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NevHouse victorious at the Australian Good Design Awards

NevHouse victorious at the Australian Good Design Awards

In an article published by ArchitectureAU, Louisa Wright states “The Good Design Award for Sustainability, one of two main awards, went to Nev House, a cyclone-resistant prefabricated shelter for remote communities in Vanuatu. Conceived by entrepreneur Nev Hyman and designed by Sydney-based architect Ken McBryde, a principal at Hassell, the buildings act as affordable homes, schools and medical clinics, and are made from recycled plastic and other waste products. NevHouse was also awarded Best in Category for Architectural Design – Commercial and Residential Architecture”. Read the full article here.

Architect Ken McBryde talks about turning plastic waste into housing

Architect Ken McBryde talks about turning plastic waste into housing

Ken McBryde is a principal at HASSELL. He spoke about material transformation at the Green Cities 2016 conference in one of 7 sessions in which 7 speakers talked for 7 minutes about disruptive ideas. An exerpt from an article published by the Fifth Estate is below.    

Four years ago I met Nev Hyman, founder of Firewire Surfboards. Reflecting these challenges, Nev Hyman had a simple idea: turn that waste into housing. And, while we’re at it, we’ll create local micro-industries and jobs by providing containerised recycling plants.

So we make housing, create jobs and clean up the oceans!

That’s triple bottom line sustainability: social + economic + environmental. A win-win-win!

Read the full article.