Proposal for Miniature Maze, Toronto Waterfront, Toronto, Canada, 2017

Team: Andrew Kovacs, Erin Wright

Project Description:


Our approach begins by collecting architectural elements in the world, assessing and making judgements about these elements in order to alter and recompose them towards new architectural and social purposes. In Miniature Maze we aim to appropriate a number of different walls types through both construction type, existing ready-made walls, and reclaimed walls.


Contiguity is comparison pushed to its extreme. It occurs when the distance required to compare is collapsed and reduced to zero. Through the contiguous assembly of ready-made parts we aim to produce new forms with new collective functions. In Miniature Maze we aim to place the walls collected in close proximity to generate a miniature maze like space.


We aim to produce beautiful compositions that are made from multiple ready-made architectural elements. Composition is integral in the production of new forms through existing material. In Miniature Maze, 9 walls are composed such that a mini maze like space is created. While users may use the space anyway they like, we hope it will become a space to play hide and seek.

Along the Toronto waterfront, these architectural elements consist and range in various degrees of usefulness and uselessness. This folly is meant as a point of relaxation for the citizens of Toronto, oscillating between a large sculptural piece of architectural elements with no particular purpose, or the purpose of observing the surroundings and playing hide and seek.