Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Bata Shoe Museum Proposals

The team behind the Bata Shoe Museum 150th Canadian Anniversary window visited the site and came up with several design options before commencing production on the current scheme.
Visiting the site with the new team of [R]ed[U]x Lab members meant not only documenting the site but also taking a look at the finer details of the past installation that would better inform the infrastructure resources for the new design.







As evidenced by the options produced the team delivered on a range of options including representations of urban centres to the nation's geological morphology. Here are several initial proposals at the outset of the project.

























Tuesday, May 9, 2017

DME Lab Locker Room Production

A great deal of production can be accommodated in the architecture studio when students are not working on deadlines. Fortunately the [R]ed[U]x Lab team working on the DME Lab project were able to utilize the studio space to assemble and prepare their components. Keeping track of components, laying out joinery, and applying finishes require a great deal of work space. Sometimes it seems as though the team was having too much fun...











Digital Media Experience Lab Locker Room

One of the projects the [R]ed[U]x Lab team had the privilege to participate in was the renovation of a space at the back of the Digital Media Experience Lab. Converting it from a small office to a locker room for the facility staff as well as students from the Masters of Digital Media program. Storing everything from coats and backpacks to microprocessors and printing filament, the facility had to securely store materials, make accessible resources for the lab, and inspire a sense of creative innovation. The [R]ed[U]x Lab team led by Liam, Arnel, and Erik pulled off a fairly ambitious proposal.










Thursday, May 4, 2017

Bata Shoe Museum's Window Celebrating Canada's 150th Anniversary

Once again the Department of Architectural Science through [R]ed[U]x Lab have been asked to design, detail, and deliver on a window display that celebrates Canada's 150th anniversary. This was a difficult task given the benchmark established by the current installation, foot[age], a collaboration between Architectural Science and Interior Design students, led by [R]ed[U]x alumni and DFZ technicians Fil Tisler and Naveed Khan.

This initiative is led by Lisa Boulatova with John Zhang and Liam Hall with the support of students in the Department of Architectural Science. This design draws upon the provincial flowers as a unifying element wrapping around the prominent window. Composed of an array of 3D printed shoes, the installation undulates beyond a subtle backdrop that has been evolving for the past few months. This looks to be one of the [R]ed[U]x Lab's first projects that use the medium beyond prototyping and instead serving as the actual output.

Below are samples of the initial proposal to the Bata Shoe Museum. Special thanks to Remi for the excellent initial photos to work from in the montages.