GRAHAM THOMPSON

Synthetic Sustainability

source: synthetic-sustainability

I have just completed Part II at The Bartlett School of Architecture, Dip.Arch/M.Arch course : Unit 20, tutored by Marcos Cruz and Marjan Colletti. This years focus was centered around convoluted flesh – sublime ecologies, or ecologies of the sublime.

Synthetic Sustainability – Bio Farm, Turin
(Biological systems research facility)

Research topic : observation of synthetic biology and living technologies as a way of optimizing biological systems and improving a more sustainable architecture.

Formal intent : examining mutational and evolutionary change in plants to generate morphological and emergent structures that underpin natural processes to generate an architectural form. Concentrating on the morphological outcomes which are being used to generate more sustainable architectures by way of drawing inspiration from biological techniques.
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source: greendiary

Graham Thompson tries to redefine urbanism by proposing urban synthetic hyper structures that sustainably manage urban density, personal space, and communal areas. A fresh graduate from the Bartlett School of Architecture the proposal features undulated surface towers, farming zones, clean energy generating systems, green transportation facilities and recreational areas. The sustainable structure would come along a water depository within barren undeveloped land ready for zoning. The undulating bionic towers of the project would act as urban farming zones that promote local flora and fauna managed by the inhabitants for sustainable growth. These agricultural zones have individual harvesting grids with water filtration and nutrient monitoring systems. The tower canopies are layered with solar recharging zones to harvest solar energy and locally meet power needs. Graham also visualizes eco train stations for green transportation along with green service stations for eco car charging.