Category Archive: Leigh Ingram

Truog (Gugalun) House Sunroom Addition

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The architectural idea that I was exploring at the end of this semester was that of Unravelling and Alteration, an expansion on Zumthor’s idea of ‘Knitting-On’. My final proposition for an addition to… Continue reading

Proposed Addition Ideas II – Earth Sheltering

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Another type of building is emerging: one that actually heals the scars of its own construction. It conserves rainwater and fuel and it provides a habitat for creatures other than the human one.… Continue reading

Proposed Addition Ideas

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As the end of this school term approaches, so does the final assignment. Phase III of this project is to create an addition to the house we have been analyzing, as well as… Continue reading

Enlarging the Connection

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For this next exploration, we were asked to create a detail for a house that conveyed our concept. When the project was first assigned, I really struggled to grasp what my professor meant… Continue reading

Unravelling and Alteration

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As my exploration into the concept of knitting-on began to expand and evolve, I realized that so far, I had only created things myself. My original pieces were all done by me, and… Continue reading

The Eyes of the Skin + Architecture as a Multisensory Experience

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Architecture is essentially an extension of nature into the man-made realm, providing ground for perception and the horizon of experiencing and understanding the world. – Juhani Pallasmaa Juhani Pallasmaa’s book, The Eyes of the… Continue reading

A Site Analysis

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In Europe, there is a tendancy to name houses. The Truog House is actually named Gugalun, which translates to ‘looking under the moon’. The name of this house refers to its placement on… Continue reading

Peter Zumthor

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Influences Born into a large Catholic family outside Basel, he was brought up to follow in his father’s footsteps as a master cabinetmaker. He remembered his father, not altogether unfondly, as a martinet… Continue reading

On Atmospheres + Formal Analysis

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Peter Zumthor appreciates places and buildings that offer people a haven, a good place to live and unobtrusive support. – Brigitte Labs-Ehlert, Detmold, October 2005 The book titled Atmospheres is a lecture that… Continue reading

On Knitting + The Concept of ‘Knitting-On’

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The word ‘knit’ comes from Old English cnyttan, which means: 1. Tie with or in a knot. 2. Bind, fasten. Recent definitions of the word knit refer to the act of knitting, the… Continue reading

Joint Detail Analysis

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The joint I focused on for this analysis is the connection between the new and old parts of the house, where the two kinds of wood and different techniques meet. For the old… Continue reading

Box Exploration Process

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For this assignment, we were required to construct a box that would explore the materials and atmosphere of our houses. The Truog (Gugalun) House is constructed mostly of wood, so it made sense… Continue reading

Truog (Gugalun) House

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The Truog (Gugalun) House is a vacation house used by the owners Bernadette and Peter Truog. The original house was built in 1708 by the ancestors of the family that currently owns the house. In… Continue reading

Case Studies 1

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Shim + Sutcliffe, Muskoka Boathouse (left) Muskoka Lake, Ontario, Canada, 1999. Sources: “Shim-Sutcliffe Architects: Muskoka Boathouse, Lake Muskoka, Ontario, Canada 1999.” A + U: Architecture and Urbanism no. 3 (03, 2001): [56]- 63. “Muskoka… Continue reading