Thursday, November 11, 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010

Studio 11 REVIVAL

Lets get some studio projects up to see where people are at, especially Bruce and Wendy's sections, eh?

Show us what ya got!


Monday, August 2, 2010

The Gambian Project - Teaser

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.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Here is a draft of my new portfolio i've been working on this summer. Any comments, critiques, issues are appreciated!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Brad Dunbar

This ones for B-Rad Dunbar! These guys are all over italy
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Monday, June 14, 2010

The Summer..

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

Monday, June 7, 2010

Summer Trips

Hey Studio 11,

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!

Ciao ciao ciao,

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Piazza Navona

Italy is incredible.

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 for updates on the Idaho Architecture Rome Program.

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basilica di san giovanni in laterano
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Sunday, May 23, 2010

The "Disorienting" Orientation Tour

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.


Pentecost at the Pantheon

The Pantheon during Pentecost.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Monday, May 10, 2010

Monday, May 3, 2010

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

nice landscape project

in an effort to be trans-disciplinary, check out this cool landscape project. link is to a whole rundown of the project

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Good Quote

“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”
-William Turnbull

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Surreal CG film about architecture

Since we're posting videos, this cg creation is probably the most significant video I've seen - displaying a virtual world in a real way.

The 3rd & the 7th - by Alex Roman

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Pool on roof....No, I mean pool as Roof.

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.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Firefighting insight

Here is a forum/discussion for firefighters to talk about firefighting stuff. Who knows, Russell may be on here talking about big screen tvs and hot tubs.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Rolling Rock Crit 3/5

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.

Travis- Extremely dynamic experience= "rich" , bridge = sublime

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

Monday, March 22, 2010


i took this with my phone... breakfast at the modern was a fantastic suprise.

Four Pritzker Prize Winners - Dallas

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Quote of the Day

Some words of wisdom....

"You can't redo old ideas. The only way to gain is to go forward and not look back. You can learn from the past, but you can't continue to be in the past."
-Frank Gehry

Monday, March 8, 2010

A day in the life....

Aarhus School of Arch in Denmark.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Portfolio covers

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.