BUILDING MATERIALS AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Timbers from trees, walls from flint, roofs from wheat
THE LANDSCAPE BUILT YOUR HOUSE
Research project 2019
Hello! Welcome to my project
I am a PhD student at Northwestern university looking at buildings constructed during the Early Modern Period in East Anglia (1540-1700). I want to look at how building practices impacted the environment. Each piece of a house represents a type of environmental exploitation. By examining the different materials in a house (stone, brick, timber, etc.) I will explore the sustainability of buildings, issues of class and access to materials, and the attitudes that people had towards natural resources.
I NEED YOUR HELP!
Introductions and an explanation
My project requires me to survey the interior and exterior of historic buildings. To do this, I need to spend the day in the building. I will measure the extents of the room, measure some of the posts and beams, sketch out the inside of the rooms, and photograph the interior and exteriors.
Where I survey, and what I take pictures of depends on your permission. I will not post any photos or details without explicit permission.
To learn more about my project, go to the tabs above! You can email me or write me at the address below. See you in July!
1810 Hinman Ave
Evanston Ill, USA