Happy New Year.
I just finished my exchange with Liverpool School of Architecture, which was amazing in many ways. The only thing that sucked though was that the different semester/quarter systems between the universities. I ended up having to finish my scheme in 10 weeks while my Liverpool classmates had another 4 weeks.
So, in all the time crunch I didn't really make a physical model. It was a bummer for me personally because I like making models. I was talking with my Scottish instructor Douglas McCorkell at the pub after my final presentation. He said that models or renderings or precedents are all a way to convey an scheme. Like there's no check list of how exactly a scheme has to be presented. Makes sense.
So here is my first project that I didn't make a model, the Liverpool Photographic Center. The striped building next to it is the Albion House, designed in 1898 by Sir Norman Shaw. That building is listed, so can't tear it down.
Thanks for reading. Part of my new year resolution is to post more on Archinect.