BID Projects – Toronto Metropolitan University

BID Projects – Toronto Metropolitan University

For the third year in a row, ARIDO would like to celebrate the class of 2022 from Ontario ARIDO-recognized schools and ensure their work is shared within the ARIDO community and beyond.

 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 May and June.

Rachel Brown - Onde di Vita

Located on Isola Madonna Del Monte, an island off the coast of Venice, Onde di Vita was built as an immersive installation designed to abstractly depict how one rides the waves of life. The installation uses waves as a metaphor of the journey through life’s struggles and emotional barriers. While it mimics this journey through a relaxing immersive demonstration, it allows users to understand how one can mindfully learn to ride the waves without getting swept away. The tranquil installation provides a deep connection to the waves in the water surrounding the island and allows users to feel as if they are below the surface of the ocean.

Julia Jaynes - Building with (Paper) Waste

Moving towards a sustainable future, we must embrace the circular economy, where waste becomes the primary source of “new” materials. In design education, massive amounts of paper scraps are sent to landfills. This design intervention focuses on transforming discarded paper into new usable elements. By combining paper products with water, they are moulded into new materials to create a modular furniture system, which acts as storage and an acoustic and spatial division. Modules are reconfigured using removable hardware and joinery methods to elongate the product's life cycle. With no additional adhesives, the material is reclaimed by soaking it in water.

Kaidi Jin - The Silos: Urban Agricultural Centre

The UAC is an urban agricultural centre that integrates a community garden with modern agricultural technology, a research center for education and research, and

a multipurpose hall for various agricultural-related events. At the same time, by transforming these silos into UAC, we are also giving them back their most original function, which is to store agriculture-related goods. Only from now on, it is no longer grains and cereals stored in them, but the new agricultural technology. Finally, from the city's perspective, Toronto's community gardens need a connection point like the UAC to help them exchange information and resources.

Rosebelle Omino - Nurture

A Resilient Library should continue to create an inspiring environment for learning and teaching by incorporating and learning from natural systems. The recent creation of the City of Toronto Green Roof Bylaw requires new buildings to have green roofs incorporated into their design. Rather than just fulfilling a requirement, the introduction of an urban community garden into this project will help foster a community-based learning environment. Along with creating and preserving green space within the campus, the proposed garden will provide a place for neighbouring community groups and programs to come together and offer opportunities for collaboration, and cross-disciplinary learning.

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