Went out for the sketch crawl downtown moscow and met up with Matt Brehm and another first year at Sisters to compare. Matts were way better than mine, but he's pro so no big. Here is the Siebe Law Offices next to city hall...
More to follow within the coming weeks. Basic notion behind this project is to create a portable library. The interior of the shipping container will get framed-out and filled with the necessary materials, equipments, power supply, books, etc ... and shipped from Houston, TX to Banjul, Gambia.
Started working at a pre-fab shop for a electrical company... Spent the first three weeks, chopping wood from 24 trees cut down at my house, moved 25 yards of bark around, stacked 15 cords of wood, busy first three weeks. Now working and having fun. If you any you guys are in the Seattle area this summer call me up I will be around all summer long. Been many to work on my grad portfolio but have not seem to get to that point yet of the summer
I'm trying to keep up with everything I'm doing on my own personal blog, so check it out if you want! I wish you were all here to experience this, such an eye opener to be able to sink into architecture in a place that goes back thousands of years rather than just a couple hundred. Post what you are all doing and summer trips!
enough is said with that. Its hard to describe all that happens- our days are packed, our cameras full and so much happens on a daily basis that it is a must to come back to the apartment and process what i just saw. But im in heaven and enjoying everything, for the most part. I saw a bunch of friends in a surreal reunion this last weekend. Way cool.
We (Brittney, Mike, Travis and I) will try to update you with more stories but for now look to Idahoroma.blogspot.com for updates on the Idaho Architecture Rome Program.
Hey Studio 11: So, today was as I like to call it, our "Disorienting" Orientation Tour given by non other than Matt Brehm. It was also the Pentecost at the Pantheon, and really the day started there. And I must say that the interior of the the Pantheon did not disappoint, from photographs I had never imagined the actual scale in relation to me! Bottom line, this place is massive, and incredible, repeat, truly incredible. However when we first arrived at Piazza Della Rotunda, I'm not gonna lie, I was slightly disappointed and maybe this picture will tell you why... When you come to Rome, you forget that, hey these buildings are in some cases thousands of years old, and so I suppose it's good that they keep up on the restoration needs, but slightly disappointing when you can only experience half of the portico because the other is engulfed by scaffolding.
Also, the tourists were out in mobs today. The Trevi fountain and Spanish Steps were insane with tourists, so I can't wait to experience some of these places when there isn't the flash of quick photos and tourists running in every direction. Those were just a few of the places we hit today, also notable was the Monument to Victor Emmanuel, distant views of the Colosseum, the Piazza del Campodiligio by Michelangelo, Piazza Navona which is home to the Fountain of Four rivers, the Forum of Ancient Rome, and lots of others that create beautiful and awesome moments within the city.
Why I called this the "Disorienting" Orientation Tour is that Rome really doesn't have any discernible grid that we can guide ourselves off of when we first arrive. Matt helped to point this out, but I think that it is so true, as almost every American city is based off a particular grid system within the urban plan and context, and Rome isn't, what it does have are some major roadways which can function as arteries to the city, connecting or finishing in amazing views or with an obelisk, as Rome has 13 scattered throughout the city. So, it does make it seem slightly nerve racking and difficult to figure out which way to go.
“No architect can shake his past like dust from his boots: where he was born and played as a child, ideas learned and shared at the University, buildings he has seen, things he has read. These all go to form a lexicon of hopes and dreams and desires that merge into insights and then become buildings for others”
We've all see the pool on the roof, but the entire roof playing the role as pool? Possibility to inspire meditative areas in our fire station, especially with cmu/concrete material. I only wish there were 1) more active perspectives of pool (house itself isn't that great) and 2) a section or hint of structure underneath.
Each can learn from another... Class strengths highlighted Phil walked us through each of our Aquatic Center projects to highlight where specific students in studio are particularly strong. Notes from class discussion:
Rikki- "city within a building" Program elements within the larger scheme
Brittney- Well ordered plan and detail in thought
Scott- Simplicity= strength, strong site design & board layout= color-info-color-process
Caralina- "Forest of Structure" produces paralax, which is in turn dynamic & soothing. Strong focus on joint interactions.
Luke- Spiritually uplifting quality, repetition of diamond shape, surreal--> tree in pool (maintenance?), cut away forms--> forms in pool= other worldly
Tucker- strong exterior= sense of place, entrance sequence strong
Don- sucked (haha jk -strong level of thought, clear concept of "Bouyancy", strong structure)
Rob- strong structure--> floating/ light, minimalist feel, lifeguard tower well thought out= floating over pool makes space feel safe
Matt E.- Example of good overall project, arm of person (concept) seen in structure, teases your brain, clarity of plan "so easy"
Greg- clear dimensions & clarity in ADA diagrams, sticking well to code is clearly shown, bold roof -->innovative ventilation/ surrealism, armadillo concept- could be used on other projects too, "crackly outside"
Matt B.- clear concept visible in plan
Molly- Simple form--> program slips in and out, "cool form" lightness/ floating
Mike- Simple plan, clarity, worked program well
Monika- Thorough plan adjacencies "what goes next to what", interior designed well
Here are a few possibilities that I have been working on for the portfolio challenge. These are just ideas for a cover page. The following content: resume, table of contents, and pages would follow a similar color scheme and theme. I Have three styles for the cover, and some are the same with variances.