Man its been a while.
I think its a symptom of the intensity of this school.
I'm taking the day after midterm review to catch up on my life including this venue.
In brief, I love it here.
The history discussions are great, the atmosphere is critical (Ryan Lovett, fellow archinect blogger is a testament to this) and Mark Wigley is correct in saying the reason we're going here is not for the professors but for our peers. At the orientation he mentioned how we would all be jealous of each other because everyone has something to contribute and I wholeheartedly agree.
I have Phillip Parker as my studio crit which means I have or rather will be obsessive about lines by the end of this semester.
So far we've had 3 projects to date, and will be starting on the last project next week, whose progress i will try to catalogue by means of youtube videos (part of the new GSAPP CLIPS section of the school's website) and will maintain a somewhat seperate vlog here as a collective studio.
The remainder of this post will be my final images for each project along with a brief summary of what the project was about. I should preface by saying that all these are loose expectations.
Brief 1: ICE
Turn 1.5 L of water into ice.
Draw at a suggested 30 min intervals the melting of the ice. Register time through drawing.
Brief II: BACKPACK
1. Through the use of section, design a water carrying device able to purify and carry 1 gal of liquid.
2. Through the use of Plan map the trajectory from the source of the water to the place of delivery.
Brief III: Cell
Using section and plan together, design a working environment of minimal size for a climatologist whose job is to measure climatic data and constantly update a global database from a given urban location.
Here are a couple of videos from the new GSAPP CLIPS project at the school.