BID Projects: Humber College

BID Projects: Humber College

ARIDO would like to celebrate the class of 2021 from Ontario ARIDO-recognized schools and ensure their work is appreciated. ARIDO has worked with these schools to promote a selection of 4th year BID student work on BLOG//ARIDO and will be posting the work each Wednesday during the coming weeks.

The Garden of Making - Andy Co

The Garden of Making is a makerspace that helps individuals manage their anxiety and stress. The goal of this project was to allow users to make and call it their ‘third place’. This ‘third place’ is a space where individuals can interact with people socially, exchange ideas, and be a part of a community while simultaneously participating in activities that utilize their hands to express their emotions to alleviate anxiety and stress. 

The central aim of this makerspace is to enhance the quality of life through making by unlocking the inherent creative potential in people as they transition from a stressful life to a happier and stress-free life. The concept for this makerspace is transition, which is explored two ways in this concept; first is a mental aspect as making can reduce anxiety and stress to enhance a person’s quality of life. Second, is the physical aspect as spaces can be created, connected, or divided through the change in level, change in material, and foldable and transparent partitions. Both forms have been incorporated into the design of this makerspace.

The East End Market Food Hall - Dakota Bongers

The East End Market Food Hall is a market food hall located at 415 Eastern Avenue, Riverside, Toronto. Through research, it was found that there is a loss of uniqueness in the cultural landscapes in which food retail and hospitality spaces reside due to the rise of commercialism, mass consumption, and the obsession with speed and movement. 

Because of this fast paced culture we live in, people are losing their connection to their food, not knowing where it is grown, how it is made, and who makes it. Thus the vision of the East End Market Food Hall is to become a place where the Riverside Community and surrounding local food communities can connect people, food, and place on a deeper level. 

Using the philosophies and methodologies of the Slow Food Movement, the East End Market Food Hall emphasizes the importance of locality and preservation of food tradition and knowledge to develop and further connect the Riverside community.

Halcyon Stays - Fraida Brogna

Halcyon Stays is a luxury boutique hotel for business travellers which focuses on the wellbeing of its occupants. Business travel is a major cause of mental and physical illness and Halcyon Stays uses many specialized approaches to achieve wellness and reduce the stresses that come with travel.

Journey - Lily Donald

Journey is an LGBTQ2S+ lounge club and event space located in Toronto’s Queen Street West neighbourhood.  The venue gives queer individuals an inclusive and safe environment for self-expression and connection with others.  The design concept is the shell, inspired by the need for belonging and safe space, as a shell is a home and structure which protects those within.  The design emphasizes the arts, culture, and history of the queer community within Toronto which fosters a sense of belonging and community.  

Connex Boutique Hotel - Cassandra Brown

The Connex Boutique Hotel was designed to limit the spread of viral transmittable diseases. The thesis topic was inspired by the global pandemic COVID-19. I believe that implementing touchless amenities to create a contactless design environment will not only better employees or guests of hotels but adapt the space to our new way of life. 

As technology is always advancing, it’s practical to design with technology rather than integrate it after. The space connects guests through the use of mechanical devices to limit the spread of viral transmissible diseases through an integrated contactless space that is connected with touchless amenities such as voice control and touchless activated systems. 

These views show how guests will interact within different spaces through the use of mechanical devices, interactive amenities, antimicrobial & antibacterial materials. An  app lets guests control the thermostat, lighting, entry access, and a smart TV in their room. Public spaces such as the lobby and lounge feature a balanced level of human interaction and technology where guests can choose to interact in the manner which they are most comfortable.

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