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  • No TV and No beer make Homer Go crazy............ Part 2 (Update 3 of 3)

    So this is the new project that I'm working on the moment. It's a hotel located in the middle of Wellington (Our Capital).

    These images (of my model) are apart of my initial concept for our mid-crit, due in a few days......

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  • No TV and No beer make Homer Go crazy............ Part 2 (Update 2 of 3)

    Korohiwa Bay, Eastbourne - Wellington, NZ. Here are the pics from my project - the white model.


  • No TV and No beer make Homer Go crazy............ Part 2 (Update 1 of 3)

    So we've been told to "free our minds", by doing 2 hour free drawing blocks. Something random..... (Late night in the Studio) Ingredients: (2) 2400mm x 1200mm x 13mm Plywood 14 Stainless Steel Hooks 14 Random Studio Objects (whatever was lying around) = Hey Presto- Art!


  • No TV and No beer make Homer Go crazy............ Part 1

    Sorry girls and boys that I haven't been posting lately, I guess I've been very inattentive of my duties as a blogger from the last couple of weeks, between mid-crits, and other arrangements it has been a challenge to find time to blog. So here I begin the large update of my life and time at Vic...


  • A quick update...

    Arch 341 - Construction "Give Me Shelter" "This first assignment is designed to give students first hand experience with a rudimentary shelter form". So the idea was to build an emergency relief structure, suitable to house 2 adults for diaster victims in a stricken area.


  • ARCH 311 Begins

    The big guy upstairs has spoken, and we're listening... Step away from that computer, and get back to basics - Embrace that graphite.... now where did I place that blasted pencil... According to the course outline, this semester "focuses on the architectural idea, the certain amount of autonomy as...


  • Party Today, Function Tomorrow - Orientation Week 2005

    Hitting the clubs on a weekday used to be a sport for alcoholics and the unemployed, but these days everyone's doing it. It helps that most bars and clubs now have “nights” with everything from cheap drinks and strippers to retro and house. If you are going to go out for a big...


  • University Etiquette (Lessons I've learnt so far)

    1. Leave your prejudices at high school. No one has time to listen to your unintelligent remarks about things you don't understand. Get wise or get pushed out. 2. If you bitch about people behind their backs, no one will care. The person who you bitch to probably won't ever sit next to you in...


  • And so the horror begins....

    Well our studio groups have been assigned. I'm in the last group (the 'older' group - mostly everyone in our communion is over 21). As for my classes this year: 3rd Year studio (Design) Construction Methods of Inquiry (into architecture) Structures History (Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque Architecture)


  • 1 Month Left of Holidays

    Our first semester of the year doesn't officially start until the end of February (21st), so there wont be much in the way of activity here for a while. The photos below are from my trip to Melbourne Australia. These are photos from Federation Square


  • Okay.. A brief history lesson

    Victoria University's School of Architecture is a leading centre of architecture and building science teaching and research in New Zealand. The facilities at the Schools are widely acknowledged as being amongst the best in the country and students are very well supported in their studies. The...


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