Movie: tour of Architecture at
Show RCA 2012 with Alex de Rijke

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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.

Movie: tour of Architecture at Show RCA 2012 with Alex de Rijke

Above: Data Harvest by Christopher Green

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.

Movie: tour of Architecture at Show RCA 2012 with Alex de Rijke

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.

Movie: tour of Architecture at Show RCA 2012 with Alex de Rijke

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.

Movie: tour of Architecture at Show RCA 2012 with Alex de Rijke

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.

The show continues until 1 July and you can see all our stories about the work exhibited here, plus tours of Design Products, Design Interactions and Innovation Design Engineering.

  • Horstmann-Wilke

    Great job,Chris!!!Greetings from Minden, Germany

  • Aleksandar

    I am aware that these are student works but my god. Cliche after cliche after cliche: global warming, sustainable, growing multipurpose all in one responsive bla bla bla bla … I don’t understand how people still haven’t got bored of these things, except this last one which looks like a interesting new typology.

    • Name

      So you like dense brutalism? Cool story bro, tell it again.