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Inverting the Host/ Guest Relationship

 

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Sep '12 - May '13

 
  • Final Book and Final Boards are done!

    My Master's Thesis is coming to a close and so I wall be going about the task of putting my final book in blog format. Some of this will fill in information but I am trying to think of the task as more curating the process. Who knows maybe it will turn into a more edited book for publication...

    Or to be on my self to share with my grand kids.

    Here is the final board. Enjoy!


  • Final Book and Final Boards are done!

    My Master's Thesis is coming to a close and so I wall be going about the task of putting my final book in blog format. Some of this will fill in information but I am trying to think of the task as more curating the process. Who knows maybe it will turn into a more edited book for publication...


  • Final Review Tonight

    Here are some renderings of the spaces. Curated post upcoming.


  • Final Review in 5 Days

    Update in progress... it's going to be big.   These are the drawings that I presented to the structural consultant... more scale, context, and material coming in the final...  I don't think you're ready   -Darian


  • Views of my current progress

    The new design on the site Elevations as works in progress More Elevations   A hint of the space frame structure that I want to use to frame the courtyard.


  • Design Development and other Forms of Torture

    At Boston Architectural College, Design Development has recently been broken into to parts. Design Development 1 and Design Development 2.  Real world "Design Development" is where an architectural design goes from "what" the designer wants to do to a more descriptive "how to." As such, the...


  • Schematic Design and progress

    So the schematic design process has been pretty fun and I'm sure it's missing the mark in a few places. But, let us talk about the process. One of the major moments was trying to find the organizing principle between my thesis of inserting and inverting the host and guest relationship and...


  • Quick Question

    Tagged cad, bim, thesis, students

    Moving into Design Development (DD) on my Thesis I am upping the difficulty rating. First: I will be taking some hand rendering courses; including pen and ink, and watercolor rendering.  Second: I will be moving from designing and drawing by hand to designing and drawing with CAD and by...


  • Schematic Review: Time Crunch

    This will be a short post with pretty pictures. Schematic Review is Wednesday night. So, much of the last month has been storming and trying to turn my concept into an architecture. Here is the recap: I've been working on understanding how the Host culture of Morocco can be woven into the city...


  • Preliminary Review- October 31 2012

    The Next Installation of my thesis includes the Preliminary Review The purpose of the review is to provide three (3) viable schemes that expand and clarify the concept. I needed to dive deep into the concept, site, and program to create three iterations of inversion and insertion. And as with...


  • Meeting "The Client"

    Q: Who would you choose as a client for a thesis that inserts a Moroccan cultural trade school into the existing community in the South End?  A: A knowledgeable Moroccan who know's Moroccan history, trade, crafts and how to design for occasions.  In other words, a business man...


  • A Kick In the Seat

    Thesis crawls on at a snail's pace. I am currently preparing for the preliminary review which is the first major critique of site, program, and design approaches. This review will require that I develop a method of looking at my thesis topic of inverting the roles and the introduction of a new...


  • Off topic-Life of a thesis Student

    Disclaimer - This will be a short venting blog entry- Thesis is not easy. I love the creative thinking, the making, the drawing, the investigating, the mapping. But, it's not easy. Being a married and fully employed thesis student means that when I am at work, I feel like I should be with my wife...


  • Post Introductory Review: Push and Lessons Learned

    Preparing for the Review The week leading up the the first review included trying to balance thesis with work, wife, and a desire to do a gateway project and add to my IDP (Intern Development Program) hours. By Wednesday (the 19th of Sept.) I was working on 5 hrs of sleep a night and trying to...


  • Day 1 thru 9: Preparing for Introductory Review

    Thesis officially Started on the 29th of August 2012. They may stay it ends not with a bang but with a whisper. Right now I only see the whisper of long nights ahead. Purpose This blog entry will act as an introduction to my thesis and a means by which I can work out designer's block or writers...


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About this Blog

A blog for an on going MArch Thesis Student Thesis is now in progress. This Blog will track the advancement through the program and record the many iterations that it takes to arrive at the final solution. My thesis is concerning how architecture can adapt to immigrant cultures and the current mixing of world cultures. It will be a fun ride!

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