Category Archive: Helen Mak

Linear House and its Additions – Passing Through Thresholds

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The architectural idea I continued to explore through my addition was that of a threshold. Specifically, I explored an experiential threshold that one passes through when creating and reflecting on past and current… Continue reading

Linear House – Addition Proposal

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My proposal for the addition to the Linear House recalls the linearity and the axis of the original building. It will exist along the cantilevered portion of the roof, extending for the full… Continue reading

Linear House – Final Explorations

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In the Linear House designed by Patkau Architects, a fundamental aspect of the design is its use of thresholds in a variety of interesting and innovative manners. By defining contrasting conditions such as… Continue reading

Linear House – Further Explorations

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In order to further understand the concept of a threshold, I needed to complete more explorations and analyze the subsequent experiential effects when photographed up close. I created a model consisting of several… Continue reading

Linear House: An Exploration

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The Linear House by Patkau Architects acts as a threshold between many contrasting elements – in particular, I have so far explored the natural versus the man-made elements, as well as the exterior… Continue reading

Linear House – Eyes of the Skin Analysis

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To experience architecture is to fully immerse oneself in a sensory exploration. According to Eyes of the Skin by Juhani Pallaasma, all the senses working in unison allows one to be in harmony… Continue reading

Linear House – A Wondrous Experience

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The midterm review was thoroughly informative in providing me with a new outlook on this building. Throughout the analysis of the Linear House, I was constantly stumped by the sheer complexity of it.… Continue reading

Linear House: Formal Creative Analysis

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The Linear House, due to its oblong dimensions and its systematic location of rooms along one axis, has an overall linear organization and the resulting movement is along the direction of east to… Continue reading

Linear House – Reflection While Creating the Model

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The cardstock pieces are cut into the appropriate lengths. Afterwards, the pieces are assembled into a 3D structure. This was my first attempt at creating the model’s roof. Unfortunately, I accidentally switched two… Continue reading

Linear House by Patkau Architects: Aligned with Nature

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The Linear House by Patkau Architects is no ordinary residence: it takes into account the unique features of the site and geography, as well as the materiality of the environment. Utilizing its sleek… Continue reading

Linear House – First Impressions

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At first glance, the Linear House, designed by Patkau Architects, distorts reality and the meaning of linearity. Although it consists of straight lines, the manner in which they project and the materiality of… Continue reading