I have been back in
for over a month now in year two Master of Architecture and my research and areas of interest are starting to become even more eclectic than last year. Nottingham Trent University
One of the recurring themes in recent architectural journals is preserving local identity whilst designing using global technologies and materials. Landscape urbanism is emerging as one the core theories being used to create city spaces using landscape as the primary consideration in planning rather than architecture. This theory is using ground as a central design tool to create fluid buildings that are easily adaptable and create timeless architecture.
Studio Mumbai have pioneered this landscape led design tool with the Tara House  which is designed from its subterranean aquifer to create a dark excavated space with a mythical narrative. Above the ground the buildings are formed around an indigenous fauna courtyard respecting the local identity of
. Kashid, India
I’m about to embark on a dissertation but have yet to formulate a distinct question but identity and landscape urbanism will be at the forefront of my research between now and February so keep checking the blog for my latest progress.