dwelling over / across (2017)

The project begins with an act of unbuilding. A desolated parking lot site butted against a thinly channelled river is demolished, a river bay is given a chance to restore itself into a wetland. Five rows of housing units sit elevated on piles over the site, allowing a delicate river channel to partially restore its ecosystem. Three walkways extend over the river to attract curious city visitors to explore the hybrid built and unbuilt envionment. Located at the town centre of a small suburb, Olneyville, the site is a convergence point for many infrastructures of the larger region.

Ben Han - 2020 — Vancouver, British Columbia