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

    By sianm
    Apr 23, '05 2:40 AM EST

    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)

    By sianm
    Apr 23, '05 2:24 AM EST

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



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

    By sianm
    Apr 23, '05 1:52 AM EST

    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! View full entry



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

    By sianm
    Apr 3, '05 10:35 PM EST

    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... View full entry



  • A quick update...

    By sianm
    Mar 4, '05 6:49 PM EST

    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. View full entry



  • ARCH 311 Begins

    By sianm
    Feb 20, '05 10:44 PM EST

    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... View full entry



  • Party Today, Function Tomorrow - Orientation Week 2005

    By sianm
    Feb 19, '05 6:41 PM EST

    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... View full entry



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

    By sianm
    Feb 13, '05 6:35 PM EST

    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... View full entry



  • And so the horror begins....

    By sianm
    Feb 7, '05 4:25 PM EST

    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) View full entry



  • 1 Month Left of Holidays

    By sianm
    Jan 25, '05 10:40 PM EST

    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 View full entry



  • Okay.. A brief history lesson

    By sianm
    Jan 22, '05 4:19 PM EST

    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... View full entry



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