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Territory

THE RIGHT OF WAY IS THE RIGHT TO THE CITY
Toronto, Canada

DREDGESCAPING TOLEDO

Toledo, USA

EN POINTE!

Kagran, Austria
w/ Lorena Del Rio Architect

CONSTELLATORY COVE

Porto Brandao, Portgual
w/ Lorena Del Rio Architect

RECON-FIGURE
Far Rockaway, USA

UNLOCKING AMERICA'S CORE
White Space, USA

IN GRID WE TRUST
Manhattan, USA

LIQUID COMMONS
Hudson Strait, Canada

ICEROADS/ TRUCKSTOPS
Contwoyto, Canada

OUTLINE OF THE CORE
Rotterdam, NL

PLINTHESIS
Toronto, Canada

THE NEW MONUMENTALITY
Passiac, New Jersey, USA

Architecture

VARNA PUBLIC LIBRARY AND ARCHIVE
Varna, Bulgaria

STEAM STRATUM
Liepaja Latvia

FIRE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS
San Francisco, CA

CONSERVATORY HOUSE
London, UK

DRIFT HOUSE
Arctic, Canada

TORONTORIUM
Toronto, Canada

THE INFRASTRUCTURAL SPACE OF APPEARANCE
Toronto, Canada

BRUCE MAU DESIGN OFFICE
Toronto, Canada

Installations

SCAFFOLDIA
Oakland, USA

FORMWORKS
San Francisco, USA

RE-RIGGING AIR
Copenhagen, Denmark

GARDEN OF DISPLACED ROOTS
Grand Metis, Canada

ENVELOOPS
Toronto, Canada

INTERLACE
Los Angeles, USA
w/ MG&CO

Enveloops
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2014

Warmth has traditionally been achieved within architecture through deploying an envelope, which hermetically divides the interior from the exterior. Instead of separating one from the physical environment, our proposal examines the expansion of the envelope into a three-dimensional field condition that envelops the visitor. Constructed through a series of threaded loops, the further one moves into the installation, the more they are softly enclosed for intimate experiences while still remaining connected to their context. Colour-coded through layers of temperature nesting, the loops are hung at a series of heights to enable different forms of occupation and engagement — swinging, sitting, resting, hanging, climbing, leaning, etc. The existing lifeguard chair is used as an armature to support the roof canopy and creates a wind-shield within the installation. Program, structure, and envelope are merged into a fluid field condition that is constantly negotiating the subject — the environmental forces of wind and temperature and social forces of gathering.

Project Team:
Neeraj Bhatia, Cesar Lopez, Jeremy Jacinth with/ Blake Stevenson