Focus 2019: Sustainability – Meet Nick
Greetings my name is Nicholas, Nick for short. I’m a 25-year-old mature student studying architecture at London metropolitan university. I’m currently in year 2 of undergraduate and loving every minute of it. I enjoy the fast pace of learning and love making practical models using various techniques and materials. Furthermore, I’m enrolled at a college on an online course obtaining my NVQ level 3 in domestic and commercial electrics.
I’m interested in sustainability because I think it’s the new revolution to come, as a future architect it is my duty and responsibility to make the future of our built environment friendlier and greener. Like for example finding a solution for concrete and how to produce it without having the need for mass burning high temperatures in kilns.
As I child I grew up curiously following my father around who is a services engineer. From then I knew I wanted to study architecture because I could incorporate the knowledge, I learned from him into a multi disciplinary subject like architecture and it would be fun.
I think of sustainability as everyone doing their part there is so much more that we can do in today’s day and I want to focus on kinetic energy the whole world is moving and why aren’t we harnessing this power?
I have joined CritDay to raise awareness and to take part with fellow designers and architects to solve the issue of greening the world for a better present and future! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to join CritDay sustainability.
This image is of a model I completed in year 1 architecture of a house/work building where in the basement and ground floor there is a workspace for a carpenter to create sash windows while on the upper floors is a dwelling where he and his family reside.
A project I’m currently working on is a 1:500 site model of a place called Eleonas in Athens where there is a refugee camp.
As our construction experience we had designed and constructed a reciprocal frame based on Da Vinci’s bridge this is a sustainable way of building with wood using only friction and gravity to stand.