RCA SHOW 2012

Amanda Callaghan

Architecture


Axonometric of Tropical Biome

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HOT-el

A towering retreat at Old Street Roundabout harvesting foreign fruits of the world at Global Destinations in London.

(2040) London is its own microclimate, pulsating heat, absorbing and releasing water. While the temperature of the UK has risen by 2 C, summer heat waves hit London regularly topping 40 C. Bananas, pineapples and figs are all fruits of England.

Harvesting heat from Londons Urban Heat Island, HOT-el will turn waste into luxury. We import 3.5 million tonnes of fruit annually to the UK, 31% of which is the banana. With our growing lust for exotic foods, can we cross-fertilise our desire for an exotic landscape with food production



+44 (0)7973 450 698

amanda.callaghan@network.rca.ac.uk

www.amandacallaghan.co.uk

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Specialism: ADS1


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Degrees

BSc, Architectural Studies, Cardiff University, 2009

Experience

Architectural assistant, Squire & Partners, London, 2009–11; Architectural assistant, Sidell Gibson, London, 2008

Exhibitions

GRIST Work-in-progress Show, Royal College of Art, 2012; Home Sweet Home, Designers Saturday, Howarth Gallery, Brewhouse Yard, London, 2008