Robert Mellin Completes Third Year of Workshop on Tilting, Fogo Island, Newfoundland

31 Oct 2019 1:05 AM | Christine R Henry (Administrator)

Detail of structure intersecting with rock ballast. Image courtesy of Robert MellinRobert Mellin completed the third year of a workshop with McGill University architecture students in Tilting, Fogo Island, Newfoundland, and the results can be seen on this website. This project relates to the traditional construction practices used in Tilting’s vernacular architecture, using ballast lockers of heavy stones to prevent wind uplift. The project also demonstrates an attempt to work with and celebrate the innate beauty of the irregular rocky terrain, similar to the way Tilting’s vernacular architecture often accommodated these irregular site features rather than erasing or hiding them.

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