Course Description The course looks at the way a contemporary residential building - located in forest-clad hills around a well-known tourist resort near Montreal - can be made to blend effortlessly into its natural setting while at the same time remain a visually impactful architecture. Also examined is how the program has met occupant demands for comfort and liveable spaces but also ensures energy-saving benefits.
Course material includes an introductory text together with technical and construction-detail drawings with legends and many pictures.
On completing the course, you will be able to discuss the many features that have gone into this house designed for contemporary lifestyles yet destined to remain pertinent far into the future. .
Learning Objectives – after reading the article and studying the drawings, you will be able to:
Analyze the functional layout of the ground plan and compare it to more conventional spatial distribution programs.
Describe how the house has been made to blend with its setting, with special focus on the way it follows the natural lay of the land.
Analyze how interior and exterior interrelate, especially in the natural setting.
Define how the materials used help to create a continuum between the manmade object and its natural setting.