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ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Dirk E. Hebel is Assistant Professor of Architecture and Construction at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH ) in Zurich, Switzerland, and at the Future Cities Laboratory in Singapore, a research program of ETH Zurich in South-East Asia. Prior to that, he was the founding Scientific Director of the Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. His research and practice focus on unusual and alternative building materials such as air (DISCOVERIES , an exhibition for the Foundation Lindau Nobel Laureates, and ON_AIR , an installation for Kunst-Werke Berlin), water (as the project manager for the Blur Building for EXPO .02 in Switzerland), or plastic bottles (as in the award-winning project UNITED BOT TLE ). Hebel is the author of numerous books, lately SUDU : HOW TO CONSTRUCT A SUSTAINABLE URBAN DWELLING UNIT (under preparation at Ruby Press, Berlin) and CITIES OF CHANGE : ADDIS ABABA (with Marc Angélil, Birkhäuser, 2010). He published DEVIATIONS (with Marc Angélil, Birkhäuser, 2008), an experiment in architectural design pedagogy, and BATHROOM UNPLUGGED (with Jörg Stollmann, Birkhäuser, 2005). He was awarded the New York Van Alen Institute Fellowship, the Red Dot Design Award for Best Conceptual Design, the SMART Innovation Grant Singapore, and the LANXESS Award Singapore.

Marta H. Wisniewska is a researcher at the Chair of Architecture and Construction Dirk E. Hebel at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH ) in Zurich and the Future Cities Laboratory Singapore, a research program of ETH Zurich in South-East Asia. Her research focuses on the development of alternative building materials for the application in developing territories from a locally available resources, with a special focus on waste. She conducted a seminar “Constructing Waste” addressing questions of designed waste materials. Prior to her engagement at ETH Zurich, Wisniewska was working as a lecturer and architectural program coordinator at the Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development (EiABC ) in Addis Ababa. Her work was been published in various magazines and books, such as Building Ethiopia (EiABC , Addis Ababa), Construction Ahead (Butterfly Publishers, Addis Ababa), and Architektura & Biznes (RAM, Krakow).

Felix Heisel is a researcher at the Chair of Architecture and Construction Dirk E. Hebel at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH ) in Zurich and the Future Cities Laboratory Singapore, a research program of ETH Zurich in South-East Asia. His research addresses the activation of organic fibers for the building industry on an industrial scale. Before joining ETH Zurich, he was a lecturer and architectural program coordinator at the Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development (EiABC ) in Addis Ababa. Together with Bisrat Kifle, Heisel is the author of the movie series ‘_Spaces’, a cinematic investigation of the cultural and social habitat of Ethiopia. His work was published in various magazines and books, such as Building Ethiopia (EiABC , Addis Ababa), Construction Ahead (Butterfly Publishers, Addis Ababa), and TEC21 (SIA , Zurich). Felix Heisel has won several awards, such as the SMART Innovation Grant Singapore and the Bauhaus.SOLAR Award 2012.

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Building from waste  

This book provides a conceptual and practical look into materials and products which use waste as a renewable resource for architectural, in...

Building from waste  

This book provides a conceptual and practical look into materials and products which use waste as a renewable resource for architectural, in...

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