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Island identity in an age of ecology: rural land use and a lodge on Carmelo Point, Gambier Island, British… Higham, Kevin Craig 1995

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ISLAND IDENTITY IN AN AGE OF ECOLOGY: RURAL LAND USE AND A LODGE ON CARMELO POINT, GAMBIER ISLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA by KEVIN CRAIG HIGHAM B. E. S., The University of Manitoba, 1989 M. Arch., The University of British Columbia A THESIS SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE •' in THE FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES School of Architecture We accept this thesis as conforming to the required standard THE UNIVERSITY. OF BRITISH COLUMBIA April 1995 © Kevin Craig Higham, 1995 In presenting this thesis in partial fulfilment of the requirements for an advanced degree at the University of British Columbia, I agree that the Library shall make it freely available for reference and study. I further agree that permission for extensive copying of this thesis for scholarly purposes may be granted by the head of my department or by his or her representatives. It is understood that copying or publication of this thesis for financial gain shall not be allowed without my written permission. Department The University of British Columbia Vancouver, Canada Date / W < 04" m DE-6 (2/88) ABSTRACT The thesis is intended to provide an alternative model for rural land use planning and environmental management. The project addresses the issue of settlement and development of sixteen hectares on Carmelo Point, Gambier Island. . The intent of the design is to initiate the development of the site within the determined development areas and to provide specific examples of integrating passive ecological technologies. Furthermore, the proposed development is to utilize the natural renewable energy systems while mamtaining the site's natural character and balance. The design program for the thesis is centred in and around a commons and is comprised of a lodge for cohabitation. The lodge is to include seven private chambers which share facilities in common. These facilities are the dining hall, sun rooms, washrooms, and the kitchen. The lodge is to incorporate a post and beam structure supporting a roof, which is used to catch and harvest rainwater. Additionally, the roof is designed to promote a stacking effect within the interior space. Once the harvested rainwater has been filtered and used, it is then treated via a garden solar aquatic septic system. The lodge is recognized as an initial incremental step in developing the site for human settlement. This project is intended as a prototypical ecologically sensitive intervention in a rural landscape which is experiencing development pressures due to its proximity to the Vancouver metropolitan area. TABLE OF CONTENTS Thesis Abstract ii Table of Contents iii Site Master Plan 1 Project Concept Diagram: In the Land - Over the Land 2 Project Concept Diagram: Rainwater Catchment 3, Lodge Site Plan 4 Main Floor Plan 5 Mezzanine Plan 6 Upper Floor Plan 7 Section A-A 8 Section B-B 9 Section C-C 10 Section D-D 11 East (Main Entrance) Elevation 12 South Elevation 13 Dining Hall Isometric 14 Dining Hall Interior Perspective Exterior Perspective 'A' Looking Northwest Exterior Perspective 'B' Looking Northwest 15 Private Chamber Window Seat Interior Perspective Exterior Perspective ' C Looking West Exterior Perspective 'D' Looking East 16 Photographs of Model 17-20 J . N site master plan 1:1000 1 in the land - over the land 2 3 5 7 8 9 12 13 dining hall 14 1 8 19 


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