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assn1_2 - topography The design of the cabin also optimizes...

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MIT OpenCourseWare http://ocw.mit.edu 4.500 Introduction to Design Computing Fall 200 8 For information about citing these materials or our Terms of Use, visit: http://ocw.mit.edu/terms .
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The Conco rd Ca bin A place to write. 4.500 Assignment 1 The Concord Cabin in a place for internal reflection amongst the surroundings of nature. The architecture of the cabin responds to the setting of the natural landscape through elevation changes, which progress downward with the
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Unformatted text preview: topography. The design of the cabin, also, optimizes the view of the river and views of the surrounding trees. The cabin includes an inner, wooden courtyard and a covered porch. The porch faces the river and provides a quiet place to read. The courtyard separates a circular sleeping cot from the place to write. The many windows and open spaces will allow a writer to find inspiration in nature: in the rustling of leaves and in the gentle lull of the passing river....
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