Urban Mutations: Radical Perspectives on Environmental Design
Urban Mutations critically examines the implication of the environmental crisis on conventional methods of urban development and architectural thinking. In contention with conservative ‘green’ building schemes, this project undertakes a radical and systemic renegotiation of environmental, population, and life-quality issues in architecture and urban design.
The radical vision depicts an urban condition in which the city is undergoing temporal mutation and continuous reconfiguration. Semi-autonomous urban systems employ advancing technologies such as 3D Printing and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to grow, mutate and reform existing built fabric into climate-sensitive urban environments. In parallel to dealing with sustainability issues, the systemic architecture aims to enhance urban stimulation, communication and public amenity.