For my second school-related post, I want to give a quick update on where our term project is headed. Our task this semester is to design a house in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. It has to be located on a downtown lot on one of five streets and must be a response to the local style (or “vernacular”). Our first study is based on observation and measurement. Using the photos included in my previous post and measurements we took on site, my group and I have documented and drafted the entire downtown portion of Pelham Street. The houses above are drawings I contributed to the group study which, at a scale of 1:100, measures about 30 ft per street-side.
From here we have to study our site in particular and begin to think about the dwelling itself. We had our first review on Tuesday and, while it was a quick one, I feel like we’re all on the right track. I’ll be posting some of my ideas in the coming weeks as well as some work on the case study we’re completing simultaneously. Look forward to it!