SEYI ADELEKUN

SAY IT LOUD - United Kingdom

United Kingdom Based Designer

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that it was an area of interest for you? 

I had the fortunate experience of attending an inspiring lunchtime careers talk that Richard Rogers gave at my secondary school. I was astonished by the positive impact well designed architecture can have on people’s everyday lives and well-being.

SEYI ADELEKUN

Bio:

Seyi Adelekun is a multidisciplinary artist and architectural designer with a passion for creating installations that reimagine how we can design and inhabit our public spaces using repurposed materials. Her work encourages us to be resourceful and develop a more conscious relationship with pre-existing materials in our built environment. Seyi graduated in architecture from The University of Nottingham in 2015 and works as an architectural assistant at Assemble and art producer at Artangel.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

I had the fortunate experience of attending an inspiring lunchtime careers talk that Richard Rogers gave at my secondary school. I was astonished by the positive impact well designed architecture can have on people’s everyday lives and well-being.

What do you do?

Seyi is a multidisciplinary artist and architectural designer with a passion for creating installations that reimagine how we can design using repurposed materials. She works as an architectural assistant at Assemble and art producer at Artangel.

What excites you in the work you do?

Collaborating with a broad range of disciplines, and experimenting with materials and construction techniques. I’m excited about designing architecture that supports circular economies within the construction industry and can help nature thrive.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I am inspired by sustainable architecture and materials used to construct self-sufficient communities and promote environmental stewardship. This includes bio-architecture, earthships, community land trusts and community meanwhile spaces.

 

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

Plastic Pavilion exhibiting at Exhibition Road Day of Design, part of London Design Festival 2019. It was a privilege to be part of an event that inspires the public to tackle the climate emergency by changing attitudes to how we use our resources.

Featured Project Name: 

Plastic Pavilion

 

Featured Project Location: 

London, UK

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

2019

Role in Featured Project: 

Architectural Designer & Project Lead

 

Featured Project Description:

Plastic Pavilion is a 16m2 undulating canopy made of 1600 recycled plastic bottles filled with coloured water. The multi-coloured mosaic mural creates a sensory experience for people to enjoy. It aims to elevate people’s perception of plastic by promoting it as a valuable, versatile and accessible material that can creatively transform our built environment. As a result, it addresses the important role architectural design plays in keeping plastic in the supply loop and out of our ecosystems.

Photography Credit:

Seyi Adelekun & Jordan Matyka

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