For many, many years now I’ve admired the Ghost Architectural Laboratory. In fact, the project heavily influenced where I wanted to study architecture and why I wanted to study architecture. Thinking back, it was over 4 years ago now I bought the book. Yet it doesn’t seem that distant…
When I arrived at Dalhousie’s School of Architecture and discovered Brian MacKay-Lyons would be teaching us later in the program, I began to revisit the book again. This time around, I recognized some of the names in the book, including Christine Macy (now the Dean of the school).
Yet, it gets better.
Brian’s son Matt MacKay-Lyons is one of my classmates. In fact, I’m grateful to have the diverse class that I have. Thankfully, the opportunity came up to visit the MacKay-Lyons land and help rebuild an old schoolhouse. Not exactly part of a Ghost project, but nevertheless, a chance to participate in something I’ve admired for so long.
Given the end of the B1 term was so intense, I’m only now able to publish some of the photographs and the experience. Below is a series of photographs of the long weekend with Matt and some of our colleagues.
We headed back to the cottage to get some food, and then went out again to explore some of the Ghost project sites, and have a fire.
The next morning, after a stay at the cabin, we headed out to explore yet again.
But not before coffee!
I’ll finish with a great photograph Nathan shot of me inside one of the walls:
Many thanks to Matt MacKay-Lyons for the chance to visit and help out.