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

Competition Studio

Wine is a symbol of transformation. In the state of stillness, the grapes are transformed into the wine that embodies the unique qualities and characters of the grape along with the environment it was grown in. The wine can be truly experienced when the bottle is opened and the tasters can see, smell, taste and think about the wine. For the wine tasting room, the experience of the great reveal of the wine is translated into the architecture. Visitors will approach along the path with flowing water towards the building. The white walls create a sense of mystery of what is inside, only a window gives a glimpse of what is behind. As visitors enter, the goal of the design is to use the space, structure and material to simulate the human perception, thus helping the visitors experience nature and wine. It evokes different senses such as sight, smell, taste and ultimately makes the visitors think.

The table was designed to represent the vineyard and the paths that people walk to harvest or look at the grapes. The steamed bent leg of the table mimics the methods of tying down the vines in an organized manner.

The Portuguese blue ceramic tiles called Azulejos were used as a feature wall to bring a bright contrast to the white walls. Similar to grapes that are broken down and come together to form wine, the tiles come together to form an art piece that captures the history, culture, environment, people and wine of Portugal.