T412 exhibition on housing opens at the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design

T412 explores 12 housing projects by Winnipeg-based 5468796 Architecture, spanning a full spectrum of user groups, demographics, ownership models, and unit typologies.

Looking through the lens of various data, the exhibition examines the parameters, limitations and inspiration for 5468796’s work in the context of Winnipeg — a conservative civic environment where private developers and public agencies are largely concerned with the bottom line, and unconventional ideas are always measured against safer or cheaper options. In many cases, these limitations are what drive and inspire 5468796’s design approach.

This exhibit highlights the importance of an architect’s ability to work with municipal regulations, finances and costs of all building systems, and to use resourcefulness and innovation in order to achieve more with less. Through T412, the compilation of raw data for completed and in-progress projects will pave the way for further study, analysis and the development of future work.

Over the past five years, 5468796 Architecture has become recognized on architecture’s international stage. From its base in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the firm has received numerous honours and awards for realizing buildings that are breathing new and exciting life into the local landscape and encouraging people to take notice of their surroundings.

The exhibition opens on Monday, March 3, 2014, and runs until April 4, 2014. The opening reception takes place from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Monday, March 3, 2014 at the Eric Arthur Gallery, located at 230 College Street in Toronto.

For more information, please visit https://daniels.utoronto.ca/node/2046/