RCA SHOW 2012

Emma Elston

Architecture


Fast Food Farm, Platform Level

Digital media


Fast Food Farm

When did you last sit down for a home-cooked meal
One in six meals in the UK are convenience food, and this is set to rise to one in four by 2020.

This project appraises the urban farm through the lens of convenience, speculating on the consequences of the application of industrial and digital processes to a fully integrated productive infrastructure.

The Fast Food Farm responds to a culture of instant gratification, providing urban-grown takeaways through a network of towers linked by the subterranean Mail Rail line.
In tune with urban metabolism, the Fast Food Farm provides instantaneous solutions for feeding an interconnected city.



+44 (0)7749 349 548

emma.elston@network.rca.ac.uk

www.doublee.org.uk


Specialism: ADS1


Supported by: Totem Records


CV

Degrees

BArch (Hons), Architecture (First class), University of Nottingham, 2008

Experience

Architectural assistant, Shigeru Ban Architects, Tokyo, Japan, 2010; Architectural research assistant, Society for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi, India, 2010; Architectural assistant, Surface to Air Architects, London, 2008–9; Architectural assistant, Ash Sakula Architects, London, 2008