TED2017 PAUSE by DBR School

Photo: Ema Peter

Photo: Ema Peter

Congratulations to Alsu Sadrieva and the DBR team on an amazing installation for TED2017! It was a hectic but fulfilling week - particularly for Alsu, who was at the TED conference as a part of her winning prize.

Photo: TED

Photo: TED

None of this would have been possible without the hard work and long nights put in by our DBR volunteers. For the last two months, the team was in the shop several times a week working on design refinement, fabrication, and construction of the structure. Alsu travelled from Kazan, Russia to join us in Vancouver for the last push in April, and thanks to the many hands at work, we had the pavilion installed and ready just in time for TED. 

Thank you also to our partners and sponsors Interfor, BC Housing, Structurlam, Adera Development, Filzfelt, and Ema Peter Photography! We were able to bring PAUSE to life with their support, and we are incredibly thankful for it.

Photo: Interfor

Photo: Interfor

Summer is just around the corner, so stay tuned for new projects from us. More coming soon!

KENCADA IIC WINNERS ANNOUNCED by DBR School

With almost 130 submissions from 43 different countries, the jury panel for the KenCada IIC could not be more impressed by the quality of submissions demonstrated by participants across the world. From the projects we received, our jury selected an overall winner per category and Honorable Mentions that best captured the goals for this competition.

Entrants were challenged to imagine a new campus for the KenCada International Academy, located in Mombasa, Kenya. The design was required to find a balance of modernity and a celebration of the local Kenyan context. The submissions showcased admirable creative solutions whilst addressing an assortment of requirements and core values.

 

KENYA | LOCAL CATEGORY

WINNER

CREATIVE KENCADA: CREATE, PLAY, LEARN

James Mitchell, Andrew Perkins, Carolina Larrazábal, Leo Taylor - Nairobi, Kenya
Orkidstudio

HONORABLE MENTION

WEMA EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT

Brian Babu - Ngong, Kenya
 

 
 

AFRICA | REGIONAL CATEGORY

WINNER

OASIS OF KNOWLEDGE

Nikhil Tricam, Ghanisha Bucktowar - South Africa
 

HONORABLE MENTION

TROPICAL COURTYARDS: STIMULATION BY DESIGN AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE

Alice Tasca, Francesco Stassi, Zeno Riondato - Rwanda
Active Social Architecture

 
 

GLOBAL | INTERNATIONAL CATEGORY

WINNER

SIMPLE BLOCKS

Dmitry Ignashin, Dmitry Dmitriev - Russia

HONORABLE MENTIONS

CHILDREN'S VILLAGE

Miguel Armental - Spain

EDUCATION + IDENTITY=PRODUCTIVE COMMUNITY

Mauricio Mendez Arevalo, Sergio Espindola - Bolivia

 

CALLING ALL VANCOUVERITES by DBR School

This Friday we are hosting a kickoff event for our latest project, PAUSE, to be revealed at TED2017. Come find out how you can BE INVOLVED. Please RSVP to [email protected]

FRIDAY | 03 MARCH 2017
6PM TO 9PM | 7PM PRESENTATION
BACK ROOM | DEVIL'S ELBOW
562 BEATTY STREET | VANCOUVER

PAUSE FINALISTS ANNOUNCED by DBR School

The Top 5 Finalists for DBR | PAUSE have been selected!

We received more than 60 submissions from 21 countries around the world, and could not be more impressed by the quality and creativity shown by the submissions. Participants were challenged to question the concept of individual space; to find the middle ground between identity and community, experience and environment. From the projects we received, our jury selected a Top 5 shortlist that best captured the balance of personal reflection and storytelling through design. 

Congratulations to the winner of the competition, Alsu Sadrieva (Russia, Kazan State University of Architecture and Engineering).

The design will be refined and constructed by Alsu and the DBR Build Crew, to be unveiled at the TED2017 ‘The future you’ Conference from April 24 - 28 2017 in Vancouver, Canada.

Stay tuned for more updates.

 

FINALISTS

AFFORDABLE HOUSING MATTERS

Ning Xu – Canada
Dalhousie University

APERTURE

Nicky van den Aardweg, Wendy Reece, Paul Kraus, Chris Reid – South Africa
Cape Peninsula University of Technology

 

POLE TO PAVILION

Karl Ahlund, Carl Jarneving – Sweden
Chalmers University of Technology

SPIRAL OF KNOWLEDGE

Alecsander Gonçalves, Deyvison Estevam Madeira, Mônica Moreira da Silva –  Brazil
Universidade São Judas Tadeu

TED2016 ELEVATE by DBR School

Congratulations to our ELEVATE class on an amazing installation this weekend for TED2016!

Thank you to every one of our students and volunteers for your long hours over the past weeks making the ELEVATE huts a reality. We couldn’t be prouder of what we’ve created together.

Stay tuned for more photos from the build.

#DBRelevate.

TREEHOUSING WINNERS ANNOUNCED by DBR School

Durban, South Africa – The winners of the TREEHOUSING International Wood Design Competition were announced today at the XIV World Forestry Congress in Durban, South Africa.

More than 200 projects by teams representing 60 countries were submitted for the contest, which was jointly organized by the Canada-based DBR | Design Build Research School and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

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TREEHOUSING COMPETITION by DBR School

DBR is pleased to announce the TREEHOUSING International Wood Design Competition!

Housing for the world’s growing urban population and the threat of deforestation are two of the most significant issues facing humanity today. TREEHOUSING challenges architecture students, professional architects and designers to develop innovative wood housing and urban building solutions through two distinct open competitions:

Competition 1: TREEHOUSING DURBAN | Tall Wood Housing
Competition 2: TREEHOUSING GLOBAL | Affordable Wood Housing

How to enter:
1. Visit the TREEHOUSING website for competition information.
2. Register on the TREEHOUSING website by August 15, 2015.
3. Design a TREEHOUSING solution.
4. Submit your entry by 5:00pm CET on August 31, 2015.

All submissions are due August 31, 2015 at 5:00pm CET. Winners will be selected by an international jury and announced on September 10, 2015 at the XIV World Forestry Congress in Durban, South Africa. In each category a grand prize of $6,000 USD will be awarded, plus a second prize of $3,000 USD and two additional student prizes. For more information, please visit www.treehousing-competition.com.

This ideas competition is sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and coordinated by DBR | Design Build Research School.

WINE by DBR School

Starting this May we are offering a design build course for three small Sommelier in Residence cabins to be built in the Picker Shack Orchard of Naramata BC. See course page for more info.