics? A critical discussion of how the architectural discipline can drive ecological continuity. / Hvejsel, Marie Frier; Beim, Anne.

Structures & Architecture: Bridging the Gap and Crossing Borders: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Structures and Architecture (ICSA 2019), July 24-26, 2019, Lisbon, Portugal. ed. / Paulo S. Cruz. Vol. 1 CRC Press/Balkema, 2019. p. 51-58.

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Hvejsel MF, Beim A. Circular Tectonics? A critical discussion of how the architectural discipline can drive ecological continuity. In Cruz PS, editor, Structures & Architecture: Bridging the Gap and Crossing Borders: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Structures and Architecture (ICSA 2019), July 24-26, 2019, Lisbon, Portugal. Vol. 1. CRC Press/Balkema. 2019. p. 51-58 https://doi.org/10.1201/9781315229126-6