University of Melbourne students have built a complete shelter out
of household waste as part of an investigation into two pressing
national issues: waste disposal and housing affordability.
The summer design studio, "Trash and Treasure: Building Shelter with Limited Means", asked second year students to design
and build four projects that provide basic needs: a light, a seat, a
workbench and a shelter.
All this in just four days, using discarded material such as paper, metal, wood and plastic.
For more information about the class, go to:
http://uninews.unimelb.edu.au/view.php?articleID=5679, and http://www.abp.unimelb.edu.au/aboutus/in-the-news/pdf/raisbeck-trash-tre...
Producer: David Scott
Camera: Clive Banfield
Editor: Robert Cross
With thanks to Dr Peter Raisbeck, Mr Hamish Hill and all the staff and students involved in the summer Design Studio.