Thesis Study - 6th Year of Architecture

It is my final year at University and I am working on my thesis project. My chosen thesis is about the impact of sustainable living in an urban environment and how an 'Urban Village' might achieve such a goal as providing food for its occupants.

Follow me on my journey as I complete this project and maybe even win a prize, gain some sort of recognition, or maybe you'll just enjoy looking at the pretty pictures I produce! Either way, I hope you enjoy looking at my work and the comments I have to share.

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Sunny :p

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Hot and Cold

This has nothing to do with Katie Perry, but more the current 'climate change' issue.

It has come out over the past few months that weather and climate data from many global scientists had been skewed beyond belief in order to allow a hysteria of man-made 'global warming', there are actually many who believe the Earth is cooling. Obviously they arent just picking a fight for no reason - they have statistics that contradict even Al Gore's panic-inducing global warming data. Apparently, not only is the Earth cooling, but it is doing so just as it would if man didnt even exist. Some would argue that because of man-made Co2 the Earth has avoided a mini-ice age for many years.. however, that time could well and truely be upon us.

As more people wake up to the idea that governments and mainstream media are feeding us one sided stories mixed with exaggeration and a side of BS, there will be people who stand up and argue for the truth.

Like this guy..

What has this to do with Architecture I hear you ask? Quite a lot really.. a eff-word-load. The northern hemisphere has seen temperatures at the lowest they have been for decades - in some places for over 100years. This is the year 2010 and our meteorologists didnt even see it coming. Whos to say there wont be a continuation of this extreme 'arctic' weather? For all we know this could continue, it could get worse, or maybe it was just a blip. Either way the architecture we currently have may or may not sustain these kinds of conditions.

My project, Holbeck Urban Village Urban Agriculture Centre, looks at how food can be grown via alternative and futuristic methods. A sector focuses on climate, hot and cold, where research is carried out on GM foods which can sustain subzero temperatures, blisteringly hot climates and even areas of low or poor water concentrations. This type of research is undoubtedly a key area not only for local produce, but also to avert a global food crisis.

The research done in one area would be carried out in practice in another - even in other countries. My scheme would facilitate such research and provide a practical means of testing, growing and advancing agriculture for generations to come. Who knows, maybe one day it will serve as a test bed for food growth on another planet?

Over and out,

Sundeep Osahn, Leeds Met PostGraduate 2 Student.

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