Created for the Winter Station 2015 Toronto competition by the team of architectural designers: Wyatt Armstrong, Natalia Bakaeva, Josimar Dominguez, and Mark Francis.
It is winter in Toronto and the freeze thaw cycle that governs our planet reminds us of the limitations on our physical forms. Stepping into the digital age, we access endless streams of information that project certain futures; social conscience grows and yet we drift uncertain through the abundance. To physically engage the laws that compose our climate, we propose data drifts. A series of unusually high snow drifts, the experience of information is lifted off the screens and peaks from beneath a freshly fallen blanket of snow.
The changes that Toronto will undergo occur at a pace outside of the scale of our experience, but by 2050 Toronto will likely be 6 degrees warmer in the winter. A changing temperature, precipitation and lake levels, will be accompanied by rapid urban growth. We propose to render these projections with three dimensional graphs focused on Toronto’s historical and future climate, made from cardboard carpet cores - for their availability in large quantities and recyclability.