- Systemic changes
Natural and Urban Devices (NUDes) is a conceptual series of architectural add-ons which are designed to upgrade existing buildings and incorporate nature into shared public spaces.
NUDes offers an accessible and sustainable means of refurbishing, instead of demolishing, buildings. These devices are effectively ‘plugged into’ existing constructions, enabling them to adapt to different conditions, such as a pandemic or another black swan.
The NUDes add-ons range from miniature forests that can be added onto roofs, to origami-inspired structures that can be attached to existing facades and serve as vertical urban farms, enabling people to produce their own food. Each is designed to be built according to the sustainable standards of the circular economy, following modularity and prefabrication methods.
With the pandemic highlighting the role architecture on our wellbeing, NUDes explore how our urban environment could be built with resilience, adaptability and sustainability in mind.