Category Archive: Brigitte Martins

The End of the Road

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23/04/15 My interpretation of Lost + Found began with a critical look at Carleton’s architecture building. After careful consideration of my site, the east-facing façade of the architecture building, it was apparent that… Continue reading

Stencils & Cages: A Journey of Constructing Nature

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Tame the Wild Beast

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8/04/15 My interpretation of Lost + Found began with a critical look at the physicality of Carleton’s architecture building. It is apparent that an entrance is lost on the part of the building… Continue reading

Into the Woods

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31/03/15

Constructed Nature

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Music: “Broken Jaw” by Foster the People 24/03/15 Long ago, Dow’s Great Swamp covered the land where Carleton University now stands. This runoff water came from the Ottawa and Rideau Rivers and covered… Continue reading

To repulse or to entice?

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17/03/15 Lost + Found can be interpreted as lost potential. The corner facade of my site faces a parking lot and the busy OC Transpo bus station. This part of the building is… Continue reading

Not until we are lost do we begin to find ourselves.

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10/03/15 Lost and Found in its utilitarian and most common definition is a place that one would go to to retrieve an item — wallet, keys, notebook — that they lost in a… Continue reading

Mind & Body, Utility & Metaphor: Discussing Duality in The Thinking Hand

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24/02/15 (Featured image: Figure-ground survey drawing of Rome, 18th century.) In his book The Thinking Hand, Juhani Pallasma discusses the importance of the mind and body in architecture, especially emphasizing the critical role… Continue reading

Street art manifested in wire mesh: exploring and interpreting Banksy

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10/02/15

Project II.4: Negative and Positive Space Exploration

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3/02/15 The theme that I chose to explore further is the idea of negative and positive space, especially how it pertains to architecture. Negative space can be defined as the expanse around an… Continue reading

Project II.3: Interpreting the Balloon Girl

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27/01/15 Girl With a Balloon was painted on the side of a staircase in the South Bank of London. The stairs are grey and made of large, concrete bricks, producing an abrasive-looking surface.… Continue reading

Project II.2: Recreating Banksy

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23/01/15 A lot of mystery surrounds Banksy and his work. His craft is illegal and he must protect his identity to escape capture by the police. Because no one knows who he is,… Continue reading

Project II.1: Banksy, the Art Terrorist

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16/01/15 I was not very keen on the idea of street art when we were told that all of the artists we would be researching worked in this genre. I would have to… Continue reading

Project I: A breath of fresh air

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13/01/15 I began Project I by thinking of what ‘performances’ I often put on. I thought about my hobbies and decided that I wanted to relate the project to the fact that I… Continue reading