I meant to put a little wrap up post on here as soon as the term ended, but I've been asleep since then.
Anyway... the first term of architecture school.... it had many ups and many downs, but even the downs turned out being awesome. Regardless of being in studio almost 18 hours a day and having a few almost sleepless nights, it was most definitely the best 11 weeks of my life thus far.
As a studio, we did some really great work and we've all come a really far way from the beginning of the term in September, which was pretty obvious by how much better everyone's crits went than the first time around. Go us!
Today marks the first full week of break, and man am I bored. I almost wish I didn't have to stop working for a month. So far it's just been Woody Allen films and sleep with a little bit of house music thrown in there. For the rest of break I want to finish 'Streets and Patterns' by Stephen Marshall, which I started a few days ago. Hopefully I'll also get around to doing a digital version of my final model in Sketchup. I'm feel like I should be forcing myself to do absolutely nothing over the next month, but we'll see what happens. I might do another post or two if I find anything interesting enough for me to research for a little.
I'll leave this post with a few photos of my final model along with the accompanying drawings. I think Erik already described the project below a little bit, but I'll say a little too. It's a pier with experiential influence from the Race Street Pier in Philadelphia, and formal influence from collages that we made in studio. The motives behind this project are for us to grasp the idea of formalism backing up the experience we are trying to include in our design.
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