The 'Cedar Hall' is a recycled material campus building located at The University of Utah that is put together using communal cedar wood donated by members of the community. The building also contains natural aspects of the terrain utilized in the facade's design, such as sand and dirt. This gives the building a rustic aesthetic that complements the natural landscape, rather than imposing on it.
The building acts as an assembly hall to the small-scale campus, offering a large single room for community activities. The abode is one level with a slanted roof comprised of the donated cedar panelling throughout. Solar sheets are added to the siding to harness energy from the sun, while a rooftop terrace offers green space access. The wood is complemented with a master finish made from dirt and sand collected in the area.
The 'Cedar Hall' at The University of Utah is Made From Communal Cedar
1. Recycled Material Buildings - Exploring the use of recycled materials in construction to reduce waste and environmental impact.
2. Natural Integration in Design - Incorporating natural elements into building designs that complement the surrounding environment.
3. Energy-efficient Structures - Implementing renewable energy sources and technologies to reduce reliance on traditional energy sources.
1. Construction - Opportunities to develop and promote sustainable construction practices using recycled materials.
2. Renewable Energy - Creating innovative renewable energy solutions to power buildings and promote sustainability.
3. Architectural Design - Designing structures that seamlessly blend with the natural surroundings and utilize renewable energy sources.