Exploratory with impact

Exploratory with impact

Participatory design for the 99% habitat

Impact is an eco-friendly construction system that proposes replacing part of the aggregates with crushed glass and plastic. Created in Cape Verde, the project aims to be an answer to the urgent need to control sand extraction for civil construction, also operating on the precarious labor issues associated with this task. For PDB ’21, and in collaboration with a group of Matosinhos and Porto entities, impact will create a dialogue with local communities, opening space for the construction of new, more sustainable autonomies and new perspectives on decent access to housing and to work.