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RIBA Gallery 2020

E-mission is a proposal for the RIBA Architecture Gallery on the theme of Power.

The entrance tunnel introduces us to the range of colours used in thermal imaging, which are then made sense of when the entrants are captured on a thermal imaging camera in the first room, revealing the contribution our clothing makes to insulating our energy.

In the next rooms, thermal imaging footage pans across building facades. First is the humble house, leaking energy from uninsulated roofs, doors, windows, or weak junctions. Next are office and commercial buildings, and finally familiar government and royal buildings, which all leak energy copiously.

We are left to question the powers that request greater home insulation levels. For us to follow, shouldn't they first get their own house in order?