Category Archive: Laura Elliott

Straw Bale House: Final Addition

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The Straw Bale house has distinctive materiality, which became the focus of my study this semester. The house utilized unique materials – including straw bales, sandbags and a quilt – to form its… Continue reading

Straw Bale House: Developing the Addition

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The program of the addition started as a chicken coop, and has now been expanded to include a walkway, and place to sit for office workers to take a break (replacing the existing… Continue reading

Straw Bale House: Model Documentation

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This is a 1:50 model of the Straw Bale House in Islington, London, England. Because the materiality of the house is so prevalent, it is depicted in this model using different colours of… Continue reading

Straw Bale House: Addition Detail Exploration

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This week I took my explorations further in an attempt to create an architectural detail. In past explorations, wire allowed the quilt to be formed and hold a shape. Although this can be… Continue reading

Straw Bale House: Explorations

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The new technology of using a quilt to create a wall was invented during the creation of the Straw Bale house. Although it was introduced, it was not pushed to its fullest structural… Continue reading

Straw Bale House: Eyes of the Skin Analysis

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Architecture is an art form, one of the few that is not only three dimensional but that can be experienced both exteriorly and interiorly; that functions to be inhabited. This means that all… Continue reading

Straw Bale House: Midterm Review

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What I presented: First, the context of the house waws provided, mentioning the key points of a) the occupants being the architects, b) the structure functioning as both live and work space and… Continue reading

Straw Bale House: Creative Analysis

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The Straw Bale house has a variety of materials, forms, etc. This means that there are many aspects to analyze. Below is a beginning at analyzing concepts involved with the straw bale house.… Continue reading

The Straw Bale House: Beginning the Model

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The Strawbale House is composed of many distinct materials, each with their own characteristics. The difference in materials is very pronounced and is why I chose to make part of each type of… Continue reading

Sarah Wigglesworth Architects: The Straw Bale House

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First Impression Even upon first glance, this home (as well as office) clearly stands apart from the typical residence. Its front facade juts out at many intervals and is laced with various sized… Continue reading