We explore how upcycled and locally-engineered materials can be used to build modular-homes for economically deprived populations in developing countries.

Research Project

In this research, we explore how we can utilise upcycled and locally-engineered materials to build a modular-home for economically deprived population in developing countries.

In September 2015 at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit, a set of 17 goals were formulated to transform our world by 2030 through sustainable development. Goal 11 focuses on creating sustainable cities and communities with access to housing and energy. Our aim is to support Goal 11 by developing effective solutions by integrating different disciplines through co-design approach. It is to promote direct engagement of all stakeholders in the design process to develop affordable, sustainable housing solutions by using locally and regionally sourced materials in developing countries.

Research Project

Our research is multi-disciplinary in approach and covers areas from materials engineering to design. See details of the project below:

Research

Research

A multidisciplinary approach to research.
Workshop

Workshop

Multi-disciplinary research workshop

Outputs

Outputs

Research outputs from the project

Partnerships

We are working with a number of academic and industrial partners to develop housing solutions for those living in low income areas of developing countries. If you would like to partner with us, please contact us. 

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News

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