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Student Showcase Archive
Show RCA 2019

Rhea Adaimi

Show RCA work

  • River view of the site

    River view of the site

  • Sewing atelier and drying area

    Sewing atelier and drying area

  • Sitting area and fabric storage

    Sitting area and fabric storage

  • Shop


  • Ink atelier

    Ink atelier

  • Axonometric of site

    Axonometric of site

  • Planned obsolescence

    Planned obsolescence

  • Materials


Major project:

Capital Carbon

As air pollution in the city of London increases, the population and their surroundings are suffocating. The need to reduce carbon emissions by the year 2030 means that there is an urgency to combating air pollution and cutting carbon emissions.

Cody Dock is an area east of London which separates a residential and an industrial district. In an old warehouse, at the border of the docks, exists Capital Carbon, an atelier space where air pollution is filtered and transformed into products.

Artisans and scientists are working together filtering the air pollution residue into a powder-like consistency, creating a new material resource that acts as a dye and ink for textiles and clothing which informs the atelier, laboratory and learning space and retail store within the site.

Through this purification process, a bubble of clean air is generated for the residents and workers in and around the industrial area of Cody Dock, reducing the severe health risks that are associated with the effects of air pollution. Ultimately, purifying London’s air quality and the lifespan of the people that live within it.


  • Coming from a multicultural background, my work is always looking for opportunities to create spaces that can easily adapt to its users and uses, whilst also telling a story.

    For me interior design is a form of visual storytelling where all mediums of communication can be used to create strong narratives that resonate with their audiences.

    I hold a BA in Interior Architecture from the Hochschule Ostwestfalen in Germany and an MA in Interior Design from the Royal College of Art in London.

  • Previous degrees

  • BA Interior Architecture, Technical University Ostwestfalen-Lippe, Lemgo, Germany, 2017; Foundation in Interior Architecture, Academie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts, University of Balamand, Beirut, Lebanon, 2014
  • Experiences

  • Internship, Brinkworth, London, 2018; Internship, Kolde Architektur Innenarchitektur, Osnabruck, 2017; Internship, PSLab, Beirut, 2016; Tutor in Lighting, Technical University Ostwestfalen-Lippe, Lemgo, Germany, 2015
  • Exhibitions

  • Art of Living Exhibition, Beirut, Lebanon, 2014
  • Publications

  • AIT Magazine, BDIA Ausgesuch, Vol 11, 2017, p.142; Bdia ausgezeichnet, 2017,
  • Awards

  • BDIA Prize 2017, Award for Best Bachelor Thesis of the Year, Association of German Interior Architects/Designers
Royal College of Art