© Goodweather Studio Ltd. (2015)
"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]
"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.
Michael Lis, Daniel Irvine, Chad Manley
Shed / Light
Designed for a brand new family who have embarked on a long term process of transforming a 5 acre farm into an organic cornucopia, this rural studio situated in...
Pop Bottle Barge
Designed and built in 12 days for the School of Fish Foundation summer fundraiser, this dining pavilion floats on over 1500 recycled pop bottles positioned below...
Spearhead Alpine Huts Project
Goodweather is pleased to be working with Chad Manley (CMPAC) as a participating member on the design committee of the Spearhead Huts Society who in association...
A design for an interior renovation to a lofted live/work studio in the Mt Pleasant area of Vancouver. Due to legal constraints on allowable square footage...
Small House Designs
Between 1947 and 1974 the Central Housing and Mortgage Corporation (CMHC) of Canada invited Canadian architects from across the country to produce high quality...
Proposal for an experimental urban agriculture facility currently under review in the city of North Vancouver.
Deep Cove Aqueduct
Deep Cove Aqueduct
A composite wood and steel beam supports a steel framed gateway and acts as a waterway transporting rain away from the house and to an...
Porteau Cove Studio
Assembly studies for a small artisan's studio near Porteau Cove, British Columbia.
Pilot project for an interactive pavilion displaying site-specific content. In this case a windshelter at a marine park in Vancouver situated on...
QR Beach Fire
Concept for an interactive fibre-optic light installation at Iona Beach, near Vancouver BC.
Between 2000 and 2001 designated beach...
Såo Paulo : Media Free Pavilion
Taking a cue from Såo Paulo's recent ban on billboard advertising this proposal seeks to create a modular outdoor pavilion or series of pavilions...
Only a very small part of architecture belongs to art: the tomb and the monument.
A series of formal...
Grand Hotel - Vancouver Art Gallery
Commissioned and produced by the Vancouver Art Gallery as a major exhibition, Grand Hotel charts the evolution of the hotel from its humble origins as an isolate...
"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: New, New Brighton
If there is to be a ‘new urbanism’ it will not be based on the twin fantasies of order and omnipotence; it will be the staging of uncertainty; it will no longer...
33 Views: Great Northern Way
33 Views of Great Northern Way
Photographic series produced for inclusion in the "Go East!" exhibition for Emily Carr University.
Go East! - Exhibition
Exhibition at Emily Carr University of Art and Design exploring the implications of a proposed move from Granville Island to Great...
Signage designed and constructed for Go East! Exhibition at Emily Carr University.
Michael Lis, Chad Manley, Daniel Irvine
La Ville En Rose
Competition entry for IaaC, City-Sense (2011), Barcelona.
“La Ville En Rose” is a digital-informational utopia triggering solipsistic...
What is a house?
Design of book cover for "What is a house?"
Autumn Editions (2011)
Cover Design for "Larch - 33 Short Texts on Landscape Architecture"
Markus Laarson Publisher 2012
From CCTV to personal mobile devices, there are cameras everywhere. The resultant condition is one of 'total witness' and...