Yale School of Architecture (Enrique)

  • Spectral Traces (Pt. II)

    By Smokety Mc Smoke Smoke
    May 11, '06 12:37 AM EST

    continued from a previous post..... Evans goes on to show that the intersecting skeins of ruled surfaces are indeed the generating principle at Ronchamp. The church is indeed composed of drawn lines. Except for those drawn on a small maquette, the lines comprising ruled surfaces exist only in... View full entry

  • Spectral Traces (pt. I)

    By Smokety Mc Smoke Smoke
    May 8, '06 10:30 PM EST

    The mysteries of a text are magnified within the circumscribed spaces of a building. A derridean reading of a text may not give us any sense as to the actual meaning of a word. And such a reading, when applied to a building, offers no additional insight. Yet there is a comfort in this mystery... View full entry

  • Vox Clamantis in Deserto

    By Smokety Mc Smoke Smoke
    May 7, '06 8:59 AM EST

    An excerpt from something I wrote at school this semester: Tooele County, Utah is a place of disarming beauty and rich history. In this anvil of clay and salt flats between the Great Basin and the Great Salt Desert, half-buried clumps of chaparral and sagebrush scatter in broken phalanxes of... View full entry

  • Final Reviews, or the Beginning of the End, or The End of the End

    By Smokety Mc Smoke Smoke
    May 2, '06 2:59 PM EST

    The MED program here at Yale School of Architecture had its spring semester final review yesterday. Unlike design reviews, the MED review has a symposium-like atmosphere. Students present their research, and await critical commentary from the jury. Yesterday's jury consisted of members of the MED... View full entry

  • From The Air

    By Smokety Mc Smoke Smoke
    Apr 1, '06 1:54 PM EST

    My first year here at Yale is rapidly drawing to a close, and as those of you who live on the right-hand coast know, the weather has been awfully nice. This has been hampering my productivity, and my thesis research has been getting kinda intensive of late. I just wanted to share with you one of... View full entry

  • Of Snow, Ghosts, Eulogies, and More Ghosts

    By Smokety Mc Smoke Smoke
    Feb 24, '06 10:26 PM EST

    So here is a confession. I carry a teeny book of quotes. These quotes come from everywhere. Novels, poems, movies, essays -- whenever I find something I like, I write it down. Together, they form a kind of constellation that maps my state of mind at the time. But for the past couple of weeks, I... View full entry

  • Scandinavian Modernism vs. Buddha Machine

    By Smokety Mc Smoke Smoke
    Feb 2, '06 10:29 PM EST

    There is an eerie, yet comfortable silence in the A+A building these days. It's primarily because all the post-pros and 3rd-year M.Arch I's are travelling with their advanced studios. This past Tuesday, the building was a literal and figurative transport node: students were rushing to and fro... View full entry

  • The Beginning of a Semester, or Some Meditations on Shopping and The Ability to Earn an Additional $25,000 Per Annum

    By Smokety Mc Smoke Smoke
    Jan 25, '06 12:45 AM EST

    Greetings from "The Haven." I guess I should begin by remarking on the incredibly strange weather here in Southern New England. When I arrived back in New Haven earlier this month, the weather was somewhat balmy. There was a faint tinge of humidity in the air, and I swear I could smell wet leaves... View full entry

  • Greetings and Salutations

    By Smokety Mc Smoke Smoke
    Jan 7, '06 2:52 PM EST

    Hi there and Happy New Year. Several of you may know me from my previous "Smokety Mc Smoke Smoke" posts, and others may know me from school, del.ici.ous, or flickr. In case you don't know, I attend architecture school, but I am not technically a design student. I am currently a first-year student... View full entry

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