Architect Ed Dromgool

Architect Ed Dromgool – designing flood mitigation and storm proofing systems for slum dwellings in Chennai- Smart As!

Christchurch born Architect Ed Dromgool is now taking the Auckland architectural industry by a storm, since winning the Victoria University Summer Scholarship in 2013.

The scholarship allowed Architect Ed Dromgool to research and explore resilient housing in South India – designing flood mitigation and storm proofing systems for slum dwellings in Chennai. The experience that opened his eyes to the diverse capabilities of architecture and he has since teamed up with Warren and Mahoney, an Auckland based architectural studio, to continue on his architectural and design path.

Following his time in India he felt inspired to do something in the area. He began to research the ship breaking industry and the elements that he felt needed change before beginning his thesis “Living on the Edge.” His findings were inspired by concepts of biomimicry and he included exciting new steps in his design process. The roofs of the homes he designed supplied water to the community and inhabitants, and he focused on designing homes that would be less toxic and environmentally friendly, to create a better home and living environment.

We love hearing about the dedication and hard work of recent graduates, as well as their take on ways to improve the housing environment! Smart as!

Learn more about this inspirational Architect Ed Dromgool in this Architecture now article

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