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IRINA SOLOP [1] BA ARCH SCI, R RCH S CI, MA solop.irina@gmail.com_email +1.647.668.1408_tel


I am recently graduated with a Masters of Art in Architecture from the Aarhus School of Architecture, in Aarhus Denmark. I finished with a Bachelor of Architectural Science at Ryerson University in Toronto, in 2013. During my time at Ryerson I worked every summer in the architectural field; either as an intern at a research and competition based office, or on a more commercial interior design and renovation level. Simultaneously I was also pursuing various competitions, freelance work and installations. After graduating in 2013 I worked at Taylor_Smyth Architects in Toronto for over a year, gaining valuable practical experience. During my masters I returned to Toronto to complete a one semester work term at Diamond Schmitt Architects, building upon my previous Toronto experience and furthering my understanding of office dynamics. My bachelor education and work experience has prepared me for the rigors of construction problem solving while my time in Denmark has helped me further refine my aesthetics and design process methods.

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IRINA SOLOP B ARCH SCI, M A

email_solop.irina@gmail.com tel_+1.647.668.1408


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about me

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table of contents

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curriculum vitae

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thesis: vagabond monuments

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bronze casting workshop: flowing algorithm

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århus amtssygehus

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scenography workshop: the wall

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device: rotating panoramic pin-hole camera

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heterotopic horizons

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device: imprinting machina

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ambiguous boundaries

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haunting aarhus workshop

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museum anatomy research

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canadian pavilion re-design

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light_scape installation

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malivoire winery competition

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flatlot pavilion competition

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busan opera house competition

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changing the face: pushkinsky theatre

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DSA employment

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TSA employment

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KLF internship

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EDUCATION 2009 2013

Ryerson University Department of Architectural Sciences, 325 Church St. Toronto, ON

2014 2017

Aarhus School of Architecture Norreport 20 Aarhus C 8000

Graduated on Dean’s List with a Bachelor of Architectural Science Degree

MA in Architecture

EXHIBITIONS AND COMPETITIONS 04.2015

Cabinet Engagement Through Architecture April 14 - 19, 2015 Milan Design Week, Milan, Italy Exhibit done in collaboration with Constructing an Archive Studio to showcase personal work of myself and 6 other students. Graphic representation, prototyping and fabricating a full scale ‘cabinet’.

01.2014 02.2014

Light Motion Process Digital Fabrication Gallery Exhibit

01.2013 03.2013

Flat Lot Pavilion International Architectural Competition

11.2012 10.2013

Light_Scape Nuit Blanche Installation International Overnight Public Art Exhibit

12.2012

Sustainable Market Square in Casablanca_Morocco Design Contest Student Competition

Jan 28 - Feb 28, 2014 Paul H. Cocker Gallery, Ryerson University, Toronto Exhibit done in collaboration with 3 other teams showcasing installation work. Graphic representation, prototyping and fabricating a partial sized prototype. Fabricating gallery exhibit at a set schedule and budget. Coordinating volunteers. Documenting process.

Competition done in collaboration with 1 architecture student, directed by professor Albert Smith. Design development, technical resolution, site design, programming, rendering, graphic presentation.

Oct 5, 2013 at BATA Shoe Museum, Toronto, Exhibit done in collaboration with 2 architecture students, advised by professor Vincent Hui. Design development, graphic representation, prototyping and fabricating a full sized prototype. Fabricating installation at a set schedule and budget. Coordinating volunteers. Documenting process.

Competition done in collaboration with 3 architecture students, directed by professor Barush Zone Design development, technical resolution, site design, programming, rendering, graphic presentation. 07.2012 08.2012

Landscape, Architecture & Wine 2012 Student Competition

05.2011 07.2012

Changing the Face 2011, Busan Opera House International Architectural Competitions

Competition done individually. Design development, technical resolution, site design, programming, rendering, graphic presentation.

Competitions done in collaboration with 3 architecture students & architect Dimitri Papatheodorou Design development, technical resolution, site design, programming, rendering, graphic presentation.

SKILLS

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Experienced in using AutoCAD, Revit, 3DS Max, Sketch-Up, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Rhino, V-Ray, Office Skilled in expressing ideas though visual graphics and presentation Design focused and self-critical with strong interest in training Accustomed to a heavy work load, career-oriented, able to work in a fast paced environment Strong written and oral communication skills Punctual, respectful, work well in a group as well as individually Bilingual; fluent in English and Russian


EMPLOYMENT AND INTERNSHIPS 08.2015 12.2015

Diamond Schmitt Architects Architecture Design Firm

05.2014 current

Freelance Residential Drafting Wellcore Coorporation

06.2013 08.2014

Taylor_Smyth Architects Architecture Design Firm

05.2013 07.2013

Freelance Schematic Design Cameroon Ocean View Estate Design

05.2012 05.2013

Daniel Johnson Architect Inc. Architecture Design Firm

08.2011 10.2011

Freelance Schematic Design & Presentation Renderings Ladera Pacifica Condo Community

05.2011 08.2011

Khoury Levit Fong Architectural Design Firm.

05.2010 08.2010

Terraprobe Inc. Consulting, Geotechnical & Environmental Engineering

384 Adelaide St. W. S.300, Toronto, ON t_416.862.8800 e_info@dsai.ca Joined a large team to contribute to interior design development and assemble the presentation package for the Government Conference Centre in Ottawa.

41 William St, York, ON t_416.882.4606 e_alex@wellcorecorporation.ca Part-time project based design and drawing work for custom build homes. Produced permit and construction documents.

245 Davenport Road, S.300, Toronto, ON t_416.968.6688 e_info@taylorsmyth.com Work in a small team on a single long term project for an expansion and renovation at the University of Toronto. Responsible for design development, 3d modeling, presentation drawings, code compliance, coordination, & detail resolution.

Options for Homes Non-for-Profit Corporation, a_1468 Queen St. E., S.310, Toronto, ON t_416.867.1501 e_ info@optionsforhomes.ca Worked with two other students to design a sustainable townhouse complex for the growing middle class of Cameroon. Provided concept, schematic drawings and renderings.

100 Richmond St. East, Unit 100, Toronto, ON t_416.920.0040 e_ admin@j-n-arch.com Worked with a team on design development and drawing production for apt. renovation projects. Work extensively on graphic representation and design visualization.

YumaEngineering a_10 De L’Anse-aux-Bateaux St. Gatineau, QC t_613.800.5375 e_info@yumaeng.com Designed complex from initial concept to the point of schematic, pragmatic and functional completion Provided extensive presentation documents, renderings and design expertise

302-387 Bloor St. E, Toronto Ontario t_416.919.9534 e_info@khourylevitfong.com Research gathering, urban design, public design, rendering, creating and presenting work to a professional audience.

10 Bram Court, Brampton, ON. t_905.796.2650 e_brampton@terraprobe.ca Assist in site investigations (surveying, test pits, boreholes, mapping, sampling, etc.), monitoring, construction inspection and testing. Office administration, scheduling, management, data compilation, etc.

INVOLVEMENT Participated in the European Architecture Student Assembly in Nida, Lithuania, Summer 2016. Member of De Arkitektstuderendes Filmforening at AAA 2014-2017 Contributor to upcoming Passive House Detail North America Textbook by Russel Richman P.Eng., Ph.D. Set-up Volunteer for IIDEX 2012 Student at the M & N Segal Fine Arts School from 2004-2009

IRINA SOLOP [04]

B. ARCH SCI 2013, MA 2017 Flexible and curious young professional with experience in building construction and detail development. Deeply interested in architectural theory and affects and the production of spacial atmospheres.

solop.irina@gmail.com_email +1.647.668.1408_tel


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VAGABOND MONUMENTS

TORONTO, 2016

Vagabond Monuments is a theoretical and process driven thesis into the function of monuments, both intentionally to commemorate memories of people or events and unintentionally as place makers and guideposts within the larger context of a city. The site is located in Toronto, along the esplanade of University Avenue, between College St. and King St; a largely underused yet monument saturated public path. This is the ideal setting to explore the relationship between monument and place; developing our understanding of how some artifacts deďŹ ne space while others merely adorn it.

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[06] ARCHITECTURAL CONSTRUCT The goal of the study is to question the efficacy of the existing monuments at the intersection of University Ave. and Queen St. and to investigate how symbolic content can be reinterpreted to better reflect contemporary sentiment, and engage visitors not only intellectually but also emotionally and bodily. The proposal aims to be an “insistent provocateur of the urban unconscious” (Vidler, 1992) and to challenge conventions about public memory and representation by proposing an architectural intervention that provokes a new and polemic experience of the existing monuments. The intersection chosen for this investigation is rife with not only pragmatic urban problems but potentials which will be fulfilled through a careful redesign of the street conditions and transportation infrastructure. AAA MA_FALL THESIS 2016


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buildings dedicated to knowledge and health: libraries, schools, hospitals etc.

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buildings for the appreciation of culture; galleries, museums, theaters etc.

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structures to commemorate and celebrate important people or events.

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publicly accessible spaces

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CONTEXT University Avenue, formerly College Avenue, has always been intended to be a ceremonial passageway, as indicated by its continuing presence as a tree lined boulevard in historic maps. In comparison to its current iteration as a mini highway at eight lanes of traffic, in the late 19th century it was more of a peaceful rural road; lined with trees and removed from the hectic city life that would have dominated Young St, just two blocks over. The former College Avenue was maintained as a toll road, with gates at the Queen St intersection and a gatekeeper’s house on the north-west corner. To the east, separated by a fence, was a smaller access road called University St. The two streets were merged together into University Avenue at the turn of the century and the current outlines of the landscaped medians were established. AAA MA_FALL THESIS 2016


The merge opened up the street as a public through fare and the South African War Memorial was erected in 1910 at the avenues Queen Street terminus. Post WWI, in thanks to the economic boom and global precedents, a Beaux Art plan was drawn up to better accommodate the growing use of cars and the influx of industry and big business. However depression in 1929 prevented the radical redevelopment of the downtown traffic system. Only smaller scale interventions such as the widening of University Ave. and rezoning the adjacent land to invite larger corporate buildings in place of the historic villas were realized. Later the expansion of University down to Front St. connected the avenue to major East-West thoroughfares, establishing University Ave. as a primary traffic route. AAA MA_FALL THESIS 2016

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INTERSECTION The intersection of University Ave. and Queen St. is one of the busiest along the esplanade yet suffers acutely from a sense of placeless-ness. The monument just to the north of the intersection is the South African War Memorial, commemorating the fallen Canadian soldiers in the Second Anglo-Boer War, unveiled in 1910. To the south is the Sir Adam Beck Memorial, unveiled in 193. He was a prominent public figure and founder of Ontario Hydro, the public hydroelectric generation and transmission infrastructure. These monuments were designed by teacher and pupil, Walter Seymour Allward and Emanuel Hahn respectively, to commemorate very different moments in history; one Britain’s final colonial war, the other the life’s work of a public servant, yet their positioning facing each other across one of the most public and ceremonial intersections in the city implies a relationship. AAA MA_FALL THESIS 2016


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The two monuments do not share a similar scale or street presence. While the South African War Memorial is about creating a grand ceremonial focal point, the Adam Beck Memorial is a more subtle representation which welcomes rest and contemplation. The refusal to relate to one another in any way apart from location and style, the two monuments at either side create an even further southnorth divide then already present thanks to the street. This strengthens the overall fragmented nature of the esplanade and discourages exploration further north along it towards Queen’s Park. Shangri-La Hotel

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[11] SITE EXPERIENCE The documentation and research into the site involved a mixture of historical data gathering; primarily from real estate and fire insurance maps, and photographs and drawings of the site and surrounding area throughout the years, as well as personal photographic documentation. This material became the source material for collage-style explorations into the sites conditions. [1] A highway has replaced the gated community road without any significant mention. The trees and villas ousted out to fill the street with empty night-time windows. The echoes of the past caught in fleeting interrupted view as one imagines the cars blooming into trees. AAA MA_FALL THESIS 2016


[12] DRAWING FROM EXTRACTION

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[15] EXPERIENTIAL APPROACH 1_view southwards, across bridge, towards augmented South African War Memorial 2_new subway entrance at Adam Beck memorial on the South side of Queen St. & University Ave. 3_overview of re-imagined South African War Memorial, and new subway entrance beyond

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FLOWING ALGORITHM

BRONZE CASTING WORKSHOP, 2016 The bronze casting workshop lasted two weeks and introduced a variety of soft and hard skills. We were encouraged to work with Grasshopper to create the initial shape, which is derived from the mathematical base unit for a gyroid surface. This shape had to be transformed into a closed 3d object for printing purposes. The 3d print took into consideration thicknesses, scale, material flow etc. It was then cast into reinforced clay and burned out in the kiln to create the negative mold. The finished bronze piece had to be cleaned, treated and polished. Our result ran into some fruitful issues, as the bronze did not flow smoothly, resulting in holes in the shape and general irregularities. However we embrace their beauty as part of the process. AAA MA_SPRING 2016


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[18] PROCESS 1_3D Printing 1/6th of the sculpture in the Ultimaker 2 Printer. 2_assembeled 3D printed sculpture 3_pouring bronze into clay mold 4_applying copper chemical ďŹ nish with a torch to seal the bronze and give depth of colour

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ÅRHUS AMTSSYGEHUS

AARHUS, 2016

To pursue an anti-walk is to consciously not plan the journey, but instead curate it. The difference between planning and curation lies in their temporal relationship to an act. Planning comes before and as such sets up preconceptions and expectations, while curation comes after and observes the act from a critical point of reflection. A reflective approach to site exploration allowed me to rely on my instinctual understanding of the build world and architecture as a way of isolating interesting and engaging moments, leading me to focus on a particular courtyard and building; the hospital canteen.

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1_site photos of Canteen Courtyard 2_scaleless Plan Drawing of Canteen Courtyard 3_augmentations of Canteen Courtyard

[21] DISSECTING WORKSHOP WITH ANDREW CLANCY The Dissecting Workshop, held in partnership with Andrew Clancy of Clancy Moore Architects, sought to engage the site on both a tangible and theoretical level. It started with an in depth analysis of the site and its characteristics using carefully selected photographs and drawings. We then engaged the presented material in groups in order to uncover why the selected work was meaningful and affective and how those qualities can be transformed into a theoretical framework for the project. The act of framing, editing, curating, drawing and redrawing helped to establish both my own interests as well as revealing innate architectural concerns that are already present in the site.

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[22] COMBINED FRAGMENT DRAWING

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AXONOMETRIC OF EXISTING

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[24] EXPLODED AXONOMETRIC OF PROPOSED UNIT

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[25] NEGOTIATING THE EXISTING Progress model of existing structure in grey card, and new proposed artist residency units in white PLA plastic (3d printed). The model clearly shows how the fragmentary drawing method from the Dissecting Workshop went on to inuence the aesthetic choices within the residential unit. This is especially evident in the use of many stepped platforms, a reference to the layering design methodology, and the fragmented look of the facade.

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[26] AXONOMETRIC OF PROPOSED 1_staircase from basement to ground floor, looking towards courtyard 2_overview of second floor, looking towards courtyard 3_overview from above looking down a two storey space to the basement 4_overview of arrangement of floor levels on ground level and the relationship between them and staircase

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SITE ‘Great Coffee’ Courtyard

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SCENOGRAPHY WORKSHOP AARHUS, 2015

The proposal aims to dematerialize a wall dividing two courtyards to emphasize the breaking down of the forth wall between actor and audience. The proposal limits the audience to one side of the wall, the Great Coffee courtyard, while encouraging two plays to occur, one in each courtyard. The first play takes on a very traditional relationship between actor and audience, while the second play occurring out of sight, expect for the glimpses caught in the movable mirrors, will emphasize the inherent distance in acting. We use the metaphor of the three traditional parts of a theatre with its theatron or raked seating area for the audience; the stage where the first troupe would perform, and the backstage where the second troupe would be. AAA MA_SPRING 2015


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[28] ASSEMBLY KNULLING PHOTO 1_entry 2_seating 3_stage

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ROTATING PANORAMIC PIN-HOLE CAMERA PORTABLE DEVICE, 2015

Investigating the flat landscape of Læsø Island of the Eastern coast of Denmark with a panoramic camera allowed me to explore the constant presence of the horizon and the limitless shifting boundaries between water and land. The analog method augmented this initial investigation and brought out haptic qualities from the exposure process of rotating the camera at 10-20-30 second intervals. The combination of the expansive landscape and the local human error will further explore the potential for architectural intervention on this site.

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[30] ASSEMBLY KNULLING PHOTO 1_SAMPLE 18 min [30 sec / 10°] 2_DAWN 18 min [30 sec / 10°]

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3_HAZY / OVERCAST 12 min [20 sec / 10°] 4_ BRIGHT 12 min [20 sec / 10°]

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[1] FORMAL EXPLORATIONS

[2] LIGHT EXPLORATION MODEL

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HETEROTOPIC HORIZONS LÆSØ, DENMARK 2015

My spring semester project was derived from my investigations on site with the rotating panoramic pin-hole camera. The resultant shape is an accidental yet fluid form which captures the irregularities in the speed of the rotation of the camera and is directly derived from one of the photographs captured there. I have used this form to begin exploring light in an attempt to recreate the ephemeral qualities of the photograph, which are a product of the registration process, through the use of various architectural methods.

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[32] [3] MAPPING THE LIGHT FLUCTUATION IN THE PHOTOGRAPH

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FORM FINDING


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SITE SELECTION The selected site is located just within the entrance to a natural preserve. This location combined with the proposal program will encourage a change in perspective towards nature conservation as a method that must inevitably involve humanity as a participant instead of a menace. The island already has a strong history of human intervention in its natural history. The island has gone through an almost complete deforestation in its recent centuries and all the current grown landscape is a product of human intervention in partnership with nature. This encourages a more hands on approach to nature.

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[34] The program is a small scale educational center and seed archive. The goal of the facilities is to educate on the use of a diverse range of both edible crops as well as a variety of local fauna, and to encourage interaction with the natural landscape. The primary target group is families and children, many of them seasonal residents here, who could begin to foster a relationship with the natural surroundings - something many young children are lacking in this digital age.

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[37] SEED ARCHIVE WALL 1_feature wall axonometric 2_seed cabinet axonometric

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IMPRINTING MACHINA PORTABLE DEVICE, 2014

The initial step towards investigating Venice started from the building of a portable imprinting machine which allowed me to create imprints of various elements and textures in Venice onto paper for further investigation later. The machine relied on a simple transfer method from the pins which would ‘read’ the surface to a activator layer of wet sponge, to a cartridge of ink (aka. dry ink soaked paper) and onto paper. The process distorts the texture and creates unexpected elaborate morphologies.

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[40] ASSEMBLY KNULLING PHOTO 1_pins 2_sponge tray 3_felt to collect overflow

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AMBIGUOUS BOUNDARIES

VENICE, 2014

This intervention on a Venetian courtyard is a manifestation of a body of research into the invisible connections and hidden dimensions within the urban context; systematic and personal relationships, and how they interweave with the human subconscious well of shared experiences and knowledge. The resultant eventspace/staircase is a means of engaging within the invisible context by strengthening local social relationships. The stair explores formal aesthetics, natural lighting, visual connections and helps establish boundaries while vertically connecting areas of use.

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dialog response

a direct correlation between comments

commentary

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character

archaeologist · objective · formal

One who investigates the artifacts found in reality and uses tangible data in order to construct an objective understanding of reality.

philosopher · critic · conceptual

One who is engaged in the critical search for fundamental concepts of the human condition, often in a reductive way.

author · subjective · abstract

One who uses a medium as a means of constructing a parallel system that drawn on reality yet is separate from its’ constrains.

skeptic · comic · satire

One who refuses to believe anything at face value and actively questions what others take as fundamental truths.

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HAUNTING AARHUS WORKSHOP AARHUS DENMARK, 2014

The Haunting Aarhus Workshop brought together the entire collection of Master’s candidates for two weeks of intensive design and fabrication work. Each group of 6 had to choose a site along a major pedestrian route in the city and activate it in a subtle way. The goal of our intervention was to reveal an overlooked space of the city; a large thick hedge. We prototyped and build a perascope as well as staged a small tableaux within the hedge which would encourage people to look for the unexpected. We used three sets of lights to illuminate different elements of the scene in order to build drama. The device and performance acted together to create the overall affect and draw out the qualities of the site. AAA MA_FALL 2014


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[46] ASSEMBLY DIAGRAMS 1_fish eye lens 2_adjustable magnifying glass

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21ST CENTURY MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SANNA

MAXXI Zaha Hadid Architects

VITRAHAUS Herzog & de Meuron

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GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM Frank Lloyd Wright

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MUSEUM ANATOMY RESEARCH PROJECT, 2013

The exhibition was showcasing the research into the anatomy of museums. My research was focused on circulation and organization. Through the use of case studies and the diagramming of eight museum, I was able to critically analyze and identify limitations and potentials for each strategy explored.

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[48] CIRCULATION DIAGRAMS 1_MAXXI circulation diagram 2_VitraHaus circulation diagram

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CANADIAN PAVILION VENICE ITALY, 2012

The re-design for the Canadian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale is an exploration into the phenomenological in architecture. Subtle detailing and an in-depth investigation into the various architectural effects are used create atmospherically charged spaces. The pavilion aims establish contemplative spaces to reconnect the Biennale visitor with the environment and offering a retreat from the sensory overload experienced when traveling from exhibition to exhibition. Lighting, circulation and public spaces are merged to create a new type of courtyard, one that is elevated to the roof and beneďŹ ts from the natural canopies created by the many trees on the site. This pavilion bridges the gap between nature and building, interior and exterior and the gallery to public space. RYERSON BArch Sci_FALL 2012


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[51] ITERATIVE DESIGN PROCESS The iterative design process of this pavilion stemmed from an initial need for interstitial space. It explored a variety of methods and drew z from a wide range of diverse sources in order to achieve the desired quality of space.

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RYERSON BArch Sci_FALL 2012

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LIGHT_SCAPE NUIT BLANCHE INSTALLATIONS TORONTO, 2013

This tactile installation relies on user interaction to grow organically. Each user contributes to the evolution of the Light_Scape, by altering the appearance of the surface. The Light_Scape consists of individual, easy to handle cubes, each containing a tri-colour LED that cycle through a spectrum of colour. The modular shape of the light cubes allows the user to freely explore limitless configurations. The cubes and subsurface are covered with Velcro, giving them the strength to defy gravity. The Velcro’s fuzzy texture diffuses light and produces a soft pulsing glow, which when accumulated, creates the illusion of a living organism. Light_Scape reflects the social nature of Nuit Blanche as it evolves through the night. FREELANCE_2012-2013


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entry PROPOSAL ARRANGEMENT 1_at gallery entry 2_inside gallery 3_gallery plan

[3] FREELANCE _2012-2013


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MALIVOIRE WINERY NIAGARA PENINSULA, 2012

The Malivoire Winery is located in the Beamsville Bench, a part of the Niagara Peninsula Viticulture area, in Southern Ontario, Canada. Initially, the winery was a practical, low budget facility that took advantage of natural conditions provided by the site. Although efďŹ cient, it was purely utilitarian and lacked an aesthetic image suitable for showcasing the brand. Malivoire Winery provides all the necessary circumstances for wine; however, none for the marketing of it. The goals for the re-interpretation of the winery was to emphasize the present practicality of the brand, while deďŹ ning a rich corporate image with superior tourism facilities and event spaces. This design project was later reworked to what is displayed here and entered into a Student Competition. COMPETITION_SUMMER 2012


FLAT LOT PAVILION COMPETITION [56] FLINT MI, 2013

This installation is made up of a collection of inflatable modules that can be deployed to create any desired environment. The form of the inflatable module can be dispersed individually or amalgamated to facilitate various uses such as a shelter, shading device, seating, back stand etc. By changing the arrangement of these inflatable units, the site could transform from a series of shelters housing markets, or to a large performance space showcasing local culture. The vibrant and dramatic nature of this installation would become a focal point in the area, and signify the underdeveloped lots’ transformation into a socially conducive environment. The proposal will evolve locals’ appreciation for the site and support creative infrastructure to produce an engaging eventscape. COMPETITION_SPRING 2013


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CHANGING THE FACE: PUSHKINSKY THEATRE MOSCOW RUSSIA, 2011

Home to the Moscow International Film Festival, the Pushkinsky Theatre strives to embody the spirit of innovation and projection contained during its inception 50 years ago. The redesigned facade protrudes into the park with the insertion of a large glass scrim, appearing transparent by day and as a silver-screen by night (smart glass). This new cinematic device connects the park with the ceremonial entry terrace via a set of stairs and reconstructed pedestrian bridge. A projecting restaurant grants dramatic views of the historic Pushkinsky Square Park. The new MIFF building will include additional theaters stacked in an iconic light tower on the west side of the building, with more theaters tucked under the main ceremonial entrance terrace. COMPETITION_SUMMER 2011


BUSAN OPERA HOUSE [58] BUSAN SOUTH KOREA, 2011

The Busan Opera House is an opera house located on a man-made island development in Busan, South Korea, an area with a rich marine culture. Emerging from the sand the highly expressive steel structure reects this maritime tradition and symbolizes a majestic ship docked at the port of Busan. Procession became a primary generator of form as the skeletal steel structure housed the programmatic elements connected by a traversing wooden pedestrian bridge. The hull shaped theaters are optimized for performances and encompass the public event space below. The grand ramp grounds the facility and leads to an observation deck. Continuous site lines give visitors a sense of continuity linking the opera house with the beach life and marine culture. COMPETITION_SUMMER 2011


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DIAMOND SCHMITT ARCHITECTS EMPLOYED AS ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER, 2015

Midway though my MA studies I took a work term at Diamond Schmitt Architects, working on the Government Conference Centre for the duration of the term. I was primarily focusing on interior design development and presentation material. However since the project was already in construction I also had to follow up on coordination with various trades and contributed to various construction sets.

EMPLOYMENT_2015


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[4] 1_front facade 2_main hallway outside auditorium/gym 3_upper lobby looking towards main hallway 4_lower lobby looking towards stair

TAYLOR_SMYTH ARCHITECTS

EMPLOYED AS ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER, 2013-2014

Upon the completion of my undergraduate degree at Ryerson I found a design position at Taylor_Smyth Architects, a recognized Toronto ďŹ rm. Taylor_Smyth Architects has a design aesthetic which appeals to my sensibility to produce intimate yet practical spaces. I stayed with them for over a year, working on the expansion to the University of Toronto Institute of Child Study. It is a fascinating project which tested my understanding of context and my ability to problem solve creatively. The institute simultaneously houses a research facility, a university and an elementary school; servicing people of all ages with various requirements. I worked within a small team spearheaded by the principal and I was regularly challenged to conceive spaces at a level of rigor previously unattained during my educational career. EMPLOYMENT_2013-2014

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[4] 1_Busan Opera House competition visualizations 2-4_New Taipei City Museum of Art competition visualizations

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KOURY LEVIT FONG

EMPLOYED AS ARCHITECTURAL INTERN, 2011 My internship at KLF provided me with valuable knowledge regarding the blurred professional boundaries of architecture and planning. The work investigated planning and architectural strategies as seen through competition entries and employed systems which attempted to hybridize the professional thresholds. My time was divided primarily between two competitions, the Future Cities – Siddesborg, Finland and the New Taipei City Museum of Art. Both entries were research heavy and explored interventions at various scales to produce a variety of effects.

EMPLOYMENT_2011


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Architecture Portfolio 2017  

Architecture design portfolio of conceptual projects from 2011-2017

Architecture Portfolio 2017  

Architecture design portfolio of conceptual projects from 2011-2017

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