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.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

a spread for the portfolio competition. Input and critiques would be great!

fish feeder needed...

Would anyone like to feed my betta fish while we're in Boise next week? You will be paid with the the knowing that you did something good.


let me know!


Who is Rick Spam?

Any ideas?
Person who guesses right gets a free pizza from Scott

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

episode one - portland field trip

Concrete Cracks!

Thats why we use rebar!

old school montage

done the old fashioned way, xacto blade and some book covers

Monday, March 1, 2010

FALL 2009-ARCH353


I met up with Matt downtown Saturday morning and began my first sketch crawl. It was tight- i just grabbed a coffee and sketched across the street from the Nuart for a while. Kids were everywhere as it was Jazz Fest and a man down the sidewalk put a song in the air. I met up with Brehm and Tuck after and compared sketches. Here was one...


So I have been looking at hotels for us to stay at in Boise. Today in studio we need to figure out how many people are going to be staying in the group. I wanted to give everyone a heads up on places and prices.

Owyhee Plaza - $99 night for two queen beds (On Expedia)
$119 night (on their website)

Hotel 41 - $135 night for two queen beds (Expedia)
$129 night (their website with prepaid reservation)

Modern Hotel - $83 night for two queen beds (Expedia)
$113 night (their website)

Hampton Inn and Suits - $129 night two queen beds (Expedia)
$129 night (their website)

Safari Inn - $95-105 two queen beds (their website)

These hotels are all based Downtown. Look into them and see what you think and where you would like to stay.