conceptualizing the technical
This proposal for the new UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture building utilizes a 5-storey structural steel system with curtain walls with steel mesh sunscreens. Program is organized into 3 distinct cores, and thus systems can be strategically separated for efficiency and flexibility. The left side of the building contains more “traditional” program, such as classrooms, studio spaces, office spaces and informal gathering/circulation spaces. The right side of the building is dedicated to research and innovation and currently “unknown” future programmatic requirements. The basement level will be programmed with workshop and fabrication spaces, along with mechanical support and services. The hope is that the juxtaposition of these two programmatic spheres can potentially be reflected in the environmental and mechanical support system implementation.
The project addresses, through gradations in programs and structure from confined and focused to diffused and illuminative, the current pedagogical struggle between the established and defined traditional educational model and the undefined, rapidly changing future landscape of education.
Software used: Rhino, V-ray, Photoshop, AutoCAD, Revit
In collaboration with Jie Lieu