Fubalabo’s speculative project The Rate of Uselessness / Bubble City explores how Vancouver might accommodate more demand for recreational space while retaining it’s coveted natural splendour. It’s on display at Vancouver: Your Future Home at Museum of Vancouver from January 21st, 2016 through May 15, 2016


We are designers, academics and makers. We approach every design project through a multidisciplinary lens in order to productively cross boundaries. Our practice is dedicated to the exploration of innovative solutions with space, materials and fabrication. Our work ranges from highly specific residential and commercial projects to broadly applicable speculative proposals, to gallery installations and curious artefacts.


Michael brings a versatile repertoire of skills to Fubalabo. He has experience working worldwide on ambitious projects in diverse design fields, ranging from eco-towers in Kuala Lumpur to bio-organic cities on Planet Krypton. Michael holds a Master of Architecture degree from UBC, where he received the Canadian Architect Award of Excellence, and also a Master of Science degree in Architecture: Advanced Environment and Energy Systems. Michael is an Adjunct Professor at the UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture in Vancouver, where he teaches new media applications.

Michael Barton


Mari brings an elegant clarity to Fubalabo’s design work. Mari received a B.A. from Columbia University in Architecture and Art History and a Master of Architecture degree from Princeton University before working with some of the world’s leading architects in New York and Berlin. A visible and active member of Vancouver’s design community, Mari is an Associate Professor at the UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture in Vancouver, where she teaches architectural design and theory.

Mari Fujita



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