Most recent work:
To contribute to global climate change mitigation & adaptation and biodiversity preservation efforts, this project develops new ways to stimulate private investments in aforestation. The founding of the RCAforest is part of this. The RCAforest is founded to deepen the connection of RCA students and staff with nature. A first 2 hectare site situated on a hill near the center of bath, is turned into a forest by investment of RCA students. The afforestation improves biodiversity and makes plant and animal species thrive. The RCA forest allows students to grow and source their own timber, exhibit artworks and organise events and excursions.
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Red Mud Design
Red Mud, a.k.a. bauxite residue, is a byproduct residue of the alumina industry. Over 150 million tonnes are produced each year, and left unused in giant pits. This project questions our notion of ‘waste’, and shows the value of secondary materials in a world of finite resources. Working with factories, research labs, and ceramicists, the industrial residue is transformed into ceramic bodies, glazes, and geopolymer concretes.
A collaboration of:
Luis Paco Bockelmann
& Joris Olde Rikkert
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Media coverage sample:
Showreel of IMAGINARY WORLD VOYAGER
Design of capsules for a lifetime living in imaginary worlds.
Three week VR project using RHINO, HOUDINI, MAYA& UNITY3D.