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Los Angeles Housing Competition 2021 Portuguese Winery Competition 2020 Graduate Thesis 2019

Affordable Housing, Option Studio 2017 City Museum, Comprhensive Studio 2017

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Bjarke Ingels Group 2019-2021 Bjarke Ingels Group 2020



N I C H O LAS R E D D O N 215 St. James Pl, Apt 2A Brooklyn, NY, 11238 nickreddon@hotmail.com (646) 659 8076

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Masters of Architecture

Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (R AI C) Honours

Adobe After Effects Adobe Illustrator Adobe InDesign Adobe Photoshop Adobe Premiere AutoCAD Enscape Render Grasshopper Lasybug Solar Radiation Simulator MicrosoftOfficeSuite Pachyderm Acoustical Simulator Revit Rhino 3D SketchUp V-Ray Render

University of Toronto, Canada 2015-2019

Honors Specialization in Fine Art Western University, Canada 2011-2015

PR O FE SS I O NAL Bjarke Ingels Group

New York City, USA Designer (2018 - Present)

Denegri Bessai Studio

Toronto, Canada Part Time Installation Design Winter 2017-18

Front Office Tokyo Tokyo, Japan Design Assistant Summer 2017

Khoury Levit Fong

Toronto, Canada Design Assistant Summer 2016 & Fall 2017

University of Toronto, 2019 Awarded to the top 4 students of the graduating class

Faculty Design Prize

University of Toronto, 2019 Awarded to graduating students for excellence in design studios

Certificate of Honour

University of Toronto, 2019 Awarded annually to “the top graduating master’s students”

Ontario Association of Architects Scholarship

University of Toronto, 2018 Awarded to a graduate student for academic excellence

University of Toronto Fellowship

University of Toronto, 2018 Awarded to a graduate students “with excellent academic standing” to offset expense of research-based travels

Komala Prabhakar Scholorship

University of Toronto, 2017 Awarded to a graduate student at the discretion of the Dean for excellence

Frederick Coates Scholarship OTH E R WO R K Teaching Assistant

University of Toronto Architecture 5 Undergraduate Studio Courses 2016-2019

Digital Fabrication Technician

University of Toronto Architecture Assistant CNC and Laser Cutter Technician 2016-2018

S KI LLS 3D Printing Art Handling and Install CNC Milling Laser Cutting Model Making Photography Vacuum Forming Welding Woodshop Experience

University of Toronto, 2016 Awardedtothefirstyearstudentwho ranks highest in their class FAVO U R ITE S

Gold Medalist in Visual Arts

Western University, 2015 Awarded to the graduating student with the highest academic average

Tony and Betsy Little Fine Arts Scholarship

Western University,2014 - Awarded to the third year BFA student with the highest academic average

Entrance Scholarship

Western University, 2011 Awarded for quality of portfolio and academic standing

2001: A Space Odyssey Australian Shepherd Buckminster Fuller Gretsch Locanda Vini & Olii Martin Margiela The Myth of Sisyphus Naomi Klein Negroni Rachel Whiteread Radiohead “In Rainbows” Tokyo, Japan


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R ATI O NALE: The astonishing number

of lots zoned for single-family use in Los Angeles, along with population growth and increasing demand for Personal Project / Competition housinghaveinflatedthemarket, making decent affordable options Location: Los Angeles, California scarce for those who need them most. Date: January 2021 Yet, there is uncertainty about what Team: N/A density means, where it should be Type: Competition (LOW-RISE LA, allowed, and what it should look organizedbytheOfficeoftheMayor)like. People are frightened by the countless past failures of top-down planning, and many neighborhoods that need housing most have been historically redlined, disinvested from, and are now gentrifying: making them wary of change. This project aims to address these anxieties and provide an example of how modest density can be a sustainable, equitable and economically viable way forward. NICHOLAS REDDON

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need more rental housing: it needs avenues to income generation and homeownership. Many owners want to build ADUs on their land for others, but cannot afford to. This proposal imagines such people pooling capital in Limited Equity Cooperatives where each member buys a unit and commits toafixedresalepricetomaintain affordability long term. If a property is not owned, one would be purchased or leased from the city’s Surplus Property Portfolio. The residents would apply for grants with LA's Strategic Growth Council and other programs interested in developing affordable housing, agreeing that 1-2 units be rented to Section 8 Voucher holders, thereby providing additional income for member-owners.


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REQUIRED SETBACKS

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max-outtheallowablefloorarea(5,0 ft2) and unit count per the competition brief, with 4 typical units and 2 efficiencyunits.Followingstandard property line setbacks, the 5,000 ft2 limit for these 6 units is split between 2-storeys, thereby maximizing shared outdoor space at the ground level.

LE F T, AB OVE: Diagram sequence describing massing logic.

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buildinginfictionalsite.Callouts indicating PV array and rooftop produce gardens, communal dining and facilities, recreationa space, entry to below-grade parking, and position of greywater retention tank.

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LP 01. Stair to garage and upper levels RP 01. Catwalk/shared balconies LP 02. Primary drainage route to RP 02. Rooftop produce greenhouse/ retention tanks below and photovoltaic array LP 03. Communal laundry facilities RP 03. Greenroof with sedum and LP 04. Communal recreation space native species LP 05. Ramp to basement garage LP 06. Communal space, possible basketball court LP 07. Communal space, possible children's pool LP 08. Communal electric barbecue LP 09. Recycled Greywater distribution LP 10. Communal picnic tables LP1.Rainwaterfilter,retentiontank and pump below grade LP 12. Large planters for trees LP 13. Linear drain at low point of site

BAS E M E NT PLAN BP 01. Stair to upper levels BP 02. Public bike share lockers BP 03. Private car share parking BP 04. Public parking for electric car share program BP 05. Electric vehicle charging

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LE F T: Axonometric and plan

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drawings of various unit types: efficiencyunits,1bedroom,2 bedroom, and 3 bedroom layouts.

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C O M M U NAL: The building is lined divided into twelve 400 ft2 modules with shared balconies, an accessible that can be bought and combined rooftop landscape, and a community intolargerunits,keptasefficiency greenhouse for food production units, or designated as communal operated in partnership with an amenities.Withoutspecificowners,organization like Community Healing afinitecompositionoftheunitsisGardens. not In addition to various exterior possible. The modular logic is intended amenities, the residents have access to be adaptable to any group. For to a dedicated multi-purpose room example, a multi-generational family for events and activities, and shared could develop the site, with 2 units laundry facilities. for Section 8 Holders. The design provides an approximate, adaptable framework for the member-owners to decideonthefinalconfiguration.

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S 09 S 01. PHOTOVOLTAIC/SOLAR PANEL ARRAY (32 PANELS) S 02. SEDUM AND NATIVE SPECIES GREEN ROOF TO AID STORMWATER MANAGEMENT AND REDUCE HEAT ISLAND EFFECT S 03. CATWALK/BALCONY PROVIDES SHADE TO GLASS FACADE S 04. SINGLE-LOADED APARTMENTS ALLOW CROSS VENTILATION THROUGH THE BUILDING S 05. TREES PROVIDE SHADE TO GLASS FACADE S 06. COMMUNAL ELECTRIC BARBECUE GRILL S 07. POROUS PAVERS AND GROUNDCOVER NATURALLY FILTER RAINWATER S 08. ELECTRIC CAR CHARGING STATION FOR COMMUNAL VEHICLES AND PUBLIC CAR SHARING PROGRAM S 09. RAINWATER FILTER, RETENTION TANK, AND PUMP TO CIRCULATE GREWAYTER

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S 10. GREENHOUSE FOR COMMUNAL PRODUCE GARDEN AND COMPOSTING PROGRAM S 11. PHOTOVOLTAIC PANEL INVERTER TO CONVERT DC OUPUT FROM PV’S TO AC CURRENT USEABLE ON SITE S 12. LED LIGHTING THROUGHOUT PROJECT FROM PV POWER S 13. DISTRIBUTION OF FILTERED GREYWATER TO FAUCETS, TOILETTES, AND ROOFTOP GREENHOUSE S 14. OPERABLE WINDOWS ABOVE DOORHEIGHT TO NATURALLY VENTILATE APARTMENTS S 15. SOLAR POWER DISTRIBUTED TO ALL-ELECTRIC KITCHENS, LED LIGHTS AND ALL OUTLETS, AS WELL AS ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIIONS S 16. SHARED BIKE STORAGE AND BIKE SHARE LOCKER


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PH OTOVO LTAI C AR R AY S IZI N G:

thebuildingtobehighlyefficientThe and average single family lot in LA fully powered by on-site renewables, County uses 897 kWh per month. The as described in the drawings. Passive solar panel array is sized assuming strategies are used for thermal that this site will use 3,000 kWh per comfort, such as shading from month. On average there are 12 hours trees and balconies, heavy planting and 10 mins of sunlight per day in LA. designedwithalocalnon-profitlike North East Trees to reduce heat kWh per month island effect, as well as natural cross = kW solar system Avg. Sunlight Hr/Day x 30 ventilation through the units. Rainwaterisfiltered,stored,and 3,000 kWh pumped through the building for = 8.22 kW system greywater use and greenhouse 12 h 10 m (12.1667) x 30 irrigation. Finally, the rooftop has a solar panel array sized to provide electricity throughout the building. Assuming a mid-range solar panel with These systems work together to average output of 250 w per panel: assure that the building is carbon neutral. 8,220 w system / 250 per panel = 32 Solar Panels

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S CALAB LE: This project is presented in LE F T, AB OVE: Interior view of allLos Angeles for the foreseeable future. afictionalsitetounderscorethat the kitchen electric As a bridge solution to this reality, the place, people, and community that co-op collectively owns 2-3 electric builditwilldetermineitsfinaldesign. LE F T, B E LOW: Diagrams describing vehicles, and rents the remaining The core premise of the project is the all electric kitchen layout below-grade garage space to a car that its modular units, generous (required by the competition share like Green Commuter. The same outdoor and communal spaces, brief) which contributed to the is done to promote cycling. In both and sustainability strategies can be sustainability strategy. casestheco-opwouldprofitfinancially replicated, scaled up and down and from the partnerships in exchange for tested across the city. The building R I G HT: Interior view of unit looking space and solar-powered charging presentedisnotafixedformbuta on to balcony stations. The garage can be expanded series of options and ideas that would andreconfiguredtoaccommodate16 de-stigmatize density and combat vehicles if desired. affordable housing in a way that is sustainable and equitable, for local communities and all of Los Angeles.

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Wine Tasting Pavilion for Monte d’Oiro Vineryard Personal Project / Competition Location: Alenquer, Portugal Date: June 2020 Team: Kevin Pham Type: Competition (Organized by Quinta do Monte d'Oiro and BeeBreeders Architecture Competitions)

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elements to veil and unveil successive parts of the landscape, slowly revealing the poetry of the estate.

D IVI D E: This is achieved by the

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between the Quinta do Monte d'Oiro Windery and its expansive vineyards, this proposal for a wine tasting pavilion attempts to reconcile the urban condition of the archetypical European plaza present within the site and the raw, elemental landscape beyond. singular, formal gesture of a monumental wall that is positioned between the existing production facilities and the proposed site of the pavilion, physically and metaphorically separating and clarifying the experience of the vineyard from the mechanics of the winery. Conceptually, Vale-un-Veil considers the winery's relationship to the surrounding vineyards by using its architectural

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LE N S E S: The resulting structure LE F T: Site axonometric conceived as an armature for engenders a composed sequence encountering the landscape, using the from the urban to the natural, slowly R I G HT: View onto landscape from abstract collision and tense separation revealing the layers of the landscape. roof of existing structure and bird's ofplanestoframeandfiltermoments Breaks in the walls allow entry into eye view of pavilion and views (an architectural theme different micro-landscapes that that is prominent in many canonical represent varying degrees of human N EXT: Plan perspective with examples of modern Portuguese intervention in landscapes. Visitors schematic detail callouts, views architecture). These moments of move from the urban condition of the inside pavilion and rock garden filtrationareorganizedalongthe adjacent square, to a manicured grid primary corridor that is produced by of trees on an existing terrace, to a AF TE R THAT: Perspective sections the primal elements of the project: loosely organized rock garden with a with schematic detail callouts massive walls of concrete and locally veilofovergrowndrains,beforefinally quarried limestone which guide visitors concluding in the tasting room, where in a linear fashion from the plaza. expansive views of the surrounding Vernacular cobblestone extends from landscape are revealed. the plaza throughout the length of the project, which, together with leaks of light along a sheltered corridor, create a clear procession from winery to pavilion.

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Palpability of Illusion” is my M.Arch thesis project, the culmination of a year of research on image-making practices and their relationship to optical illusion. The project is a manifesto on architectural representation, presented through several novel drawing experiments. Informed by media theory, phenomenology, and perceptual psychology, “Afterimage” highlights the effect that photographic “realism” and virtual simulation have had on the once-distinct ontological categories of illusion and reality. The experiments reimagine historical techniques for simulating spatiality and producing optical illusion— from stereoscopes to holograms— that manipulated perception, but plainly exposed the mechanisms of their

effect, whereas in digital illusion the intent is to obscure the apparatus, convincing the viewer of its reality. “Afterimage” blends those older techniques with digital images, reinstating the perceptual immediacy of the former ito demonstrate the inherent contrivances of virtual simulacra. The project consisted of a theoretical essay that traced the history of optical illusion in architecture, from the Parthenon to virtual reality headsets with special interest in the culture of illusion in Victorian England. The essay was included in a book alongside aguidetothefinalinstallation.The following pages describe 3 of the 12 "illusions" and various images extracted from those not described.


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H O LO G R AM S: Insidetheinfinitybox thefairlycommoneffectofthe“infinity an LED monitor plays 24 moving room.”Theinfinityroomshownhereis filmssimultaneously.Thefilmsare more complicated, however, because arranged in 6 cruciform patterns that the front face of the box is a two-way are then calibrated to the circles that interrogation mirror. As a result, the you see on the ground. When the viewerdoesnotseetheirreflection images in appear in the circles, they theinfinitespace,asonewouldina arereflectedintheglasspyramids Yayoi Kusama artwork. This illusion above— producing three-dimensional requires control of the light contrast holograms,infinitelyarrayedinthe between the outside and inside of the depthoftheinfinitymirrors.Thisis box (where the inside is brightly lit, and 3D reimagining of the 19th century the exterior room is quite dark). Pepper’s Ghost illusion.

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LE F T: Diagram explaining the effect of is etched in plexiglass, with a linear the 30-degree mirrors. LED strip along the circumference of the semi-circle. The light carries R I G HT: Photographfromfinalinstall. throughtheplexiglass,reflectingonly where lines are etched, producing the effect of lines drawn with light. The semi-circleisreflectedinthemirrored surface that it comes into contact with, completing the circular drawing. A second mirror is then placed at a 30-degree angle, which produces the illusionofmultipleplansfloatinginthe space of the mirrors, arrayed 6 times around a polar centroid.

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LE F T: Diagram explaining the These experiments reimagine one construction of the Wheatstone of the earliest type of stereoscope, stereoscope, and how each image is which was invented by Sir Charles simultaneously viewed. Wheatstone in 1838 and named eponymously. It used a pair of mirrors R I G HT: Photographfromfinalinstall. at 45 degree angles to the user’s eyes,eachreflectingapicturelocated off to the side. When two pictures simulating left-eye and right-eye views of the same object are presented so that each eye sees only the image designed for it, the brain will fuse the two and accept them as a view of one solid three-dimensional object.

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shortfilmsequenceofillusionsrelated to opponent colour theory. ofaflip-phaselenticularprint,which shifted between this view and a nonaugmented image of the same space as one walked past it.

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was installed in the basement gallery at 1 Spadina, with 6 monolithic boxes, each of which had an illusion displayed on two of its sides for a total of 12 effects. The monoliths tapered in scale to produce a forced perspective (the 13th ­ andfinalillusion),inspired by Borromini’s Galleria Spada, which confused the scale of individuals viewing the project at opposite ends of the gallery

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centuries of shipping and industry, Newtown Creek in Brooklyn, NY is one of the most polluted waterways in North America. The objective of this studio was to design experimental housing that would help remediate it.

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problems by combining affordable housing with the infrastructure needed to purify water; which, once cleaned, irrigates vertical farms, thereby reimagining the creek as a place of growth and production, rather than decay.

LE F T: Axonometric buildup, explaining issues, this project addresses New waterintake,oysterfiltrationlocks,bar York City’s affordable housing building division, vertical farming, and shortage; of particular importance in public access through the site. the face of rapid population growth andgentrificationinNorthBrooklyn. R I G HT: Collage view showing the public With this crisis comes the issue of face of the apartment building. affordable food produce, because the farm land required to feed New York City is approximately equal to the land mass of the State of Virginia, and 90% of all produce sold in New York is shipped from California.

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PRODUCE: The infrastructure on the project is shaped around a series site would produce jobs that would of oyster locks. Oysters, known benefitthelow-incomeneighborhood. as“nature’sfilter,”caneachpurifyThese jobs would include specialized 50-70 gallons of water in a 24 hour farming, as well food processing, period. New York City has an initiative packaging, and shipping facilities on called the Billion Oysters Project that site. Leftover spaces in the greenhouse aims to rebuild the decimated oyster and beneath the oyster beds are population along the Hudson River, programmed for a public marketplace, and in so doing help to purify the cafe, and restaurant, which would call water. for many more employees.

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LE F T: 1:200 model. CNC-milled foam, purified,itisusedtoirrigatethevertical laser-cut plexiglass, and 3D printed farms. 1 acre of indoor farm land can details. 40 x 90 cm. yield as much as 20 outdoor acres, and can be operated year-round R I G HT: Site analysis, mapping solar regardless of weather. The greenhouse paths and major public transit access. is placed and designed relative sun angles to maximize exposure.

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LAYE R S: There are 4,100 m2 of

commercial and industrial space and 2,300 m2 of public park packed onto the 7,800 m2 site. The amount of space dedicated to these programs was made possible by layering them, as shown in this perspective section. A large ramp brings the public up to the second level (its slope concealing the ramp of the parking garage), where people can see the oyster beds; the produce from the greenhouse is moved down to processing, packaging, and shipping facilities buried beneath the oysters; the public route through the site runs into the building, where a spiral stair brings visitors up to the greenhouse and restaurant. These intersections of program kept the plan tight, allowing the required 23,000 m2 of residential program without overwhelming the site or impeding on its low-rise locale.

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program and inner workings of the museum. The project developed around this idea for a museum as social condenser, which will blend building with street and park, programmed space with public space, andvisitorswithpedestriantraffic.

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Museum in Toronto. It responds to a complicated brief with substantial programmatic requirements, complex site conditions and heritage issues. The building was resolved comprehensively; with structural plans, construction details, and environmental systems. public conduit between disparate points in the city fabric. The main gesture is the long, sweeping pathway that ramps up, burrows through the space of the building, and ends at the edge of the proposed Rail Deck Park. Visitors, pedestrians, and even cyclists move along the lanes of this path as it changes from ramp, to tunnel, to bridge: all the while exposing the

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PLAN: The museum’s planometric

figureisshapedaroundthepath running through it, as well as a number of moves that enhance sight lines between the Rail Deck Park to the south and a parkette to the north west. The main structural walls in the project are oriented on a number of roughly north-south axes, which run parallel to the longest length of the ramped path.

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public path of travel through the museum. Plan drafted collaboratively with Shea Gouthro*

R I G HT: Concept Diagram, showing the pedestrian connection through the building.

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FO LLOWI N G: 1:100 physical model, These dominant walls are interrupted CNC milled cedar base, baltic birch by a large east-west atrium in the ply, and 3D printed details. 80 x 30 middle of the building’s plan. Together, cm. Model constructed by Shea the heavy walls and the central atrium Gouthro* aidinway-findingandprogrammatic Rendered interior view behind south separations throughout the building, facade sun shelves. while also lending haptic material, Rendered view of south facade spatial, and experiential identities illuminated at night. to the project. They also allow for a building with no corridors, and many long, unbroken interior sight-lines.

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LE F T: Rendered view at the base of tectonic and material expressions Wellington Street ramp. as visitors move through it, from lightweight on the southern end to R I G HT: Rendered view of the heavy in the north. This linear path suspended walkway passing through beginswithafloatingsuspensionthe auditorium. bridge at the rail deck, then a fourRendered view of south elevation storey glass facade behind a screen of and bridge to the proposed Rail thin sun shelves. Visitors then enter the Deck Park. soaring heights of the main atrium, see the depth of the auditorium, and end at the heavy walls of concrete on the north end of the site. This sequence of state changes is intended to emphasize the motion of the visitor as a critical component of the project.

TORONTO CITY MUSEUM

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LAN G UAG E: The building shifts in its

O PPO S ITI O N S: This building is above

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all meant to blur what my partner and I believe to be harmful oppositions inherent to the design of many public buildings. This project is aimed towards the seamless integration of building and street, of landscape and architecture, of programmed space and public place, and of visitors and pedestrians alike; so that the character and identity of the Toronto City Museum will be ever-changing and heterogeneous.

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PE R FO R MAN C E: The intention

to bluntly express environmental performance objectives informed many of the decisions in our design process. For instance, the south facade and the clerestories resulting from the shifting roof planes are oriented to true south in order to capitalize on daylighting and winter solar gains. The high-performance sun shelves that screen the south facadereducetheneedtoartificially light the deep galleries, and also help to shade harsh summer sunlight. Similarly the large atrium between the primary volumes of the building is oriented east-west in order to utilize the prevailing west winds in Toronto, and naturally ventilate the building in shoulder seasons.

LE F T: Schematic wall section of

south curtain wall and sun shelves.

R I G HT: Rendered 3D construction sequence for parapet.

Physical model explaining sun shelves and curtain wall (1:10).

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TORONTO CITY MUSEUM

2017

Physical model explaining atrium roof system (1:50, model by Shea Gouthro*).

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