The impact of climate change is extensive and requires a new approach. This is particularly true for the building sector as it is a major contributor to the waste of resources. The ID1 students’ approach was to envisage architecture that encompasses rethought elements from the viewpoint of industrial design. The architecture should not only reduce the environmental footprint of urban life, but should also either have a significant impact on the cityscape of the future, or substantially change the way people live in these cities.
The ideas range from large-scale implementation of photovoltaics in public spaces, to innovative shading solutions and the cooling effect of green facades, to objects like furniture or everyday products that contribute to sustainable living habits.