Unit 4 | Net zero collectives
Matthew Woodthorpe, Yorgos Loizos and Ben Corrie
Unit 4 explores ‘collectives’ or ‘collectors’ that live and work sustainably within the borders of the City of London.
Post Covid-19, and in context of the rapidly changing economic environment, should we take the chance to address the issues of generational financial inequality and unsustainable lifestyles? We look at outline principles of sustainable place-making in an urban context. How will this affect society’s conception of living and working in the city? What outcomes will be different to what we already know? Can we address generational inequity through good design?
Unit 4 explores the broad social and environment drivers of sustainable thinking. The outcome of leads onto our principle focus of net zero in embodied carbon. Net zero embodied energy will mean embracing ideas associated with the ‘circular economy’ (reuse, recycling, upcycling and design for disassembly), but also carefully consider how best to use the site and the choice of construction materials.