RIBA Level: Part 2 Location: London
Qualification: Dilpoma in Architecture
Alumni: Oxford Brookes University
Recently completed a Diploma in Architecture at Oxford Brookes University. Currently completing a Masters in Development and Emergency Practice at Oxford Brookes University.
The Traveling Convertor
The Traveling Convertor is a flexible framework made up of individual components. The Convertor travels around the city renovating the existing derelict and unfit dwellings. The project focuses on sustainability, innovation and social interaction, adapting depending on the users needs and the environment it is working in. The convertor allows residents to live on site, whilst their homes are being renovated, saving on hotel costs. Areas of the convertor are shared residential living spaces. This promotes social interactions between neighbours and helps to strengthen community engagement.
- RIBA Level: Part 2
- Pieces: 10
An intervention for rainwater collection combined with an intervention used to cool down recently built concrete dwellings, creating a second wave of development in Gramathu Medu, India. The project is designed to be owner driven and the interventions self built by the community. This will ensure the interventions are built in regards to the users needs and desires and will help to create a sense of ownership. The designs were informed by information we gathered on a visit to the village in January 2012. CENDEPS ‘Revisiting Comunities after the 2004 Tsunami Report ’ presents our findings. Through using various tools we were able to find out what the community required and the problems that faced them. The designs and posters are aimed to address these issue and create opportunities for regeneration and development. The posters are designed to be given to local NGOs and community members of Gramathu Medu village. The posters will accompany training and educational programmes run by local organisations and the government. These will include awareness programmes for water management, emergency water resources, environmental awareness and finance schemes. There will also be a number of training workshops that teach technical skills for the construction and installation of the rainwater harvesting option. However the installations will be owner driven and the posters will be used as a guidance to inform the community.
- RIBA Level: Part 2
- Pieces: 0