Roundabout Vancouver
"One of the visually most arresting images in the exhibition..."
The Vancouver Sun

Produced for WE: Vancouver at the Vancouver Art Gallery [February - May, 2011]

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"The present returns the past to the future."
Jorge Luis Borges

What would a metropolis in the Pacific Northwest look like if urban planners at the turn of the 20th century recognized and exploited the spatial potential of existing old growth trees rather than their perceived resource potential?

Employing techniques of photomontage and urban mapping Goodweather takes us on an anachronistic detour that decouples empirical fact from historical memory.

While in the present city of Vancouver, the centre space of roundabouts is given over to various sanctioned treatments—community gardens, a monumental rock, and so on—in this “retroprojective” proposal an alternative vision of the not-so-distant past is offered, one wherein forward-thinking city planners leave an old growth tree at the centre of each future roundabout.

With this simple gesture we can envisage an entirely different city, one in which the massive trees are no longer a rarity but instead fundamentally define and shape our movement through the urban fabric of Vancouver. While the singular presence of each tree is in itself remarkable, their collective existence is a legacy comparable in size and density to that of Stanley Park, Vancouver's beloved urban green-space.

With this action on the civic imagination the city becomes a forest, and the forest a city.

Canadian Centre for Architecture
Goodweather is honoured to have 'Roundabout Vancouver' counted among the Canadian Centre for Architecture's recommended projects.

Project Team:
Michael Lis, Daniel Irvine, Chad Manley

Shed / Light
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Oyster Catcher's House
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Pop Bottle Barge
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Watershed Loft
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Small House Designs
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Garden Plot
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Deep Cove Aqueduct
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Porteau Cove Studio
///// (2011-2013) Assembly studies for a small artisan's studio near Porteau Cove, British Columbia.
Site Screen
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QR Beach Fire
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Såo Paulo : Media Free Pavilion
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Public Archetypes
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Roundabout Vancouver
"One of the visually most arresting images in the exhibition..." The Vancouver Sun Produced for WE: Vancouver at the Vancouver Art Gallery [February - May, ...
City Detail: Children's Pavilions, Shadow Boxes
//// 2013 City Detail: Children's Pavilions, Shadow Boxes Building footprints transferred to lawn via temporary light deprivation. Sutcliffe Park,...
City Detail: New, New Brighton
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33 Views: Great Northern Way
33 Views of Great Northern Way ///// (2010) Photographic series produced for inclusion in the "Go East!" exhibition for Emily Carr University. Project...
Go East! - Exhibition
Go East! ///// (2010) Exhibition at Emily Carr University of Art and Design exploring the implications of a proposed move from Granville Island to Great...
Canadian Centre for Architecture Residency 2009
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Woodgather | Furniture Designs
Furniture designs 2012-2014
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La Ville En Rose
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Aldo Rossi Catalogue - Cover + Poster
Cover design and poster for "Aldo Rossi Catalogue" Autumn Editions (2012)
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Vault Lattice Design - Cover
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Field Review - Cover
Cover design for Journal series : Field Review, 2012
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Design for book cover and exhibition promotional material for "Modernism in Canadian Graphic Design, 1945-1979"
Autumn Editions Poster
Autumn Editions Poster (2012)
Dan White - Tri-fold Card
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Camera Ubiquita
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