Dip16 have continued their research into environmentally specific yet highly articulated spatial production viewed as an integral part of the overall building ecology. We have been researching recent developments in environmental science, digital design and manufacturing, material science, processes of industrialised building, industrial production economies as well as new organisational models and methods of procurement in close collaboration with multi-disciplinary consultants.
We have continued our quest for a new architectural aesthetic and spatial quality based on the idea of the composite. Our goal is an increasingly articulated and context-specific architectural space arising from an environmentally conscious ecology of industrialised architectural production with an innate capacity for redeployment and adaptation. We see new environmental conditions, building standards and legislation as a springboard for imaginative and innovative environmentally conscious design to emerge.
Dip 16 attempts to nurture environmentally conscious design talent by exploring how one goes about appropriating and developing individual design techniques and directing one’s own research. All briefs and sites have been defined by the students.