Void Set 2017

A set of ceramic vessels that construct a domesticated spatial model of monumental public space.

This work was made as a key component of my thesis to explore the interconnected nature of void and matter on the pottery wheel. Since the void is neither form nor material, it is difficult to define, but it occupies a critical place in architecture as the counterpart to mass. These abstracted clay objects reference fantastic public squares from the first urban plan of Paris, and form a narrative of the city that has been separated from its context.

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Eveline Lam


Eveline is a graduate of the University of Waterloo Master of Architecture program, where she focused on the study of urban voids and material ecologies within city limits. Her interest in materiality moves between scales; from the urban system of resource flows to her continued practice in traditional and digital ceramic work.

After her graduation in 2017, she worked at LGA Architectural Partners on community-centered projects. These included transitional residences such as the North York Women’s Shelter and cultural spaces for the branches of the Toronto Public Library. She acted as a sessional instructor for the second year landscape design-build course at Laurentian University McEwen School of Architecture during the Fall of 2019 where she was able to continue her research in voids and material extraction.

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