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    GETTING MY HEAD IN GEAR

    Mark_M Sep 19 '06 3

    I HAVE BEEN STRUGGILING WITH OUR FIRST PROJECT. WORKING IN AN OFFICE TENDS TO MAKE YOU THINK IN A BOX OR AT LEAST I THINK SO. I GOT SO CAUGHT UP IN THE NUMBERS AND "WOULD THIS REALLY WORK?" QUESTIONS THAT I FORGOT TO STEP OUT OF THE BOX FOR MY IDEAS. OUR SCHEMATIC DWGS. ARE DUE TOMMORROW. I TOOK THE LIBERTY OF CHANGING MY WHOLE CONCEPT AND I'AM GLAD I DID. AFTER LOOKING AT MY LAST SCHEME IT WAS PITIFUL THAT I EVEN TRIED TO DEFEND MY PROJECT. SO MY NEW SCHEME IS MORE FLUID AND IT SOLVES ALL OF THE PROBLEMS OF THE SITE. ALTHOUGH IT MIGHT COST ME SOME SLEEP TONIGHT TO FINISH MY SKETCHES IT WILL ALL BE WORTH IT.
    TOMMORROW MARKS THE 65TH ANNIVERSARY OF HAMPTON'S ARCHITECTURE PROGRAM. IT'S MANDATORY THAT ALL ARCH STUDENTS ATTEND. I CANT WAIT TO SEE ALL THE ALUMNI WHO ARE VISITING, THEIR STORIES OF THEIR LONG NIGHTS WHILE IN SCHOOL ALWAYS PUTS A SMILE ON MY FACE. PLUS IT WILL BE A RELIEF TO STEPAWAY FROM MY PROJECT FOR A WHILE

     

     
    • 3 Comments

    • Steven WardSteven Ward
      Sep 20, 06 7:30 am

      nice update, mark.

      ...but it's really hard to read all caps.

      those last minute scrap-the-project episodes can be thrilling and often do make for a much better result. all those things that have been spinning in your head that haven't found a place in what you're doing just kind of ARE when you come to the new solution. sometimes.

      vado retro
      Sep 20, 06 9:43 am

      what is the project? i am always available to brainstorm...

      Mark_M
      Sep 22, 06 5:39 pm

      This project is about making a time piece through the use of the tide and light. We have to make a container for light and water on the site that shows passage of time. It was a bit confusing. My idea still needs refining. It is a bit brutallistic but I might give it one more try to make it more natural.

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