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Studies

Awards

Master of Architecture

John Rudy Research Scholarship (thesis)

CARLETON UNIVERSITY OTTAWA CANADA 2012-2015

TRAVEL RESEARCH TO DENMARK & NETHERLANDS CARLETON UNIVERSITY 2015

B.A Environmental Design

Selected for Grad Exhibtion 2015

UNIVERSITY OF QUEBEC IN MONTREAL MONTREAL CANADA 2009-2012

PROJECT THE NATATORIUM CARLETON UNIVERSITY 2015

Visual Arts, Design & Communication

Teron Scholarship Nominee

COLLÈGE JEAN-DE-BRÉBEUF MONTRÉAL CANADA 2007-2009

PROJECT SHIFTING HORIZONS CARLETON UNIVERSITY 2014

Foreign studies

Publication in Building 22 Book

BERLIN SUMMER SCHOOL UQÀM & COTTBUS UNIVERSITY 2011

PROJECTS THE NATATORIUM & SHIFTING HORIZONS CARLETON UNIVERSITY 2014 & 2015

Introduction to LEED ND

Finalist Nominee Teron Scholarship

GREENSTORMING COMPETITION TAUGHT BY THE FIRM CARDINAL HARDY IN MONTREAL 2010

PROJECT THE NATATORIUM CARLETON UNIVERSITY 2013

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2nd place GreenStorming Competition MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM OF SEVEN PEOPLE MONTREAL CANADA 2010

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AWARDED ANNUALLY, ON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE DIRECTOR OF THE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, TO OUTSTANDING STUDENTS IN THE MASTER’S DEGREE. THIS AWARD ACKNOWLEDGES THE BEST RESEARCH TRAVEL PROPOSALS IN SUPPORT OF THE THESIS DEVELOPMENT M.ARCH PROGRAM.

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EACH YEAR THE SCHOOL ASKS INSTRUCTORS TO IDENTIFY THE STRONGEST WORK PRODUCED IN DESIGN STUDIOS. NAMES ARE PASSED ALONG TO THE AWARDS COMMITTEE AS INDIVIDUALS WHOSE WORK SHOULD BE CONSIDERED FOR A TERON SCHOLARSHIP.

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Work

Skills

Architecture Intern

Top qualities

SID LEE ARCHITECTURE MONTREAL CANADA 2016

EFFICIENCY TENACITY CREATIVITY CURIOUSITY PERSEVERANCE

Architecture Intern

Languages

ARCHITECTURE OPEN FORM MONTREAL CANADA 2013-2014

FRANCAIS ANGLAIS

Teaching Assistant

Softwares

COMPUTER MODELLING & FORM FINDING CLASS CARLETON UNIVERSITY 2013-2014

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP ............. ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR ........... ADOBE INDESIGN ..............

Graphic Designer SIMSMART TECHNOLOGIES MONTREAL CANADA 2010-2015

MAXWELL RENDER .............. MICROSOFT WORD .............. MICROSOFT EXCEL ............. RHINOCEROS .................. AUTOCAD 2D .................. AUTODESK REVIT ..............

Publications Canadian Geographic Magazine

National Geographic Magazine

SELECTED AMONG 150 CANADIAN PHOTOGRAPHER & PUBLISHED IN A SPECIAL BOOK EDITION 2017

SELECTED BY ONE OF THE NAT GEO EDITOR’S FOR THE DAILY DOZEN TOP PHOTOS 2017

Adobe Premium Collection Contributor

Photography Exhibition

SELECTED TO BE INCLUDED IN THE ADOBE PREMIUM COLLECTION ALONG WITH OTHER RENOWNED PHOTOGRAPHERS 2017

SELECTED TO BE PART OF A SPECIAL PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION AT FUNDACIÓN TELEFÓNICA GALLERY IN MADRID SPAIN 2017


The Natatorium HOUSING & SWIMMING POOL FACILITY CARLETON UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR LUCIE FONTEIN INDIVIDUAL WORK 2013

MANDATE WITHIN ONE OF THE NEIGHBOURHOODS, EACH STUDENT WILL BE ASKED TO DEVELOP A PROGRAM FOR A LARGER PROJECT THAT WILL INCLUDE AND FUNCTION SYMBIOTICALLY WITH A PROGRAM FOR 24 INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE AGREED TO LIVE IN A MUTUALLY SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY SIMILAR TO THE BABA YAGA HOUSE OUTSIDE PARIS. THE ADDITIONAL PROGRAM TO THE HOUSING SHOULD ACT AS A BRIDGE BETWEEN THE BABAYAGA COMMUNITY AND THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE AND COULD INCLUDE SHARED SPACES BETWEEN THE TWO.

CONCEPT LOCATED ON WELLINGTON STREET IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF HINTONBURG IN OTTAWA, THE NATATORIUM PROJECT IS PROMOTING THE NEED FOR A RADICAL CHANGE IN THE WAY ELDERLY PEOPLE LIVE. THE PROJECT WAS DEEPLY INSPIRED BY THE BABA YAGAS GROUP FOUNDED IN FRANCE IN 1995 BY STRONG AND FEMINIST WOMEN THAT PROCLAIMED THE NEED FOR A HOUSE IN WHICH ELDERLY WOMEN COULD LIVE TOGETHER UNDER THE SAME ROOF. IN THIS PROJECT, BEYOND THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SIMILAR HOUSING HABITAT, A COMMON POOL IS MEANT TO CHANGE RADICALLY THE WAY PEOPLE LIVE. BY LOOKING AT THE SCANDINAVIAN WAY OF LIVING AND THEIR OBSESSION WITH WATER, IT SEEMED CLEAR THAT THE PROXIMITY OF WATER COULD BENEFIT NOT ONLY THE COMMUNITY BUT THE RESIDENTS THEMSELVES.

WHILE OLDER AGE IS A TRANSITIONAL PERIOD WHEN PEOPLE EXPERIENCE CHANGES NOT ONLY IN PHYSICAL HEALTH BUT ALSO IN SOCIAL ROLES, THE INSERTION OF A SWIMMING POOL WITHIN THE WALLS OF THE HABITAT SPACE CHANGES DRASTICALLY THEIR LIVING EXPERIENCE DRIVING TOWARD SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT AND PROXIMITY IN RELATIONSHIPS. THIS IS AN IMPORTANT COMPONENT OF A SUCCESSFUL AGING PROCESS. MOREOVER, THIS CONCEPT ENABLES A TECHNOLOGICAL OPPORTUNITY WHERE A HEAT EXCHANGER SYSTEM IN THE ENCLOSED POOL AREA GENERATES SIGNIFICANT ECONOMICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS. LASTLY, A SIMILAR GOAL TO THE BABA YAGA’S GROUP IS TO FIGHT AGAINST LONELINESS AND ENCOURAGE ELDERLY PEOPLE TO BE CONNECTED TO THEIR ENVIRONMENT AND ITS SURROUNDINGS.


EASTERN FACADE

NORTH WEST FACADE

WESTERN FACADE


ENTRANCES FOR RESIDENTS

ORIENTATION ORIENTATION ORIENTATION

ENTRANCES FOR RESIDENTS ENTRANCES FOR RESIDENTS

ORIENTATION

ENTRANCES FOR RESIDENTS

ROOF ROOF ROOF

PERFORATED METAL - DOUBLE SKIN

ANGULAR ROOF

PERFORATED METAL - DOUBLE SKIN SKIN PERFORATED METAL / DOUBLE PERFORATED METAL - DOUBLE SKIN

CONCRETE BLOCS CONCRETE BLOCS CONCRETE BLOCS CONCRETE BLOCS

HYBRID DINING SPACES HYBRID (INT+EXT) SPACES HYBRID DINING SPACES HYBRID DINING SPACES

(A)

THE SHAPE AND HEIGHT OF THE VOLUMES ARE MODULATED FOR A FLUID ENTRANCE OF LIGHT WITHIN THE COURTYARD.

(B)

FOUR VERTICAL CIRCULATION TOWERS CONNECT THE STREET TO THE UPPER LEVELS AND ONLY THE RESIDENTS ARE ALLOWED IN THESE SPACES. EACH CIRCULATION SPACE SERCES TWO ADJACENT UNITS FOR EVERY LEVEL.

(C)

THE BROKEN AND VARIABLE PROFILE OF ITS LONG SECTION PROVIDES TO THE UNITS ON THE UPPER FLOORS SIMILAR SPATIAL QUALITIES AS THE TYPICAL HOUSES FOUND IN THE HINTONBURG HEIGNBORHOOD.

(D)

SHEETS OF PERFORATED TURQUOISE METAL WRAPS THE EXTERIOR OF THE BUILDING. THIS DOUBLE SKIN GIVES TO THE BUILDING ITS UNIQUE IDENTITY AND RESSEMBLANCE TO WATER.

(E)

A WOODEN HYBRID SPACE IS INTRODUCED IN EVERY UNIT NEAR THE COOKING SPACE. THIS SPACE IS ENCLOSED WITH ACCORDION DOORS THAT TRANSFORM THE TYPICAL DINING SPACE INTO AN EXTERIOR SPACE. THIS CONCEPT IS A RESPONSE TO THE LOSS OF SPACE GENERATED BY THE TYPICAL BALCONIES IN NORTH AMERICA DURING THE WINTER TIME.

(F)

BESIDE THE TURQUOISE PERFORATED ENVELOPPE, THE SECOND MATERIAL CHOSEN IS CONCRETE.


FLOOR 3

VERTICAL CIRCULATIONS

NORTHERN FACADE

FLOOR 4

EASTERN FACADE

FLOOR 5

HYBRID SPACES


HEAT EXCHANGE SYSTEM THE INSTALLATION OF A HEAT EXCHANGE SYSTEM RECOVERS THE HEAT FROM THE COVERED POOL AREA TO THE HOUSING UNITS DURING THE WINTER AND DIMINISHES RADICALLY THE ENERGY NORMALLY CONSUMED TO THE HEAT THESE SPACES. THE SWIMMING POOL’S SPECIFIC ENVIRONMENT CONDITIONS ARE THE KEY ELEMENT FOR THE ENERGY SAVING.

AIR HEATER EXTERIOR AIR (SUMMER)

EXTERIOR AIR COMING IN (10%)

AIR EXCHANGER HOUSING UNITS

SWIMMING POOL SPACE INDOOR POOL SPACE 1380 SQ FT

DEHUMIDIFIER

EXTERIOR AIR (WINTER) AIR HEATER

INTERIOR COURTYARD

EXTERIOR AIR COMING OUT (10%)


UNIT TYPE 1

UNIT TYPE 5

UNIT TYPE 7

UNIT TYPE 2

UNIT TYPE 3

UNIT TYPE 2

UNIT TYPE 3

UNIT TYPE 5

UNIT TYPE 8

UNIT TYPE 4

UNIT TYPE 1

UNIT TYPE 6


UNIT TYPE 5


Shifting Horizons PUBLIC LIBRARY CARLETON UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR CLAUDIO SCARBI INDIVIDUAL WORK 2014

MANDATE AS A COMPREHENSIVE STUDIO, STUDENTS ARE TASKED WITH DESIGNING AND DETAILING THE LIBRARY AND ITS SYSTEMS WITH THE SURROUNDING CONTEXT. AS A MID-BLOCK INSTITUTIONAL BUILDING STUDENTS WILL NEED TO CONSIDER HOW THEY CAN EXPRESS PLACE AND VIBRANCY IN AN AREA OF DOWNTOWN THAT OFTEN LACKS BOTH OF THESE CONDITIONS.

CONCEPT TO ENHANCE THE PUBLIC CHARACTER OF THE LIBRARY, THE VOLUMETRIC SHAPE IS THE RESULT OF THE LIFTING OF THE CITY FABRIC. THIS SURFACE BECOMES INHABITED BOTH ABOVE AND UNDER. BESIDES, THE CREATION OF AN INNER STREET CONNECTS BOTH LAURIER AND SLATER STREET. THE VOLUME ON THE RIGHT IS EMBEDED IN THE GROUND TO GIVE MORE PRESENCE TO THE HIGHEST BUILDING AND TO ALLOW FOR MORE NATURAL LIGHT TO ENTER. THE FACT THAT ONE OF THE VOLUMES PENETRATES THE GROUND ALSO GIVES AN ACHOR POINT FOR PEOPLE TO ACCESS THE ROOF. IN FACT, THE ROOF ITSELF BECOMES A FLOORPLAN AND IS ACCESSIBLE TO PEDESTRIANS. ITS INCLINED SURFACE OFFERS LOOKOUTS ON THE CITY AND CHANGES THROUGH SEASONS. THE IMAGE OF THE LIBRARY BECOMES A CHANGING LANDSCAPE.

THE CAFÉ AREA IS LOCATED NEXT TO THE ENTRANCE ON SLATER STREET. THE ROOF IS LIFTED ON THE RIGHT CORNER TO BRING MORE NATURAL LIGHT IN AND TO MAKE THIS CORNER A MEETING POINT. THE LARGE GRADED SPACE SERVES AS A LARGE ATRIUM MEANT TO SERVE AS A READING SPACE. THE FLOORS ARE STACKED SUCH THAT IT CREATES A MONUMENTAL READING SPACE. THE INVERSED SHAPE UNDER THE BOOK COLLECTIONS SERVES AS THE EXHIBITION SPACE (GALLERY).


r Laurie Street


Slater Street


(A)

(B)

(C)

(D)

(E)

(F)

(G)

(H)

(I)

(A) (B)

THE SITE IS SPLIT IN HALF AND IS SHAPED INTO TWO VOLUMES SUCH AS TO CONNECT BOTH STREETS AND THUS CREATE A NEW CONNECTION LINKING THE BUS TERMINAL TO LAURIER STREET.

(C)

THE NORTHEAST CORNER IS LIFTED SUCH AS TO BRING NATURAL LIGHT INTO THE CAFE AREA.

(D) (E)

THE DIAGONAL ALLEE IS BOTH INDOOR AND OUTDOOR AND CREATES A NEW FLOW OF CIRCULATION IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA. THIS GESTURE ALLOWS FOR A GREATER MOUVEMENT ON THE NORTH/SOUTH AXIS.

(G)

THE SHAPE OF THE LIBRARY IS A RESULT OF THE LIFTING OF THE CITY FABRIC. IT IS LIFTED SUCH AS TO CREATE TWO MOUNTAIN SHAPED VOLUMES. IT CONNECTS TO THE STREET LEVEL IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SITE WHERE THE ALLEE SPLITS THE SITE IN HALF.

(H)

THE MOST PREDOMINANT VOLUME HAS FOR MAIN PROGRAM THE LARGE ATRIUM SHAPED INTO A LARGE OPEN STEPPED SPACE IN WHICH THE BOOK COLLECTIONS ARE PILLED UP. ON TOP OF THE BOOK COLLECTIONS THE LARGE OPEN ATRIUM PROVIDES THE LIBRARY USERS WITH A WORK SPACE IDEAL FOR EXCHANGE OF IDEAS AND KNOWLEDGE.

(I)

THE SMALLER MOUNTAIN SHAPED VOLUME HAS FOR MAIN PROGRAM A SMALLER ATRIUM.


CAFÉ

GREEN ROOF

MAIN ATRIUM

BUS STOP

SMALL ATRIUM

MOVIE SCREEN

BOOK STORAGE CAFE MAIN ENTRANCE

GALLERY


BOOK COLLECTION MAIN ATRIUM

BOOK COLLECTION MAIN ATRIUM

BOOK COLLECTION MAIN ATRIUM

BOOK COLLECTION MAIN ATRIUM

BOOK COLLECTION MAIN ATRIUM

BOOK COLLECTION MAIN ATRIUM

BOOK COLLECTION MAIN ATRIUM

CAFÉ MAIN ENTRANCE GALLERY

BOOK COLLECTION SMALL ATRIUM PARKING

BOOK COLLECTION SMALL ATRIUM ARCHIVES PARKING

BOOK COLLECTION SMALL ATRIUM ARCHIVES PARKING


GALLERY


Laurier Street

Slater Street

LONG SECTION THROUGH SMALL ATRIUM

Month : February

Rainfall precipitation 1.77 in

Collection 191.85 m³

Storage 0 m³ Green roof filtration 47.97 m³ Municipal potable water 3000 m³ Municipal water supply 326.1 m³ Release 470 m³ Grey water treatment 95.93 m³

Toilet needs 470 m³ (30.61% provided by collection through both green and hard surface roofs)


(re) Birth RESEARCH CENTER FOR PLANTS BIOLOGY CARLETON UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR FEDERICA GOFFI INDIVIDUAL WORK 2013

MANDATE THE DESIGN CHALLENGE IS TO IDENTIFY A USE FOR THIS FORMER ISLAND FORT, CONFEDERATE PRISON AND NOW DEFUNCT LIGHTHOUSE STATION. THE GOAL OF THIS STUDOI IS TO EXPLORE HOW COLLABORATION BETWEEN HISTORIC PRESERVATION AND DESIGN CAN PRODUCE UNIQUELY THOUGHTFUL AND CREATIVE SOLUTIONS TO THE AESTHETIC, TECHNICAL, CULTURAL, SPIRITUAL, ECONOMIC, AND CLIMACTIC CHALLENGES OF OUR TIMES.

CONCEPT THE CLIMATE CHANGE WILL AFFECT OUR ENVIRONMENT INCLUDING THE ANIMALS, ALL THE PLANT SPECIES AND US, HUMANS. IN A FEW DECADES, THE EFFECT OF THE GLOBAL WARMING WILL CONTRIBUTE TO A HIGHER SEA LEVEL LEADING TO FLOODING AND CONSEQUENTLY, IT WILL FORCE HUMANS TO MOVE TO OTHERS LANDS AND WILL ENDANGER MANY SPECIES OF ANIMALS. AS A MATTER OF FACT, THE ECOSYSTEM WILL BE SEVERELY DISRUPTS LEADING TO THE DEFICIENCY OF ONE OF OUR PRIMARY SOURCE OF SURVIVAL; PLANTS. PLANTS ARE PROVIDING HUMANS WITH FOOD, FUEL AND MEDICINES. THIS SITE IS THE IDEAL LOCATION FOR A RESEARCH CENTER WITH SUCH CONCERNS.

IF WE KEEP THIS ISLAND AS DRY AS IT IS TODAY, IT WILL SUFFER FROM SOIL EROSION. IN FACT, IT IS KNOWN THAT ROOTS PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT BY HOLDING THE SOIL TOGETHER AND PREVENT THIS UNWANTED PROCESS. BESIDES, SOIL EROSION CAN CAUSE PROBLEMS SUCH AS DESERTIFICATION AND ECOLOGICAL COLLAPSE DUE TO LOSS OF NUTRIENTS. TODAY, SOIL EROSION IS ONE OF THE WORST GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS WE ARE CONFRONTED TO. THEREFORE, FOLLOWING THE MOST EFFECTIVE METHOD TO FIGHT AGAINST EROSION, BY INCREASING THE VEGETATION ON THE ISLAND, WOULD BE A GOOD START FOR ITS REBIRTH.


Coca-Cola Pitch COCA-COLA PAVILONS

THE POP-UP PAVILION 3D + RENDER BY VALÉRIE DEROME-MASSÉ

SID LEE ARCHITECTURE DONE IN COLLABORATION WITH SID LEE ADVERTISING 2016

ARCHITECTURE TEAM VALÉRIE DEROME-MASSÉ + DAVID MARTIN LEBLANC + ALEX DIMAS

KIROUAC

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MANDATE DEVELOP THE CORE CREATIVE IDEA FOR COCACOLA RETAIL EXPERIENCES. A THREAD THAT IS UNIQUELY COCA-COLA.

CONCEPT STRATEGICALLY LOCATED IN HIGHLY POPULATED AREAS, THESE STORES WILL EASILY FIT INTO PEOPLE’S EVERYDAY LIVES, WHILE AT THE SAME TIME, SURPRISING AND DELIGHTING THEM WITH UNIQUE EXPERIENCES AND FEATURES. THE OBJECTIVE IS TO ENGAGE PEOPLE IN A SIMPLE AND DIRECT APPROACH. THE WOW FACTOR IS IN THE INNOVATIVE USE OF THE STORE’S LOCATION AND BY HIGHLIGHTING THE DISTINCTIVE FEATURES OF THE EXISTING SPACE. BY INVESTING IN UNUSUAL OR UNUSED SPACES, WE GIVE NEW PERSPECTIVE TO AN OLD SPACE, AND DRIVE A STRONG CONNECTION WITH THE PRODUCT THROUGH SIMPLE HUMAN CONNECTIONS AND INTERACTIVE EXPLORATION OF THE SENSES. NOT ONLY ARE THE PLAYGROUND STORES MODULAR IN CONCEPT, THEY ARE ALSO ADAPTIVE IN CONTENT.

THE BEAUTY OF THIS APPROACH IS THAT THE LOCATIONS WILL HAVE LONGEVITY AND RETAIN RELEVANCE EVERYWHERE AND ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD. FROM CAIRO TO SYDNEY TO MEXICO CITY, CONTENT WILL BE ADAPTED DEPENDING ON COUNTRY AND REGION, MAKING THE PLAYGROUND HYPER-RELEVANT TO THOSE WHO ARE VISITING. WELCOME TO THE COCA-COLA PLAYGROUND. A PLACE WHERE THE SENSES ARE HEIGHTENED AND DELIGHTED, AND HAPPY FEELINGS ARE INSPIRED. A PLACE WHERE YOUNG AND OLD ARE INVITED TO EXPLORE AND PLAY. FULLY IMMERSE YOURSELF. DELVE INTO THE EXPERIENCES, EACH ONE HONING IN ON ONE OF THE FIVE SENSES. A PLACE TO AWAKEN AND RESET THE SENSES. A PERFECT PLACE, FOR THE PERFECT SERVE. IT’S A PLACE TO TASTE THE FEELING


THE EVENT PAVILION 3D: VALÉRIE DEROME-MASSÉ RENDER: CARL-ANTONYN DUFAULT

DESIGN APPROACH 3D: VALÉRIE DEROME-MASSÉ RENDER: VALÉRIE DEROME-MASSÉ

THE EVENT PAVILION 3D: VALÉRIE DEROME-MASSÉ RENDER: CAROLYNE LOUBERT


401 logements sociaux LOGEMENTS COLLECTIFS DANS SAINT-HENRI UQÀM PROFESSEUR ALAIN ARCHAMBAULT TRAVAIL RÉALISÉ AVEC ÉMILIE BREAULT 2011

PROJET LE PROJET DE 401 LOGEMENTS SOCIAUX EST ORGANISÉ VOLUMÉTRIQUEMENT DE FAÇON À CRÉER DES LIAISONS ET UNE CONTIGUITÉ AFIN D’OFFRIR UNE RELATION DE VOISINAGE. L’ACCÈS SEMI-PRIVÉ AUX TROIS GRANDES COURS ENSOLEILLÉES FAVORISE LES ÉCHANGES ENTRE HABITANTS ET PARTICIPE À LA CRÉATION D’UN ENVIRONNEMENT PROPICE À LA VIE COLLECTIVE.


Résidence Garnier HOUSE EXTENSION ARCHITECTURE OPEN FORM 2014 DESIGN: VALÉRIE DEROME-MASSÉ & MAXIME MOREAU 3D & RENDERS: VALÉRIE DEROME-MASSÉ PHOTOS: ADRIEN WILLIAMS

STAIRS

EXTENSION

EXTENSION

KITCHEN


Hybridity is Dead. Long Live Hybridity! THESIS THESIS CARLETON UNIVERSITY THESIS ADVISOR ROGER CONNAH INDIVIDUAL WORK 2016

ABSTRACT

In present cities, escalating land values and the growing pressure on developers to optimize the utilization of built areas are changing the way architects engage with projects in urban environments. Architectural ideas are now more likely to be driven by density, diversity and intensity of uses in order to revitalise urban centers. Some of the forms and ideas put forward by the Modern Movement failed to deal with urban engagement by imposing a segregation and rationalization of architecture which resulted in the alleged death of cities towards the end of the 20th century. The notion of hybridity has been blamed for the decline of Modernism and has been held responsible for some of its extremes. Hybrid architecture focuses on contemporary concerns by marrying multiple ideas under a single infrastructure which highlights a diversity of living experiences, programs and people. The hybrid building looks for an unexpected mix of activities that intensify its usage as well as amalgamate the diversity of the surrounding urban fabric. Hence, the alliance generated between private and public spheres as well as the linking between disparate programs can produce new situations that stimulate and revitalize buildings and their environment.


Garden

CafĂŠ Kindergarden

Theater

Pool

Elderly


This research promotes a re-assessment of hybrid architecture using an analysis of several projects with distinctive program combinations adapted to several site conditions. The thesis then proceeds to explore the potential, and re-emergence, of hybrid architecture to create invigorating synergies between programs. By looking beyond the hybrid, the thesis project will seek hybridisation through interchangeable architectural spaces. Hybridity is dead. Long live hybridity! POST-SCRIPT

While some would say Modernism ended in a wall, we quite don’t know yet where hybridity resides. The moment we start defining it, we inevitably undermine hybridity. Because functions have to eventually be assigned to specific spaces, everything, and by everything we mean everything related to architecture will eventually be separated from the whole. Combined functions do not create hybrid situations. To be hybrid, architecture has to make things happen simultaneously. Hybridity then is something imperceptible. We can, and this thesis has attempted to show it, assign conditions that tend to lean towards hybrid architecture. However hybridity is definitely not something physical nor is it something abstract as it deals with the built environment. This thesis may favor hybridity but has it allowed it to emerge? It seems that hybridity is a privacy issues. Moreover it might be cultural. Because we define things with boundaries and because some functions require without any doubt these boundaries, hybridity may swing between and rely entirely on private and public issues.


The entire building cannot be hybrid but hybrid events can occur within its envelope. For instance, where private and public meet, that can potentially be considered a hybrid event. Hybridity then seems to reside in specific moments within the whole project. Finally, hybrid architecture seems to be a strategy rather than a building per se. The hybrid building is not what it claims to be. It doesn’t seem to deliver a complete final solution; rather it provides a framework which tends to create hybrid events. But can we state that programs which are separated physically but that do share a relation on an idea level will produce hybrid architecture? If we consider again the hybrid vehicle, with its two separate engines working independently from one another, they do relate to each other to achieve the same goal. Can we call this hybrid? Can architectural programs sharing the same space while keeping their original identity, sharing strength to enhance diversity, intensity and density, be considered hybrids? Or can we state that hybrid architecture is something exclusively dedicated to strategic purposes that will by no means generate so-called hybrid buildings? Hybrid architecture is dead. Hybridity is a strategy rather than a building. The hybrid building cannot be what it claims to be. To succeed, it need not deliver a complete and final solution. Instead, it is a provocation framework to create contemporary hybrid events.


Contact VALÉRIE DEROME-MASSÉ VALERIE.DEROMEMASSE@GMAIL.COM WWW.VALERIEDEROMEMASSE.COM (514) 797-9391


Valérie Derome Massé  

Portfolio 2017

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