Quick Homes Superchallenge – Design Charrette
After an inspiring evening lecture on Thursday, our 5 teams of designers showed up at 9am on Saturday April 17, locked themselves in the gallery (see A Better Classroom Design Exhibition in the background) for the next 11 hours and brainstormed how to house our homeless using ISBUs.
Our designers were from diverse backgrounds: architects, planners, engineers, industrial designers, development, and students. They were given 1 of 3 local sites and a specific set of design requirements. Drawings, physical and digital models, photographs were generated.
A presentation took place in the evening and a live vote was conducted. “Team Duane”, a group of design students from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, was the audience’s favorite. Congratulations!
Moving forward, we will compile and organize the collected work for public consumption. There is still a lot of work ahead of us in order to turn this idea into viable alternative housing to rescue Vancouver’s homeless. We are fortunate to be working with a number of talented volunteers, resourceful organizations, and visionaries.
Some images from Saturday:
Mr. James Lau, Building Policy Engineer City of Vancouver, speaking to Mr. Aaron Knorr and Mr. David Zeibin about their roof top SRO design.
Final presentation model to be 1/4″ scale.
Mr. Monte Paulsen being interviewed by Miss Anne Casselman, science writer. Mr. Desmond Bliek and Mr. Lukas Armstrong in the foreground.