features a secondary internal wall for sound isolation, and western red cedar exterior finishing throughout
carpentry led by Scott Sheerin
design + carpentry with owner
a study in bent greenwood sapplings.
willow and spruce sapplings.
prelude territorial park, northwest territories.
i made this snow hut on prelude lake, in the prelude lake territorial park, northwest territories.
yes, that is a fire on ice.
baddeck ecological center _ 2007
final design project at dalhousie school of architecture.
the overall concept was to build a center near baddeck, cape breton, nova scotia that would focus on seasonal outdoor education, ecological research and indigenous practices.
my approach was to utilize as much local materials as possible, including spruce sapplings, earth construction and rain water catchment systems. the overall goal was to keep a small footprint and create a building/sculpture that was much more forest, and moving away from the industrial complex of contemporary architecture.
architectural model in bass, red cedar, black walnut and string.
i designed this pavilion for my first year design studio course at dalhousie school of architecture.
the program for this pavilion is a multi-purpose arts space with storage at the lower level.
the shape is two circles colliding.
the first architectural massing model is made of a heavy grey card.
the second model is made of glue laminated strips of paper glued over wood formwork. each arch is then laminated to one another.