Reflecting on the Past

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    Oblique site drawing.
    Oblique Site Drawing
    Callum Nolan / Yannik Sigouin
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    architectural drawing
    P3: Reflecting on the Past
    Callum Nolan / Yannik Sigouin
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    Model photo
    Model of west-edge component
    Callum Nolan / Yannik Sigouin
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    photos of reflective material model studies
    Material Studies
    Callum Nolan / Yannik Sigouin
Author(s)
Callum Nolan
Yannik Sigouin
Project Date

Inspired by Russian Avant-Garde philosophy of the fourth dimension, and drawing inspiration from Russian artist El Lissitzky, “Reflecting on the Past” seeks to create a sense of dynamism. Using angled planes of mirrored plexiglass and parametricism, the project reflects the historic elements of specific structures in Galt, Ontario to re-contextualize these landmarks, creating a sense of temporal movement. The two interventions rely on each other: in each case, the prime viewing position that is necessary to achieve a “perfect” reflection is located on the opposing intervention, allowing the two to work in harmony to promote the history of Galt. The west bank intervention looks to separate the historic element of Idea Exchange from the new - the former post office from the current library. On the other side, the east bank intervention looks to separate the historic element of the pedestrian bridge from the new - the former railroad bridge from the current pedestrian bridge. In both cases, the interventions are located on sites where a bridging element is required, promoting connectivity along the Galt waterfront by looking to its past.