Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Architecture Camps 2009
The end of July and August proved to be a busy months for our architecture camps. Due to popular demand and an overflow in registration the museum ran four sessions of the program this summer. The participants visited the B.C. Binning House in West Vancouver and studied a variety of buildings downtown Vancouver including the Marine Building, the Vancouver Convention Center, and Arthur Erickson’s Robson Square and Law Courts while creating floor plans and architectural models to scale of their dream homes. The participants had a chance to develop public speaking skills while they presented the finished model to their peers.Dream house presentations
“This is The Water House!!! You might be asking why it is called The Water House. It is not that it is made out of water, but when I was designing my house, I mainly concentrated on water. Like on the roof, see this little ramp here? There is a hole in the middle of the ramp where rain water goes in and gets filtered and goes to the toilets. The rest goes to the gardens.”
Coming down the stairs in Robson Square
Admiring the details on the Marine Building including.