Our current urban paradigm is an open living system that requires equilibrium and efficiency. When resources are not used efficiently, waste and contamination increase. An imbalance of waste and contamination withi¬n any living system cannot be sustained.
What we have failed to realise within the design of our cities is that waste, is a human perception. Within a natural ecosystem, a ‘waste’ product of one system is an input to another. Resources flow efficiently, forming continuous loops and maintaining a balanced equilibrium.
This research will investigate the current management of biological resource flows within cities and explores how emergent implementation of architectural interventions could lead to the design of a more resilient city, closing urban biological cycles and creating new urban synergies, restoring ecological equilibrium.