The Other Place: Building a Retreat of One’s Own Brock Benninger How is one to ground themselves in an increasingly virtual and abstract world? The Other Place offers a complimentary environment to daily life. Here one can establish the necessary critical distance from the conditions which define day to day life, and gain the perspective […]
Sean Maciel is a graduate student at UWSA. When he's not researching the legacy of desert reclamation and irrigation projects in San Francisco, he's editing BRIDGE. Find him in 3014.
The Stop Gap Foundation, the Cambridge Accessibility Committee, the Cambridge Seniors Woodworking Club, local businesses, and students from the UWaterloo School of Architecture are working together to bring StopGap Ramps to Cambridge, and we need your help with artwork! Storefronts with single steps up from the sidewalk can provide considerable barriers to the elderly, […]
In advance of the BRIDGE Student Art Exhibition on March 10th, we have organized a trip to the open Life Drawing course at the Cambridge Centre for the Arts. $10 gets you in for two hours of life drawing. Meet in the UWSA atrium at 6:15.
Architecture students draw. From initial parti sketches, to illustrative diagrams, to analytical studies, drawing is an important part of our work, and we know it. But the humble doodle rarely gets a moment in the spotlight, and we want to give it a chance. Whether it is sketched between notes in a lecture, during a […]
Studio Soundtrack features songs selected by a student at Waterloo Architecture. I’m Sean Maciel, with the latest installment of this long-running series where hip people share hip songs and I share five songs that will ruin you. ~ Deadlines bring to light the worst of my musical preferences, which is probably true of everyone. If […]
Tactics to Tiny Finding Your Way Home Sheng Wu To minimize our personal living space goes against our North American culture and values, one that has been built upon our abundance of space and excess of material goods. In our “bigger is better” culture, homes have continued to grow larger in the past decades despite […]
Submechanophilia Snehanjali Sumanth Twenty-three federal offshore oil platforms line the coast of Southern California for approximately 200 miles from Point Concepcion, Santa Barbara County to Huntington Beach, Oxford County. Installed from1968 to 1989, they are some of the oldest platforms in the world and currently face the process of complete decommissioning after having consumed the […]
City Familiaris A Study in Domesticating Infrastructures Sarah Gertler Problems associated with hyper density in Canada are fairly new, but they often create innate conflicts for all those who dwell in the afflicted areas. CityPlace, in Toronto is one such place. The project is the largest master-planned community within Toronto and is also densest neighbourhood in the city. The model […]
Reconstruction Site Re-designing the disposable Expo Scott Proudfoot Building, supported by the practice of architecture, is churning resources into waste at an alarming rate. Our method of construction has its inevitable conclusion in a pile of rubble. Lamentably, the natural resources we build with are finite, and our exploitation of these has nearly reached its peak. As […]
The Interval in-between unmaking and remaking the body Qinyu Lu By its individual terms, we can think of a body in two coincident ways that meet it in the middle: from the familiar inside-out and the less familiar outside-in. To proceed from the middle of things conceives of a body always already extended into the […]