The House that Kevin Built 2012 The Brighton Waste House

Brighton 'Waste House'

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The Brighton Waste House

The Waste House, situated in the Grand Parade Campus quad
The Waste House June 2014

office tiles
Used carpet tiles - used as external hanging tiles for walls

Inner Tubes
500 Inner Tubes

Inside the Waste House
Upstairs inside the Waste House

Old lights from a ship

Side of Waste House
2km of second-hand 2”x2” softwood timber - used throughout building and sourced from skips/ City College/ Brighton Wood Store.

Videos in the viewing panel
4,000 VHS video cassettes - used as wall insulation

MA Sustainable Design
Home of MA Sustainable Design

19800 Toothbrushes

Toothbrushes through the viewing panel
19,800 toothbrushes - Gatwick Airport supplied 20K, school children and Freegle supplied 1K - used as wall insulation

View up the stairs
10m2 of compressed recycle paper forming stair treads and risers - Supplied by Lindner Group

1.8 Tonnes of denim

2000 Cassettes

Drilling a roof joist
Drilling a roof joist

Video Tape wall
Video Tapes being used as insulation

750 School children
750 school children visited the waste house during construction

Bucket of toothbrues
Pupils with a bucket of toothbrushes for Insulation

Street View of WH
Street view of the Waste House in July 2013


The House That Kevin Built
Some of the team on launch day

One of The House That Kevin Built partners without whom none of this would be possible

Waste House launch
Caroline Lucas MP helps lay a concrete block

The 'Brighton Waste House'

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Duncan Baker-Brown and Kevin McCloud

The Brighton Waste House – The development of a ‘living laboratory’ for ecological architectural design.

The Brighton Waste House investigates strategies for constructing a contemporary, low energy,  permanent building using over 85% ‘waste’ material drawn from household and construction sites.

Now fully completed, the building is Europe's first permanent public building made almost entirely from material thrown away or not wanted. It is also an EPC ‘A’ rated low energy building.

If you would like to book the Waste House for an event or would like to use our open creative studio space, please enquire through our online booking form for the Brighton Waste House

58-67 Grand Parade, Brighton BN2 OJY. See map.

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