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Ice Stations 18: Team Mark Baechler

The projected captures the motion marks created from skates on ice. The fluidity of lines extending and merging illustrates a pattern celebrating place. This provided the opportunity to explore wood’s bending capacity. Bent lamination and steam bending procedures were used to maximize the properties of wood. Thus, the design development involved experimentation from lamination to steam bending to soaking wood in hot water.

The main structural ribs were glue-laminated into a specified arch and placed on a fluid floor plate. The cladding wraps on an angle following the fluid forms created by the ribs and floor plan. Throughout the structure, the fluid form allows it to blend in the landscape context.The seating was constructed out of steam bend ash wood strips, to allow for radical bending. Cladded with simple wood strips while exposing the structure of the seating, that flows out of the bent structures. The open form allows for skaters to flow through it, while having the ability to shelter people. The structure stands in the landscape as a station fluid with the formations of the snow.

Fayez Al-Dajani 

Iris Botsford-Charbonneau 

Chris Benny Paul 

Jordyn Brown

Owen Brown

Nicole Brunet 

Mackenzie Cameron

Lauren Carr

Nathan Gauvin 

Tiffany-Lynn Hodgins 

Nicholas Irvine 

Harrison Lane

Tavleen Mann 

Rebecca McLennan

Aaron McRoberts

Jessica Tandazo 

Madison Yarrow

Professor: Mark Baechler