Movie: the final tour we filmed at this year's Royal College of Art graduate show features projects from the Architecture course including a high-rise hotel growing tropical fruit and an insect-powered office tower.
Professor of Architecture Alex de Rijke introduces the course and presents student Louis Hall's investigation into the way cities develop around motorway infrastructure and the effects major corporations might have on the built environment.
Above: HOT-el by Amanda Callaghan
De Rijke also talks about Haiwai Xie's model for low-rise, high-density living in London modelled on a Chinese neighbourhood.
Above: Good Intentions by Louis Hall
Student Christopher Green describes his design for a high-rise office building that would cultivate insects both as a sustainable food source and a method for storing data within the structure.
Above: 'BRIC' house by Haiwai Xie
De Rijke, of UK firm dRMM, took over as dean of the School of Architecture in September 2011 following the retirement of Nigel Coates, as reported on Dezeen Wire.
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