Archinect - University of Illinois Chicago (Catlan) 2014-12-22T10:10:07-05:00 http://archinect.com/blog/article/99777201/the-end-of-the-year The End of the Year cfearo2 2014-05-14T18:24:02-04:00 >2014-12-10T09:36:40-05:00 <p>Hey folks!</p><p>Finals are finally over, yay!&nbsp; That means the year end show happened pretty recently- a night here at uic that means we dress a little fancier, drink, congratulate our peers, and look at projects from each studio.&nbsp; But if you didn't go, fear not!&nbsp; I've collected a few that I want to show off for our school.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>FOURTH YEAR UNDERGRAD-</p><p>Terrence Hector | Prof Stewart Hicks</p><p><strong>Ivory Tower(s)-</strong> <em>The project is a play on typical library typology, in which the usual program-driven organization is replaced with a tower "skill tree" of knowledge, with more esoteric and important books being stored on the top floors.</em></p><p><em><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q7/q7he5pl5hi083ih6.jpg"></em></p><p><em><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/76/76g3fwohks38dd5z.jpg"></em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>FIRST YEAR GRADUATE-</p><p>Danny Travis | Prof Paul Preissner</p><p><strong>Fundamentals-</strong> <em>Architecture may be dissected into a large but finite number of planes, corners, and perforation types, which are then stylized to create the architectural canon.&nbsp; After analyzing these types they are recombined to create a house that, while fundamental, is still interesting.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aj/aj9palis8net9bfg.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q0/q0ehwjlccn3qw6x6.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>SECOND YEAR GRADUATE-</p><p>Samra Pecanin | P...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/94958500/halfway-there Halfway There cfearo2 2014-03-05T13:41:01-05:00 >2014-03-11T18:18:50-04:00 <p>WHAT YEAR IS IT?</p><p>Sorry, just woke up from post midterms hibernation.&nbsp;&nbsp;And speaking of which, it&rsquo;s midterms week!&nbsp;&nbsp;Which means I am long due another blog post.</p><p>Obviously all of your awesome projects are going to be the main focus of this blog, but first I have a couple announcements and back of house stuff to talk about.</p><p>First of all, I&rsquo;d like to congratulate the Virani sisters (Shifa and Nazifa) for BOTH getting published on SuckerPUNCH for their work in Sean Lally&rsquo;s studio last semester.&nbsp;&nbsp;Congrats, girls!&nbsp;&nbsp;You can see their posts at the following links-</p><p><a href="http://www.suckerpunchdaily.com/2014/02/10/a-new-sensorium/#more-35165" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.suckerpunchdaily.com/2014/02/10/a-new-sensorium/#more-35165</a></p><p><a href="http://www.suckerpunchdaily.com/2014/01/28/simultaneous-plan/#more-34839" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.suckerpunchdaily.com/2014/01/28/simultaneous-plan/#more-34839</a></p><p>If you read SuckerPUNCH a lot, you may have also noticed the blurb about Sean&rsquo;s new book-&nbsp;<em>The Air from Other Planets</em>.&nbsp;&nbsp;Go out and get yourself a copy!&nbsp;&nbsp;We&rsquo;ve been reading pieces from it in our Tech class and it&rsquo;s fascinating.</p><p>The Department of Urban Speculation is hosting a competition over the cou...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/90761140/semester-ii-let-s-do-this Semester II. Let's do This. cfearo2 2014-01-08T14:58:21-05:00 >2014-01-08T15:02:00-05:00 <p>Wow is winter break really almost over?&nbsp; All that spare time...&nbsp; Where did it go?&nbsp; I tried building a gingerbread house, but then started to have some flashbacks to building models for studio, so I quit and started crying instead.&nbsp; I TOTALLY WORKED ON MY PORTFOLIO GUYS.&nbsp; Really.&nbsp; I'm being totally honest.&nbsp; Let's go with that.<br>&nbsp;</p> <p>But really, as a reminder, our Spring portfolios are due the first Friday of class, so make it work, designers.<br>&nbsp;</p> <p>First off, I hope you all stayed inside and warm this past Monday.&nbsp; Here's hoping that I never have to experience that weather again.&nbsp; But today it's a balmy 13 degrees out.&nbsp; I swear, soon I'll be switching to shorts.<br>&nbsp;</p> <p>Ok what were we talking about?&nbsp; Architecture.&nbsp; Right on.&nbsp; With classes starting back up Monday, there's so much to do to get ready for studio.&nbsp; Last semester brought us fundamentals, poofs, houses designed inside out, urban farms for the undergrads, Frankenstein monsters, and lots of spirals.&nbsp; I have to say that my favorite class I wa...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/85355354/the-end-of-midterms-and-all-that-jazz The End of Midterms and All That Jazz cfearo2 2013-10-30T09:43:04-04:00 >2013-11-05T15:40:20-05:00 <p>Hey all,</p> <p>Here I am, finally able to post my first blog entry on the UIC Archinect blog.&nbsp; Why have I not been able to post an entry yet, you may ask?&nbsp; After all, Catlan, you've had this up and running for a month.&nbsp; Get your stuff together, man!</p> <p>The answer is simply that I've been horrifically, mind numbingly busy.&nbsp; Apparently grad school does that.&nbsp; Who knew?</p> <p>Anyways, now that the dust of midterms has started to settle, I figured it was time I get started.</p> <p>This first semester has featured a lot of really cool stuff and goings on, and I've tried to gather as much as I possibly could about the various studios and their goings-ons:</p> <p>First of all, toward the beginning of the semester we had a great lecture by a good friend of the school, Greg Lynn, who was instrumental in the digital architecture revolution.&nbsp; He showed a ton of his body of work, but my personal favorite was a house molded out of carbon fiber (furniture included) that reconfigured itself by rotating on a large wheel.&nbsp; What...</p>