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Athispat Sutthikornkamol ,Thale Kangkhao, Panitan Manusviyangkul ,Pann Singharaj , Pratchayapol Lertwicha,Silpakorn Penparkkul


What if vernacular architecture is not just bound to a specific place but can be shared to various areas around the world?

According to this fact, our team propose a new method to manage e-waste by using it as a material for constructing architecture. We will use sorted e-waste as material and build them in a module block which can be assembled and connected in many ways. The assembled module would imitate the shape of mountain, a metaphor of bringing back a man-made material to nature.

In the first phase, our design would be situated in Guiya, China “the capital of e-waste” as it has around 150,000 workers working with e-waste. Many of them have poor living conditions and are contaminated from the waste. The design will provide habitat for the workers and as more workers move in, the modules are expanding and they will be assembled together, creating “a mountain of habitat”. In the next phase, the design would be a prototype for managing e-waste and improving living conditions of people working around e-waste in the other places in the world. In this phase, the design would prove to be a “shared vernacular” around the world.


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