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    M.Arch Thesis Milestone Presentations and Reviews

    11/12/2017

     

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    Monday, December 11, 2017Thursday, December 14, 2017Various times and locations
    Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario

    Please join us this week for M.Arch Thesis Milestone Presentations and M.Arch Year 1 Reviews. Graduate students in architecture will present their final projects to their instructors, as well as guest critics from the professional community and academic institutions.

    The following is the schedule for December 11th for M.Arch Year 1 ReviewsAR8101 Studio in Critical Practice – Final Critical Conversation:

     

    Guest Critics:

    Adil Mansure Carlo Parente
    Colin Ripley Chloe Town
    John Cirka Elizabeth George
    June Komisar Gerry Lang
    Michelle Grant John Cirka

     

    9:00 Arrive 1:20 Introductions
    9:05 Introductions 1:30 Dylon Feyen
    9:15 Ryan Fernandes 1:55 Daniel Maj
    9:40 Nikita Yakushev 2:20 Douglas Peterson-Hui
    10:05 Eyad Hachimi 2:45 Heather Breeze
    10:30 Break 3:10 Break
    10:40 Nineveh Rashidzadeh 3:20 Emily Mutch
    11:05 Nahal Rahnamaei 3:45 Arnab Ghosh
    11:30 Stephen Wong 4:10 Kavosh Maleki
    11:55 Kayla Murrell 4:35 John Sirdevan
    12:20 Lunch 5:00 Wrap Up

     

    Follow DAS on Twitter and Instagram and join the conversation using the hashtag #DASReviews. And, check out photos on our Facebook page which will be posted throughout the upcoming week!

    All reviews take place from 8 AM to 6:30 PM (unless otherwise stated).

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  • Portrait of Joan Busquets

    Lecture: Joan Busquets

    08/03/2018

    Joan Busquets
    BAU B. Architecture | Urbanism, Barcelona

    Thursday, March 8, 2018
    6:30 PM | The Pit (ARC 202)
    Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario

    Live-streaming of this event will be available here. This lecture will be followed by the exhibition opening, Issues for the Future City: Metropolis of Cities.

    Lecture title TBD

    In conjunction with the School of Urban + Regional Planning, Ryerson University

     

    Please register for free admission before attending – registration will open February 2018. This event is free and open to the general public. If you have a Ryerson e-mail address, please use it to register for reserved seating. The “Ryerson” ticket option will appear once the valid e-mail has been provided.


    For further information, please contact:

    Department of Architectural Science, Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3
    Canada
    P: 416-979-5000, ext: 2597
    F: 416-979-5353

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  • Portrait of Christoph Dünser

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    Lecture: Christoph Dünser

    07/02/2018

    Christoph Dünser
    Hermann Kaufmann Architects, Schwarzach (Austria)

    Wednesday, February 7, 2018
    6:30 PM | The Pit (ARC 202)
    Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario

    Live-streaming of this event will be available here.

    Lecture Title TBD

    Please register for free admission before attending – registration will open January 2018. This event is free and open to the general public. If you have a Ryerson e-mail address, please use it to register for reserved seating. The “Ryerson” ticket option will appear once the valid e-mail has been provided.


    For further information, please contact:

    Department of Architectural Science, Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3
    Canada
    P: 416-979-5000, ext: 2597
    F: 416-979-5353

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  • Elena Casanova Portrait

    Photo courtesy of Casanova + Hernandez Architects

    Lecture: Helena Casanova

    25/01/2018

    Helena Casanova
    Casanova + Hernandez Architects, Rotterdam

    Thursday, January 25, 2018
    6:30 PM | The Pit (ARC 202)
    Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario

    Live-streaming of this event will be available here.

    Building Knowledge in Interdisciplinary Design

    Co-sponsored by the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Margery Winkler Lecture Fund

    Helena Casanova (Madrid, 1967) is a Spanish architect; since 2000, she is registered as an architect at the Dutch SBA. In 2001 she established in Rotterdam together with Jesús Hernández the office Casanova+Hernandez architects, urban planners and landscape architects. The office has been awarded in different international competitions, such as the Marubi National Photo Museum in Albania, the Ceramic Museum in Jinzhou, China, the master plan for Lichterfelde Süd in Berlin, the Cooltower in Rotterdam, Europan 6 in Groningen and Europan 7 in the Hague.

    Between 2009 and 2013 she was a member of the Architecture Commission at the Dutch Architecture Fund (SFA / Stimuleringsfonds voor Creatieve Industrie). She has been visiting lecturer and critic since 2002 at different Schools of Architecture such as TU Delft, Chalmers School of Architecture in Goteborg (where she has been as well Visiting Censor), Artesis in Antwerp, MaHKU in Utrecht and the AvB of Rotterdam, Anrhem and Amsterdam. She has been a guest professor in educational institutions such as the Berlage Institute in the Netherlands, the School of Architecture at the Shenzhen University and the Lebanese American University. She has been invited as a jury member to different international competitions.

    She is author together with Jesús Hernández of several books such as ‘Building Knowledge in Interdisciplinary Design’ (2015, Damdi Publishers, Seoul), ‘Public Space Acupuncture’ (2014, Actar Publishers, New York) and ‘Scale and Perception’ (2013, Wasmuth Publishers, Berlin). She is co-founder and board member of the new Europan NL organization. Her work has been spread throughout Europe, US, South America, Australia and Asia through lectures, exhibitions, debates, and publications.

    Please register for free admission before attending – registration will open January 2018. This event is free and open to the general public. If you have a Ryerson e-mail address, please use it to register for reserved seating. The “Ryerson” ticket option will appear once the valid e-mail has been provided.


    For further information, please contact:

    Department of Architectural Science, Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3
    Canada
    P: 416-979-5000, ext: 2597
    F: 416-979-5353

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  • 325 Magazine

    325 Magazine is a non-profit, student-run publication which showcases the excellent and innovative ideas stemming out of Ryerson University’s Department of Architectural Science. Annually, we print over a thousand copies that become distributed department-wide, to both students and faculty, and to local firms in Toronto. The publication features a range of undergraduate and graduate student submitted work – every student has the opportunity to submit their work for consideration. Our team consists of students from all years of the program who work together to design and curate each issue. We believe that 325 Magazine is a celebration of student achievement, and is essential to the Ryerson architecture student community as it provides an opportunity for student involvement and serves as a vehicle for sharing our work with the AEC industry. 325 Magazine also continues to use a sustainable waterless method of printing, as the environmental benefits are worthwhile, and ensures every student who receives a free copy of 325 does so in good conscience.

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    Editor-in-Chief: Jennifer Pham
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    Editor-in-Chief: Sarah Lipsit
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    325 Magazine 2012-2013 Cover 325 Magazine | 2012 – 2013
    Editor-in-Chief: Naveed Khan
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  • Photograph of professors (from left to right) Hitesh Doshi, Paul Poh, Zaiyi Liao, Yew-Thong Leong, Albert Smith, and Kendra Schank Smith (Ramani Ramakrishnan not pictured) by Spencer Turcotte

    Photograph of professors (from left to right) Hitesh Doshi, Paul Poh, Zaiyi Liao, Yew-Thong Leong, Albert Smith, and Kendra Schank Smith (Ramani Ramakrishnan not pictured) by Spencer Turcotte

    DAS Team Wins Bid for Frank Lloyd Wright Banff Pavilion Update

    For 25 years, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Banff Pavilion stood on the bank of the Bow River, a testament to Prairie style and social functionality. However, after over two decades of detrimental freezing and flooding, the Banff Pavilion was demolished. The site stood vacant and unpurposed for the next 78 years, until a team of Ryerson University professors entered a bid in the FLW Revival Initiative.

    On August 31, 2017, Ryerson University won the right to update Frank Lloyd Wright’s Banff Pavilion. A team of seven Ryerson professors, nominally led by Professor Yew-Thong Leong, will draw the plans reconstructing Wright’s vision of the Banff Pavilion. Ryerson won the bid for a reason. In recent coverage by the Ryersonian, Leong notes that “We took a team approach, something we felt would be very important to be successful not just in winning the bid but also completing the project. All seven of us are equal contributors and the FLW Revival Initiative recognized our individual strengths, our aggregate abilities and the team spirit we brought to the proposal.” The project involves taking the original plans of the Banff Pavilion and faithfully representing them in 21st century standards.

    The design team consists of seven Ryerson professors, now affectionately called the Group of 7. It includes architects and engineers with specialties in historical restoration, environmental systems and controls, project management, and architectural modeling and building performance. The team’s collaborative approach and diversity of skills made sure the bid was a team effort, and a team win.

    The Banff Pavilion was the only public building Frank Lloyd Wright designed in Canada. Leong notes that this is a project that “is something that an architect would never even dream of, nevermind get the chance to work on. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity…” The FLW Pavilion location is sited well, and it is the team’s intent to reproduce the building faithfully while completing secondary research that contributes to a body of knowledge and to educational engagement. This project is a design collaboration that intends to remediate the site’s flooding and prevent future instances of environmental damage while creating a space for the future. Once completed the revived FLW Banff Pavilion will house events from social gatherings to weddings while faithfully representing the vision of the original building. This is truly a project of revival and long-lasting legacy to be realized through the focus and collaboration of Ryerson’s team. Leong aptly notes that “Architecture is all teamwork. The whole concept of a star-architect is a myth, and we – and I – work hard to break that perception.

    After the original FLW Banff Pavilion was demolished its legacy existed only in drawings and linen, a small reminder of the scope of a building that represented the confluence of prairie design and social purpose. The Banff Pavilion will be loyally recreated in its original design, and after nearly 100 years once again stand to serve local community pursuits.

    We are thrilled to be part of this project,” says Leong. This departmental legacy will give those at Ryerson a connection to their very own Canadian Frank Lloyd Wright building, a treasure of rare proportions. “We hope our research and work will make a significant contribution to both international architecture study and the community of Banff. This is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for any architect or scholar−particularly from Canada.”

    Be sure to visit Yew-Thong Leong’s personal chronicle of the journey working on the Frank Lloyd Wright Banff Pavilion.


    For further information, please contact:

    Department of Architectural Science, Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3 Canada
    P: 416-979-5000, ext: 2597
    F: 416-979-5353

     

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  • Portrait of Oliver David Krieg

    Photo courtesy of Oliver David Krieg

    Lecture: Oliver David Krieg

    30/10/2017

    Oliver David Krieg
    Institute for Computational Design (ICD),
    University of Stuttgart, Germany

    Monday, October 30, 2017
    6:30 PM | The Pit (ARC 202)
    Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario

    This event will be unavailable on the DAS YouTube channel. It will not be live-streamed.


    Research in Computational Design and Digital Fabrication

    Oliver David Krieg is an expert in computational design and digital fabrication in architecture. His research is characterized by a focus on integrative processes and close collaborations between engineering, biology, material science, sustainability analysis, building physics, and fabrication. As a research associate and doctoral candidate at the Institute for Computational Design and Construction at the University of Stuttgart, his work aims to employ the reciprocities between technology and material characteristics in order to rethink how architecture will be designed, fabricated, and constructed in the future.

    With a profound interest in computational design processes and robotic fabrication in architecture, Oliver has led and participated in several research and built projects around the world that explore new potentials in timber construction. Working with wood as a natural but highly performative building material with differentiated properties, has enabled novel potentials that allows for exceedingly individualised and complex building elements and construction systems. In order to unlock this potential, an interdisciplinary and multi-facetted approach is required. The resulting material systems and prototypes evaluate the structural and spatial possibilities, ultimately pushing the boundaries of today’s architectural design research.

    Oliver David Krieg has taught workshops at the RobArch 2012 and RobArch 2016 conferences, at UBC Vancouver and Tongji University Shanghai, and has given lectures at several national and international conferences in architectural design and timber construction. He has also been teaching seminars and studios at the University of Stuttgart in the context of his research since 2012. For the duration of his dissertation, Oliver is a scholarship holder of the German National Academic Foundation. His projects at the ICD have won many national and international awards and have been published in numerous magazines worldwide.

     


    This event is free and open to the public, no RSVP is required.
    Show up early to secure your seat.


    For further information, please contact:

    Department of Architectural Science, Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3
    Canada
    P: 416-979-5000, ext: 2597
    F: 416-979-5353

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  • Pictured: Matthew Ferguson, Cheryl Atkinson, Shane MacInnes (front, from left to right), and Chris Magwood (back)

    Pictured: Matthew Ferguson, Cheryl Atkinson, Shane MacInnes (front, from left to right), and Chris Magwood (back)

    ECOstudio: Zero Energy Housing for the Future

    Rendering of Zero House by Matthew Ferguson

    Rendering of Zero House by Matthew Ferguson

    The ZeroHousing project suggests a new typology for holistic mid-rise housing design. Alternative construction materials, prefabricated construction, and building integrated solar panels make architecture part of the solution to climate change, not part of the problem.


    Architecture professor Cheryl Atkinson, one of four Ryerson faculty members behind Ecostudio, partnered with the Endeavour Centre to design and build a 1100-square-foot sustainable prototype called Zero House. Reassembled onsite for EDITdx, you can tour this net-zero energy, stacked townhouse from September 28th to October 8th, 2017 at the Unilever 21 Don Roadway Toronto.

    As an alternative to low- and high-rise sprawl, the team has aimed to address the need for affordable, sustainable, mid-rise urban housing through research, design, and prototyping. Students from Ryerson, the Endeavour Centre, Seneca, and Ted Rogers worked together to design a toxin-free, carbon-neutral, all-natural housing unit using recycled materials.

     

     MIDRISE SOLAR: THE BIG PICTURE

     

    There is definitely a “Missing Middle” of mid-rise housing. Mid-rise housing is already significantly more energy efficient that single family homes and wood-frame construction has a significantly lower carbon footprint than high-rises.
    — Cheryl Atkinson

     

    Rendering of Zero House by Matthew Ferguson

    Photo of ZeroHouse at EditDX by Tom Arban

    While there are various freestanding net-zero houses built recently in Canada, there are virtually no local precedents for energy-neutral midrise housing. By integrating innovative peel and stick solar collectors on both their south facing façades and roofs, the lower units of midrise buildings can also be solar powered. In high latitude countries like Canada, vertically oriented solar collectors on facades can collect adequate low altitude solar energy.

    In a city that is growing at a rate of 100,000 newcomers a year, commercial development has offered mostly high-rise towers or suburban sprawl. ECOstudio is designing and developing options for the something in-between, midrise stacked townhouses over retail that allows for the affordability and sustainability of pre-fab wood construction. By building on arterials within existing communities, this project reinforces existing social and physical services including schools, jobs, transit, water, sewers and infrastructure for sustainable housing at all scales.

     

     

     

     

    REDUCING ENERGY LOAD

     

    Rendering by Matthew Ferguson

    Rendering of solarBLOCK by Matthew Ferguson

    High energy efficiency has been achieved by utilizing a highly-insulated, airtight yet breathable envelope of all-natural, sustainably sourced, carbon-sequestering materials, energy efficient appliances, fixtures, and air source heat pumps. The Endeavour Centre has experimented with a variety of ‘natural’ construction materials like strawbale, blown-in cellulose, recycled wood, paper cartons, wool, and like mycelium board derived from mushrooms; to eliminate toxins as well as GHG emissions.

    This project is a prototype build exploring a variety of systems, materials, and techniques, and will be a tool to create public awareness and assess the market potential of the concepts. A larger, more elaborated version of this unit, the solarBLOCK, will be developed for permanent display and research at the BRE (Building Research Establishment) Innovation Park at the Living Campus at the Kortright Centre, Kleinberg Ontario, where it will be one of seven test ‘homes.’

     

    THE TEAM

     

    The architectural design was supervised by Architect and Associate Professor Cheryl Atkinson of Ryerson, Department of Architectural Science. The mechanical and solar system design is supervised by Professional Engineer and Associate Professor Dr. Alan Fung of Ryerson, Mechanical Engineering, in collaboration with Kyle Valdock of Seneca College, Engineering Technology department. Business development is supervised by Associate Professor Dr. Philip Walsh of Ryerson, Ted Rogers School of Management. Construction methods, Natural Building science and research and material sourcing is led by Chris Magwood of the Endeavour Centre with design and construction instructors Shane MacInnes and Jen Feigin.

     

    The lead student members of the Ryerson team are:

    Jamie Fine, Ph.D. Candidate – Project Management
    Matthew Ferguson, MArch Student – Architecture
    Danilo Yu, Ph.D. Candidate – Mechanical, Electrical, and Controls Systems
    Brandon Wilbur, MASc Student – Mechanical Systems
    Joshua Goodfield, MASc Student – Sponsorship
    Tamoril-Dembeck Kerekes, MASc Student – Building Science
    Cristina Mazza – Corporate Secretary

     

    Endeavour Team Members:

    We would also like to thank the following independent Design Consultants
    Roland Romcohlthoff, Principal, RAW Architects
    Paul Dowsette, Sustainable TO Architects
    Julian Battiston, Oben Flats Development
    Jack Keays, Principal, Vortex Fire Consulting Inc.
    David Moses, Principal, Moses Structures

    ECOstudio: Zero Energy Housing for the FuturePictured: Matthew Ferguson, Cheryl Atkinson, Shane MacInnes (front, from left to right), and Chris Magwood (back)

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    TimberFever 2017

    In 2016, Moses Structural Engineers collaborated with Ryerson University to host the second annual TimberFever competition, where architectural science and civil engineering students from universities across Ontario are put to the test as they design and build a life-size structure out of wood. The event was a huge success with over 50 Architecture and Civil Engineering students competing and many student volunteers.

     

    Now in its third year running, the TimberFever Design-Build Challenge continues to encourage developing design, construction and communication skills that will be invaluable to future careers in architecture and engineering. Join us for this four-day design-build competition from September 21-24, 2017 at Ryerson University. The TimberFever Awards Ceremony will be held on Sunday September 24 at 4 p.m. in the Sears Atrium, George Vari Engineering Building, located at 245 Church St.

     

    For more information, visit TimberFever’s official website.

    For further information, please contact:

    Department of Architectural Science, Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3
    Canada
    P: 416-979-5000, ext: 2597
    F: 416-979-5353

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