Here’s a quick rendering of the interior of my ‘plug-in’ house where I’m showing the details of how my higher spaces are accessed. Beyond you can see a simple, unpartitioned countertop space with a table jutting off the far right side. I’m also trying to learn V-Ray as you can see with the concrete that is way off scale and kind of liquidy on the slabs… More to come later. Due date is in a week and a half.
Today my computer decided to crash and destroy my harddrive after I asked it to complete a very simple and low quality rendering on rhino. This means I’ll most likely lose all my work and files since I never backed any of it up. Cool move, laptop. What a thoughtful birthday present.
On a lighter note, I wanted to post an image of my first experiment with 3D printing which resulted in the ‘plugs’ I’ve integrated into my design for the house I’m designing in studio. My professor chose a location in the Yanaka district of Tokyo, Japan at which we were to design a tower of 7 separate dwellings that have the possibility to connect not only with the context but with the houses above and below you (unless you’re designing the bottom or top house). My design is on the second tier and the clientele I chose are a young couple, an architect and a musician (horn player). I’ll post project boards up once I complete them by the final due date in about 2 weeks to show you a better idea of what I designed.
Onsen Oculus by Eric Lawler
an oculus is a circular hole in the ceiling which light enters through and floods the enclosed space. by providing no other window or source of light, these oculi create shadow-filled spaces which focus the users’ senses away from sight and redirects them towards smell, hearing, and feeling. this produces a space much different than a space with a vista view. these users are in a place perfectly optimized for their own inner-meditation and self-reflection.
Just received an email informing me that I’ve been invited to have dinner with Daniel Libeskind as he visits my university next Monday… I’m so extremely excited/nervous/honored because this opportunity really doesn’t happen very much (or at all). Now it’s time to become an expert in his work and biography to make the most of it.
I used to dislike his work with a weird fierce passion that had no base. It was very immature and now that I’ve stopped thinking like that, I’ve learned that he’s a really interesting person with credible work. I can’t say I love most of his work but I don’t disrespect him. He knows how to create a landmark and it’s obvious that his creations grab attention. That kind of consistency is respectable.
David Partridge’s Metropolis
Toronto City Hall. 10/3/13.
Parliament within scaffolding. Ottawa. 10/2/13.
Construction in Toronto. 10/4/13.