Parametric Penrose


Rising sea levels have led to frequent flooding in India’s coastal regions, causing loss of livelihoods and homes. This project, inspired by Penrose tiling and the rhombic triacontahedron, uses wood-plastic composite rhombus-shaped panels made from wood from local mangrove trees and readily available plastic waste. Structures are mass produced in local factories. The factories are built first, with the structure gradually expanding outwards to provide community housing as required.

Parametric Penrose



We aren’t sustainable

Frustrated with the lack of conversation around digital works, Fraser Morrison instigated the ‘We Aren’t a Gallery’ project, evolved from a belief that, if Instagram is the visual language for architectural ideas and trends, there should be a way of using it to spark deeper engagement with bigger issues. He took his own living room and paired it with Instagram to create an exhibition in a physical space where anyone could see work submitted to an open call focused around the tagline ‘We Aren’t Sustainable’. The brief asked contributors to respond through any medium in any way they saw fit. Within two weeks, Fraser had more than 50 submissions from as far afield as Brazil and Australia. The projects spoke of social infrastructures for minority ethnic groups, of new systems of living, of futures in which we find a way out of climate crisis, of hope. Read more about Fraser’s curatorial process and the reason he instigated the idea in his essay here.

See the other projects featured in ‘We Aren’t Sustainable’ below: