Translations from Building to Drawing

The Sensing of Space

mapping sensory interaction space and place

objects, including buildings, are props, settings, tools, and intermediaries for action rather ends in themselves[i]



[i] Moore, R. Why We Build. Picador 2012

when the raven taps three times on the windowpane death is surely near
when the raven taps three times on the windowpane death is surely near

when the raven taps three times on the windowpane death is surely near

91 lights; 91 names; 91 lives lost

Vardo people are mirror people; free standing flames
Vardo people are mirror people; free standing flames

Vardo people are mirror people; free standing flames

the eyes take time to adjust to the blackness, to refocus in the intense loss of light; what seemed incredibly dark now becomes legible and revealed  
the eyes take time to adjust to the blackness, to refocus in the intense loss of light; what seemed incredibly dark now becomes legible and revealed  

the eyes take time to adjust to the blackness, to refocus in the intense loss of light; what seemed incredibly dark now becomes legible and revealed  

details

it is suddenly warmer as the wind dies down close up to the threshold; the exposure is decreased but the distinct separation of elements retains airiness.

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The careful hand-stitching adjacent the industrial handle sets the war for diametric opinions

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every necessity made into a feature; every part used; no waste

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the subtle taste of seaweed an equal part to the scene

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and the pining of weathered wood

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shiplap joint
shiplap joint

shiplap joint

walking the plank
walking the plank

walking the plank

to be seen from the sea
to be seen from the sea

to be seen from the sea

Chapter 2: The Environmental Setting of Varangerfjord

The coastline on the north side of the fjord has a very different character than that on the south.  Varangerfjord is a product of faulting rather than the glacial activity generally responsible for creating fjords, so its two sides have completely different geological compositions.  The north side consists of Eocambrian sedimentary rock, such as sandstone and slate, while the south is made up of Precambrian gneiss and granite.[i]



[i] Hodgetts LM. 1999. Animal Bones and Human Society in the late younger stone age of Arctic Norway.  Durham University Thesis.  http://etheses.dur.ac.uk/4491.  Viewed 07.04.2014.

Traditional natural preservative for cordage and timber. Worth having for the smell alone!

http://rwrope.com/traditional-rigging/stockholm-tar.html 

hung in the stocks, tarred against the weather, sailcloth suspended as a surface and silk scrolls shivering in the battering wind.  the lights sway resignedly with the angry shaking of the structure