#45 – Edmund Tan – Housing Units of the New Arcadia



 Edmund Tan

 London, England – Instagram

If civilization were given a second chance, how could environmental and spatial resilience influence transformations of undesirable wasteland into Arcadia? What sort of society would we want; and how does nurturing nature and environmental responsibilities help recalibrate our personal priorities? By learning from history and developing an innovative commentary on the crisis of present day, speculative urbanism and architecture can initiate the reboot process that embraces climate degradation, resources shortage, and the idiosyncrasies of human. With a little help from technology, the vision of Arcadia is redefined.

Edmund graduated from the Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL), Unit 10 with distinction. He did his undergraduate in the University of Liverpool and was nominated for the RIBA President’s Bronze Medal. He does a wide range of works, ranging from architecture, design proposals, wall painting, installation, logo designs and graphical representations. Edmund has previously worked in firms such as KPF, Studio 8, BEP, VERITAS, RSP and NL. Wan architects. He was also the Director of Design for the Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR).