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Clearwater Cabins: From History to Rebirth

For the past seven years Lancelot Coar, an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Architecture at the University of Manitoba, has been working with the Harvest Moon Society and the community of Clearwater to offer architecture students a chance to discover how design, materials, people, and history all contribute to and can continue to support healthy communities through meaningful design projects. These studios have resulted in the deconstruction of several century-old area buildings to recover valuable old-growth lumber that the students then use to design and build new structures for/with the community. In this workshop audio excerpt Assistant Professor Lancelot Coar and students Joshua Adria and Stephen Faust provide a history of the on-going architecture projects in Clearwater ending with their latest project Clearwater Cabins. This year students used wood from a settlement house to build 3 new three-season cabins that can be rented to visitors. 

 

Clearwater Cabins: From History to Rebirth talk took place in Clearwater in the Harvest Moon Learning Centre on Saturday, September 14th. 

 

For more recorded workshops, podcasts, stories and information about the Harvest Moon Society go to harvestmoonoh.com.

 

For more information about the Clearwater cabins go to  clearwatercabins.ca 

 

For more information about the Harvest Moon Society go to harvestmoonsociety.org

Audio File:

This audio workshop features University of Manitoba Prof. Lancelot Coar and students Joshua Adria and Stephen Faust speaking on the Clearwater Cabin project.

Video:

A time lapse video of the build and the move of the Clearwater Cabins by Cory Aronec.

Images:
  • Participants in the 2013 Clearwater Cabins Project

  • Participants in the 2013 Clearwater Cabins Project