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Episode 46: Trash & Treasure

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.

More information

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...

Credits

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.