Second semester of architecture school here at Dalhousie is drawing to a close and I’ll be back in Maryland tomorrow for some diners, some music and some good old fashioned rest and relaxation.
We were assigned a “slice” of the city of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, and tasked with occupying vacant lots within the city. As Lunenburg is a UNESCO world heritage site, our designs could not copy existing architecture of the town in order to distinguish them from the historic areas.
There were six groups, each with a slice. This is our 1/16″ scale model of our section of town. Existing buildings are modeled in brown card. Proposed construction modeled in basswood. To make our urban scheme work, we did have to hypothetically “demolish” one building, but it was 20th century in a much older district and did not follow historic setbacks or design.