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Sep '04 - Nov '04

  • Back to life...apologies to Bryan (GSD)

    By Gabriel Duarte
    Nov 24, '04 9:49 PM EST

    Well folks...sorry for the long period without any posts.
    I spent 2 weeks in the US doing field research in NY and Boston, and when I returned found myself in turmoil of unforeseen work to be finished.
    I also apologize to Bryan (GSD blog) friend at the GSD did me the huge favour of formating his HD with the pic we took together in Gund Hall. It's a pity the first join-post of the school blog project will not happen.
    By the way, I was in NY+Boston visiting sites in these cities where infrastructure generates a sort of interstitial situation...quite amazing places like this in Queens and Lower Manhattan.
    In Boston I was taking a look in that 'big dig' project, amazing.



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  • For MADianito

    By Gabriel Duarte
    Oct 19, '04 6:13 PM EST

    We also have our share of sand and ocean over here, though these pics were taken two monsths ago! Viva Scheveningen!!! Anyway, but 'your' beach is still better... View full entry

  • Berlage Institute - Michael Speaks Lecture

    By Gabriel Duarte
    Oct 19, '04 5:51 PM EST

    As I've already mentioned, one of the advantages of studying in Delft is that we can attend all the public events at the Berlage Institute. Rotterdam is less than 10 minutes away by train! Today they had Michael Speaks talking. He is very concious on the position of contemporary architecture... View full entry

  • Delft Fraternities

    By Gabriel Duarte
    Oct 19, '04 5:45 PM EST

    Similar to the American fraternities system, their Delft counterparts have a couple of differences. Membership is restricted but access to their services is open to everyone, not necessarily students. Fraternities are basically divided between Protestant and Catholic. The biggest ones offer 3-Euro... View full entry

  • Architecture Building Features 7 >>> UNDERGROUND BIKE PARKING

    By Gabriel Duarte
    Oct 19, '04 5:35 PM EST

    The title is rather comments necessary. View full entry

  • Architecture Building Features 6 >>> MAIN COMPUTER LAB

    By Gabriel Duarte
    Oct 19, '04 5:34 PM EST

    The main computer labs cluster and color-plotting central. View full entry

  • Architecture Building Features 5 >>> EXPOSITION HALL

    By Gabriel Duarte
    Oct 19, '04 5:33 PM EST

    This is the 'blokhal', where most of the expositions, charettes and workshops take place. Studios are also using parts of it as the rest of the building is rather crowded. This year the universty increased the number of undergraduate freshmen. View full entry

  • Architecture Building Features 4 >>> WORKSHOP - MODELS

    By Gabriel Duarte
    Oct 19, '04 5:29 PM EST

    I've almost forgotten to complete this image series on our building. These are images from our model workshop. It's one of the liveliest places within the building. There people there all the time and there's a kind of communal spirit there. Most of the poeple working are up to help each other in... View full entry

  • Many pictures today! >>> Relation and Forms Seminar

    By Gabriel Duarte
    Oct 19, '04 5:21 PM EST

    Today I had the chance to document several parts of your daily life with my camera. Some of them I took in a sort of 'hideous' way...not to embarass myself and the others when they could eventually ask: "-What are these pics for?" The ones below were taken during our weekly philosophy and theory... View full entry

  • No comments...just tired...

    By Gabriel Duarte
    Oct 15, '04 5:31 AM EST

    Sometimes 'Red Bull' is not enough... View full entry

  • What I'm doing...

    By Gabriel Duarte
    Oct 11, '04 2:00 PM EST

    As I said in my last post, we're basically working on the theoretical framework of our thesis research and, therefore, reading a lot! We're also working on diagrams to demonstrate what our design ambitions are, and to backup our theoretical research with empirical data (these I'll show later). The... View full entry

  • UFO's in Rotterdam!

    By Gabriel Duarte
    Oct 11, '04 1:46 PM EST

    Well well...after a 'sick' week I'm able to post again. The temperature in NL droped more than 5 degrees in only two days, meaning that a huge part of the population got sick in any possible way. Of course, I was included in this collective flu. Differently from most of my 'school-blog-mates'... View full entry

  • More Utrecht Libray...

    By Gabriel Duarte
    Oct 4, '04 5:01 PM EST

    For your delight...due to the 'boosted' public receptivity of my last post. Thanks Paul! View full entry

  • Utrecht University - Central Library - PICTURES

    By Gabriel Duarte
    Oct 4, '04 6:29 AM EST

    As promissed in my last are the images of Wiel Arets' library at Utrecht University. Enjoy! View full entry

  • New Urbanism X 'The Others' Debate

    By Gabriel Duarte
    Oct 1, '04 6:19 AM EST

    Yesterday night we had a very nice 'change of habits', let's say... Instead of having a regular lecture for the theory course called 'Spatial Dimensions', we had a presentation from a professor and a practioner about New Urbanism. This was followed up by a debate with other two professors who were... View full entry

  • 'Ubiquitous' classes!

    By Gabriel Duarte
    Sep 26, '04 7:44 AM EST

    I don't know what happens here that our teachers love to organize classes outside the universiity. OK OK, it's cool once in a while to have classes at the NAi in Rotterdam, Kunsthal and etc. However, this semester ALL our lectures for the 'Thoery of Urbanism' course will be held off-campus. It... View full entry

  • How things work here...

    By Gabriel Duarte
    Sep 26, '04 7:38 AM EST

    I finally got the time to post on how things work for post-graduate master students here in Delft. Basically, if you come from abroad, you'll enroll in the so-called 'International MSc Programme', which has two subdivisions: architecture and urbanism. Let's say it basically works as an M.Arch... View full entry

  • Lectures here and there!

    By Gabriel Duarte
    Sep 21, '04 6:05 PM EST

    Another good feature of studying in NL is the range of architecture-related lectures we get here in Delft and elsewhere. Rotterdam (Berlage, NAi, Kunsthal) and Amsterdam (ARCAM, AvB) are, respectively, less than 10 and 50 minutes away from here. According to friends studying at GSD we have seen... View full entry

  • Why do they have to be 'weird' in everything?!

    By Gabriel Duarte
    Sep 21, '04 5:52 PM EST

    Just a quick testimonial of cultural integration within Dutch culture... If it wasn´t strange enough for them to live 6 meters under sea-level and be in a constant state of fear of a collapse of the dykes system (thanks God no one´s had the... View full entry

  • Architecture Building Features 3 >>> PRESENTATIONS + ACADEMIC WELFARE

    By Gabriel Duarte
    Sep 21, '04 5:40 PM EST

    Well...first, I´m sorry for not posting for a long time. Busy busy week... Continuing the 'Building Features...' series, here are some pics from a studio presentation. Last semester we had a quite large assignment involving both planning and design scales. For that... View full entry

  • No boy in the dykes...

    By Gabriel Duarte
    Sep 13, '04 5:56 AM EST

    Well, I think most of you have already heard the story of a Dutch boy who saw a leaking whole in a dyke, put his finger there to stop the leakage and saved the country. It might only be a tale, but small wholes in dykes can cause a lot of trouble here. Check this image out from a broken dyke... View full entry

  • Architecture Building Features 2 >>> GRADUATE STUDIOS

    By Gabriel Duarte
    Sep 9, '04 4:54 PM EST

    These are the studios reserved for 2nd-year Urban Design students in the building. Basically, we have two different environments througout the 2nd year, one for the 1st and the other for the 2nd semester. In the 1st semester, groups of around 10 students from the same research lab share a common... View full entry

  • Architecture Building Features 1 >>> LIBRARY

    By Gabriel Duarte
    Sep 9, '04 4:45 PM EST

    As we´re having a quite calm first week here I had the chance to take some time today to take some pictures of the architecture building here in Delft. I´ll start with the academic posts next week, when we´ll have... View full entry

  • The good things of life (in Delft)!

    By Gabriel Duarte
    Sep 7, '04 2:52 PM EST

    Two good things about life here in Delft... 1) Have lunch on the roof of Mecanoo´s central library of TUDelft; 2) Chill out after 19:00 in the 'Bouwpub', which is outdoors due to the good weather (it´s usually in the basement of the building). View full entry

  • Nothing much for the first week. Just setting things up...

    By Gabriel Duarte
    Sep 6, '04 10:29 AM EST

    Well well, first day of classes and we just had 2-hour meeting with the coordinator of the 2nd-year graduation labs when he explained how things will go on from now on. We just have a couple of lectures and other meetings this week...burning hell starts next week. We've also had good news about... View full entry

  • 2nd year...weird weather

    By Gabriel Duarte
    Sep 6, '04 5:32 AM EST

    I think it´s needless to introduce myself again as you just need to click on my name and see my Archinect profile (which is quite complete, I think). Well, throughout this "scool blog" project I´ll try to keep my blog as updated as possible with both academic and... View full entry

  • Testing again...

    By Gabriel Duarte
    Sep 1, '04 3:18 PM EST

    Testing again... View full entry

  • Test

    By Gabriel Duarte
    Sep 1, '04 3:10 PM EST

  • Just testing...

    By Gabriel Duarte
    Sep 1, '04 2:54 PM EST

    Just testing...will post "seriously" soon. Classes will start next Mopnday, Sept. 6. View full entry

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