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    The New Semester

    By koboldstudios
    Jan 21, '07 1:22 AM EST

    Okay. So the new semester has started and i am going to try and post more frequently, as i admit i have been slacking. This is semester number two for me in the 3.5 year Master's program. My course load is as follows:

    -History of World Architecture II
    -Structures I
    -Introductory Graduate Studio II

    Our first project in Studio is an analysis of a domestic project. I have the Schröder House, by Garrit Rietveld. For being in Key Houses of the 20th Century, i am surprised with the minimal amount of documentation available on the building. I contacted some cool guy on MySpace to take a bunch of pictures for me. Europeans rule!!!


    In Programming we are to contact a local non-profit agency and discuss with them current and future needs, et cetera, to begin to determine a program for a potential new structure that said agency could inhabit.

    That's the news for now. They say our lives become a "design problem" from here on out. So, it's time for me to return to this design problem...cables are the bane of my existence:imageimageimageimage


    • Darren Hodgson


      I have a picture of a one of Garrit Rietveld's models for that house that I took in the MoMA New York last November, send me an email if you'd like to me to send it to you.


      Jan 21, 07 11:11 am  · 

      I tried sending you an email, but it was bounced back by the server. You can shoot me one @ [email protected] I would love those pictures. Thanks,


      Jan 21, 07 12:47 pm  · 
      Darren Hodgson


      Just pinged it through to you.

      Hope it helps.


      Jan 21, 07 1:43 pm  · 

      both of you, before it gets out of hand, it's Gerrit with an "e"...

      Jan 21, 07 1:55 pm  · 
      Darren Hodgson

      So it is... Doh!

      Thanks dammson


      Jan 21, 07 2:11 pm  · 

      You are right. Thanks. I didn't notice my typo. If it's any consolation, i spelled it correctly in the folder on my hard drive. ;)

      Jan 21, 07 4:31 pm  · 
      vado retro

      programming was one of the many useless classes i took at unm...

      Jan 21, 07 9:38 pm  · 
      Luis Fraguada

      hey, is Tim Castillo still at New Mexico?

      Jan 21, 07 10:52 pm  · 

      Programming is being taught by a new professor, Christina Yu. She seems to be very knowledgable in addition to being quite friendly. I will keep you all posted on the class and how it develops.


      Tim is still teaching here. I am not too sure when i will be taking any of his classes, however.
      Jan 21, 07 11:24 pm  · 

      while reading a book on the history of graphic design,

      "In architectural experiments, van Doesburg constructed planes in space with dynamic asymmetrical relationships. De Stijl architectural theory was realized in 1924, when Gerrit Rietveld designed the celebrated Schroeder House in Utrecht. This house was so radical that neighbors threw rocks, and the Schroeder children were taunted by their classmates at school. As seen in the dining room, the use of industrial radiators predated the integration of industrial equipment in domestic interiors (the high-tech movement of the late 1970s) by half a century."

      I thought the taunting of the kids was rather humurous..

      Jan 22, 07 12:02 am  · 

      That's awesome!!! Now the role is completely reversed - the kids who can't afford crappy "modernist" houses get rocks chucked at them by the kids whose parents live in "modernist-revival" homes. ("What? You don't have exposed steel beams in your house??" *chuck*)'s sort of like junior high when kids (like me) got punched in the stomach because their family drove small Toyotas and didn't have 3 suburbans. ;)

      But seriously, that's a very interesting quote. Thanks for including that, Danny!!

      Jan 22, 07 12:10 am  · 

      i visited the schroeder house when i was in the netherlands a few years ago... i'll see if i can dig up my digipix and email them to you... it was pretty interesting... lots of moving parts... and i remember feeling like it was built at 3/4 scale... it was very small...

      Jan 22, 07 10:44 am  · 

      i found my CD of photos... all i have are exterior photos... which means that you aren't allowed to take pictures of the interior... anyways, i uploaded the few pictures that i had to my flickr

      also, i remember hearing somewhere that rietveld was screwing ms. schroder... just a little historical note...

      Jan 22, 07 10:49 am  · 

      Thanks sooo much for those photos. They will be a big help! Now, do you happen to have an pics of Rietveld porking Ms. Schroder?

      Jan 22, 07 2:26 pm  · 

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