The month of April marks the observation of two occasions important to AD EX. The first is Architecture Month…and April 22 is Earth Day. Over the last decade, sustainability and environmental responsibility have become integral to most architects and their design processes. To commemorate this confluence of events, we present a highlight of the architecture firm HKS’s Green Week—the TRASHION Show.
Featuring wearable designs from 24 HKS offices from Singapore to San Diego (and their headquarters right here in Dallas), TRASHION is a part of HKS’ annual weeklong sustainability initiative, bringing innovative design and construction tactics into practice.
The garments take their inspiration from a wide range of styles and cultural expressions—from the architecture of New York to the deserts of Phoenix, Mexican serape-weaving techniques and the diverse cultures of Singapore, and the jolt from drinking coffee and the flora and fauna of the North Texas region. Construction materials include plastic shopping bags, cardboard coffee cup sleeves and coffee filters, business cards, burlap sacks, bottle caps, and the ubiquitous red plastic cup.
The exhibition will be open until May 25. Free and open to the public.