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Ian Douglas-Jones

MA work

ADS2: Big Crunch!

Towards New Capital

“Nine meals from anarchy.” Lord Dillington

Project to 2070: Food imports dried up 30 years ago when oil peaked at $1,000 a barrel. Our new self-reliance has necessitated the development of dense enclaves of self-subsistence. Each enclave provides the optimum population density with the exact amount of energy and food. But how can we ensure our future without subjugating our culture and our quality of life? And at what cost? All desires, wants and needs are provided for, residences are highly coveted, a new super gated community. The ruinous city left behind serves only as a reminder to the failed, unsustained, oil dependent urbanism of the 20th century.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Architecture

    Programme

    MA Architecture, 2009

  • ADS2: Big Crunch!

    Towards New Capital

    “Nine meals from anarchy.” Lord Dillington

    Project to 2070: Food imports dried up 30 years ago when oil peaked at $1,000 a barrel. Our new self-reliance has necessitated the development of dense enclaves of self-subsistence. Each enclave provides the optimum population density with the exact amount of energy and food. But how can we ensure our future without subjugating our culture and our quality of life? And at what cost? All desires, wants and needs are provided for, residences are highly coveted, a new super gated community. The ruinous city left behind serves only as a reminder to the failed, unsustained, oil dependent urbanism of the 20th century.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Architecture, Birmingham School of Architecture, 2006
  • Experience

  • Design Leader, Woods Bagot, London, 2008–9; Architectural Assistant, Fearon Hay, Auckland, New Zealand, 2006–7; Architectural Assistant, ASA Architects, Swansea, 2001–6
  • Exhibitions

  • sLondon Yields, The Building Centre, London, 2009
  • Awards

  • Nomination, Bronze Medal, The RIBA Presidents Medals Student Awards, 2006; First prize, Nichol Thomas Student Award for Architecture, 2006