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Life in Studio with the Steelcase Next University Competition. Interesting use of a semester. I learned a lot. Atlanta Trip and Think Tank Imagining America Conference

NEXT Design Competition and I am exhausted…

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Not an easy task to take on designing the NEXT University.  You have to think of every possible detail and get the app for your mind to see in 3D walking through your design with and without REVIT.  Thinking of the users in the space and the experiences they would have is so interesting.  We create paths and areas of interest for the time spent in the built environment and it is serious business.  I have heard that people spend more time in their place of employment than they do at home by a wide margin so the buildings and spaces we occupy are very important to our overall quality of life.  I am trying to experience my own design as I take my day into the virtual world and experience the space and interactions within the space.  We have a great task ahead of us.  Trying to work as hard as I can and get some sleep.  Looks like bedtime again.  I need more than 3 or 4 hours of sleep a night…for sure!

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Posted by on October 30, 2014 in 301 Studio, Light & Sound

 

My Sustainability Blog…on the EELC banner

For the past couple of years I have been involved with the Emerging Energy Learning Community here at UNC-G and my hopes for a sustainable minded student base have grown quite a bit in that time.  Our major (IARc) can be very wasteful in the way we prototype and create multiple models for our design process but I see more concern for the environment and sustainable living.  I hope it really catches on as a teaching model or positive practice in all disciplines on campus.

http://emergingenergylc.wordpress.com/

 
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Posted by on October 30, 2014 in 301 Studio

 

Bates Masi Architects, New York…LOVE

1046w__elizabeth_i1 1046w__farpond_i1a 1046w__genius-i1 1046w__mothersill_i1 1046w__northwest_peach_farm-i1 1046w__northwestharbor_i1 1046w__noyack_creek_i10_new 1046w__piersonsway_i1 1046w__pryor-i12 1046w__re-cover-i1 1046w__robins_way-i1 1046w__sams_creek2sm_i1 1046w__semler_i1 1046w__tessa_nyc_1Bates Masi Architects are almost perfect…well okay, perfect.  If I was an architect at some point in my life I would want to be very influenced by what I see on their website.  Clean, modern, uncluttered….great.  But these are huge houses!  My goal would be to take some of the design components and modify them to the scale of a much smaller home and therefore footprint.  We have to share resources on the Earth even if we can afford to take more.  Great design in a sustainable model would be very appealing.

http://www.batesmasi.com

 
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Posted by on October 30, 2014 in 301 Studio

 

Concept Form 6″ x 6″ Kandinsky’s Compostion VIII

Golden Ratio

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oceanreef

carbon allotropesI will pull out the elements I find in this painting and speak of their importance and how they will inform my design and space planning for the NEXT University Design sponsored by STEELCASE.

Parts and pieces will be taken out tomorrow. Wish the LASER CUTTER WAS UP AND RUNNING…It is hard to do this justice with hand cutting and the images could be traced, put in a Rhino File and uploaded to the Laser Cutter…if it were calibrated. I wonder if a test run is required…???

Felicia…

Then I would paint the pieces. We need our equipment operational. Please…

 
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Posted by on September 15, 2014 in 301 Studio

 

Wassilly Kandinsky

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Tempted I am…I love Kandinsky and this painting, Composition VIII, 1923. Tempted to take my concept ideation further and actually abandon my first concept which is (was) HIVE. The concept is overdone already in our small class so I may branch out into the world of Kandinsky and pull inspiration and organization for the NEXT University Design Competition from Wassilly Kandinsky’s painting, Compostion VIII. The harmony of the lines and the volume of the color speak to a few of the interests I have in expressing in my design concept for the university. The bright colors, the exactness of the forms and the arrangement all lead you to the conclusion that the randomness of the forms is actually connected and purposeful as the best ideas are.

Kandinsky had a habit of attending musical performances, capturing his impressions of the music as he heard the shapes, volumes and color in the pieces. This painting represents the interplay of form, color and line in an intellectual interpretation of music.

 
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Posted by on September 15, 2014 in 301 Studio

 

Concept Inspiration GEOMETRIC FORMS

Bismuth Crystal

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Fractal Mandala G

carbon allotropes

nautilus shell

green honeycomb

Fractal_Broccoli

honeycomb 2

bees on honeycells

 
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Posted by on September 15, 2014 in 301 Studio

 

Daylight filled home in Japan

http://www.homesthetics.net/one-kind-modern-mansion-daylight-house-yokohama-takeshi-hosaka/ A-One-of-a-Kind-Modern-Mansion-Daylight-House-in-Yokohama-by-Takeshi-Hosaka-Homesthetics-20

 
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Posted by on September 14, 2014 in 301 Studio, Light & Sound