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

The Unity Centre

This project shows a possible future for a portion of the Allen Gardens site in a Communist future (equality and abundance).

In a future communist society, the youth must be taught how to interact with one another in a world that fosters equality and stability. In order to avoid conflict and live peacefully, the Unity Centre is the youth’s first exposure to volatile emotion and social interaction. The centre aims to provide spaces where the youth can experience different types of emotion within a safe environment to build an emotional tolerance to conflict and distress. 

The movement through the building is a ride that conforms to the idea that the physical nature of the Unity Centre no longer needs to be restricted by traditional design standards, allowing for moulding of the architecture purely for user experience.

The structure is a membrane that shapes according to the youth’s emotional capacity, becoming ’a womb;’ from which a new understanding of emotion emerges. The four main spaces exhibit the most commonly encountered emotions: frustration, fear, melancholy and joy.