Well, it took me a long time to recover from last semester. It was brutal. The trip to the big easy was great! It was my first time in the south.
Dixie Brewing Co.
Classmates in N.O.
We completed design proposals for New Orleans prefabricated housing. It was the first time that I fundamentally rejected the assigned studio problem...and failed miserably. I froze about halfway through and could not recover for the rest of the semester. Design= thinking+doing+making, OR rather, Design=(thinking*doing*making) because if it was an addition equation, my design would not have produced 0 as an answer! All I can say for that studio is that you live and you learn.
As for this semester, I am enjoying the studio. Under professor Kim Steele, we are studying Urban Catalysts. Ways of occupying the "wasted space" of Phoenix.
Our school is undertaking a transformation. We are merging Architecture and landscape Architecture studios together. Accordingly, our class had 6 studio options to choose from, ranging from purely architectural topics to hybrid landscape/architecture problems. I am not fully aware of how many schools are considering or implementing this type of education structure. I am curious to find out what the archinecters think about this merger.