Material Sourcing | Living Building Challenge V.S Actual Distances Travelled

We decided to take the Living Building Challenge (, to experiment with the GARLIC house as a potential project  to gain the accreditation of a passive, minimal waste intervention.


The chart above shows the approximate distances that materials would cross to reach the site from their respective origins. The information is overlaid over the maximal distances as required by the LBC Brief .


Distance from Beirut to Germany. (Wind Turbines)


Distance from Beirut to Portugal. (Cork Insulation)


Distance From Beirut to UK (Air Ventilation)


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About tOD

Active since 2010, the architecture lab theOtherDada defends an alternative position towards the current practice of sustainability through exploration of the context and medium, invoking new relationships between climate, landscape, and inhabitants. Informed by our research into biomimicry, we aim to connect to the natural ecosystems of sites to understand and consequently devise new potential living habitats. theOtherDada works within a collaborative process between architects, scientists, botanists, artists, economists and craftsmen.

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