Beyond Lines maps a typical residential Toronto streetscape on which five Drew Mandel Architects houses have been modeled.
Five string-models emphasize our interest in the three-dimensional experience of architecture rather than a focus on a two-dimensional image of a house. Like three-dimensional sketches, they express the dematerialized building. It is architecture, not about assembling cues adding up to a “house” or the image of the thing only, but rather the slow, unfolding experience of a place.
The string line drawings underline the interconnected spatial relationship and highlights the urban design aspects of the projects. Unlike the now-common McMansion developments, these projects resist the convention to simply fill the maximum zoning envelope with an object-building largely undifferentiated from site to site.
In conjunction with Harbourfront Centre Gallery with Marlee Choo and Patrick McCauley
Drew Mandel, Jowenne Poon, Rachel Tameirao
Joel Apple, Blair Claxton, Andrew Waite
Don Toye Photography