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!
Category Archives: 301 Studio
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.
Bates 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.
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…???
Then I would paint the pieces. We need our equipment operational. Please…
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.