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 […]
Erosion Designing with Materiality in Impermanent Landscapes Kunaal Mohan Using the Buddhist notion that we conceive of time through observing change, this thesis attempts to answer the question ‘how can we create the sensation of time in architecture?’ It is important to acknowledge the fact that buildings will change over time. No building is above […]
Carol Kaifosh will defend her thesis titled ‘Shelf Life’ on Friday, June 24, 2016 at 10:00 AM in 12 Water St. N (Unit 6). Shelf Life outlines a manifesto illustrating the possibilities and intentions for inhabiting Shelf Life’s new domestic landscape. In reference to the Museum of Modern Art’s 1972 exhibition, Italy: The New Domestic Landscape, the manifesto uses design as a commentary on current and future domestic daily rituals.
In her thesis, Sonia Yuan proposes an ideal ‘post-post-Fordist’ society, a city envisioned as a dense, heterogeneous construct, whose post-post-Fordist urban intervention is presented as a bicycle factory in the city of Toronto. The proposal endeavours to lift us out of the industrial exploitation of the last century, while providing a relief from contemporary society’s over-saturation of digital technology, to return the machine to its rightful place as an intuitive extension of our bodies. Sonia will defend her thesis on Thursday May 12, 2016 at 4:30 pm in the Loft Gallery.