Measured was invited to take part in Emerging from Architecture, an exhibition hosted by the Burrard Arts Foundation (BAF) in collaboration with the Architecture Foundation of British Columbia’s (AFBC) from November 18 – December 18, 2021.
The exhibition presented the work of current and past AFBC Emerging Firm Award recipients, including: Measured Architecture, STARK Architecture, D’Arcy Jones Architects, MA+HG Architects, and Leckie Studio Architecture + Design.
Since winning the AIBC Emerging Firm Award in 2015, Measured’s principles and processes have had a stronger focus on exploration and collaboration. We are less fixated on a single outcome, but rather work to build trust with our clients and collaborators that facilitate the necessary courage to solve problems in a well-considered way.
We aimed to represent this way of thinking through a series of diagrams and documents that describes how we collaborate to create a space for our clients while de-mystifying the cult of object. We included some finished images of our work, but enlivened the story of the process through objects and imagery from all phases of our projects, and not just the end results.
Architecture is the three-dimensional manifestation of a collaborative process, one which creates a lens that can change the way people see the world.”
Clinton Cuddington + Piers Cunnington
With this exhibition, BAF provided a platform for emergent and forward-thinking architecture practices that are pushing the boundaries of the built environment and how it defines both the contemporary and future state of life in the city.
Our East Vancouver concept project, Trick House, served as the central thread in our exhibition. Trick House is a small single-family residence in East Vancouver on an extremely narrow site. It exemplifies our commitment to collaborative process—gathering local details and voices to iterate, innovate and create a unified special composition.
In addition to drawings and renderings, we presented material samples and explorations from a selection of projects. These objects exhibited the importance of materiality, tactility and play to our process.