We've passed the midpoint in the semester and things are really heating up. Between keeping my construction documents group organized, and moving into building design, my plate has become very full. This does make things interesting though, and I really am enjoying myself again.
For construction documents, we've hit the 35% submission point, and I'm very pleased with my group. I feel like we've done a very good job and I hope that everyone is happy with our progress. Almost the entire building has been realized in CAD now, in full 3D, and I must say this: Autocad 2004 solids modeling is a sad excuse for a comprehensive modeling solution. I'd really like to start training on a system that can more effectively handle the level of detail we've applied. Now don't get me wrong, autocad's a great program, but I want more. Personal Project: learn CATIA V5
In addition, the eden pavilion is in full swing now. I'll go into more detail at a later date, but my project is going to make an attempt to look at material and method as a part of a bigger cycle, rather than a singular realization. Adobe mass walls integrated with a steel structural system. Obviously there's a lot more there.... but cmon, this a blog, not a dissertation, right?! Ok. Below is a study image of the adobe massing, and then the cover page to our FANTASTIC 35% submission.