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PRESENTERS

FABRICATING TRUTH

 

 

 

PALLAVI SWARANJALI, Carleton University

 

Forging Architecture: The Contronymic Nature of Architectural Creation in the work of

 

Indian Ar. B.V.Doshi

 

 

 

 

STEVEN BEITES, Laurentian University

 

Context Through Awareness

 

 

 

 

KATIE GRAHAM, Carleton University

 

Architectural Storytelling in Virtual Reality: How VR Can Expand on Architectural Perception

 

 

 

 

TED LANDRUM, University of Manitoba

 

Poetry as Research: Fabricating Architectural Truth

 

 

FABRICATING IN SITU

 

 

 

 

SCOTT GERALD SHALL, Lawrence Technological University

 

Borrowed Intelligence: Leveraging Industrial Fabrication To Evolve Building Production

 

 

 

 

NAHID AHMADI, Carleton University

 

Asphalt Deserts: Rethinking the Architecture of Surface Parking Lots

 

 

 

 

DIETMAR STRAUB, University of Manitoba

 

A Beautiful Waste of Time: Operating a Snow Academy

 

 

 

 

JENNIFER SMITH, Auburn University

 

INCREMENTAL: Resilience through Disaster-Relief Housing

 

 

This research focuses on the large-scale issue of resilience through the small-scale lens of disaster-relief housing. Resilience is defined as an ability to recover

 

from or adjust easily to misfortune or change.1 The term applies to the built environment where communities are able to adapt and advance despite various

 

stresses.2 The topic is gaining international attention as the endemic effects of natural disasters are costing cities more money and damage due to vast concerns of

 

population growth, climate change and sea level rise, poor urban planning and increasing poverty. While resilience is a broad and often, ambiguous topic, this study

 

focuses on why disaster-relief housing plays a critical role in the health of our neighborhoods and cities.

 

 

Presently, the disaster-relief housing response is the same across the nation. The response for Miami mimics that of Manhattan though there are clear differences.

 

These nuances should be accounted for to allow the housing response to be permanent, durable and desirable for occupants. Housing should be of a particular place

 

and to an extent, a reflection of its occupants. These characteristics are ones that FEMA and similar response agencies strive for, but cost, timelines and deployment

 

options make them hard to achieve.

 

 

INCREMENTAL is an alternative model for disaster-relief housing as existing strategies struggle to adapt to a variety of local conditions. This is a prefabricated and

 

panelized housing model that is quickly deployed, compact for urban environments and can be assembled by local contractors. Disaster survivors may remain on

 

their properties, near schools and businesses and connected to existing social networks. The INCREMENTAL prototype explored in this study provides disaster-relief

 

housing for New York City residents by working within New York City’s building code, energy guidelines and specific vulnerabilities to grow a more resilient city.

 

 

1  Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published 2017. Retrieved from merriam-webster.com on Sept. 29, 2017.

 

2  100 Resilience Cities. Published 2017. Retrieved from 1 00resilientcities.org on Sept 29, 2017.

 

 

 

 

BRYAN HE, University of Manitoba

 

Making of the Hakka Vernacular

 

 

 

SOCIAL FABRICS

 

 

 

VALENTINA DAVILA, McGill University

 

Down the Back Stairs: Servants’ Spaces in Montreal’s Square Mile

 

 

 

 

LAWRENCE BIRD, Winnipeg

 

Dominion

 

 

 

 

ELLEN GRIMES, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

 

History's Future Fabrics: New Models for Historic Ecologies

 

 

 

 

NIKOLE BOUCHARD, University of Wisconsin

 

(H)our House

 

 

 

 

RYAN STEC, Carleton University

 

Making Public Space: Examining Walter Lippmann & John Dewey’s pragmatism as a

 

constructive expansion to the spatial theory of public space

 

MEDIATING FABRICS

 

 

LANCELOT COAR, University of Manitoba

 

Lignes d’erre: Tracing the History and Future of Force Flow in Structures

 

 

 

 

FEDERICO GARCIA LAMMERS & JESSICA GARCIA FRITZ, South Dakota State University

 

Master Building Complex Forms in the Absence of Graphics

 

 

 

 

JOE KALTURNYK, Winnipeg

 

The Temporary and the Intermediate: Strategies for a Better Dinner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

photo: Landon Lucyk [M2 Architecture]

The 2018 Atmosphere Symposium is co-chaired by: Lisa Landrum and Liane Veness with the support of the Faculty's Cultural Events Committee and the Centre for Architectural Structure and Technology (C.A.S.T.); web design and graphics support by Tali Budman (ED4 Architecture student), and administrative support from Brandy O’Reilly (Faculty of Architecture, Partners Program).

 

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