Fence³ (F³)

Fence³ (F³)

School:

UBC

Department:

Landscape Architecture

Course:

LARC 502

Instructors:

  • Fionn Byrne

City of Vancouver:

  • Andrea Wickham

Student Team:

  • Berend Kessler
  • Ivana Lexa-French

Strategy:

  • Climate Emergency Plan

City goal area:

  • Climate Leadership

Term:

Spring 2020

Summary

Our proposal seeks to challenge the static and mono-functional boundaries within our societies and spaces, examining the edge as a place not only of division but of transformation and connection. We reimagine boundary spaces as a point of departure, turning to the typical single-family residential lot and its most ubiquitous and unfulfilled landscape typology —the fence. 

F³ provides a medium through which a single-family household can directly participate within, better understand, and support larger cycles of human, plant and animal processes. The fence system incorporates edible and pollinator plantings, wild-bee habitats, and vermiculture composting to address challenges surrounding climate change, food production and waste management.