In the News: Carleton students investigate sustainable building materials

August 4, 2021

Canadian Architect magazine has published an article about Azrieli School graduate students tackling the issue of high carbon concrete with sustainable building materials.

Robin Papp, Sinan Husic, and Jesse Bird, a recent architecture master’s graduate, have been working in the Carleton Sensory Architecture and Liminal Technologies (CSALT) laboratory, directed by Associate Professor Sheryl Boyle.

Papp is working to create hemp building blocks that perform well as insulation and, with the right compression, also work as a structural material in walls. Husic is taking a different approach by using a 3D printer to produce thin slabs of ultra-high-performance concrete. Finally, Bird is working on a building material made from recovered paper and cardboard.

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