Sep '04 - Aug '08
With the fall semester finally over (Harvard has this weird hold-over system wherein finals are completed in late January after returning from the holiday), YK and I got out of Cambridge to clear our heads and, most importantly, thaw our toes for a while. Neither of us had been to Barcelona, so it was a bit of an adventure.
Images from our trip to the cemetery in Igualada. See all the pictures from the trip here.
Dinner at 9-10pm is a fantastic idea. That's about all it took to convince me. The fantastic food, bars, and everything else was just icing on the torta. In between rosemary chocolate bars and langoustines in oil and salt we made a few trips to see the local Enric Miralles projects, a faceted garden of corten by Carlos Ferrater, and even visited the wasteland known as Forum 2004.
Since getting back the semester has started-- but just barely. This will be our first full week of classes and what an exciting week it promises to be. The semester is filled with the delights of professional practice, environmental systems, and the continuation of structures. I'm in Robert Marino's studio for housing, which is the last semester of core studio, and have been told to expect to spend a lot of time with structures. Every time I tell someone I'm in his studio they reply with the same thing: "Bobby!"
The author, in the Soane House library, with a camera.
Now, to some serious business. Last year I was lucky enough to be granted a fellowship by the Soane Foundation of NY. It was a fantastic opportunity that I used to further some research into the history of the house which I've been pursuing for a few years. The deadline for this year's fellowship is coming up on March 1st, so if you're a graduate student (sorry, this is only open to grad students) and researching topics relating to any of these topics I would encourage you to apply apply:
The work of Sir John Soane, Sir John Soane's Museum or its collections. These include Egyptian antiquities, classical antiquities, casts (in general), sculpture galleries, the history of museums, authentic restoration, architecture and architectural drawings c. 1650-1850, architectural models, architectural theory c. 1650-1850, neoclassical sculpture, the Grand Tour (in general), Hogarth, George Dance Junior, Joseph Michael Gandy, Sir William Chambers, Sir Christopher Wren and Hawksmoor, architecture and decoration, Robert and James Adam and English Regency painting.