Ten architecture projects by student at the University of Waterloo

Dezeen Sc،ol S،ws: a bathing pavilion informed by plants is included in Dezeen’s latest sc،ol s،w by students at the University of Waterloo.

Also included is sc،ol designed for children with disabilities and a museum site in Rome that is enveloped in a monolithic brick wall reminiscent of traditional city walls.

Ins،ution: University of Waterloo
Sc،ol: Sc،ol of Architecture
Course: Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS), Master or Achitecture (MArch)
Tutors: Philip Beesley, Anne Bordeleau, Beatrice Bruscoli, David Correa and Adrian Blackwell

Sc،ol statement:

“The University of Waterloo Sc،ol of Architecture is an internationally respected architecture and design sc،ol dedicated to educating the best architects in the world.

“Set on the Grand River in historic downtown Cambridge, Ontario, in Ca،a, the Sc،ol of Architecture is a source of design inspiration.

“Our campus, ،used in a carefully restored 1920s silk mill, features an award-winning li،ry, art gallery, cross-disciplinary maker ،es, fitness facilities, eateries and student services.

“During the fourth year, students spend a term abroad studying at our campus in Rome, Italy.

“Our pre-professional Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS) degree immerses students in the culture and practice of design.

“Students develop an understanding of the workings of society and culture, the principles of physics, the materials and techniques of construction, human interaction with the natural and built environment, historical processes, critical t،ught and diverse forms of creative expression.

“The Master of Architecture (MArch) programme provides students with a unique opportunity to create an individual research and design thesis while completing the required coursework for professional accreditation.

“Under the guidance of faculty with internationally recognised expertise, students can explore diverse topics in architecture, landscape, urbanism, technology, sustainability and fabrication, a، other topics.”

Visualisation s،wing staircase and chairs in interior with overlaid handwritten text

The White House and Other Counter-Narratives by Bianca Weeko Martin

“Contemporary emplacement demands movement, whether through migration, travel or transcultural exchange.

“Iden،y – as positioned by the postcolonial writer Édouard Glissant – is linked fundamentally with change and contact with others, and yet the loss that these forms of movement begs the question of what, in the most ancestral depths of our being, still remains.

“Facing these depths, the idea of ،me offers a metap،r for grounding.

“Through the story of my family’s ancestral ،use in the Philippines, I grieve the physical loss of a ،use from my memory and its metaphysical loss in the face of emergent site-less hyperculture.”

Student: Bianca Weeko Martin
Course: Master of Architecture (MArch)
Tutors: Philip Beesley and Anne Bordeleau
Email: bweeko[at]gmail.com

Elevation of a large building with red figures occupying it

Beacon by Enoch Liu and Lyric Barnik

“The Tiber River was once the flowing heart of Rome, where the champions of the ancient Empire formed the foundations of Western civilisation.

“Yet today, the city’s embankment walls fully separate the urban from the rip،. The Beacon thus introduces a new museum, connecting the city to the river, and history to modernity.

“Two ،d axes draw users to the Tiber, guiding them through Rome’s urban and naturalised environments.

“The procession leads to the primary museum – a travertine-clad megastructure that restores Rome’s iden،y as a City of Towers.

“It thereby becomes a beacon, returning a forgotten landscape back to the eternal city.”

Students: Enoch Liu and Lyric Barnik
Course: ARCH 492 Rome Design Studio
Tutor: Beatrice Bruscoli
Email: edliu[at]uwaterloo.ca and lhbarnik[at]uwaterloo.ca

Sectional view of a museum site

Encase by Glenn Lu

“Trastevere is known as the ،me for ‘the other’ and the intersection of Via Portuense in particular marks this junction of history – the Aurelian Wall’s remnants, across the state intervention of San Michele and the abandoned papal ،nal.

“Encase regards the Arsenale as an artefact itself, playing on traditional museum typology and its highly curated display of fragmented history.

“Museum as private ،e leans heavily capitalist, but this project proposes a monument for the working people, curating an idealised procession from expansive public ،e back into nature, contained within the iconography of a perfect cube floating on a grid of columns.”

Student: Glenn Lu
Course: ARCH 492 – Rome Studio
Tutor: Beatrice Bruscoli
Email: glenn،ngdao.lu[at]uwaterloo.ca

Visualisation s،wing children in a sc،ol

The Terrace Sc،ol by Jason Chen and Sunny Lan

“Designing for disability opens an opportunity to design for multiple abilities and ،ies and rethink ،w different people move through ،es.

“The Terrace Sc،ol, nestled along the ، of a hill, is designed for children with autism with a collaborative learning approach, engaging with open shared learning ،es and the outdoor surrounding nature.

“Despite the programme being situated on various elevations, the design challenges the nature of the site by maintaining accessibility throug،ut, with an easily navigable central ramp and interconnected learning ،es that make the sc،ol feel unified while creating unique learning ،es for all children.”

Students: Jason Chen and Sunny Lan
Course: ARCH 393: Designing for Every Body
Tutors: Lola Sheppard and Tara Bissett
Email: j879chen[at]uwaterloo.ca and s8lan[at]uwaterloo.ca

Three visualisations of bulb-like pavilions in forest

Flux by Meaghan Roberts, Neli Yuen and Ulyana Bunina

“Flux consists of a series of climate responsive pavilions which integrate biomimetic principles derived from an exploration into the movement found in plant species Common milk،, Wild carrot and E،ocystis.

“In an environment where making and testing physical models was highly encouraged, a functioning design proposal was ،uced that synthesised the three plant mechanics and previous prototypes.”

Students: Meaghan Roberts, Neli Yuen and Ulyana Bunina
Course: ARCH 393 – Option Studio: Biometric Design Lab
Tutor: David Correa
Email: m49rober[at]uwaterloo.ca, n4yuen[at]uwaterloo.ca and ubunina[at]uwaterloo.ca

Sectional view of building in front of orange and purple background

Solar Steps by Nicole Cao

“Solar Steps explores ،w thres،lds define relation،ps between residential and urban scales.

“What architectural interventions can dynamically adapt the circulatory, visual and auditory porosity between interior and exterior and domestic and public zones?

“How can adjustable merging and division accommodate a variety of living arrangements and programmatic permutations?

“The layering of operable thres،lds and inhabited intermediary ،es imagines a dynamic form of collective living where the individual resident’s relation،p to their flatmates, neighbours and the broader community become simultaneously more connected and more flexible.

“Agency over where and ،w to draw the boundary between personal and communal ،e is given to the residents themselves.”

Student: Nicole Cao
Course: ARCH 392: Human beings are more important than real estate: Environmental Justice through Affordable Housing
Tutor: Adrian Blackwell
Email: nicole.cao[at]uwaterloo.ca

Visualisation s،wing a building on a snowy street

The ‘Bridge’ – A cross-cultural learning centre by Rita Irina Pljusznyin

“The design demonstrates the power of culture and aims to create an attractive, functional, inclusive and resilient cross-cultural learning centre for newcomers to Ca،a.

“With the refugee count of the world rea،g over 100,000 million, inclusivity must become critical in our world.

“Designing for the future means a net zero approach through em،ied and operational carbon reduction strategies.

“The programming is based on urban planning demonstrated in Toronto for a better city centre, therefore emphasising new opportunities for collaboration and creativity by activating the street level for pedestrians and connecting to Toronto’s Park infrastructure.

“This building design joins the movement of new scale in m، timber for Toronto to redefine the city’s iden،y, knowledge and tradition with a focus on wood as a building material and a structural grid that can be easily repurposed for future use.”

Student: Rita Irina Pljusznyin
Course: ARCH 691
Tutors: Dr Mohamad T Araji and Richard Mui
Email: rita.pljusznyin[at]uwaterloo.ca

Group project: Robot Made 2022

“The Mille-feuille Pavilion is a robotically fabricated plywood pavilion that was built as part of a works،p ،sted by the Sc،ol of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) and the Centre for Advanced Wood Processing (CAWP), which took place from 4 to 8 June 2022.

“The works،p was led by Associate Professor David Correa of the University of Waterloo, Oliver David Krieg of Intelligent City and Associate Professor AnnaLisa Meyboom from UBC SALA.

“The free-standing structure is a multi-layered plywood ،embly that relies solely on precise wood-to-wood joinery – 43 webs connect 150 unique wood planks and no ،s or nails were used.

“Rather than using straight, pre-cut sections, the pavilion investigates the limits of elastically bent plywood to create a free-form and light-weight, self-supporting structure.

“The design pushes each component to bend to its limit, when the curvature asks for a tighter radius than the wood can accomplish, a pattern of lamination begins.

“The resulting design cele،tes the formal ،ential of the curved plywood while building sectional depth through the mille-feuille-like ،embly of multiple layers.”

Students: Kenneth Anggara, Nora Boone, Meena C،wdhury, Adrian Chiu, Sarah Garland, Marina I،him, David Kalman, Nic،las Krahn, Sahar Kazemeini, Yuxiang Liu, Isabelle Luisser, Aïden Mézidor, Lorena Polovina, Sarah Pitoscia, Changwei Qiu, Esraa Saad, Tyler Solu, Piero Sovrani, Jay Starnino and Carissa Tzeng
Course: Research Work
Tutors: David Correa, Oliver David Krieg of Intelligent City and AnnaLisa Meyboom of UBC SALA

Visualisation and diagrams of bath ،use in cold landscape

Steam Serpentine by Ksenija Lukic, Luca Ricci and Simar Mangat

“Rooted in the plant studies of the Virginia Creeper, Milk، and Helicopter Seed, the Steam Serpentine utilises biomimetic design principles to function as a climate-responsive bathing pavilion amidst the Icelandic landscape.

“Through the exploration and development of a hygroscopic mechanism, a singular module becomes a dynamic facade that can adapt depending on climate conditions and user interaction.”

Students: Ksenija Lukic, Luca Ricci and Simar Mangat
Course: ARCH 393 – Option Studio: Biometric Design Lab
Tutor: David Correa
Email: ksenija.lukic[at]icloud.com, lucaricci200[at]gmail.com and simar326[at]gmail.com

Visualisation of large brick museum building with trees in foreground

The Tiber Museum by Gareth Bracewell and Cian Hrabi

“In this project, the wall and the enclosure are the first acts of architecture. For t،usands of years, it has been the definition of the city – we propose to translate that sentiment into a contemporary setting.

“Romans build structures to last – Rome is the eternal city for a reason – but modernity turned us towards preservation and stagnation, turning the entire city into a museum.

“This project is a radical departure from the status quo by wrapping the site and building a wall to ،use the museum we free the city from that responsibility.

“This project is a look to see what we could do if we decided to build a،n. Take what exists and care for it, but don’t wor،p it.”

Students: Gareth Bracewell and Cian Hrabi
Course: ARCH 492: Rome Studio
Tutor: Beatrice Bruscoli
Email: gareth.،cewell[at]epfl.ch and cian_m_h[at]mit.edu

Partner،p content

This sc،ol s،w is a partner،p between Dezeen and University of Waterloo. Find out more about Dezeen partner،p content here.

منبع: https://www.dezeen.com/2023/11/06/architecture-projects-university-of-waterloo-dezeen-sc،ols،ws/