In this project, I learned how to use Fusion360, a 3D modeling software, in order to design a series of temporary winter structures oriented towards providing a space for homeless people at Place Émilie-Gamelin, a public square near Montreal's Berri-UQAM station. This software enabled my digital mixing of materials, textures, and shapes that helped envision an alternative space that echoes the city's topographical features, symbolizes its creative and youthful DEMEANOUR, and mirrors the aesthetics of 'Les Jardins Gamelins'. Additionally, I familiarized myself extensively with the process of 3D printing, using both an Ultimaker 2+ and Prusa to print my structures so that individuals could have a visual and tactile means to interact with the model.
3 spaces located at place Émilie-Gamelin
each space (espace pour tous, les cinemas gamelin, la serre) has a separate function, but together provide a synthesized space that offers resources first and foremost to people who are homeless in montreal.
in addition to this core function, the overall intent of ‘espace pour nous’ is to enhance environmentally sustainable community spaces, to provide an atmosphere where all are welcome and to do so through a space whose viability is dependent on the active employment of and engagement with those without a fixed home in montreal.