Showcase 2022 Student Spotlight: Louis Huband
Student Spotlight featuring BArch (Hons) Architecture student, Louis Huband and his project, The School as a Biophilic Micro-city.
The School as a Biophilic Micro-city by Louis Huband
BArch (Hons) Architecture
The biophilic micro-city explores the notion of socio-ecological wellbeing, moreover the duality and integration of human and environmental needs. That being, the physical health of our environment and bodies, and emotional health relating to the breadth and depth of our social interactions which is explored in my thesis through ‘Bio-Architecture’ and ‘Learning Streets’ respectively.
The school becomes an urban organism that embodies the complex and diverse thresholds of the city, of past, present and future, where nature permeates the building morphology with a fractal persistence - from the programme to the structural makeup.
This organism involves students in a cradle-to-grave process that sees school by-products being converted into construction materials within the ‘Mushroom Factory’, exploring the potentials of biomanufacturing technologies helping to mitigate waste and encourage environmental design.
As one moves through the site, they become the city-flaneur, absorbing a diverse story of moments and material ecology.
Louis Huband, creator, said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed this project! It is has allowed to me to explore my own personal interests in an intellectually stimulating and creative way, whilst learning a bunch of new things too!”