This project is an archive of 20 digital prints on watercolour
paper. Each image is 90 x 70cms in size.
A range of commercial and industrial rooftops was photographed
from cities around the world.
Each photographic manipulation of a rooftop is a sketch
proposing a space where escape units could be located.
This image was taken in Chicago, USA and was considered
to be an ideal space to install an escape unit.
The second series of A.D.I.E.U. are 3D renderings
that outline 10 possible ways to escape a high-rise
Each AutoCAD 3D proposal suggests an alternative escape
trajectory, from floating to traversing underground
The first 10 images, of which 8 are shown here, are
of rooftops shorn of their surroundings.
The rooftops appear to be floating in space with no
structural support or foundation.
The photographic sketches are references used in the
construction of a functioning escape unit for a high-rise
Escape Units for high-rise architectures would be used
when the structural integrity of a building is compromised.
4 from the series of 10 images are shown here. The escape
vehicle is represented by the red oval, apparent in
'Greying out’ the surroundings in both sets of
prints is used as an analogous strategy to mirror the
desire to escape the landscape.