Monday, September 27, 2010

Skyscrapers

The man who designs in this spirit and with the sense of responsibility to the generation he lives in must be no coward, no denier, no bookworm, no dilettante. He must live of his life and for his life in the fullest, most consummate sense. He must realize at once and with the grasp of inspiration that the problem of the tall office building is one of the most stupendous, one of the most magnificent opportunities that the Lord of Nature in His beneficence has ever offered to the proud spirit of man.

- Louis Sullivan (1896)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Boot Abstraction

Freshly lasercut, yet unsanded
Mixing Rockite for base


Boot Deconstruction




Friday, May 7, 2010

Final Review

Pinup the night before
Presentation Space

Perspectives and Montages







Birding Center Final Model



Final Drawings

Site Mapping 1/32"
Ground Flood Plan 1/8"
Top Floor Plan 1/8"
Lateral and Longitudinal Sections 3/16"

Massing Study Models

Simple projection into water
Developing parti
Mid-review model

Water and Wind

Wind Manipulation Device
Water Catchment Device

Wood Joint

Made from poplar and many years off of my total lifespan

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Mugshots

-Went to mugshots.com and found some interesting people to draw

Case Study

Loblolly 15 minute model studies

-Perforated exterior
-Open fa├žade
-Raised on stilts
-Prefab units plugged in to structure
-General sense of movement

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Friday, March 12, 2010

Case Study

Loblolly House
Designed by: Kieran Timberlake Architects


Friday, March 5, 2010

Review



1/8" Site Section
Inhabited Bird Blind
Lighting Conditions


Criticisms
- Show more iterations of form
- More examples of thought process
- Good minimalist form but programatic problems exist because it lacks spacial quality
- Needs roof plane
- Not necessary for entire building to be complex (differences in texture could be based on view)