A proposal for the Franklin Carmichael Art Gallery served as the agent for material reinterpretation. The high density of slag provides effective counterweights to support dynamic steel truss cantilevers while the weaving pattern of blocks ensures lateral stability for this compression structures. These renders illustrate the textural and monolithic qualities of the material. Diffuse and direct light is spatially contrasted to reserve the heightened perception of colour intensity for the art work being exhibited. People navigate parallel routes while light is permitted to pass perpendicularly throughout the woven mass. This tension is meant to incite the spatial qualities of the local mining culture.
LOCATION Sudbury, ON PERIOD 2011.6 - 2012.12 STRUCTURE Slag Slabs SCALE 3 stories
CONTRIBUTIONS: ARCHITECTURE Greg Aunger, Tyler Brown, Stewart Burgess, Byron Chang, Dr. Raymond Cole, Greg Johnson, Adam Maitland, Oliver Neumann, Samuel Ostrow, Patricia Patkau, Brian Rudy CONSTRUCTION Dale Craddock, Jay Drew, Sade Kahra GEOLOGY Betsy Friedlander, Daan Maijer, Michael Parsons MINING Michael Danielson, Joseph Lawless, Ken Scholey PAINTINGS Frank Danielson FUNDING Royal Architectural Institute of Canada PHOTOGRAPHY Greg Taylor (3-unedited)