Category Archive: Shirley Duong

Swamp Hut: Embodying Hearth

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Working on the┬áStudio project this semester has brought on many challenges. The project I was assigned, The Swamp Hut, has proved to be more than a simple house located in Massachusetts, Boston. Through… Continue reading

Elevating the Hearth

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Through the material and connection detail explorations, I decided to create a space in which the inhabitants could use in the winter. The hearth is elevated, initially through the stilts of the platform… Continue reading

Igniting the Flame

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Making the Connection: Swamp Hut Explorations

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The detail that I have decided to focus on is the combination of materiality (which was already explored in previous explorations) and the connection between these different components. Because hardwood and softwood is… Continue reading

Rethinking the Hearth in the Swamp Hut

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A suggestion put-forth during the Midterm Review was to rethink the idea of the hearth and the meaning of fire. In Gotfried Sempre’s Primitive Hut model, the hearth is an essential place for… Continue reading

Experiencing the Swamp Hut Through The Eyes of the Skin

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Architecture plays a fundamental role in our lives as it constitutes the human existence. We experience architecture through our five senses, our body becoming the mode of perception, thought and awareness. These forms… Continue reading

The Swamp Hut as a Re-invention of the Primitive Hut Model

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Understanding the concept of the Primitive Hut proved to be more difficult that I had anticipated. In Modern Architecture, I wrote an essay on Laugier’s views, and his three elements of architecture, and… Continue reading

Putting on a New Lens: Swamp Hut Creative Analysis

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1) Program The overall design of the Swamp Hut is very Utilitarian; each room is systematically located according to the function and┬áneed of the space. For example, the Sleeping Huts are located on… Continue reading

Exploration in the Hut

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Model Process and Contemplation Simplicity is a beautifully elegant quality. It is not always defined as being easy or rudimentary; in fact, the simplest things in life may also be the most complicated.… Continue reading

Swamp Hut: Bringing New Life to the Untouched

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Seeing,Yet Being Invisible Some say that a picture is worth a thousand words; that it is capable of creating an image in your mind which allows you to experience the space or object… Continue reading