Urban Mining & Recycling

Peer-reviewed papers & book chapters

Hebel, D.E. and Heisel, F. (2017). Cultivated Building Materials: Industrialized Natural Resources for Architecture and Construction. Berlin, Germany and Basel, Switzerland: Birkhäuser Verlag GmbH. Link

Hebel, Dirk E., Block, P., Heisel, F. and Mendez Echenagucia, T. (2017). Beyond Mining - Urban Growth: The Architectural Innovation of Cultivated Resources through Appropriate Engineering. In IMMINENT COMMONS: THE EXPANDED CITY, 116–127. Seoul, South Korea: Actar Publishers, Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2017.

Hebel, D.E. et. al (2017). Beyond Mining - Urban Growth. In 2017 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism: Imminent Commons, eds. Yunyoung Lee, Yunji Hwang, and Dasom Gong, 48–49. Seoul, South Korea: Mediabus.

Von Richthofen, A. et al. (2017). Urban Mining - Visualizing the Availability of Construction Materials for Re-Use in Future Cities, paper presented at IV2017 - 21st International Conference on Information Visualisation, London, UK. Link

Hebel, D.E. 2017. Reservoir Building: Towards an Idea of Abundant Pertinence. In Embodied Energy and Design: Making Architecture Between Metrics and Narratives, edited by David Benjamin, 107–16. New York, N.Y, USA and Zürich, Switzerland: Columbia University GSAPP, Lars Müller Publishers. 

Hebel, D.E., Wisniewska, M.H., and Heisel, F. 2017. Building from Waste - the Waste Vault. In IMMINENT COMMONS: Urban Questions for the Near Future, edited by Alejandro Zaera-Polo, Hyungmin Pai, and urbanNext. Seoul, South Korea: Actar Publishers, Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2017. Link

Hebel, D.E. et al. 2017. Circular Economy Pedagogical Methods, by Professor Dirk Hebel. In The Re-Use Atlas: A Designer’s Guide towards a Circular Economy, edited by Duncan Baker-Brown, 110–13. London, UK: RIBA Publishing. Link

Heisel, F., and Bisrat, K. 2016. The Economic Importance of Recycling. In Lessons of Informality: Architecture and Urban Planning for Emerging Territories - Concepts from Ethiopia, edited by Felix Heisel and Bisrat Kifle, 121–28. Basel, Switzerland: Birkhäuser. Link

Hebel, D.E. 2015. Technologie: Material und Technik - Dirk Hebel. In BodenSchätzeWerte, Unser Umgang mit Rohstoffen, Publikation zur Sonderausstellung von focusTerra, edited by Kastrup, Ulrike, 1st ed. Zürich, Switzerland: focusTerra, ETH Zürich. Link

Invited lectures

Heisel, F. (2018). Urban Mining & Recycling, (R)Evolution Ahead, NEST at Empa Dübendorf, Schweiz.

Heisel, F. (2018). Innovative Baukonzepte für das 21. Jahrhundert, Die Zukunft das Bauens: Re-Cycle, Re-Use, DETAIL research, KOMED, Cologne, Germany.

Hebel, D.E. (2018). Material Architektur, SFB1244 lecture series “Adaptivität als Utopie”, ILEK, University of Stuttgart.

Heisel, F. (2018). Urban Mining and Recycling, Real Estate and Circular Ecomony: how to give waste an identy, Dübendorf, Zürich, Switzerland.

Hebel, D.E. (2018). Urban Mining and Recycling, Basel, Halle 7.

Hebel, D.E. (2018). Alternative Zukunft, Stuttgart, Staatliche Akademie der Bildenen Künste Weissenhof, Germany.

Hebel, D.E. (2018). Alternativ(en) bauen – Neuartige Werkstoffe für das 21. Jahrhundert, Esslingen, Germany.

Heisel, F. (2018). Anregungen Zum Ressourcen-Gerechten Bauen, FRÜHJAHRSEMPFANG des Umweltforum Rhein-Main e.V., Evangelische Akademie Frankfurt.

Hebel, D.E. (2018). Baustoffe der Zukunft, BBU-Tage 2018 Fokus Mensch, Bad Saarow, Brandenburg, Germany.

Hebel, D.E. and Heisel, F. (2018). Urban Mining and Recycling, Opening of Living Unit UMAR, Dübendorf, Zürich, Switzerland.

Hebel, D.E. (2017). Ressourcen der Zukunft, Rotary-Fachseminar, Rapperswil, Switzerland.

Hebel, D.E. (2017). Eine alternative Zukunft, IE Industrial Engineering Zürich AG, Zürich, Switzerland.

Hebel, D.E. (2017). Constructing Alternatives, Hans and Roger Strauch Visiting Critic Lecture at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY State, Cornell University.

Heisel, F. (2017). Rethinking Abundance, Resource-Adequate Building, and the Example of UMAR, On the Steps, Cornell University, APP, New York, USA.

Heisel, F. (2017). Building from Waste - the Waste Vault. Public Lecture presented at the On the Steps / CYCLO: Architectures of Waste, Cornell University, APP, New York, USA.

Hebel, D.E. (2017). Keynote - Circular Economy-Building from Waste, Circular Thinking – from Upcycling to Biofabrication, Cologne, Germany.

Heisel, F. (2017). Urban Mining & Recycling - ein Experimentalbau als Materiallager, Kreislaufgerechtes Bauen / Methoden Projekte Ausblicke, Aachen, Germany.

Heisel, F. (2017). Building an Urban Mine., Deconstruction Conference, Tu Delft, The Netherlands.

Heisel, F. (2016). Building from Waste, MIECF 2016 - Macau International Environmental Co-operation Forum & Exhibition, Macau.

Hebel, D.E. (2017). “Alternative Construction Materials.” Lecture / Exhibition presented at the FCL Conference 2017, Singapore, Future Cities Laboratory.

Hebel, D.E. (2016). “Building from Waste.” Conference Lecture presented at the Embodied Energy and Design, Conference by GSAPP, Columbia University New York City, USA.

Heisel, F. (2015). “The Waste Vault.” Public Talk / Exhibition Opening presented at the architektur 0.15 at bauarena, Volketswil, Switzerland.

Hebel, D.E. (2015). “BodenSchärtzeWerte - Alternative Ressourcen schaffen.” Public Lecture presented at the Alternative Ressourcen schaffen, Focus Terra, ETH Zürich, Switzerland. Link

Hebel, D.E. (2015). “Bauen mit Müll.” Public Lecture presented at the Migros Fachtagung Nachhaltiges Bauen, Bern, Switzerland.

Hebel, D.E., Block, P., Wasiuta M., and Benjamin D. (2015). “In the Future, There Will Be No Waste ...” Panel Discussion presented at the IDEAS CITY, ETH Zurich Pavilion, New York City, USA. Link

Wisniewska, M.H, and Heisel, F. (2015). “Constructing Waste: Upcycling and Rethinking Trash.” Seminar and Workshop presented at the Swissnex San Francisco, 25 April 2015, San Francisco, USA.

Wisniewska, M.H, Heisel F., Ross, and Faulders, T. (2015). “Waste Not: Exploring Alternative Building Materials.” Public Lecture and Panel Discussion presented at the Swissnex San Francisco, 21 April 2015, San Francisco, USA. Link