Category Archive: Dawn Ling

Linear House Addition: A final reflection on my past term’s work

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In Studio 2, I analyzed the Linear House, which was designed by Patkau Architects. This 276 ft long home is situated on Salt Spring Island, Vancouver. The concept I explored this term was… Continue reading

Threshold from Ground to Sky: Astronomy Tower

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Taking inspiration from my previous explorations, I played with the idea of opaque thresholds in layering and changing perspectives in the addition designed for the Linear House. I really wanted to emphasize the… Continue reading

Pondering

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One of my idea for an addition to the Linear House is a garden (greenhouse). I imagine it being a tranquil place to cultivate plants, which would suit the mild weather of Salt… Continue reading

Power of Perspective

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Last week’s explorations proved to be quite fruitful in my search for thresholds in nature. This week, I experimented with a few models of the threshold, dealing with perspective. I was particularly inspired by… Continue reading

Microscopic/Macroscopic Thresholds

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I began my exploration of the threshold with the search for a deeper understanding of its definition; in other words, what is a threshold? As previously mentioned, the threshold in architecture is a… Continue reading

Multisensory Experience in the Threshold: An Essay on The Eyes of the Skin

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In Juhani Pallasmaa’s book, The Eyes of the Skin, the author emphasizes the importance of all five senses in architecture. In the past, the sense of sight has always been given a ‘priority’,… Continue reading

Undefinition

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To define liminal space is to contradict oneself; the premise of liminal space is that there is a lack of definition. Liminality as described in religion is a state of ambiguity and disorientation… Continue reading

Inspiration, aspirations and more: What makes the Patkaus tick?

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Architects John and Patricia Patkau are Winnipeg natives, who both attended University of Manitoba. John graduated with a Masters of Architecture and is accredited by LEED, while Patricia pursued a Bachelors of Interior… Continue reading

Threshold

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Rude Awakening The initial theme I had chosen to explore was the juxtaposition of interior and exterior space, particularly the boundaries (or lack thereof) between the two spaces. Upon further investigation of the… Continue reading

Patkau Architects: Linear House

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Linear House was designed and built by Patkau Architects between 2006 and 2009. The home is located on a 16 acre farm in Salt Spring Island, BC. It is a single level house,… Continue reading

Case Studies 3

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Patkau Architects, Linear House (left) Saltspring Island, British Columbia, Canada, 2011. Sources: Ferrari, M. (2012). Linear house – British Columbia, Canada: Patkau architects. Monocromo antinaturalismo./Places to inhabit. Casabella, (815-816), 98-105, 160.  Governor general’s… Continue reading