Thursday, January 31, 2008

BIM Storm

In my ARCH 3051 class, we have been doing some parametric design.
Check out this site model my group & I have been working on.
You will need Google Earth to view the file, you can download it here.

After it is in your 'Temporary Places' you can drag it to your 'My Places'
Later as it is updated, you can right click on 'Group 11 version 2' and select 'Refresh' and any changes I have made will be reflected in the Google Earth Model -- You don't have to re-download it to get an update!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

It's a big construction book

I’ve had this book for a few years through a couple different classes but have never completely done all the reading for it. With this new class “Materials and Construction: Making Architecture” it will happen this time.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

A new Website

Of the 106,875,138 websites reported in use in 2007, there is yet another.

Studio 3011 - project 1 update

So, about two-and-a-half weeks have passed thus far in this new semester and the project we have been working on is to design a ticket booth for Alta Ski Resort. However, this is no ordinary ticket booth. By night it will transform into a nightclub. It will adapt to the climate for year-round use as well as adapt to the varying uses of people.

To accomplish this we began by studying the area and the documented journey to the site.

In addition to the site study/journey documentation, we researched solar patterns, wind and snowfall info. then created presentation boards.

To begin understanding transformation we took a sheet of paper and cut and folded it in many ways but didn't remove any portion (if it was unfolded and laid flat it would look like a regular piece of paper). Then we applied a force of either water, fire, plaster, etc. to transform it with a lack of control.

Further iterations progressed to these three and then the final paper creation:

Predictions of the transformations:

The final paper creation altered by 12 quarts of hot water:

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Architecture Poem

The Builders
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

All are architects of Fate,
Working in these walls of Time;
Some with massive deeds and great,
Some with ornaments of rhyme.

Nothing useless is or low;
Each thing in its place is best;
And what seems but idle show
Strengthens and supports the rest.

For the structure that we raise,
Time is with materials filled;
Our todays and yesterdays
Are the blocks with which we build.

Truly shape and fashion these;
Leave no yawning gaps between;
Think not, because no man sees,
Such things will remain unseen.

In the elder days of Art,
Builders wrought with greatest care
Each minute and unseen part;
For the gods see everywhere.

Let us do our work as well,
Both the unseen and the seen;
Make the house where gods may dwell
Beautiful, entire and clean.

Else our lives are incomplete,
Standing in these wall of Time,
Broken stairways, where the feet
Stumble, as they seek to climb.

Build today then strong and sure,
With a firm and ample base;
And ascending and secure
Shall tomorrow find its place.

Thus alone can we attain
To those turretts, where the eye
Sees the world as one vast plain,
And one boundless reach of sky.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Thanks my dear friend!

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