Throughout my course at UBIC, I have explored a range of architecture movements, and have experimented and learned many new skills that I will carry onto my pathway course at the University.
In my first project, titled “Taking and Making”, I collected a range of discarded materials around me and created a mini city that showcased the two opposing perspectives of the world. One being a place full of happiness, colour and joy, and the other being a depressing, dull place.
My Final Major Project, is titled “Keur Gui”, which translates to “our home” in my native language Wolof. It is a series of sustainable, flood shelter units located in the southern Tambacounda region of Senegal. The shelters are intended for individuals and families who have been displaced from their homes as a result of the annual, severe flooding in the region.
For this project, I investigated the world of sustainability, with a particular emphasis on incorporating sustainable and eco-friendly materials into my design that were appropriate for the region’s climate. Additionally, I conducted research on various practitioners and drew inspiration from their energy conservation and overall carbon emission reduction methods.