We had our first review-ish today. My partner and I slaved all weekend on our project. It was supposed to be a spacial/massing manifestation of some video analysis that we did of the park near campus.
Our project started about layers, and somehow ended up an abstract cube that comes apart in pieces that each make a different noise when you shake them. It's cast concrete and basswood and it's sexy.
Okay, it's not actually sexy, but considering that two girls who had never used concrete before managed to cast pieces that actually fit together, AND connected basswood pieces without any glue, it's pretty remarkable. Everyong liked it. It weighs about forty pounds, but all of the pieces come off and apart and go back together like a puzzle. That's impressive, you must admit.
Now we have our first practical project: A meditation and community center on the site that we just finished analyzing. My partner and I have done nothing for it, and will be at Cornell all day tomorrow being Koolhaas groupies (and how!). It seems like we could have a lot of fun, though. Maybe Koolhaas will inspire us.