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>CHRIS MILLAR

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM

 

By charting how ‘wicked’ products – ones made up of predominantly unrecyclable materials – end up in everyday spaces, the project views how attitudes to production and consumption are evident in typical construction materials. It advocates how the use of cutting-edge biomaterial research could be used in the production of architecture instead, making materials which are cyclical in nature, generating temporal attitudes to structure and material. Evident throughout the thesis is a critical awareness of Belfast’s fragility in the worst-case climate change scenarios. As a coastal city, it is likely to be adversely affected to sea level rises and storm surges. By condemning the landscape and objects of the city to rising sea-levels, the new city is imagined as one of production, infrastructure and mobility.

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