ADAPTIVE ARCHITECTURE AND CLIMATE CHANGE

My work focuses on adaptive architecture and Climate change, while simultaneously featuring elements of architecture seen in day to day life. Each piece is a depiction of a location I have created specifically designed to incorporate elements of architecture relevant to the severe weather events experienced in that specific region of the globe. From wildfires in Australia to Typhoons in Japan. Each piece highlights the adaptation of architecture in each location.

 

 Globally natural disasters are occurring with increasing frequency every year, with the impact and aftermath of these events often being very difficult to deal with. My drawings explore the different approaches that can be taken around the world to help lessen the impact of the climate disasters once they strike. 

These pieces explore how architecture could be adapted and developed to deal with the specific climate threats within that region. From the structural supports of buildings to shaping the land around it. I use the different segments that each piece is split into to convey different pieces of information. Modelling the shape each image is split into from the outline of roads on maps based on the location of each piece.

AUSTRALIA


Pen on Paper. An exploration into the various ways architecture can be adapted and changed in Australia to help minimise the impacts of wildfires. From materials to landscaping.

 

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AUSTRALIA Image

AMERICA


Pen on Paper. An exploration into the various ways that architecture can be adapted and changed in America to help lessen the damage caused by heavy rain and flooding.

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AMERICA Image

ASIA


Pen on Paper. An exploration into methods of resistance against typhoons. Sloped roofing and structural supports are essential. 

 

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ASIA Image

EUROPE (CLOSE-UP)


Pen on Paper. A close up view of ‘Europe’. Exploring a variety of different methods that can be implemented in Europe to help deal with severe flooding.  Stilts, concrete and raised walkways are the way forward. 

 

11.7 X 16.5 Inches.

EUROPE (CLOSE-UP) Image

EUROPE (FULL)


Pen on Paper. Full view of Europe. A pen on paper drawing exploring a variety of methods of dealing with severe flooding.  Lots of high platforms in this environment. 

 

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EUROPE (FULL) Image

SKYLIGHT


Pen on Paper. This close up of ‘Asia’ depicts one of the different types of window and roofing that can be used in Asia that will better withstand Typhoons. With aerodynamic roofing and materials that won’t blow away. 

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SKYLIGHT Image

A VARIETY OF ROOFING


Pen on Paper. This image is a close up of ‘Asia’. Depicting the variety of materials that can be used for roofing and cladding on a building that won’t get damaged in severe weather. 

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A VARIETY OF ROOFING Image

SOLAR POWERED


Pen on Paper. This close-up of ‘America’ focuses specifically on solar panelling. The introduction of solar panels across more of America is essential for tackling climate change issues. 

 

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SOLAR POWERED Image

DOWN THE DRAIN


Pen on Paper. This close up of ‘America’ depicts a couple of options for drainage and gutter choices in America. These are designed for dealing with an increase in water.

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DOWN THE DRAIN Image

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Molly Holmes

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  • Degree show 2020
    • Master of Fine Art