Model Making

Physical Model

Concept Model

Project Objective

Analyze the iconic Schröder House.
Design in reverse: build the physical model then envision the concept model.
Understand the concept/design duality.
Develop model-building skills.

Team members:

Rand Al-Rubaye, Rand Aswad

Concept model

Project Objective

Conceptualize a personal habitat under Bloor Viaduct 

Concept Statement:

The habitat is an extension of the bridge that portrays its beauty and tells its story through proportion and details. Just as the unstable site of floods shaped the bridge’s form, I allowed the bridge to take control of the habitat’s design. Fading in the viaduct’s presence, the habitat is designed with all glass walls allowing honesty and transparency in telling the story of the viaduct’s obstacles, including people’s rejection and suicidal incidents which made the site under the bridge an abandoned place. 

The bridge’s influence is evident in the 1:3 plan proportion extracted from the bridge’s dimensions within the chosen site. The habitat becomes a miniature of the Bloor viaduct in a way that unfolds its journey. By mimicking the vertical structure of the subway attached beneath the bridge, the habitat becomes identified as a temporary-arrival work that looks at the bridge as a Torontonian icon. 


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