Friday, 12 April 2013

Easter, Architecture and Hysteria

So I had a fun playing in France with my family over the Easter holidays. But I did do a LOT of work too.

In a place that has no internet, and outside fun activities are stopped by rain (we all like to say that we went on holiday and the sun shone every day... but 7 out of 10 days was rain), one is slightly pushed to get on with work.

A strange high point of the holiday, a breakthrough if you will, occurred after I had laid out the basic outlines of the 1 :20 section of my building. It was as tall as our bloody house, and took up a hideous amount of space and paper. I then got very angry about architecture and the creature I've become.... and burnt it in a moment of madness. (it was free, very cheap paper, and a very shoddy section - no worries bro.)

In that moment, of flame and heat, there was a moment where the knowledge of the definite destruction of work was a relief; a reminder that the elements are real. This opera house? Not real. Not even nearly.

Sunday, 17 March 2013

2 days to go.... SCARY STUFF

I'm modelling like crazy on sketchup, which if something I thought I'd never do; hand drawings are king in my books.
I'm nervous about this review (tuesday) but I know that it will be an opportunity to get my rep back (not the best architect in the eyes of my tutors)


...There is beauty in the details

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

7 days to go...

I'm currently in a landscape workshop, waiting my turn. Exciting stuff....

Very nervous that review is this time next week.

Saturday, 9 March 2013

10 days to go

I'm starting to want to cry. There are too many modules, too many deadlines and not enough time.

Origami and projections in Communication

A very crappy scheme

We liberated the balloons from the festival celebrations downstairs....

... and after their fun lift journey, they live in the studio

Ping pong fun

I finished my roof model (minus mini slates), but have now
changed the building... so it's back to the start again!

By the way, the next arco essay I'm writing (due after easter, eeeekkkk) is all about the idea of the finished building.... can a building ever be finished?

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Recent adventures and updates - 12 days to go

I haven't posted in a while, and that's just because I've been tired and very busy.
I've been getting into the studio before 8 most days and leaving about 7, with a few coffee breaks and exercise breaks inbetween.
Very nervous about next review!

Walking in this morning
Studio Cricket the other night

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Catching Up - 21 days to go


I haven't really done much work lately, and I've just been generally hating my projects, course, self... the lot.

I now have 21 days to be ready for the next review, and I'm going to have to kill myself a little bit to get myself there.

Some work done over the weekend:

P.S. I got PADS (plymouth architecture and design society) PRESIDENT!!!!! Woooo!

My presentation: