My 3rd year work has been largely focused on light, and manipulating it in ways to creating architectural spaces which mimic atmospheres found in nature, looking specifically at lighting cause by leaves and woodlands. As well as creating specific internal lighting conditions, the triple skin facade, which incorporates and external walk way on each level, is created by perforated wall of solar panels, and green walls. This chequered patter of greenery and energy production acts as natural seasonal shading, increase greenery in the unban landscape, and should capture enough energy to run the building. Integrating the solar panels into the facade was a big part of my sustainability strategy, as well as a focus on promoting a healthy lifestyle and increase time spent outside. I believe that encouraging a time spent in nature and a shift in lifestyle creates a changing attitude towards making sustainable choices, as an architect I believe this is one of the most important roles we can play in creating a more sustainable future.
As well as the environmental benefits, the internal lighting and conditions and abundance of greenery create a healthy and productive work environment. This is my proposal of a post COVID-19 workspace, with user well‐being and happiness at the forefront of the design by considering concepts such as biophilic design and green architecture.