Natural French River Architecture – University of Waterloo

TECHNOLOGY IS NOT THE MASTERY OF NATURE BUT OF THE RELATION BETWEEN NATURE AND [HUMANITY]Walter Benjamin

NATURAL RELATIONS TECHNOLOGICALLY TRANSFORMED

University of Waterloo – Architecture students venture to the great Canadian wilderness of the French River to explore the classroom for inspiration.  During their stay, their project was to document two feet cubed of nature then build a model that would fit snugly inside a two foot cubed container. The model material should be sourced from the Cambridge Rona or Home Depot.

As suggested by their professors, it is worth considering that all matter is of the earth. It is also easy to conceive of the two feet cubed that you have documented as nature. While it is more difficult to conceive of the materials of the model as also natural, they are merely natural relations technologically transformed.

The natural relations of the documented site should persist through the model making process. The assignment will continue.

University of Waterloo Architecture, Bear's Den Lodge, French River Provincial Park

20 students, 2 instructors
1 Lodge
4 Boats to the Sturgeon Chutes
Many Canoe Trips
Architecture.
I had an AMAZING weekend! – Elizabeth G.

French River Survey, Bear's Den Lodge, University of Waterloo Architecture

Students drawing from nature.

Thanks a million!
Best spot in the world. – Scott S.

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Surveying the Sturgeon Chutes

What an amazing weekend with amazing hosts! Thank you for all the homey cooked food and the great memories! – Hagop T.

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Waterloo Students enjoying their dinner

 

 

Drone Photography, Drone Landscaping, Architecture, Surveillance, French River, Bear's Den Lodge

Aerial Surveillance

An amazing experience from start to finish! Will be back. – Joshua G.

University of Waterloo, Charades, Group Fun, Bear's Den Lodge

Charades

Amazing hospitality, activities, and fun. Very accommodating and sweet! – Tracey E.

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Bear's Den Lodge

Hartley Bay, R.R. 2, Site 3, Box 10
Alban, Ont. P0M 1A0
Tel: (705) 857-2757

Winter Address:

124 Shagbark Rd.
Alum Bank, PA 15521
Tel: (814) 839-2443

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