Transforming building energy data into virtual gardens to drive low carbon living
This initiative’s goal is to use data-driven artwork to catalyse the transformation of buildings into sustainable ecosystems. Orbital Bloom's smart artworks will make energy data from buildings accessible, transparent, and emotionally engaging to help communities understand their impact on the environment. The artworks will enable viewers to easily understand a buildings’ sustainability journey through the health and growth of its virtual garden.
The Orbital Bloom product is being designed with principles of ethical automation. It will combine data capture with digital storytelling to incentivise and express transitions and transformations of the built environment towards sustainability and Net Zero goals.
The founders Dr. Ameera Kawash and Shira Wachsmann began this project as PhD students at the School of Arts and Humanities at the RCA. They are receiving informal support from InnovationRCA.
Orbital Bloom, is recipient of an Honourable Mention in the Terra Carta Design Lab competition, launched by HM King Charles III, RCA Chancellor, Jonny Ive and the Sustainable Markets Initiative, at the RCA.