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A walkable topography of Toronto's urban form

Using Toronto's building height data, this project created an artificial topography of the city and reduced these conditions to a walkable scale. Through its shift in scale, participants developed a new interaction with the familiar city by exploring Toronto's constructed topography.

Independent Project presented at Nuit Blanche, Toronto, 2012

Role: data sourcing and analysis, digital modeling, fabrication, physical protyping, fundraising

In collaboration with Taylor Davey, Samantha Eby and Katherine Kovalcik

Using Toronto's building heights within the downtown core, a new type of topographic surface was generated.

The digital surface was physically manifestated with an array of cardboard mailing tubes and acrylic rods.

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The Everyday Icon