Abstract

Portraits of a sustainable world investigates multi-dimensional issues of sustainable design through a variety of lenses and at diverse temporal and spatial scales. The exhibition presents architectural explorations through the lenses of two distinct phases in a design process; firstly it shows recordings of material and typological innovation, site affordances, life-cycles and social metabolism, resource efficiency, and many other critical issues. Secondly, it displays projections into speculative and critical design solutions for interventions in public urban spaces, transformation of rural landscapes, the interweaving of industrial and agricultural patterns, and the reinvention of the natural materials wood and bamboo for building applications.