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

Camp Winston Nature Hut

The Nature Hut for Camp Winston is designed to be a safe space for children and teens with neurobiological disorders. The pavilion was required to provide shelter and be enclosed whilst being low impact on the natural environment and promoting a peaceful, meditative space. To impact the environment as little as possible, untreated cedar wood was used for the rib structure and decking in order to maintain the natural surrounding while avoiding any harsh chemical treatments. The white fins are made of gator board to allow for durability and translucency; they are purposefully angled to allow for views to the outside at eye level but provide shelter from rain and harsh, direct summer sun by closing at the top. The gravel pit in the center creates a connection to the earth, emphasizing that this is a safe space. The ribs and fins together create a warm atmosphere with a diffused natural light, creating a comforting enclosure for the campers whilst creating a soft visual impact on the surroundings.

The low impact that the pavilion has on the environment lends itself to using natural materials, this in turn creates a soft transition from outside to inside and a sense of biophilia.