Year End Show

For our inaugural online exhibition, the Ryerson Department of Architectural Science showcased our 2020 Year End Show, featuring our best student work. At DAS, we encourage students to test boundaries, explore new possibilities, and apply their skill to prevailing issues present within their evolving surroundings. This annual exhibition presented the culmination of the 2019-2020 academic term, showcasing the impressive and cutting-edge works of our top students in all four years of study and at the graduate level.

        Communications Studio: ASC 101
        City Stories: ASC 201
        Design Studio II: ASC 301
        Design Studio III: ASC 401
        Integration Studio I: ASC 520
        Integration Studio II: ASC 620

        Architecture Studio: ARC 720
        Architecture Studio: ARC 820

        Building Science Studio I: BSC 720
        Building Science Studio II: BSC 820

        Studio in Critical Practice: AR8101
        Seminar in Critical Practice: AR8102
        Studio in Collaborative Practice: AR8103

        Building Design Seminar/Studio: BL8104

Showcase on Church Street-Design Development

This project represents a proposal for a small gallery along Church Street, Toronto, located adjacent to Court square. The client for this project is Sarah Hall and the Gallery is fo¬cused on her work, stained glass and glass technology. Glass is the central component of the gallery. For the design of it, I decided to explore the properties of glass and play with contrasting elements of it. For instance, glass is a hard material, it has a great impact on resistance against an applied load. At the same time, it is a brittle material as it breaks immediately when subjected to load. In this case, the contrast of strength and fragility came out as an interesting aspect to play with in regard to the design of the building.

To represent this, I used a strong and robust material like concrete and glass, stacking them on top of one and another in such way that it creates a sense of imbalance, reinforcing the perceived fragility of glass.

Continuing with this idea of fragility and strength can possi­bly lead to breakage and shatter. As seen in the diagram here, I was inspired by the fragility and breakage of glass to design the space. It is reflected through sharp corners, anglers and straight lines.