Today an increased public awareness of environmental problems has created advantageous conditions for sustainability in design and generated momentum towards making sustainability the norm. And while more and more sustainable monographs urge us to rethink how products are designed and manufactured, new materials and technologies based on renewable resources offer improved performance in the areas of safety, durability, and material strength.
Especially in the realm of architecture, a great number of projects raise fundamental questions about the impact of environmental concerns on the design process and the relationship between sustainability and architectural form. Exploring sustainability through design the architect’s strategies - response to place, connection to habitat, conservation of resources, and use of building materials - are creating rigorously conceived, environmentally mindful dwellings.
Drawing inspiration from this thinking my project is trying to connect architecture and transportation to a self sufficient system with the ethical intent of sustainable design’s twofold objective: the well being of the inhabitant and the conservation of the environment.
on display, Hockney Gallery Royal College of Art, London - until 4th July 2010
The Royal College of Art graduate exhibition of Fine and Applied Art, Fashion, Design, Communications and the Humanities A warm welcome to SHOW 2010 – the Royal College of Art graduate exhibition of Fine Art, Applied Art, Fashion, Design, Communications and the Humanities, a 'must-see' event for anyone interested in present and future art and design.
SHOW RCA is the culmination of Royal College of Art postgraduate students’ studio work and research. This year, we are offering five exhibitions of contemporary work – SHOW One, SHOW Fashion, SHOW Two Battersea, SHOW Two Kensington and SHOW Fine Art Research – each offering a glimpse into the ideas factory of the College and a public testing of research ideas.
SHOW RCA is also a calling card on behalf of all these talented exhibitors who are in the process of launching themselves into their various professional worlds. The work you will see here from 28 May onwards – each SHOW goes live on its opening day – represents the very finest in contemporary art and design. The creators of this work are happy to be contacted via email for commission or acquisition purposes; you will find their contact details next to their work, or in the online catalogue, which you can access below under the department name.