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Interior Futures

Liangyue Tan

An interior designer from Guangdong, China. Before coming to the Royal College of Art, I graduated from the Department of Environmental Art Design of Beijing Forestry University.

Living by the sea since childhood, I have a sensitivity to nature. Now I focus on the relationship between human, nature and architecture, emphasizing human experience and exploring the possibility of the urban public space. I hope to draw people's attention to environmental issues through design, and let both human and nature have a better future.

Show Location: Kensington campus: Darwin Building, Upper ground floor

In 2070, global technology is highly developed, urban land is more and more scarce and values are too high for most. There are many high-rise buildings, flyways and AEV’s. However, people are eager to return to simplicity in the busy city and find pure land to feel nature.

How do we balance new technology, community and nature? How can we experience the beauty of nature in a limited urban space? How to make existing architecture and infrastructure beneficial to the environment and people?

To solve these problems, my intention is to design a new urban garden, which is also a publicly open and environmentally friendly place for everyone to grow, eat, shop, store and socialize. Drones and AEV’s can be used for watering, sowing seeds, delivering and picking up goods. The project extracts the original building's characteristic elements and forms a new structure and volume that connects itself with its surroundings, combining rainwater collecting and canal irrigation technologies to create a sustainable space.

Everything I want to say is in this video.




Aerial View
AxonometricThe section shows the centre of the building that is cut open.
Market - GF
Restaurant - 2F
Rooftop Garden
Planting pots
Detail drawing