Type of Document Master's Thesis Author McKinley, Abigail Joanne URN etd-06032011-093605 Title a study of material: a house in the arctic circle Degree Master of Architecture Department Architecture Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Rott, Hans Christian Committee Chair Doan, Patrick A. Committee Member Galloway, William U. Committee Member Keywords
- arctic circle
Date of Defense 2011-05-04 Availability unrestricted Abstractthe work that follows is a study in material and the nature of its
i chose a site that was rich in tradition of building, but chose to not mimic tradition. the arctic circle of norway has a tradition of stone and wood construction. the remote qualities of the site lead me to choose a house, of local stone and wood. the extreme conditions of the environment posed the challenges in design and construction.
i did not test the limits of the stone, but let the stone do what is
natural to it. i chose not to force the stone to be anything other
than itself, and working with these natural tendencies to make the decisions of construction.
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