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Fraser Morrison — Totem for Waste

The Totem for Waste is the thesis proposal for a new form of vertical recycling architecture. Placed at the heart of the city of London, each tower reduces the need for large scale recycling plants in London’s suburbs in turn freeing up land for much needed housing. The next evolution of Londons vertical history, the tower acts as the antithesis to Renzo Piano’s Shard in London Bridge. The proposal acts as a both a beacon for the city, it exists for our waste, and digests our waste for the city to see. A green smoke stack, uninhabited tower, machine landscape, tower for none, a new architectural sublime.