ROBOstudio student-designs on display at YVR during Olympics

ROBOstudio, a collaboration between UBC architecture, mechatronics (mechanical engineering) and engineering physics students, will have models, videos and poster boards on display at the Vancouver International Airport international departures area throughout the Olympics beginning Jan. 17.

ROBOstudio features two sets of studio projects.  The first set, PS1 SKIN, are retrofits for buildings on UBC campus whose envelopes have performance problems which result in poor conditions for building occupants (Ie. too much sun, too hot or too cold). 

The second set, PS2 TRANSFIGURATION, deal with the resolution of contested public space by an infrastructural intervention at any scale. Based on Granville Island, they feature students’ analysis and responses to the cultural and social aspects of the dense use of urban space.

For further information, contact AnnaLisa Meyboom in the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at

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