Ghost Architectural Research lab is the research facility of MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects. It is an education initiative designed to promote the transfer of architectural knowledge through direct experience-project based learning taught in the master-builder tradition--with emphasis on issues of landscape, material culture & community.
The Ghost Lab provides a 2-week summer design/build internship [1-week design, 1-week build] for architects, engineers, builders, professors & students. The program takes place on the coast of Nova Scotia, atop the stone ruins of a nearly 400 year old village on Brian's farm. Projects are seen as didactic instruments to interpret cultural ecology and build on both the research experience of the firm, and the building traditions of the area.
This past year's collaboration  resulted in the re-use of an historical, octagonal barn. This year's ghost will be a 'boathouse' at the edge of the sea.
This year's guest architect will be acclaimed Australian architect Peter Stutchbury [peterstutchbury.com] from Sydney. Peter is a professor at the Univ. of Newcastle, and a teacher at Glenn Mercutt's renowned international master-class. The guest critic is respected architect, Ingerid Helsing Almaas, editor-in-chief of Arkitektur N, from Oslo, Norway.
Ghost 12 will run from June 5th to 19th, 2010, and the applications for admission are due on March 31st, 2010.
ghost 8 - archaalto flickr
ghost 10 - pixelwhore flickr
ghost: building an architectural vision on amazon
plain modern on amazon