3A Design Studio: “Our House is on Fire”: Confronting Toronto’s housing and climate emergencies

Coordinator(s)
Teaching Assistant(s)
Devin Arndt
Nicole Rak

The challenge of this studio is to design both an urban project, and a housing complex, in the City of Toronto’s oldest neighbourhood, the Downtown East.This urban project is an opportunity to design ina context that is at once material, ecological and social. You will be challenged to think of your urban design not merely as an auto-poeitic, but rather as a sympoeiticarchitectural assemblage as co-constitutive with its milieu,made up ofspecified ecological and social components.

Student Work Gallery

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    Detailed Wall Section
    Ardy Chang
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    Site Massing
    Ardy Chang
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    Ventilation Diagram
    Ardy Chang
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    Ground Floor Plan
    Ardy Chang
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    Upper Floor Plan
    Ardy Chang
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    Upper Floor Plan
    Ardy Chang
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    Upper Floor Plan
    Ardy Chang
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    Interior Render
    Ardy Chang
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    Exterior Render
    Ardy Chang
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    Exterior rendered view.
    Exterior view
    Byron Cai
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    Exterior rendered street view.
    Exterior rendered street view.
    Byron Cai
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    Diagram of steel materiality.
    Diagram of steel mstructure
    Chi Un Lee
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    Exterior render street view.
    Exterior view
    Chi Un Lee
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    Axonometric of the building on site.
    Axonometric of the building on site.
    Cian Hrabi
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    Thermal section and design section through building.
    Thermal section and design section through building.
    Cian Hrabi
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    Interior collage view.
    Interior view
    Cian Hrabi
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    Exploded Axonometric and Material Massing
    Franklin Min
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    Site Massing
    Franklin Min
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    Exterior Render
    Franklin Min
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    Floor Plan
    Franklin Min
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    Section Drawings and Detailed Wall Section
    Franklin Min
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    Interior Renders
    Franklin Min
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    Ventilation Diagram
    Nicole Chen
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    Floor Plan
    Nicole Chen
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    Floor Plan
    Nicole Chen
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    Detailed Section Drawing
    Nicole Chen
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    Site Massing
    Nicole Chen
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    Exterior Render
    Nicole Chen
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    Exterior Render
    Nicole Chen
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    Interior Render
    Nicole Chen