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TED ELEVATE // DBR | Design Build Research

Vancouver, Canada

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Inspired by high-alpine shelters and the backcountry winter experience that BC mountains offer, the ELEVATE huts provide a special platform and a unique point of conversation for TEDsters to share ideas between various sessions of the conference. The ELEVATE shelters – each 16 feet by 30 feet long – were designed using LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber), a mass timber product donated by METSÄ.

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The structures were fabricated with CNC technology and erected on site in two days.

Each DBR project is built to be upcycled and provide legacy uses in our local community, so the ELEVATE huts are not just for TEDsters to enjoy. After the conference, the shelters will be retrofit by a new class of DBR students, and then permanently installed in one of BC’s outdoor recreation sites.

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© Ema Peter Photography

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© Ema Peter Photography

Here they will serve a new community of climbers, backcountry skiers and other outdoor enthusiasts. Follow their journey at #DBRelevate.2016 Participating Students:Andjela VasicBryce DuyvewaardtCamille EsquivelChristine RohrbacherCosette RamsayDarcy KeesterHelia RashediIvan VanonMarsha FarrowNicholas DevlinPatrick BirchTerence MartinVanessa KuiperXinxin ShenYajiao FanZahra Teshnizi2016 Sponsors:Metsã WoodSolus DecorMGA | Michael Green ArchitectureEquilibrium ConsultingEma Peter Photography.

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