Half of a World / La Moitié d’un Monde
“For the National Holocaust Monument in Ottawa, we will represent a world torn in half. The abstract form of the half-sphere is a contemporary marker for those who have perished, for those deprived of their homes, communities and families.” - Competition Entry Statement
This proposal is currently being judged among five others for the National Holocaust Monument in Ottawa. The team is managed by Hossein Amanat, and also includes Robert Kleyn, Esther Shalev-Gerz, and Daniel Roehr. The imagery was produced in collaboration with Matt Ketis-Bendena.
3C Competition | Core House
The 3C Competition (Comprehensive Coastal Communities) was created by Operation Resilient Long Island, a group focused on sourcing ideas to generate a new housing typology in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. This proposal was selected from over 60 entries as a finalist by the ORLI jury. It was completed in partnership with UBC M.Arch candidates, Laura Dolson, Suzanne Kraus, Jennifer Leung, and Alan Li.
Fentress Global Challenge 2014 | Metabolic Infrastructure
The Fentress Global Challenge is an annual competition held for students all over the world. This proposal was selected from 166 entries as a finalist by the Fentress jury, and is currently under consideration for the top prize. It was also selected to be displayed in the University of British Columbia School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture Year End Show, with the thesis projects for 2014. It was completed in partnership with UBC M.Arch candidate, Lorinc Vass.
The Vancouver Landfill and Transfer Station is located within the perimeter of Burns Bog, a protected natural reserve. The city's plan is to return the land to nature after it is filled to 39 metres above sea level, over the next 100 years. Tower S is envisioned as a seed broadcast tower, positioned to scatter Yellow Bell seeds by wind, over the filled and sealed area. This process is will aid in the reclamation of the land by plantlife, in preparation for the closure of the landfill. The design features a long spiraling promenade that runs from the parking lot, through a nursery and visitor's centre, and up to the observatory at the peak of the tower. Collaboration with Jennifer Leung and Alan Li.
The Mao Society Building has played an important role in Vancouver's Chinatown for over 100 years, and still functions under owndership of the Mao Society. This collaborative project, headed by local architect Inge Roecker, presents several options for the renewal of the facade. The society has received city funding, and will go forward with the project over the coming years. Other collaboraters include Neil Aspinall, Brendan Callander, Geoff Cox, Laura Dolson, Avishai Gilad, James Jabbour, Roxanne Nesbitt, Mesa Sherriff, Pamela Troyer, Obi Vattanawong, and Marissa Xi Wang.
Jinbocho is one of Tokyo’s most distinctive municipalities, famous for the dozens of bookstores that form a circle around two dense city blocks. This project envisions a reading room and teaching space for foreigners hoping to learn Japanese. Four reading spaces made distinct by their elevation become one during a class, when the focus is brought to the central, lowest point, transforming the tiny adjoining parts into an auditorium. The structure is nestled in a tight intersection of two alleys, attracting tourists to the vibrant restaurants hidden within the blocks. Two sets of stairs rise from the ground, revealing the rich blend of architecture within these alleys as the occupant climbs higher.
This house was designed as an inquiry into the narrative character of linear lot delineation in Vancouver, and an exercise in parametric modeling. Collaboration with Ewing Choi.
UBC Student Union Building Intervention
In collaboration with Dialog, the University of British Columbia School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture gave its students a chance to participate in the design of its new Student Union Building. This proposal combines cheap materials with a simple system of assembly and computerized CNC production to generate an interior facade screen.
Underground Laneway House
Short Architecture Portfolio | Six Recent Projects
Half of a World
Furniture Objects (2)
Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr University Graduate Show 2009.
Furniture Objects (1)
Visual Arts Building, University of Victoria. 2007.
Ink on paper. 2004 - 2007.
Filled to the volume of the artist. Latex. 2009.
Eurethane rubber. 2008.
Filled to the volume of the interior gallery at Emily Carr University. Plastic. 2008.
Ink on paper. 2004 - 2007.
Graphite on paper. 2003 - 2007.
Glencoe Cove-Kevatsech Park, Victoria, BC. 2006.
Collaboration with Kelly Dunning.
Short Drawing + Sculpture Portfolio
(2005 - 2009)
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Vancouver, BC, Canada