Just awarded a grant to study Parkades of the Future. This is a TIPSlab project which will look at what parkades could become and how they could contribute more to society in future. We will be looking at potentials such as energy, exterior heat-moderated environments, temporary uses, future transportation such as drone landing pads and adaptations such as ground floor alternate uses.
This is a UBC Living Lab project so we will use UBC’s parkades as a testing ground for the ideas.
Just awarded a grant with collaborators Prof Thomas Tannert (Civil/Wood Sciences UBC), Prof Oliver Neumann (SALA UBC) and Iain Macdonald (CAWP) to research the design and fabrication of large scale timber shell structures using advanced fabrication methods.
I hope this expands the perception of wood in the world to make it the material of choice for curved architectural design. Renewable and easily fabricated with today’s advanced technology. Read more under Research.