This table was designed as a meditation on the history of brutalist architecture in the City of Toronto. This piece explores geometry, perspective and repetition to juxtapose warm organic materials with brutalist forms.
Exploring brutalism as a symbol of the optimistic futurism of the 1960s allowed me to take a warm humanist take on what is often considered to be a cold and austere aesthetic.
Design & Maker
This style of hand plane cuts on the pull (rather than push) for making fine adjustments to wooden surfaces. Creating a working tool such as this requires great attention to detail.
This project allowed me to learn about creating highly accurate wooden objects with very tightly tolerances dimensions.
This video is part of a series that were created for the university to reach out to their student body by putting faces to the administration at their downtown campus.
By sharing the initiatives for improvement and the channels for feedback to each department the university engaged students with the administrators more deeply and helped to open a dialogue that continues to positively impact the student experience.
Editing & Revisions
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