Category Archive: Victoria McCartney

Addition to the Muskoka Boathouse

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The architectural concept is the interaction between light and water, and how this interaction is projected and carried onto/into the building to create a visual dance of light and shadows. The program that… Continue reading

The Eyes of the Skin Analysis

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“An architectural work is not experienced as a collection of isolated visual pictures, but in its fully embodied material and spiritual presence.” –          Juhani Pallasmaa (Eyes of the Skin) The essay Eyes of… Continue reading

Investigations on the Muskoka Boathouse

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“I was up just before sunrise It was cold outside, as though I was standing knee deep in the murks Not a single person was awake Just the birds It quickly warmed up… 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