Archinect - University of Manitoba (Dustin) 2016-02-08T03:25:30-05:00 Administration bowling_ball 2008-09-18T20:22:33-04:00 >2012-05-18T07:10:59-04:00 <p>Although this year seems to be starting out a little more slowly (slower?) than last, I've still been putting in the hours. <br><br> Our first warm-up project of the year was to 'map' our dwelling consumption. Or something like that. My interpretation and expression went over well despite my own reservations. <br><br> Our second project, the one I'm working on now, is to make a machine that calculates.... well, something. Something related to site and dwelling. Air quality. Shadows. Light. Temperature. Etc. My take on it, related to my first project, is to make a machine for calculating travel, rhythm, movement, motion...... And obviously it's not an odometer, it will be some other kind of animal. Think of it as a qualitative measuring device. But I've apparently been tasked with not only designing my own measuring tool, but also designing how exactly all 13 devices come together as one sort of quasi-unit. I think my background in industrial design will help, thankfully!<br><br> Each device...</p> Meat and Potatoes bowling_ball 2008-09-07T19:07:54-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p>So this here is my very first archinect school blog project post.<br><br> I feel like I should introduce myself: I'm Dustin. I just turned 29 a few days ago. I am living in Winnipeg but I'm originally from southern Ontario, having lived in London, Hamilton and Toronto up until now. I have a prior bachelor's degree in Industrial Design from OCAD in Toronto.<br><br> And now I'm on the long (Canadian) road to a M.Arch. For those of you who aren't acquainted with the Canadian system, well, that's a long story. So it's taking me four years to obtain that M.Arch. This is going to be my second year.<br><br> Each year we have the choice of roughly a dozen different studios, each with 12 students. Studios are vertical, meaning that everybody from graduating undergrads to graduating masters students can be in the same studio. Students choose which studios they would like to participate in, and then they interview with the professor. It's competitive, and I have to say that I really like the system becau...</p>