HiLo Lab and LoDo Lab were awarded an “honourable mention” in Fast Company‘s Innovation by Design Awards for our Zippered Wood Ecosystem. The project was was awarded in the “sustainability” category, classified as projects that use inventive design to meaningfully reduce harm to the environment. A big thank you to UBC SALA, UBC AMS, UBC CCP, and UBC CLL program for their generous support of the project. The project will be included in the September 2023 issue.
HiLo, in collaboration with YAO+, was named one of four finalists to design and curate the Canadian Pavilion at the 2023 Venice Biennale. Our entry titled “|POST|” explored the Proud to work on this project with Thena Tak of HiLo, and Piper Bernbaum, Suzy Brandt-Harris, and Ozayr Saloojee of YAO+. Our exhibition proposed a reframing of one of architecture’s most ordinary, yet fundamental components—the post—done so to question and challenge the notion of the Post-Nation and its entanglements with architecture. More to come on this amazing project, and a sincere thanks to all the people who helped us realize our proposal.
Zippered Wood/Zippered Pavilion was recognized with the 2022 Faculty Design Award from The American Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA). Congratulations HiLo Lab, LoDo Lab, HouMinn, and a big thank you to UBC SALA, UBC SEEDS, EcoWaste, and the Foundation for the Carolinas.
We are excited to share that Zippered Wood/Zippered Pavilion has been recognized with the 2020 R+D Award! Congratulations to HiLo Lab, LoDo Lab, HouMinn, and a huge thanks to all that supported the project including UBC SALA, UBC SEEDS, EcoWaste, and the Foundation for the Carolinas.
April 2020: “Bending the Line,” an essay focused on the Zippered Wood project, has been included in the FABRICATE 2020 publication. The piece outlines how the research team developed experimental prototypes that transform the standard 2×4 and challenge conventional wall construction.FABRICATE explores the progressive integration of digital design with manufacturing processes, and its impact on design and making in the 21st century, Conference held at University College London, UK.
March, 2019: “Zippered Wood” is a peer reviewed project included in the ACSA National Conference in Pittsburgh, PA, USA.