Archinect - University of Illinois, Chicago 2014-04-16T10:20:37-04:00 Long gone.. traversed..came full circle and headed to... Paulina 2007-03-07T19:47:39-05:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p>A mi so many changes accomplished. Graduated graduate, the cap the gown the throwing yourself to the force of direction unknown. The stumbling through interviews and nights of photoshop, big dollars spend on prints and big time spent worrying... <br><br> to be back, to be learning. to be working, to become a ... <br><br> healthcare architect? <br><br> nono. I wouldnt have believed it either had you asked a year ago.</p> architecture - 3 options... yelodayze 2005-03-13T11:32:48-05:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p>so we have one week till springbreak and i can't wait. as much as having a break is fabulous i still love architecture. one day and i go stir crazy. i guess it is a good opportunity to clean up my resume and start looking for internships for the summer. A question? my old firm called and proposed that i work for them this summer where i know i would get a good amount of responsibility and learn. the dilema i want to find an internship in a place where i might be more interested in their design knowing that i might not get as much out of the job. any suggestions out there?<br><br> my second curiosity: why do people go to grad school if they do not really want to be there? i do not understand. it is quite intriguing to see and understand the dynamics of how people feel in graduate school based on their previous experiences. as with most schools we have three types of people. the most obvious are the ones who went to school for architecture undergraduate worked for a while and then came...</p> midterms... yelodayze 2005-03-02T20:47:52-05:00 >2011-09-23T13:01:02-04:00 <p>So midterm review is finally over. This semester we combined our midtern which included incorporating design studio with building science. the models were amazing. i will post pictures of them tomorrow....</p> images....last semester yelodayze 2005-02-16T15:44:33-05:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p>here are a few images...</p> macro vs. micro.... yelodayze 2005-02-16T00:49:47-05:00 >2011-09-23T13:01:02-04:00 <p>Last semester we had a very complex project. our goal was to design a site that is/was currently a low income housing development. we had a housing and multi use (commercial, mercantile....) etc.... obviously, we had a program that needed to be fullfilled. a large part of that was creating affordable and market rate housing all accessible. anyhow it was a very overwhelming project.<br><br> my partner and i decided to do a sustainable project in which we brought wetlands back to chicago. our entire site took three major issues : social, economic and environmental sustainability. in terms of social integration we organized housing units based on the demographics of the area and people moving into the area. economically we looked at materials that were withing a 200km distance, logistics, emobodied energy....last we looked at three main environmental factors: sun, wind, and water. we positioned buildings based on sun direction and wind direction to aquire the most effecient and energy ...</p> copper panel yelodayze 2005-02-07T21:36:20-05:00 >2011-09-23T13:01:02-04:00 <p>So finally pin up last friday. it turned out all right. i think that my final product was good but it would have helped if i had shown the process a little bit more. always next time. i think the most exciting thing about copper is the patina so i chose to explore that. during the week i found out that copper sulfate and amonium chloride were the two main factors in which chemically changed the surface of copper. this is obviously the quick easy way to change the properties of the material. so i chose to take this in two directions i looked at it at a macro and a micro scale. i took this piece that i created and looked at it as cladding (elevation) vertically and as a site map (horizontally). If you look at the two sheets you can see that one is a cladding and the other is a form in which you are taking the piece and pulling it apart. each layer representing a different level.<br><br> The object created was with three different textures of copper. The first was a solid but somewha...</p> More copper... yelodayze 2005-01-31T00:27:35-05:00 >2011-09-23T13:01:02-04:00 <p>Thanks for the advice. The materials that I working with are three main different textures. Before I go on, here is an interesting story. The other day I went to Home Depot one of my favorite stores to 'play!' It is like being in a candy store. Anyhow I proceeded to walk in and walk from aisle to aisle on a mission to find as much copper as possible. Finally with supplies in hand I proceeded to find the first employee and ask him where I can find a torch or a sorder. He looks at me like... I am 5'-1" and look like I am about 16 so these reactions are always entertaining b/c usually they think I'm on a drug and have major metal issues. Always fun. <br><br> Anyhow I have decided to take this multiple layer direction. I am going to imply the gutter downspout relationship to a buidling but rather creating this with horizontal surfaces. The flow will be created with punctures, curves, and other variation of the material. Then I am going to see how different liquids effect this materi...</p> Materiality yelodayze 2005-01-29T18:53:52-05:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p>Material and Motion. <br> Copper is the material of choice. Our assignment is to manipulate this material, understanding the properties and creating an aesthetic that can be applied to a 2500 square foot facade. any suggestions? more later....</p> Round Two yelodayze 2005-01-19T23:04:50-05:00 >2011-09-23T13:01:02-04:00 <p>Going back to school after four weeks of complete unproductivity is quite difficult. It is now week 1 and a half with an exercise due on Friday. The feeling thus far is major procrastination!!! Or is procrastination and pressure the best way to work? Is that when we produce the best work or is it just in the nature of architecture school? Is that a possibility as to why we are always pulling all-nighters? </p> free student labor... yelodayze 2004-09-06T15:26:21-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p>two weeks have passed so quickly. our first week of school our professors propose an idea that our studio needs revamping, which in fact it did, but they tell us that our first saturday and sunday of school are going to be spent working in groups and redesigning and fixing things up. (oh and after doing labor on sunday they will treat us with some pizza, beer and a group bike ride to check out buildings in the city) with a small budget we decide on materials and colors and fixtures. so we are put into 4 groups with about 12 or so people. there is a vertical surface, horizontal surface, electrical, and construction group. certain tasks are alloted. nonetheless 45 students at about 12 hours a day. you do the math. i have never felt so much physical pain in my life. the outcome is amazing. the studio looks new, well not really but its a great space. check out the view from our studio. can't complain. remember the bike ride i mentioned well out of the 48 only three and our overly en...</p>