Category Archive: Lily Butler

Villa du lac du castor Eco-structure

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Architectural Concept ECOSTRUCTURE – The incorporation of natural materials, plants, and elements, into a man-made structure. Within Thibault’s villa, this concept was seen through the materials of the villa, the orientation and experience… Continue reading

Planning the Addition – Sketch Models – Crit Feedback – PLAN

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TREE PLACEMENT AND SITE COORDINATION   With espalier based around a grid shell structure, a very important part of planning the structure itself is planning out the placement of the trees and ground… Continue reading

Planning the Addition – sketch models and programme

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THE STRUCTURE AND SHAPE My earlier detail explorations lead right into the creation and planning of the addition to Thibault’s Villa du Lac du Castor. When brainstorming what the addition could be, I… Continue reading

Growing Through Structural Form – PhaseIIB

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This phase of the Exploration was much more experimental and research based for my project, as I took my concept of an Eco-structure and put it into an actual physical form. It became a… Continue reading

Explorations Through Natural Installation

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From the feedback that was given at midterms and from investigating Thibault’s architectural concepts, I decided to look further into the notion of using natural materials to create man-made/man-oriented/man-changed works to see how… Continue reading

Response to Pallasmaa’s The Eyes of the Skin

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Within his book, The Eyes of the Skin, Juhani Pallasmaa presents multiple opinions and views on both the role of architecture in society, and how it is, or should be, experienced. Quite a… Continue reading

Pierre Thibault – Inspirations, Aspirations, and Projects

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Pierre Thibault is inspired by each landscape and site he is given by his clients. When first arriving at the site of the Villa du Lac du Castor, he said he saw silence… Continue reading

A Conceptual Eco-Structure

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Looking through Thibault’s inspirations and works, it is easy to see that he is always very conscious of the site and the land around him. Whether it is an installation in the middle… Continue reading

Thibault’s Villa – Site Analysis Part 2

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To further understand the concepts and experience within the site, I went around Ottawa to find some areas that reflect features within the Villa du Lac du Castor’s site. I began with looking… Continue reading

Thibault’s Villa – Site Analysis Part 1

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The Villa is located in Grandes Piles, Quebec, on a very large estate, far away from any city or onlooker. It was placed there specifically to be solitary and away from the busy… Continue reading

Corner Joint

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The Villa Du Lac Du Castor is a wood frame construction that has many open spaces and simple and clean connections. The structure details that became the most intriguing were those of support,… Continue reading

A Villa in a Box – Attempts, Barriers, Solutions and Light

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The process of creating a box to represent the materiality, joints, and openings of the Thibault’s Villa turned out to be more of a round about process than originally anticipated. After attempting to… Continue reading

La Villa Du Lac Du Castor – An investigation

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Pierre Thibault’s, Villa du Lac Du Castor, has proven to be an intriguing and interesting investigation so far. What, at first, appeared to be an elegant lake house, quickly turned into more as… Continue reading

Case Studies 5

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Marcos Acayaba, Residência em Iporanga – 2 (left) Guarujá, São Paulo, Brazil, 1992-1994. Sources: http://www.marcosacayaba.arq.br/lista.projeto.chain?id=22  “La “Curiosità” Strutturale Di Marcos Acayaba, Architetto Brasiliano = the Structural “Curiosity” of the Brazilian Architect Marcos Acayaba.”… Continue reading