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  • Veni Vidi Vici

    By Kamu Kakizaki
    Feb 6, '11 5:11 PM EST

    If you're in Seattle on Valentine Day, you could come see four cool UW student projects that were produced at the UW Rome program last quarter. Sponsored by 47N. It should be a pretty casual brown bag lunch.

    veni vici vidi

    47N at the University of Washington

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  • Changing the program

    By Kamu Kakizaki
    Jan 15, '11 7:58 PM EST

    initial program to design a (boring) healthcare facility in rural Winthrop Washington. altered program to design a healthcare facility that is rapidly deployable, inexpensive, and effective, for use in rural areas OR in response to a natural disaster. my group though the latter would be more... View full entry

  • All Renderings No Model :S

    By Kamu Kakizaki
    Jan 9, '11 3:58 PM EST

    Happy New Year. I just finished my exchange with Liverpool School of Architecture, which was amazing in many ways. The only thing that sucked though was that the different semester/quarter systems between the universities. I ended up having to finish my scheme in 10 weeks while my Liverpool... View full entry

  • Kazuyo Sejima at the Biennale 2010

    By Kamu Kakizaki
    Dec 10, '10 4:53 PM EST

    Double post today. I went to go see a lecture by Kazuyo Sejima at the Venice Biennale. I am sure everyone has seen loads of photos/videos of the Biennale, but here's something you might not have... (btw I felt like I was at a Lady Gaga concert with the hype of the crowds...) In all, the lecture... View full entry

  • drawings get bigger as you get older

    By Kamu Kakizaki
    Dec 10, '10 10:29 AM EST

    i'm studying at Liverpool School of Architecture this semester as an exchange student. I remember two years ago I though an A1 sheet was huge. Now this is HUGE. Final review next Friday. Wish me luck! View full entry

  • Fun with Paper

    By Kamu Kakizaki
    Apr 23, '10 4:25 PM EST

    counterbalance View full entry

  • Mole E time lapse

    By Kamu Kakizaki
    Apr 9, '10 3:37 AM EST

    UW is building a new Molecular Engineering building, quite annoyingly in terms of construction, right in front of Architecture Hall. Though, I did find fantastic web cam time lapse videos of the construction. Help yourself. (Obviously, choose a weekday) Webcam time lapse Thanks to John Stamets... View full entry

  • Spr10/2 - SANAA congrats!

    By Kamu Kakizaki
    Mar 31, '10 2:41 AM EST

    Ok, everyone's been talking about SANAA winning the Pritzker, myself included. I really admire their work, and have been obsessed with them since I went to the UW Henry Exhibition in 2007 (where I saw a museum full of their models etc and Seijima talk) I just wanted to dedicated a post to their... View full entry

  • SPR10/01 - nothingness tsunami

    By Kamu Kakizaki
    Mar 23, '10 8:34 PM EST

    After a storm of last-minute-design, plotting nightmare, making potluck, and 4 hour beauty sleep for a consecutive 96 hours, it seems unreal that nothing is going on these past few days of spring break. Really, this feels unreal. After the end of the quarter I get nostalgic....humm.. what did I do... View full entry

  • Win10/03 Shoji Door Continue and off to the next...

    By Kamu Kakizaki
    Feb 27, '10 9:15 PM EST

    What I love about this studio with Ken Oshima and Wyn Bielaska is the quantity of production. The past 6 weeks, we've completed 5 projects, and now we're on the 6th. Makes me think of efficiency and time management, something my procrastination nature is having a fit with. Here's the last project... View full entry

  • WIN10/02 - Shoji Doors

    By Kamu Kakizaki
    Feb 1, '10 4:11 AM EST

    This studio is fantastic! We are producing so much, with our heads, our hands, photographs, and any other visual and physical means. Unlike last quarter, where we had six weeks to make one "Shelter from the Storm", we now take on projects over the weekend. Efficiency, Creativity, and Production... View full entry

  • WIN10 - New Studio + Some Stuff

    By Kamu Kakizaki
    Jan 26, '10 6:57 PM EST

    I loaded Winter Quarter with 18 credits. Studio - pretty fun with Ken Oshima and Wyn Bielaska. Also very busy. Color and Light Theory with Galen Minah. Just visited Chapel of St. Ignatias by Steven Holl. Computers for Architecture Sketchup, Rhino, Adobe stuff. Digital Machine Group Seminar... View full entry

  • AUT09/10 - Stick Mania

    By Kamu Kakizaki
    Nov 29, '09 7:20 AM EST

    I feel like I present myself as a Stick Mania with all of these images of sticks! And here is more, and it is the final project. I will post more model photos of the project; here's what I got now. Elaborating on the "Stick Mania" thought, I believe that this course, after all of my initial... View full entry

  • AUT09/08 - Stick Studio - Mid Review

    By Kamu Kakizaki
    Nov 6, '09 5:03 AM EST

    Mid Review last Friday. I decided on taking the opportunity for some photographs (new 50mm f/1.8 lens!, hence all the portraits). Mind you, I probably could have done a better job had I slept in the previous 36 hours, but here's what I got, more on my flickr. Things are picking up and we were... View full entry

  • AUT09/07 - Design Coalition of the University of Washington

    By Kamu Kakizaki
    Oct 22, '09 2:41 AM EST

    Second post today :) Three ongoing ideas met today. RB - A student run organization to bounce ideas though exhibits and events across the design disciplines. Students and professionals. LK (me) - A student run publication with a concentration in design and art at the UW. Student work, interviews... View full entry

  • AUT09/06 - Stick Studio - Project One

    By Kamu Kakizaki
    Oct 22, '09 1:56 AM EST

    My attempt in model photography. Suggestions/tips?Project Overview View full entry

  • AUT09/05 - 5:30AM! Gonna go see the sun rise

    By Kamu Kakizaki
    Oct 14, '09 8:22 AM EST

    and I leave you a half constructed typography site. View full entry

  • AUT09/04 - Things are slow

    By Kamu Kakizaki
    Oct 9, '09 8:11 PM EST

    Its a general consensus in the class. And I don't like it. The prof says, "We don't want you to do all nighters with hot glue guns and x-acto knives...and somehow make it home safely..." Isn't that the point? Aren't we supposed to push ourselves? Don't they expect us to excel and become better... View full entry

  • AUT09/03 - Stick Studio - Test Model of the Exploration Model

    By Kamu Kakizaki
    Oct 7, '09 3:27 PM EST

    Here’s an test model for exploring "The System"... with a capital T and a capital S. Our own designs will come later in the quarter, so they say. Stick Studio First studio for the incoming undergraduates to the Department of Architecture. Previously taught by Frank Ching, yes, from all those... View full entry

  • AUT09/02 - Orientation

    By Kamu Kakizaki
    Oct 4, '09 1:19 PM EST

    With much anticipation, we finally started orientation and school this week. 48 grads, and 48-1 undergrad (a guy decided to ditch arch for computer science). 90% of the 2 day orientation was, in my opinion, rather bland, unrehearsed, and unnecessary. Many people left half-day. But here are some... View full entry

  • AUT09/01 - Pictures...blur out faces or not?

    By Kamu Kakizaki
    Sep 28, '09 11:34 AM EST

    Does anyone know the legality of this issue? Would studio or inside an academic institution be classified as "public domain"? Aside from making sure the people are represented as presentable, am I responsible for leaving people anonymous? I've seen both, maybe some of you can comment on how you... View full entry

  • SUM09/05 - Back from the Old World, and Cold Feet

    By Kamu Kakizaki
    Sep 27, '09 10:51 PM EST

    This will be the last SUM post, as AUT will succeed with the start of school tomorrow. Actually, the next two days will be Orientation for noobies to the Department of Architecture here at UW. School officially starts on the 30th. Updates on how Orientation goes later this week. I just came back... View full entry

  • SUM09/04 - Summer Trip

    By Kamu Kakizaki
    Sep 5, '09 4:03 PM EST

    It's my first time across the Atlantic. Small differences, surprising similarities. I've been using MIMOA to guide my way around modern architecture; its a pretty neat setup. For your non-architecture-school amusement. More on my flickr View full entry

  • SUM09/02 - Gould Hall, College of Built Environments

    By Kamu Kakizaki
    Aug 13, '09 2:46 AM EST

    College of Architecture and Urban Planning became College of "Built Environments" in 2009. I like the broader pluralistic-ness implied, not too fond of the font. Sorry for the low quality; taken from my phone. View full entry

  • SUM09/01 - First Entry

    By Kamu Kakizaki
    Aug 6, '09 3:30 AM EST

    Hello Archinect, Woohoo, first post. I hope this blog will be an interesting documentation of my experience as an undergrad of B.A. (*ehem, not B.Arch) in Architecture and International Studies. I’m going into my junior year here at the University of Washington, which means that I will be in... View full entry

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