Change Front: The Architecture of Canadian Military Dwelling
[ Change Front, to shift a military force in another direction ] This thesis investigates the advancement of military dwelling in the Canadian Armed Forces, focusing on the traditional Army base. It proposes a forward thinking approach to address current methods of military habitation, which have not significantly altered since World War II. CFB Gagetown in Oromocto, New Brunswick will be utilized as a testing ground in the development of a mixed-use housing type, that aims to accommodate choice and difference in this community. The architectural program aims to amalgamate the various users of military accommodation, including family units, single members, and transient refugee populations, while simultaneously connecting the building to its surrounding community and environment. In sum, the integration of user, flexibility, and place intend to strengthen the social sustainability of the network at large, and act as a catalyst in future residential development within the Canadian military domain.