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  • Baby! 5+1=6

    Baby | Birth Announcement
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    Baby | Little Peanut
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    Baby | Long Little Noodle
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    The baby is here! Nicole and I rushed to the hospital last night (30 days early) after she started getting contractions 5 minutes apart, then 4, 3, 2, 1 :) Believe it or not, it only took a single hard push and little Kami was introduced to the both of us. She's such a little peanut that they've been monitoring her in the preemie unit--just as a precaution. Looks like we'll be going home on Saturday, and the baby can come home Sunday. Everyone is welcome to send wishes by phone, email or stop by Torrance Memorial (Room 308 for now).

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/virtualarchitect/collections/

    We'll take very good care and ENJOY our photos of the baby and my collection of photos from the recent trip to Indonesia!

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  • The Beginning? Yes.

    Panelite | Design VisualizationPanelite | Design FabricationDesign Life Now | Cooper-Hewitt, NYDesign Life Now | Just after InstallationDesign Life Now | Saying Goodbye to PaneliteGehry Technologies | Another Part of the Dream is RealizedGrand Avenue | Early Design PhaseEast LA College | New Tech...


  • The End? Hehe... no.

    Post-Thesis | Just the beginning This is what is currently on my living room nightstand. In order... 1. Game Theory 2. Shape | Flat Abs & Buns 3. Maternity Instruction Manual 4. Choose Your Own Adventure #1 5. Social Theory 6. Technique 7. Practice 8. Game Reader 9. Fortune | Patagonia...


  • NAAB - Student Performance Criteria (boring?)

    Yesterday, I was asked to update SCI-Arc's site with the NAAB Student Performance Criteria. Seeing as how WASC is visiting, I think everyone is trying to put on the "best face" for the visiting review team. After reading the criteria, I finally got a clear picture of what it means to be educated...


  • FEAR and a little DOUBT

    FEAR = Failure Expected And Received FEAR = False Evidence Appearing Real FEAR = False Expectations Appearing Real FEAR = Feelings Expressed Allows Relief FEAR = Feelings Every Alcoholic Rejects FEAR = Fighting Ego Against Reality FEAR = Forget Everything and Run FEAR = Forgetting Everything's All...


  • Something forgotten, fun, real, and amazing (ya, architecture)

    Ok... I have to let the cat outta the bag. Date 1 = Estimated US population of 300,000,000. Date 2 = Estimated World population of 10,000,000,000.Something forgotten - Rating of SCI-Arc Professors... pretty accurate. - Also, toothpaste works as a good blemish medicine before bed and on mosquito...


  • Crowds

    Thesis | Crowd, Opponents, Penalty, Trust... Gooooooooal! Here are two dates that will mark significant crowd milestones. Insane. October 12th, 2006 at approximately 10:32 AM PST. December 16th, 2034 at approximately 9 AM PST. Winning guess gets invited to be part of my thesis crowd. Actually...


  • Skate or Die!

    Go Skate | Grow your inner thesis Wow, today I got back on a skateboard for the first time in a very long time. I don't mean just to cruise the halls at school or do an occasional alley session at my house. I mean in a bowl, at a park, body at risk. There's something about subversive sports that...


  • Backpack

    Thesis | The Essential Support Team So, thesis has officially started. My advisors are in place, Ed Keller & Juan Azulay. And, my alter-ego has shown up to help keep things balanced. The plans are set. Bags are packed. Sword is sharpened.Theory | How many rocks do you need? What is theory good...


  • Why I am at SCI-Arc...

    Islands | SCI-Arc via Google EarthWhy I am at SCI-Arc SCI-Arc is a laboratory to test my limits and contribute to the discipline of architecture. We are an island of the avant garde - a place for personal sabbatical located at the balanced intersection of abstraction and reality. As an educational...


  • The Raven | A Young Man's Subversive Primer

    I've been reading Neil Stephenson's "Diamond Age" and found this poem worth pondering. Maybe you will, too...THE RAVENA CHRISTMAS TALE, TOLD BY A SCHOOL-BOY TO HIS LITTLE BROTHERS AND SISTERS by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1798) Underneath an old oak tree There was of swine a huge company That...


  • OBEY | Make Arc Not War

    We want scripting--not just CV pulling. And, for those that don't know... now you know :) Oh ya, getting CATIA back would be helpful, too. Let me rephrase. The popularity of a "certain class" is a clear indication that the student body, and especially those who are making attempts at furthering...


  • W, DUB-Ya, \X/... wessside! (SCI-Arc "hat trick")

    2005 White House Christmas Card Rest in Peace... Beatrice Moore b. Dec 7, 1921 - d. Dec 7, 2005DropStar 1964 Lincoln Continental Here's my small Christmas wish...Japanese Import 1965 Lincoln Continental and Here's my large Christmas wish...


  • Coincidentalism + other vocabulary

    The most amazing thing happened at the beach last week. After a 1.5 hr session in shoulder high wind swell””just enough to say hello to a few local friends””an older local guy who I don't care for much exchanged small talk as I went to the shower to change. I briefly...


  • SUMMER QUOTES | The Limit

    Tagline from the movie "Take it to the Limit" (2000) "You can't reach the top if you're afraid to fall."Movie Synopsis A troubled city-kid's parents try to straighten him out by sending him to live in the wilderness with his Uncle. Upon his arrival, he finds even more trouble when an attractive...


  • SUMMER QUOTES | LA Ghost Town

    The Specials' "Ghost Town" (exerpt) This town, is coming like a ghost town Why must the youth fight against themselves? Government leaving the youth on the shelf --Jerry DammersGhost Town | The Specials Ghost Town | Thesis or Anti-Thesis? Ghost Town | Being Labeled is a Vicious Circle...The...


  • SUMMER QUOTES | Batman

    Batman Begins (2005) "The will is everything. If you make yourself more than just a man, if you devote yourself to an ideal, you become something else entirely... a legend. Are you ready to begin?"-- Ducard (Liam Neeson)Batman Begins | Man Batman Begins | More than a Man Batman Begins | Symbol...


  • Secret Emails...

    (found emails... shhhhh)RESPONSE #2 Hi Guys... (Herman pun intended) My little hide plase in Aaarjentina is almos finish. Is why I no post. Somebody help me find sent kee to send emales? Anydoby going NY? Hi friends -- God I miss the irreverent, interstudio banter. Funny thing is... I was drinking...


  • Millin' ain't easy...

    Ya, being the milling pimp ain't easy. A few of us in studio are working on a milling job that has taken 2 days to coordinate and prep. Let's just say it is a favor for a good friend -- and I take on favors a little too easy. The good thing is I've learned a lot about preparing deeper mills and 2D...


  • Long time no blog... Aggregating

    I've been wrapped up in "cellular aggregation" for the past few months. A big break-thru occurred last week when I began to understand the concept and how it translates to my learning/design process. As Hernan said, this first year is about being labotomized; though, this semester is about a more...


  • GENR8 is Great!

    GENR8 is great! Or so the mantra goes. I know this is purely a study of form, but the complexity created with this Maya script is amazing. Each bleeb was created with one line of code. For example... genr8 -n 5 -ds -t 4 -a 0 0 4 -r 0 0 1.5 -a 5 0 0 -a -5 0 0 -a 0 5 0 -a 0 -3 0 -ba 180 -g...


  • FLW's Ennis House = Next Dodge Ball Court?

    OK. We're back to business. The semester has started and our studio (let's rephrase that as "my perception of our studio"... if it's not clear to those that read this blog I speak for myself only.) has started off with a big dud. Besides an all-school electrical problem which crippled the school...


  • RETRO POSTS (Pre-Archinect)

    This is a great way to read pre-archinect posts from my old (personal) blog, and a good way to start from the beginning of my SCI-Arc story.RETRO POST #01: In the beginning...Authored on 2004-04-21 @ 01:57:51 AMRETRO POST #02: Personal Blog ColophonAuthored on 2004-04-21 @ 04:02:05 AMRETRO POST...


  • All School Meeting & Santa

    Yes, there has been some drama going on; we as a student body are organizing our thoughts for the planned meeting in January. I for one, as a graduate student in the M.Arch2 program, am satisfied with our instructors, our curriculum and the school in general. Though, that seems not to be the...


  • MIDTERM: SoftTECH & SoftBODIES

    I'm hungry. Thanksgiving Feast in the Main Space today. OH BOY! Thanks Bill for the years of dedication :) Funny thing is... my SoftTECH project looks like a Turkey. I've been exploring cosmetic surgery as it relates to architecture, specifically how the Folding Episode has a relationship with the...


  • MIDTERM: Studio Project

    Alas... some of us have gotten a little sleep. ZzzZzzzz.... Huh? Why am I typing again? Oh ya... midterm.2GAX: Interminate Architectures (From the course catalog) Programmatics, geotechnics, structure, mechanics, commerce and environment are among the many fields which enable architecture to...


  • Representation vs Simulation

    Midterms are almost over! I need to get the pics ready and sanitize my discussion about the first half of the semester... while you wait, check this out.The Unreal RUNTIME is free!http://www.unrealtechnology.com/html/runtime/overview.shtmlhttp://udn.epicgames.com/Two/UnrealEngine2Runtime It is a...


  • SCI-Arc F.A.Q. #2 (not Sci-ARC)

    More answers to frequently asked questions... with a little late night twist (mostly uncensored because of a few beers and Zip after the KICKASS lecture presentation by plexus r+d. Shout out to Kevin, Jon and Rachel, you know the bright girl with the otherworldly, infectious laugh... you are truly...


  • SCI-Arc Study Abroad Fall 2005 (where?)

    A few of us are adding to a thread I started yesterday on Archinect and we'd appreciate any experience and expertise you blog readers have in Study Abroad programs (especially, but not limited to, design and/or architectural programs). Location, collaboration, studio topic, and sponsorship all...


  • SCI-Arc F.A.Q. for Newbies and Shoobies

    Answers to a few questions from a prospective student's email...Q: I discovered Archinect a few months ago, and I have to say that your posts so far have been some of the most informative, and entertaining!! Being someone looking for the perfect MArch program, getting past the school websites and...


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