Responding to the problem of air pollution in Toronto and the affects it implicates on the body and mind, 229 Yonge transforms a historical gem within downtown into an experiential therapeutic space by utilizing unconventional methods of interior construction. By focusing on the relationship between the community of downtown Toronto and the individual, 229 Yonge strips down the negative impacts the city has on the individual physically and psychologically and helps one become the ‘purest self’.
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Stream is a commercial office space located in the PWC building in Toronto, 18 York Street. For this particular project we were asked to design an office space for French Industrial Designer and Architect, Mathieu Lehanneur. This project is called stream because of the strategic beams of light hitting off the reflective materials within the space. I used Autocad and Rhino to complete the renderings and drawings.
The Bata Shoe Museum recently unveiled a 20th anniversary window installation created by a group of students from Ryerson University's Department of Architectural Science and School of Interior Design. Composed of rods of different length, the installation appears like an abstract composition close up. From a distance, the rods resolve into images of moving feet, wearing shoes of different heights.
"The installation serves as a symbolic representation of the shoes we wear on our feet. The wall plays with depth, flow and light to invoke a sense of movement that is both tangible and intangible. It seeks to serve both form and function, much like the shoes that we wear every day,"
Tile is part one of my fourth year thesis project based off research from Pamphlet Architecture 27: by Benjamin Aranda and Cecil Balmond. These images are based off research of the basic and natural phenonmenon of tiling. This research is the base of development for part two, where a space will be designed under Lower River Street Underpass.
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Tiling Part 2 is the implementation of my algorithm from Part 1 in Underpass Park located beneath the overpass of Adelaide Street, Eastern Avenue and Richmond Street in the West Don Lands neighbourhood of Toronto. The idea behind my design is to create a tranquil space in a very dynamic area that envelops tiling in a way so that it is seen in a new perspective. My implementing my apparatus in Underpass Park I will challenge the way people look at space and the manner in which they react with the modules physically and emotionally. Tiling will no longer be viewed as a surface pattern, it will be seen as a transformation of space.
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Bare is a coffee bar, studio and installation space designed to expose local artists to the public eye. artists will be able to work openly and let the public experience the design process first hand.
42 Glastone Ave is located within the west queen west Parkdale area in Toronto. Toronto is an everchanging city that is developing in every way possible and the cities infrastructure has to adapt to these changes. since the area of Parkdale is known for it's diversity and artistic character, I tried to carry this through with my concept for redesigning 42 gladstone. this building in particular is in the midst of large developmental changes which had to be taken into account when designing the space.
bare coffee bar and studio is a space that will not be enveloped by the surrounding developments but rather it will be able to f lourish with the increase in population density. bare is all about local artists being exposed to the community. the transparent studio spaces are rented out to local artists on a weekly basis and the artists are able to showcase their individual styles as well as their design process with the public watching,
because sometimes the process is the most beautiful part of design.
back facade facing lane way
Second floor walkway
Installation space - day
Installation space - Night
View into transparent artist studio
Coffee bar & seating area
View of second floor transparent artists space
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Yoga. One of the most calming physical activities that involves the mind, body and spirit. That sensation of bliss when you are connecting to your inner self, nothing else matters but you in that moment. Samatha is located in Hazelton Lanes, Toronto. This high end fashion district carries international luxury brands and specialty stores. Samatha utilizes Ashtanga, Bikram and Vinyassa yoga through its interior. Round curved glass realms are placed strategically so that the customer is able to flow through the transparent space. I used Autocad and Sketchup to complete these drawings.
conceptual three dimensional view
conceptual three dimensional view
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This model is based off an idea I had for a "rooftop pavilion". The idea behind the structure and design is that it would be placed at the top of a high rise building to direct the user to a lookout point or view. This model is a study for structure as well as the beauty of simplicity.
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INCENDIO meaning fire is a small area of FLUX resort embedded in the cliffs of Santiago, Chile. FLUX means continuous change, which exactly envelops the function of this space. INCENDIO is an open air bar/lounge located near the entrance of the site. The unique space is engineered to shift from a large upper deck to break apart into two smaller areas for a more intimate gathering. I used both Rhino and Sketchup to complete these drawings
private lounge area
exterior view of lower level
upper level seating
full exterior axonometric
back exterior view
t e c h n i c a l
reflected ceiling plan (18 York)
general partition section
load bearing partition
tenant to public corridor
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The cardboard chair project was designed to help students think abstractly to develop an object that is functional and aesthetically pleasing. The requirements were that the chair must be made out of one piece of 4'-0" x 8'-0" corrugated cardboard and no cuts could be made. The chair also had to withstand 225 lbs of weight.