My project is an urban intervention in Hyde Park in London. My design aims are to help people living in big cities by reducing social isolation and offering shade and cooling space during heatwaves and hot weather. To achieve this, the design proposed will provide clean air through the use of plants to filter the air and a sustainable water-cooling environment. The structure will have a rainwater harvesting system to store, cool the building, and reuse the water, as this vital element creates different experiences for visitors. In addition to this interaction with nature, the building also attracts and incentives people to interact, by offering convenient areas for socializing.
This project aimed to create a small energy-efficient structure, designed to promote a healthy lifestyle for the community. Designed for the Devonport park in Plymouth, the structure presents a social venture embodied in a smart-garden for the people. It combines the intelligent use of prefabricated materials to minimize costs and a design system for producing fresh food and healthy seasonal sauces all year long. To achieve this, it includes a plant factory with an indoor vegetable garden for the public and a cooking area for the production of fresh homemade sauces.
Gilwell Hall is an accommodation hosting many students every year located close to the University of Plymouth. In this project I redesign the ground floor of the accommodation, turning the current student flat into a spacious common area. The design approach was seeking to create a socially innovative facility that prioritizes natural light and mobility. The designed built upon the need of the students. The outcome is an attractive space for students, creating tailored areas for occupants to socialize and interact.