Circular economy consists in maintaining and/or improving the value of products as long as possible, i.e. by extending or
renewing their service live while minimizing resource depletion, waste generation, and greenhouse gas emissions. When
it comes to building design, a series of sometimes contradicting strategies emerges: to limit the quantity of used
materials, to limit their ecological impact, to enhance the versatility of buildings, and to ensure the future repair, reuse, or
recycling of their components. The class delves into recent literature and practice, aiming at providing the necessary
expertise to adopt these strategies in a pragmatic state of mind.