Archinect - Cal Poly Pomona (Lucas Reames) 2014-04-21T09:31:56-04:00 LECTURE SERIES FALL 07 Lucas Reames 2007-09-23T17:08:21-04:00 >2011-09-23T13:01:08-04:00 <p>Please find the following lecture series at Cal Poly Pomona BLDG3/RM217:<br><br> OCT 12 BILL FEREHAWK {the dangerous mind of eero saarinen}<br> OCT 15 YASU SANTO {technologically enganced distributed, locative and sociable environments}<br> OCT 26 ANDREW KUDLESS {processing matter}<br> NOV 02 KIMON OKUMA {architecture happens, the ripple effect}<br> NOV 09 PANEL: A PEDAGOGICAL SCRAPBOOK: VISUAL STUDIES IN ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION/SPECIAL GUEST GARY PAIGE {with mitchell de jarnett, sarah lorenzen, sasha ortenberg}<br><br> * Lectures held at 12pm with the exception of the October 15th lecture by Yaso Santo, which will be held at 6PM in the atrium.<br> ** All lectures are open to the public.<br><br> Address: 3801 west temple ave pomona ca 91768<br> Directions @ <a href="" target="_blank"></a><br><br><a href="" target="_blank">Click here to download flyer</a><br><img src=""></p> Tom Wiscombe @ Cal Poly Pomona OCT 20 7:00PM Lucas Reames 2006-10-10T20:09:02-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p>Tom Wiscombe<br> Emergent<br> Lecture: Parts and Wholes<br><br> Cal Poly Pomona - Building 3 RM 217<br> OCT 20 7:00PM<br><br> Founded in 1999 by Tom Wiscombe, EMERGENT is dedicated to researching issues of globalism, technology, and materiality through built form. More than an office, EMERGENT is a platform for experimentation. <br><br> EMERGENTs approach is informed by contemporary models of biology and business rather than by the arts. Ecologies and economies are evolutionary, interactive, and resilient-- vital qualities that are conspicuously missing from architecture, but necessary for survival in post-industrial culture. Assuming that the future of architecture lies not in &rdquo;&tilde;never giving up' but in &rdquo;&tilde;giving in,' EMERGENT seeks ways to leverage and incorporate differences. The work therefore concentrates on the propagating logic of landscape, infrastructure, and network instead of the dead-end logic of order, vertical structure, and facade.<br><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> New Studio ALLCaps Lucas Reames 2006-10-07T15:48:29-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p>ALLCaps will focus on technology in architecture and design, exploring techniques of parametric growth, new building systems of non-hierarchical structures, concept of one-building, one-detail and structural concepts.<br><br><a href="" target="_blank"></a><br><br> C: Camouflage<br> Camouflage is the method which allows an otherwise visible organism or object to remain indiscernible from the surrounding environment.<br><br> A: Assemblage<br> In architectural contemporary terms an assemblage can be understood as the collection of meaningful data leading to cultural relevant configurations.<br><br> Under the exclusive use of program, surface, systems, new solutions and "smart", adaptive, mixed-use architecture in the city of<br> PS: PALM SPRINGS is sought.<br><br> Required Background<br> Rhino3D, Advanced Use of 3DStudioMax Inverse Kinematics, 3D Printing, CNC Production, Laser Cutting, Basic Scripting, Mindmanager, and Website Development.<br><br> FINAL REVIEW THU NOV 30, 06</p> Welcome back Lucas Reames 2006-01-04T14:52:27-05:00 >2011-09-23T13:01:04-04:00 <img src=""> Supporting architecture in D.C. Lucas Reames 2005-08-04T10:07:05-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p>Here is the publication made specifically for Grassroots Washington D.C. Grassroots is the annual American Institute of Architecture Students leadership conference. Sorry, archinect made me shrink the image to fit. The larger image and other versions of <i>THE SCHEMATIC</i> are available on our website at <a href="" target="_blank"></a><br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"></p> Some thoughts Lucas Reames 2005-07-10T01:50:14-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p>THE DESIRE<br><br> 1. A students desire to begin studying architecture tends to sprout from the need for artistic expression.<br> 2. The heartbreak of running into the world of codes, structure, and politics is hard for a student to deal with.<br> 3. Most students who can not handle the shock REVERT to the world of graphic design, web design, interior design, and sometimes art.<br> 4. Schools should prepare students for the shock.<br><br> BUILDINGS ARE INTENTIONAL<br><br> 1. Architects tend to begin design on a project when the program is given to them.<br> 2. This means that developers create the make-up or our world.<br> 3. Developers aren't trained in architecture.<br> 4. Architects should find and propose their own projects.<br><br> AESTHETICS &amp; USE<br><br> 1. People appreciate beauty.<br> 2. People appreciate a healthy lifestyle.<br> 3. After projects are built, critisicm and opinions concentrate on aesthetics and the program is lost.<br> 4. We, as architects, should be aware of the difference between the two.<br><br> INTERIOR DESIGN<br><br> 1. Details...</p> More Images Lucas Reames 2005-07-07T10:39:44-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p>Here are some newer images for the school located on 2nd and Western in L.A. You can see the large moving screen on the facade and the stationary, screen to the rear of the building. The screen is used to control sensory input. It's hard to explain how it works without the plans, but I don't have all of my files set-up for the web. Here are the images for now.<br><br> PS- I like the comment about the apple flavor. Keep 'em coming.<br><br><img src=""><br><br><img src=""></p> URBAN EDUCATION Lucas Reames 2005-05-10T02:31:23-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p>Our project this quarter is an urban elementary school in L.A. that consists of 32 classrooms, admin, multi-purpose, gym, cafeteria, and library. I changed the multi-purpose room into a performance hall, because in reality, that's what they are used (plays, graduation, etc). It can also be used by the city during off-school hours. The main idea driving my current design concentrates on a space that accommodates the need for focused learning as well as group/interactive learning. I'm revising my concept statement and will have that up soon. Here is an aerial for the meantime.<br><br><img src=""></p> Here is the housing project I promised you: Lucas Reames 2005-05-08T11:50:06-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <b>THE PROBLEM:</b><br> Highland Park is a low-income neighborhood located just North of downtown L.A. The city has chosen to become a Transit Oriented District. This means a higher density and more pedestrians. The growth in population and density calls for multi-family housing that fronts the street.<br><br><br><b>THE CONCEPT:</b><br> The current model of multi-family, affordable housing is inconsistent with the needs of a human being. There are events in ones life, which require a change in their physical environment. We live confined within these so-called boundaries and they limit our habits and choices in life. If the user incurs a lifestyle change such as additions or losses to the family, the space should react to that change and grow with it.<br><br><b>THE SOLUTION:</b><br> To prevent the constant hassle of having to relocate every time there is a life change, I provide the user with the means to adapt their current residence to their new behavior and requirements. I propose a set of utility cores in which any variety of p... 2ND MID-REVIEW Lucas Reames 2005-02-27T21:30:29-05:00 >2011-09-23T13:01:02-04:00 <p>Mid-reviews are very helpful to see how critics will react to your project and can help show you any significant flaws in your design. However, we just had a second review with only 1 1/2 weeks left. Also consider that we're on the quarter system and only have 9 weeks in studio and 2 1/2 we're spent on case studies. That leaves 6 1/2 weeks of total project time including preparing for final presentations. All in all, this mid(MID)-review was a lot of stress on us with an already condensed amount of time.<br><br> Thanks for letting me vent.</p> AIAS Lucas Reames 2005-02-18T18:44:46-05:00 >2011-09-23T13:01:02-04:00 <p>Here are some images off of our messege board on our <a href="" target="_blank">CAL POLY AIAS website</a> showing some studio life.<br><br> Tom taking a nap<br><img src=""><br> The sisters Jen and Jess sleeping<br><img src=""><br> Salk Institute<br><img src=""><br> Halloween Party<br><img src=""><br> Social<br><img src=""><br> Project worked on by our professor AXEL PRICHARD-SCHMITZBERGER / Cal-Trans Building .. Downtown LA<br><img src=""><br> Halloween Pumpkin Competition<br><img src=""><br> Social<br><img src=""></p> Breaking the Pattern.... Lucas Reames 2005-02-18T18:23:42-05:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p>FYI<br> We recently had a lecture from Ted Smith and he criticized the current model of multi-family housing, which seems to be "4-OVERS" (4 levels of housing over 1 level of parking). There are issues of cars controlling architecture, poor interior circulation, and light coming from only one wall off your unit.<br><br> I am proposing a dwelling that can grow AND downsize with the community. It consists of 4'x8' lightweight economic panels that can be moved when new space is needed. The program requires 18 original units. But when tenants move out or there is a high demand for space, the building can adapt to accommodate the user. In the extreme case, all units can be wiped out to create space for conventions, etc.</p> First post... Lucas Reames 2005-02-01T23:02:05-05:00 >2011-09-23T13:01:02-04:00 <p>We just finished a charrette that consisted of designing 4 housing units on a somewhat small site. It was meant to prepare us for the density of our now current project, which is 18 units in Highland Park. It is an affordable housing project in a low income neighborhood in L.A. The easiest way to solve the problem is to think like a developer. As cheasy as it sounds, I'm taking the challenge to give the residents a quality of life while being economical at the same time. I'll post sketches, photos, or text as they come.</p>