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  • Iceland

    By mababer
    Sep 14, '09 6:37 PM EST

    I've been in Reykjavik for almost a week now. I went to Iceland Academy of the Arts last Wednesday to meet with the Dean of Architecture + Design, Jóhannes. I am going on a tour of design firms for tuesday + wednesday, to discuss their history, influences, education, process, etc. It should be a good resource for my thesis/research.

    Photographs of the city are here

    I leave on Friday for a trip around the Ring Road. Stykkisholmur on Friday and Roni Horn's Library of Water on Saturday, then Akureyi, Myvatn, and continuing around the island.

    Tuesday a week from tomorrow I head to Stockholm. Going to Woodland Chapel, the library, and a multitude of other lovely buildings.

    Proud to say that I was one of the Honorable mentions for the Live Forever Competition....

    Still doing various competitions with C U P, including MJ and the recent Advertisement for Architecture which will be exhibited in Australia.

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  • Activities

    By mababer
    Jul 11, '09 12:57 PM EST

    C U P is up to a lot these days.. Since January 1, we have completed 21 competitions. We are currently working on a prototype for a pet garden, which will debut in San Francisco's Architecture + the City Festival in September. I will be traveling to Iceland in September-October as a part of the... View full entry



  • End of Year ( maya lin, KPF + )

    By mababer
    May 11, '09 11:28 AM EST

    Rounding up the year.. much has happened. I have been working with t.j.surjan's Second Year students. They are a great group of students with a strong sensibility of collective atmosphere, work ethic, and design sensitivity - and at an early stage of their education. Working with these students... View full entry



  • NEXTFEST + VT + C U P

    By mababer
    Sep 28, '08 3:30 PM EST

    Just got back from Chicago for WIRED's NextFest. Monday, drove up to Chicago in a Uhaul with 14,500+ Components that would become the Suitcase Pavilion 2.0. Tuesday morning, we started constructing the pavilion which serves as the gateway for the Festival, exhibiting technology of the future... View full entry



  • Fourth year...

    By mababer
    Aug 25, '08 8:41 PM EST

    Today was the first day of class. For studio this semester, I will be doing a thesis on sustainable communities, which will apply to the Market Viability contest of the Solar Decathlon. I will be sitting under Joe Wheeler and Bob Dunay, who have worked on the previous VT SD houses and also took a... View full entry



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