ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN PORTFOLIO
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My name is Madeleine Lachance, I am an undergraduate student at the University of Waterloo in architecture and I am seeking four month internship opportunities.
academic work Immersion
Re (tree) t
Other work Millennial
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education Architecture, University of Waterloo, Cambridge, Ontario Presidentâ€™s Scholarship (obtained admission average of over 90%), University of Waterloo, Waterloo
(2016-present) Candidate for Honors Bachelor of Architectural Studies, Awards:
work experience (2018)
Architectural Assistant - Atelier Tsuyoshi Tane Architects - Paris, France
- Was instrumental in all aspects of the research and design process, the production of the technical drawing set and certain industry relations for the renovation of a 210 m2 Hausmann apartment in downtown Paris. - Managed and led the construction of a 6 m2 model at 1:10 scale to be exhibited at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo in May 2018 as well as the Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery in October 2018. - Developped and implemented physical modeling methods using concrete and other materials on multiple large scale models ranging from 1 m2 to 30 m2.
volunteer experience (2017-present) Archivist/Secretary - Waterloo Architecture Student Association
- Handle minutes at meetings and produce undergraduate calendar with time management and organization. (2017)
Huge (Orientation Leader) - University of Waterloo
- Acquired management and leadership skills while planning events, organizing activities and leading students and other leaders during University of Waterloo Orientation Week.
other interests (2016)
Set Design and Construction Manager - Ă‰cole secondaire publique De La Salle Ottawa, ON (2015)
- Organized sets for theater production and fashion show from design to construction, using design, management and 3D modeling skills. (2008-2016)
Ottawa Synchro - Ottawa, ON
- Trained 16 hours a week and competed at the provincial level in team, duet and solo synchronized swimming events.
- Rhinoceros + SketchUp - Autocad - Maxwell Render + Vray - Adobe Creative Suite
- Hand drafting - Hand modeling - Laser cutting - Woodworking. -Concrete and plaster -
- French (fluent) - English (fluent)
1616 Drake av.
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Derek Revington and David Correa
Immersion is the final product of a studio that observed the atmospheres and sensibilities of the spaces found in many films. Its first phase (presented on p.16 as “cinematic effect”) was inspired by the atmospheres of the films “In the Mood for Love” by Wong Kar Wai and “Nostalghia” by Tarkovsky. The goal of this project was to create a space that could gather several hundred people while integrating the atmospheric elements
discovered in the first phase’s initial analysis’. The result of this process became an idealization of a sacred space that is centered around water and ritual as a means of purification. This space is created primarily of raw materials where water truly controls and creates the purification. To reach the ultimate sacred space (seen on the left)you must follow a series of steps that prepare you to reach the culminating experience of the ultimate sacred space.
Perspectives of the first two phases of the ritual
Initially, you are lead down a ramp and a stretching stair that are parallel to each other and separated by a sheet of falling water (images 1+2). The length of this promenade forces you to slow your thoughts and the water flowing next to you invites you to reach out to clean your hands and face. This promenade brings you down to the climactic dramatic space; the purification space (illustrated on p.5) that expands into a large cavernous void. Its height is reflected in the depth of the pool and it offers you a space where you can feel completely submerged and immersed by the world. You can find yourself feeling alone in a crowd. The exit is a gradual climb where you cross a threshold of stone columns and light columns to then be re-integrated into the regular world of the every-day.
Plan of baths + Perspective of the final phase of the ritual
Exterior cladding foliage growth
r e ( t r e e ) t
Re(tree)t is a dense residential development set in Galt, Ontario. The challenge of the project was to design these on â€œjunkâ€? plots of land with unusual shapes and elevations. The lot for this project is located along Blair road at its George street intersection and has a harsh triangular shape and a two-meter change in elevation. These criteria then dictated the shape and organization of the development which became four towers of four units each offset from one
another to create a variety of balcony and overhang conditions. On each of the towers there are two single bedroom units and one two-bedroom unit which combines the two uppermost floors. All the balconies and largest windows face the forest found behind the lot and creates a development retreating into the trees. To add to this natural condition, the exterior cladding is also developed to grow foliage creating more of a green environment in the city.
Perspective of the back yard of the development
Ground floor and context plan + Longitudinal section
In the Mood for Love
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Derek Revington and David Correa
These scenes were created to evoke the atmosphere and affect certain film clips have on their viewers. Each space created is linked to the tone and feel of its respective clip through its materiality,
design and rendering. The first is inspired by a clip from the film In the Mood For Love by Kar-Wai and the second is inspired by a clip from Nostalghia by Tarkovsky.
Stills from Wong Kar Waiâ€™s In the Mood for Love
Left - The space for In the Mood For Love is defined by the interactions of its protagonists, their secret love affair is always seen in glimpses, veiled and spotted through frames within frames.
Right - Nostalghiaâ€™s space is one sculpted by water. Created with raw materiality, its atmosphere is achieved through the cmbination of its particular lighting conditions and natural textures.
Stills of Tarkovskyâ€™s Nostalghia
n o o k
Nook is a response to a call for Urban Microinstitutions or, modern community buildings. Situated near the intersection of St-Clair and Westmount in Toronto, it is a potentially-flexible new public institution containing a varied program revolving around a library but ranging to a community bike workshop, a cafe and a
daycare. The design plays with the idea of a nook through a versatile corner shaped shelf unit which morphs to fit varying program on each floor of the library, either offering privacy or encouraging interaction. This corner typology is also found in the light well which doubles as a central stairwell as well as the layout of the floor plans.
The organization in this project is created by its system of corner shaped shelves. The various arrangments available for these shelves are illustrated here; they can provide privacy in work spaces as well as gathering spaces while being the basic infrastucture for the libraryâ€™s collection. The dimensions of the shelves were designed to optimise the space dedicated to the books in the collections while minimizing distraction to those working in the nooks.
Plans of second and third floor + Shelf diagram
Rue Westmount - élévation est
h u b
Hub was completed as a submission for the CISF Architecture Competition. With increasingly dense urbanization, places such as public gardens have become much less common in urban centers. Hub is an open steel structure that supports and fosters an unconventional green space, an attempt to urbanize the idea of the public garden. It is a steel skeleton for plant matter, bringing together the industrial and
the natural. With its modular triangular panels being either planter, screen or glass, its assembly is customizable and can cater to a variety of community uses. The compact dome structure allows for a dense green space that can be easily installed to bring life to any city center. It gives back green space to the area and provides an opportunity for community involvement and activities within the interactive garden.
Steel construction details
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Prix d’excellence artistique - June 2016
Wood, string, nails, wire, cellphones, paint, metal
This installation focuses on the concept of the omnipresent communication networks that are always surrounding us and dominate our everyday lives. In the white octagons, you find a representation of the networks that surround our personal devices such as cellphones. These are each centers for communication in their own right and contain the complex networks that we constantly have at our fingertips. In the black
octagon, how we ourselves are governed by our electronic devices is represented. The character suspended inside it is a representation of the idea of “millennials”, the name given to the youth of this generation that are often characterized as being too obsessed with their cellphones and social media. The installation is a critique of today’s society, an attempt to illustrate abstract concepts of our modern and technological world.
October 2017 Urban retreat - 1:50 - Museum board
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Wood, concrete, museaum board, and other materials
The production of working and presentation models can be a very essential part of the development and representation of any architectural project. I believe in the value of using physical models to represent materiality and atmosphere more authentically than can be achieved through certain digital representation methods. I have had the opportunity to work on the construction
of models for the exhibition â€œTsuyoshi Tane: Archeology of the Futureâ€? presented by Atelier Tsuyoshi Tane Architects. I was able to lead the development and application of many modeling techniques using concrete and other materials during my time at that firm. I have also developed experience in casting in concrete and plaster as well as woodworking through my studies and other artistic endeavors.
ATELIER TSUYOSHI TANE ARCHITECTS (February 2018) A House for Oiso - 1:10 - Concrete, wood, foam-core and other various materials
Left - The model for the project “A House for Oiso” by Atelier Tsuyoshi Tane Architects that measures 6 m2 and was produced at a 1:10 scale. I was in charge of managing the model’s development in the second phase of its construction. It will be presented in the exhibition “Japan in Architecture: Geneologies of Its Transformation” at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo from May 2018 as well as the exhibition “Tsuyoshi Tane: Archeology of the Future” at the Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery in Tokyo from October 2018.
Right - The model for the project “Estonia National Museum” by Atelier Tsuyoshi Tane Architects that measures 30 m2 and was produced at a 1:50 scale. I was a member of a team of four people during the first phases of its construction (material research regarding concrete and construction). It will be presented in the exhibition “Tsuyoshi Tane: Archeology of the Future” at the Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery in Tokyo from October 2018.
ATELIER TSUYOSHI TANE ARCHITECTS (April 2018) Estonia National Museum - 1:50 - Concrete, MDF, plywood and other various materials
December 2016 Artists Residence - 1:00 - Basswood, plywood
December 2017 Immersion - 1:100 - Cast plaster
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