M.Arch Degree Project

DENDRITIC URBANISM _GERIATRIC CLINIC FOR THE DISPLACED ELDERLY OF THE USK VALLEY
This thesis explores an urban theory that predicts the overhauling of our aging national electricity grid system with new pylon designs and smart methods of energy generation, consumption and distribution. In line with the UK government’s plan to achieve more sustainable communities, this thesis examines alternative sources of renewable energy and how they can be adopted in order for a city to form and function.

System thinking dictates the performance of the chosen alternative energy source which subsequently creates an infrastructure for which I will establish the city.  Thereafter, the infrastructure informs the urbanism’s organization, architecture and character. This thesis continues to explore how this energy infrastructure gives rise to the formation of a dense, compact city which resolves local social and energy issues.