University of Florida (Aaron Plewke)



Jan '05 - Feb '07

  • 07. Day 3 - city beach, Barcelona

    image exit metro at Barceloneta, walk along the marina toward the beach

    image arriving at the city beach.

    imageimage Barceloneta's thin blocks hit the beach at an unexpected angle. The skewed intersection creates pockets of open space along the boardwalk. This portion of the beach, nearest Barceloneta, is what I understand as the 'city beach.' The way the dense neighborhood engages the boardwalk greatly affects the place's character.

    imageShortly after passing the skewed grid, the ground plane splits into 2 levels, putting the sand 12 or so feet from the street. imageimageimage

    My encounter with Barcelona's waterfront begins here, at the city beach. After Barceloneta is the well-scaled Hospital dal Mar, Gehry's fish folly, and the Olympic port (w/ residential village to the north). Much further to the east is Forúm.

  • 06. Day 2 - evening arrival in Girona

    a brief walk outside, from the plane to baggage claim. Girona, Spain

  • 05. Day 2 - Tate Modern, London

    cafe from below.from St. Paul's to the Tate cafe from within

  • 04. Bullshit

    ...on the Stansted Express from the London Underground's Liverpool Street Station to the airport, 04SEP2006... So, we capped off our unplanned 30 hours in London with a visit to the Tate Modern. After spending a couple of hours in the galleries and checking out the view from the cafe, we went...

  • 03. Day 1: a late afternoon in London's Soho

  • Buckets

  • 02. Record: Day 1

    one airline ticket, JFK-LHR, stand-by on American Airlines one metro ticket, day pass, zones 1-6, London Underground one pub receipt, £11.80 for 4 pints, Blackbird @ Earl's Court one internet login ticket, 15 minutes, Hyde Park View Hostel previously:In RetrospectDay 1: Hyde Park...

  • 01. Day 1 - Hyde Park, London [Plan B]

    On the periphery of Hyde Park, an informal sidewalk gallery has been created by a row of local artists. To the left are the artists, seated in their cars, semi-consciously awaiting a potential patron. This tree lined path is a formal axis for the park, calling at various monumental works of art...

  • 00. In Retrospect

    At 11:45am on Saturday, 03 September 2006, Meredith Klein and I, Aaron Plewke, departed from Jacksonville, Florida for a fifteen day trip that would come to include: eight airports, four* airlines, four countries, nine cities, seven museums, and one police station. Over the next few weeks I will...

  • extracurricular activities

    (this represents the work of a weekend. My girlfriend and I worked together on it, and entered it into a local design competition, which was displayed at the Emerging Architect's yearly gallery show. The competition brief asked entrants to address the Southbank of the St. John's River in...

  • VIA through am84's eyes, take 2

    A sampling of images by UF student and Archinect member am84 - taken this semester while studying at UF's Vicenza Institute of Architecture (VIA).Vicenza and Palladio's Basilicathe Arabic influences of the Venetothe 'back' of the basilicaAnother view of the city, from Monte BericoChapel on Monte...

  • VIA through am84's eyes...

    A sampling of images by UF student and Archinect member am84 - taken this semester while studying at UF's Vicenza Institute of Architecture (VIA).Vicenza and Palladio's Basilicathe Arabic influences of the Venetothe 'back' of the basilicaAnother view of the city, from Monte BericoChapel on Monte...

  • Delft

    Delft PhotoBlog Fall '04 view to Den Haag from the tower of the Nieuwe Kerk ...Meier, Graves and Pelli on the horizon... view of the Oude Kerk from the Nieuwe kerk

  • Barcelona

    Image Blog, Barcelona '04

  • Sliver Space

    just a few images of a great residual space: Vicenza, ItaliaLa Basilica Palladiana this sliver space pictured below is a result of the basilica almost colliding with another bldg (or vice-versa). The resultant space is a heavily used sectional transition.

  • Architrave - student design magazine at the University of Florida

    The students of the UF School of Architecture run an independent design magazine (funded in part by student government via AIAS) by the name of Architrave. The publication is 6 years old or so, originating as a copy paper newsletter, evolving into a full-color bi-annual magazine. If anyone at all...

  • Professional Life - the next [re]generation

    I haven't posted a school blog in a while, partially due to my new status as UF alumnus. So, I thought the next fitting entry would describe life after's a little tale about a handful of the graduates of a four year pre-professional architecture education who chose to engage the real...


    ...a quick post, my last as an undergraduate at UF. Friday morning we walk, tomorrow morning we take our last final, Materials and Methods of BLDG Construction 2. We also have to turn in our semester [group] project for MM2 tomorrow, a CD set. It's fitting that my first CDs are the last thing that...

  • hand modeling

    so, having just looked at the line for the laser cutter on the UPENN blog, I am curious... How do you model? At UF, we have no fancy modeling machines. Students make models by hand, with very few students scrapping physical models in favor of computer generated models. Hand modeling at every stage...

  • Competition Entry

    Here are some images from a recent competition, an annual 24-hour interdisciplinary design charette at the University of Florida called the Witter's Competition.

  • Oh Mexico!

    Here are some job search portfolio images from my friend Meredith...enjoy This project was completed during a summer study abroad program through UF, the Preservation Institute Caribbean. The site was in Guadalajara, Mexico. This studio is comprised of fourth year undergrads and second year grads...

  • Portfolio images from John-David Carling

    Here are some sample images from my peer John-David Carling's graduate school application portfolio. He is finishing his Bachelor of Design in Architecture this semester and will likely attend UF for his graduate degree. He has also applied to Pratt. Enjoy...

  • Images of Mexico: Preservation Institute Caribbean

    Here are some images from one of two UF preservation institutes, PI:C. This past summer seniors from the undergraduate School and second year graduate school students visited Mexico for 3 weeks before returning to complete studio projects. Problems uploading, will add images see info...

  • Northern Italy and Switzerland with UF VIA

    Here are some images from UF's Vicenza Institute of Architecture. The program puts up to 30 architecture students (senior undergrads and second year graduate students) in residence in Vicenza, Italy (about 45 minute train ride from Venice) for the Fall or Spring semester. The program has existed...

  • Design and Travel from U Florida

    Hey Archinect. Here are some images from one of the international design studio programs offered by the UF School of Architecture. These first images are from the Hong Kong/China study abroad program, an 8 week summer design studio and urbanism seminar held in Hong Kong, using facilities at both...

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