In order to halt the progress of ecological breakdown we need to radically rethink the logic of current construction methods, the materials we use, our understandings of value, and critically, as our population continues to grow exponentially, our approach to urban growth. Low Carbon city proposes dense urban typologies which are low-embodied carbon and responsive to their immediate material context. A critique of the government's new Garden Village initiative, these proposals draw from the principles of Ebenezer Howard's original Garden City and its positive integration of both industry and landscape into towns and cities. Testing both the built offsite and the prefabricated onsite, the work explores forgotten technologies and new forms of architectural language for homes and factories which sit alongside one another.
TEAM: Nasra Abdullahi, Marius Balan, Latisha Chan, Bengisu Demir, Christina Economides, Paloma Gormley, Summer Islam, Thomas Keeling, Sara Mahmud, Sophia Brummendorf Malsch, Evelyn Salt, Maria De Salvador, Yerkin Wilbrandt, William Zeng.