The numbers game - 50 - 5,000

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Abstract

At the start of the 20th century we used around 50 materials to construct our buildings. These were invariably natural materials which required relatively little processing - wood, stone, slate, clay, ash, glass, flax, linseed oil, lead and steel. By the end of the 20th century we are now using over 55 000 materials, the majority of which are synthetic - plastics, solvents, vinyl's etc.
LanguageEnglish
Pages12-12
Number of pages1
JournalScotregen, Scottish Urban Regeneration Forum
Volume35
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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Ashes
Slate
Flax
Wood
Clay
Lead
Plastics
Glass
Steel
Processing
Oils

Keywords

  • poly vinyl chloride
  • environment
  • natural materials

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The numbers game - 50 - 5,000. / Howieson, Stirling.

In: Scotregen, Scottish Urban Regeneration Forum, Vol. 35, 2006, p. 12-12.

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