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    021 - first year..

    Danny Wills Jan 2 '07 7

    (Kent State University)

    So I've been working on my portfolio as of late, and have been running through all my old photographs of last year's projects. Here are a few pictures from some projects, more should come following the finish of this ever daunting/haunting portfolio.

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    • 7 Comments

    • ZoĆ« Coombes
      Jan 2, 07 11:17 pm

      These are really great models! Clean and meticulous, love it.
      Total memory lane for me. Keep them coming D!

      Danny WillsDanny Wills
      Jan 3, 07 1:12 am

      thanks! glad i could inflict nostalgia upon you.

      strlt_typ
      Jan 3, 07 5:15 am

      clean models but what do those forms and spatial configs suggest?...

      Alex MaymindAlex Maymind
      Jan 3, 07 1:28 pm

      mr wills, i have been following along with your blog as it has unfolded, and as a fellow student of architecture (I am a graduate student at GSAPP), I would like to say both your work and writing about your experiences are quite gloriously beautiful. The model photos above are quite lovely, and really I am quite intrigued by them. I only say these things to offer encouragement as archinect is often more about criticism than support. I think your work is quite stimulating, both visually and intellectually, especially considering you are an undergraduate student. For this, you should be proud. I hope that despite the trouble this blog has brought forth, you continue in the same spirit, as adventurous and open to the events around you, recognizing that this kind of reflection is a powerful tool to understand your education as such: yours- personal and unique AND education- about your own growth and development as a person. I came across a situation with a blog I once held, and decided its effects were not worth its risks. I admire your forthcoming nature and objectivity. Keep up the good work. -a fellow student.

      Danny WillsDanny Wills
      Jan 3, 07 2:34 pm

      thank you d mishap, really. i feel archinect is such a great community with people honestly out to help one another, and you contribute greatly to that. your words will be taken strongly, thanks again for the encouragement. i hope the same for you.

      dammson, i may come back and explain these in more detail as my portfolio process proceeds.. but i'll summarize for now.

      1_ "museum for the senses," as the project was titled. I focused on installation art and designed a form that sat inside a shell, with separate spaces for each installation throughout the inner form.

      2_ this was a house for a swimmer, or as we referred to it as, a house with a client very similar to our professor... I seperated private/semi-private/public in three different forms intertwining. A post-project realization led me to see the three forms as abstractly appearing to represent to motion of diving and swimming.

      3_ excuse me for the photo being turned the wrong way. This project started with the study of the process of how a book was made, and led us to designing the interior of a library. I highlighted all the pieces, stairs, reading room, floor, shelves, to create a tectonic atmosphere.

      4_ first project of first year.. this started with hand/collage drawings studying point/line/plane, and led to a 3D surface/space construct.

      5_ all time favorite, this was a private library for a client who liked to entertain guests. We started with an investigation of a specific Kazimir Malevich painting, which led us to a 3D interpretation of it. We had to pay attention to approach, entry, passage, and place.

      6_ extension/expansion. Started with a cube, then 3 more, then what you see now.

      hope that helps.

      will gallowaywill galloway
      Jan 3, 07 6:56 pm

      brilliantly good undergrad work, and still just starting 1st year . ! impressive.

      i taught a first year studio a few years back, and getting the students to try anything as adventurous as you are doing, seemingly as a matter of course, was like pulling teeth. out of curiosity are there many students like yourself at your uni?

      Danny WillsDanny Wills
      Jan 3, 07 7:02 pm

      jump, first off, thanks! second, i'm a second year student (these are just photos of last year's work). and third, there is a good precentage of students who are as motivated as i am, but few and far between.. as i'm sure most studios are like.

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