Spaces transform under the cover of night, and are inhabited by stranger patrons that stalk the grounds.
This photographic series was part of an ecological analysis of Terra Nova park. Our goal was to highlight a very different side of the park that only emerged in the darkest hours of the night, when people no longer occupied the area. We used laser cut cut-outs of common species found in the park and homemade smoke bombs to add a sense of eeriness to the overall aesthetic.
In collaboration with Tess Jakubec, Azedeh Samei, and Bria Derksen
The challenge of this project was to create a mix-use building(s) within a laneway that readdressed the notion of work-life balance. Wanting to pull away from the conventional dichotomy, I used Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs as a basis to sort the activities of our day into three categories:
What can be satisfied through work. What can be satisfied through living. What can be satisfied through play and enjoying one’s life.
Under this model, play is unbounded while work has a set maximum, and live has a set minimum. By creating an enforcing these boundaries temporally and physically, you optimize health and welfare of your person, while still allowing time to strive to attain the highest level of Maslow’s hierarchy.