‘Constructing Alternatives, part I’ published

The Assistant Professorship Dirk E. Hebel has been guest-editing two editions of Ethiopia’s leading construction magazine: ‘Construction Ahead’. The 80 page issues “Constructing Alternatives” propose a variety of alternative modern, and sometimes transformed building materials and construction methods. Although tested in and derived from an African context, their application can also answer the rising needs of other developing territories and turn them from import-oriented systems into self-sustaining, knowledge exporting nations. As we are located in Singapore momentarily, an additional outlook “Learning from Singapore…” wants to initiate a debate on the development of a local, African architectural language, considering geographical, climatic, social and cultural characteristics without falling into a copy-paste mentality of the Dubai Fever.

‘Constructing Alternatives, part I’ has been issued in Jan/Feb 2013, ‘Constructing Alternatives, part II’ will be published in March/April 2013.

‘Construction Ahead’ is a specialized bimonthly magazine for engineers, industry academics, architects, construction material manufacturers and suppliers and related service providers. ‘Construction Ahead’ delivers keen insight and analysis of key construction markets, projects, products and trends.

Editors: Asst. Prof. Dirk E. Hebel, Felix Heisel, Marta Wisniewska
CONSTRUCTING ALTERNATIVES

Dirk E. Hebel:
BUILDING SUDU – A SUSTAINABLE URBAN DWELLING UNIT

Dirk E. Hebel:
UNITED_BOTTLE – TURNING WASTE INTO BUILDING MATERIALS

Dirk E. Hebel, Felix Heisel, Marta Wisniewska:
LEARNING FROM SINGAPORE

Felix Heisel, Marta Wisniewska:
MULU PROMISE PLAZA AND INDUSTRIAL VILLAGE

Felix Heisel with Bisrat Kifle:
MINALESH TERRA – RECYCLING ADDIS ABABA

Lara Davis:
EARTHEN ARCHITECTURE – STIGMA AND PROMISE