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Issue 20 (2) 2021 pp. 65-74

Łukasz Kamil Mazur

Institute of Civil Engineering, Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW, Warsaw, Poland

Circular economy in housing architecture: methods of implementation

Keywords: architecture, housing, city, building disassembly, eco-innovation, circular economy
Abstract:

The aim of the article is an analysis of the possibility of introducing housing construction into a more sustainable
and ecological level, through the concept of circular economy (CE) in the construction industry. Housing
is an important part of the economy and construction sector. Development of this sector results from a growing
population in urban areas and the need of modernization of existing residential buildings. Contemporary
realizations of housing environments should consider the reduction of the negative impact on the natural
environment. This is possible to achieve by reducing the use of natural resources and start using recycled
materials. This assumption belongs to the basic CE task, which allows a recirculation of building materials.
To discuss the basic work, the assumptions used a non-reactive desk research method. The review of scientific
publications and reports included a subject: (i) concept of CE, (ii) CE in construction sector, (iii) CE in
housing construction. The second part of the study analysed innovative ways of using recycled materials and
their implementation in new building materials (used in residential construction). Eco-innovation overview
includes: (i) bricks from plastic waste, (ii) 3D printing of buildings from recycled materials, (iii) facade
plates made of recycling materials. In discussion, the research revealed a number of barriers preventing the
effective implementation of CE in the construction industry. The discussion indicates three potential barriers
to the implementation of CE in housing environments: (i) social responsibility of the construction industry,
(ii) recycling of building materials, (iii) building material resulting from recycling. Final paper conclusions
confirming the rightness to implement CE concept in housing construction, thanks to which it will be possible
to reduce the negative impact on the environment.

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MLA Mazur, Łukasz Kamil. "Circular economy in housing architecture: methods of implementation." Acta Sci.Pol. Arch. 20.2 (2021): 65-74.
APA (2021). . Acta Sci.Pol. Arch. 20 (2), 65-74
ISO 690 MAZUR, Łukasz Kamil. Circular economy in housing architecture: methods of implementation. Acta Sci.Pol. Arch., 2021, 20.2: 65-74.
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