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Texas A&M University (David Morris)

  • AutoHotKey and Firefox Quick Searches

    All you windows users out there cannot possibly live without this:

    http://www.google.com/search?q=autohotkey

    here are some of my hotkeys i'm using right now:

    ::btw::by the way ::brb::I'll be right back ::gtg::Hey I gotta go ::lol::hahaha ::rofl::haha, awesome :OR:goog::http://www.google.com/search?q= :OR:froog::http://froogle.google.com/froogle?q= :OR:gimg::http://images.google.com/images?q= :OR:fimg::http://flickr.com/search/?q= :OR:gmaps::http://maps.google.com/maps?q= :OR:uslang::http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term= :OR:wk::http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Search?search=

    thank you, lifehacker

    http://www.lifehacker.com/software/geek-to-live/geek-to-live-fifteen-firefox-quick-searches-129658.php


  • Robot House Builder

    This is a long way from being a great idea, but it's still cool:http://ummyeah.com/page/Contour_Crafting


  • Roldan+Berengue - closing look

    a few weeks ago, we won the Ascer ceramica award for interior architecture. I forgot to blog about it, so here it is in a nutshell:link. melissa bauld and I did all the photos and layouts for the competition, so i'd like to think my photos had something to do with the final decision. check out the...


  • Goodbye Barcelona Photoshoot

    I'm leaving tomorrow, and I just wanted to share a few of my last photos of Barcelona. I'm ready to go home, but i'll miss it... we were so close... *esnif. click the images to see a bigger version: let me know what you think, and no i have no idea what that black spot in the bottom one is...


  • Nou Mercat Barceloneta

    Construction photos of the new market in barceloneta.


  • More TopMod

    I haven't posted in a while now, but I will be catching up on old news this week. This is a post about TopMod, a topological mesh modeling program for the Texas A&M Visualization Laboratory. I'm doing a course called computer aided sculpting while I'm here in Barcelona, and I just wanted to...


  • Pharos Project

    I just got this link from a friend back home. It sounds really promising:Pharos Project


  • Barcelona Meeting Point Photos

    I got a free pass to Meeting Point this weekend, the big real estate convention in the Fira Barcelona at Placa Espanya. It was well worth going just to see how much money all the promotors spend on their stands and on the professional models of all the new catalunya construction projects. R+B had...


  • Barcelona Construction Photos - Justice City / Placa Europa / Random glass boxes and more

    I went on a site visit today to the placa Europa area just on the other side of Montjuic in l'Hospitalet, and on the way back I got lost, and ended up walking down gran via all the way to Placa Espanya. That translates in non-Barcelona terms to, a long f****** way. Anyways, here are some photos...


  • Barcelona Architecture Music Video

    My old roommate sent me this video today. I'm not crazy about the song, but the video is really great:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUGh_3UYtIk&NR It would be nice to be able to embed videos in blog posts.


  • I dropped the plate.

    I remember back in high school spanish class the day we learned how to tell someone you dropped a plate. You can say, "Se me cayó el plato," which roughly comes back into english as "The plate fell, but it certainlly wasn't my fault." I was thinking about it on my way to work this...


  • Jaume Fuster Library Photos

    I saw the news post today about the jaume fuster library, I guess I'm a little late on that, but anyways, I took some photos of the library a while back in July. It's a really great building, but the space outside is just awful. In time I'm sure it can turn into something, and as long as they...


  • Roldan+Berengue new website launched. finally.

    I finally got to "launch" the new website of the studio today. Let me know what you think:http://www.roldanberengue.com


  • Gmail Lockdown

    Since I started creating the new web site for the office, I've been looking for the ultimate architecture project display engine for the web. I like the works page of Jean Nouvel, example, but it's completely inaccessible being put into flash like that. After hours of Google searches and no less...


  • Spanish Building Facade Designer

    We just finished a competition at the office yesterday afternoon, and after seeing the elevation drawings that were produced, I was inspired to create the first ever javascript css Spanish building facade designer. It's still in the works, but it works well enough for now to try it out. *edit...


  • Fiesta de la Mercé - Fireworks Spectacular

    This is the only way I know to describe the fireworks mania that happened tonight (give it some time to load):


  • Corre Foc Barcelona

    Last night was the Corre Foc, part of the weekend of La Mercé. It was my first time to be a part of something so insane in Barcelona, but definitely my second time since i've been in spain this go-round. I left with my newly repaired digital camera and a blue sweatshirt, and I came back...


  • I made the InfoDomus Magazine Cover!:L:

    What, you mean you haven't heard of InfoDomus magazine? It's only one of about a million Spanish AEC magazines. Yeah, so I hadn't heard of it either, but anyways, here it is. It's a staircase from a project of my boss from a few years ago. Maybe my next magazine cover will be, oh, a magazine that...


  • Spanish Tech Talk

    I feel like I've learned so much already after having lived in Barcelona for only four months. I'd like to share some of what I've learned now. But only the most important things. I'll start with tech lingo. This one is quite a doozy, because it follows absolutely no standard whatsoever, and...


  • The Curse of Flash Websites and Architecture Firms

    I was reading the Archinect weekly email, and when I read this post, I couldn't help but write a little something about it:Palace of Peace and Reconciliation opens in Kasakhstan (Sep 08, 06 | 9:29 am) Photos of the actual building in Foster and partners website, go to News and then click into the...


  • Hotel Pool Hopping - Barcelona

    During the August vacation from work, I picked up a new hobby. Simply put, the idea is to go into any random hotel in the city with an extremely nice pool, preferably on a higher floor with a nice view of the city, act like you are staying there, and steal time in the recreation area. The first...


  • Síndrome de Diógenes (Hoarding)

    This is by far the coolest disease I have ever seen or heard of. Living in a city like Barcelona, you can't help but wonder what is going on in the minds of all those extremely tan and wrinkled old ladies in torn up flowery sun-dresses who spend all their time picking stuff out of the garbage...


  • Working in an Architecture Firm in Barcelona

    I completely forgot about my archinect blog over the summer, and I never really even finished the last semester. Sorry about that. Anyways, I've been in Barcelona since May 21st, working at Roldan+Berengue arqts. (Roldán+Berengué, for spanish websites). Things have been going...


  • Studio Review and College Station Aerial Photography

    We had the CEO of Foster and Associates, Graham Phillips visit last week and review our ACSA competition. He was a really great guy, and his critiques were extremely well received. The lecture was pretty fascinating as well. Anyways, I'll keep it short and sweet. He definitely didn't say he didn't...


  • The Future of the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University

    Does anyone use the Google Reader? I recently started using it, and we have a love hate relationship right now. It's awesome, but it could be so much better. Why can't it do everything you would expect it to do? Anyways, here's a quicklist of reasons to use it:the futuresustainablityarchitecture...


  • Shackathon, Laser Cutting, Skiing, Swimming Pool Design

    I apologize for not posting for such a long time. It's been busy here, you know the typical excuse. Anyways, to catch anyone up as quickly as possible. I went skiing in Breckenridge during Spring Break, and I got incredibly sun and windburned. The just opened up the highest lift in north america...


  • Notes for those considering buying the new Michael Meredith publication

    I'll make this as brief as possible. The publication by Michael Meredith is not a book. It's a piece of paper with a lot of small words written all over it. It's really well-written and has some great thoughts in it. But it's not a book, and it's not worth $20. There is a lack of scale in the...


  • Topological Mesh Modeling

    One of my professors created a polygonal mesh modeling program that is incredibly fascinating. I think anyone in architecture ought to check it out. . It's free to download, it works on Windows through cygwin, and it does some amazing things that are absolutely not possible to do with any other...


  • HDR Photography

    I haven't posted in such a long time. Sorry about that. I will write more later, but I just wanted to write a little about hdr photography. Is anyone interested in HDR photography. I have been messing around with it this semester very little, and I finally managed to get a decent example to...


  • Parama / Nurbster

    I've been trying to get this program called Parama to compile for days, and nothing seems to work. Has anyone out there heard of it? It's written by a guy from San Jose State I think, and it's basically a simpler version of Bentley's Generative Components. It's written in Python and has so many...


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