CONSULTANCY ON CIRCULARITY, ARCHITECTURAL PROJECTS , DEVELOP NEW BUSINESS CASES, ECO-DESIGN: We are engineers, architects and researchers. We help clients in finding circular opportunities. We do this in the design world and in the construction industry, but also in a broader range, from the eco-product-design to urban planning and systemthinking
Why is it circular?
We believe that circular economy changes the way how we look at materials, at the way we use them, at building systems, at relations between market players.
Which strategies are applied?
Reduce total amount of materials: Dematerialisation is one of our main design tools, as well as lightness, hyperflexibility, polyfunctionality, the use of non-virgin or biobased, components, elements, materials. Sharing and pooling of assets is often forgotten, but very important.
Reduce amount of virgin inputs: Circularity is a tool, not a goal. It is about a shift to a low carbon society.
Extend the useful life: Design for disassembly and for as little maintenance as possible. And as well: using beauty as a strategy for a long life.
Maximise the reusable of a product or component: Designing buildings or products in a hyperflexible way, is the alpha and omega of a circular approach, giving these buildings and products a chance for a second and third life.
Maximise the reusability or recyclability of materials: Building with reclaimed material CAN be an issue of a circular building; the way it is treated, is one of our ecodesign challenges
What are the benefits for buyers?
Our clients are building contractors, real estate developers, manufacturers, architectural offices, government,… We are not affiliated to any of them, but operate in a totally independent way. Being in contact with all of these players, and building bridges between them, is one of our strengths. Making designs and construction methods in a circular way, has become a criterium in competitions. We give teams a competitive advantage by finding circular opportunities in their projects.