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Tuesday, January 12, 2016 — 3:00 PM EST

Of the thesis entitled: Hants County, 45º6’10”N 63º44’2”W

Abstract:

How can regionalism and modern building practices synthesize to develop a localized building culture? While regionally conscientious modern architecture demands efficiency, sustainable resource equilibrium may be the ultimate goal of vernacular architecture. Local building culture blends the vernacular and modernism, engaging local resources and building culture in architecture. Local labor economies and building resources are influenced directly by the architect, where architecture aggregates in a sustainable and robust building culture. The objective of this thesis is to investigate the middle ground where the aspects of vernacular and modern architecture collide.
 
A site in Hants County, Nova Scotia is the location for an off-grid farm. Instead of an architecture that circumvents locality, with local building culture, design is a process of regional discovery. Using photography to document the regional architecture, the design develops a context for an architectural project. Through the experiences gathered on site and throughout the area, architectural ideals that are regionally conscientious manifest themselves. By engaging a local building culture, the dialogue between landscape and structure becomes continuous, never meant to stagnate or become static.

The examining committee is as follows:
 

Supervisor:

Donald McKay, University of Waterloo
 

Committee Members:

Rick Andrighetti, University of Waterloo

John Straube, University of Waterloo
  

External Reader:

Tim Scott, Forrec

 


The committee has been approved as authorized by the Graduate Studies Committee.

The Defence Examination will take place:  

Tuesday January 12, 2016
3:00PM
ARC 2026 

A copy of the thesis is available for perusal in ARC 2106A.

Location 
ARC - School of Architecture
Room 2026
7 Melville Street South

Cambridge, ON N1S 2H4
Canada

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