Sustainability is front of mind for most of us. Whether you’re attempting to be more eco-friendly in your home life or while designing or building at work, the words of eco-warriors such as Sir David Attenborough and Greta Thunberg have all spoken to us in one way or another. In fact, in a visit to last month’s Surface Design Show, it was clear to see that sustainability wasn’t going anywhere, and it’s incredibly reassuring to recognise the omnipresence of the movement in all divisions of the art and design sectors.
Sustainability’s long-term stay is music to the ears for many championing the importance of environment consideration within the architectural and construction industries. This month, we’ve spoken to sustainability heavyweight Margot Krasojević; an Architect who’s certainly no stranger to the pages of FC&A. In this exclusive interview, Margot talks to us about her architectural background before the opening of Margot Krasojević Architecture. With an impressive CV, comprising positions at studios including the likes of Zaha Hadid, Margot talks us through some of her most ground-breaking, awe-inspiring projects. Please turn to pages 12-13 to learn more about her innovations. Meanwhile, on page 16, we’ve showcased another of Margot’s majestic masterpieces, the Russian-based Hydroelectric Sculpture Gallery – an oscillating water column gallery that uses renewable energy to redefine typologies in architecture and the built environment.
Elsewhere in this issue; we visit one of London’s most-talked-about redevelopments of the decade, Battersea Power Station. With the light still very much shining on sustainability, wellbeing and biodiversity; Dave Maginnis, from BriggsAmasco, highlights how green roofs are helping to transform the London landmark site into a thriving mini-city. Turn to page 24 to learn more.
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