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Part 2 Project 2013
Changyeob Lee
Royal College of Art, UK
Synth[e]tech[e]cology_Greenhouse Gas to Economic Asset

"Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value." -R. Buckminster Fuller

Harnessing advancements of various particle-capturing technologies, this project envisions that air pollution as a valuable commodity in an age of depleting resources. The scheme utilises the Post Office Tower adgacent to Marylebone Road, one of London's most polluted areas, as a hybrid between a vertical oil field and laboratory for future resources scrubbed from the atmosphere. The project aims to show how hybrizided new infrastructure can gather pollutants, store, digest, and harvest them to dilute minerals and biofules, celebrating clean air process on ground level. The ultimate ambition of the project is to be deployed as a retro-fitting strategy to tall unused or derelicy buildings in London, showing that alternative routes to 'economic profit' meaningfully engaged into pollution can be a provocative strategy for 'sustainable ecology'.

Changyeob Lee

Mr Roberto Bottazzi

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