MATERIAL PROCESS AS A DESIGN TOOL: INVESTIGATING THE MAKING OF CERAMICS IN NOVA SCOTIA
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Materials are a significant aspect of architectural design, the construction components are selected for their availability, location, cultural meaning, physical characteristics and properties. The construction components are defined by their processes of fabrication and making. This thesis investigates processes of making utilizing local materials. It focuses on the relationship between raw material, fabrication, building application and spatial experiences. The proposed site is the former brickyard located outside Bridgetown, Nova Scotia, Canada. Material excavation, fabrication, and construction will all take place on-site. Through material studies, site strategies, and phased program development, it is hoped that an architectural language has been generated that successfully represents the potentials of developing underutilized locally sources material.