Archinect - Canterbury School of Architecture (Joao) 2022-07-04T17:43:00-04:00 HIBERNATION process - technical-procrastinative-research based excuse part II João Gameiro Neves 2011-12-01T19:00:02-05:00 >2011-12-01T19:03:31-05:00 <p> &gt; thesis and project deadline</p> <p> &gt; graduation and traveling</p> <p> &gt; thesis dissemination along talks in Portugal and new job in London.</p> <p> &gt; technical and logistic issues</p> <p> Could try to persuade you with these excuses, but still there were gaps in-between I could fit some investment on the already created CSA Archinect blog .</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Because I left already Canterbury School of Architecture, makes a lot of sense - more than it could be expected - to proceed and drive the blog along my experience as a researcher, as an employer of a multidisciplinary architecture office and as another random citizen.</p> <p> issues including streets, food, politics and cinema&nbsp;will perceive further blog entries.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> Detroit(s) in UK, where else? João Gameiro Neves 2011-03-18T16:05:48-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <p>Keeping following the issue I have been dissecting on those previous posts, which is the scope of my thesis, how are the cities facing these urban voids, what is their relevance in the urban mesh?<br><br> I am sure everybody has noticed the set of vacant places spread over those cities you know. <br> Have you ever mapped them? Do you have an overview of the city where you can actually measure the size of your "void city"?<br><br> As part of my research in Dover, UK, I present you guys a figure ground map of Dover and its terrain map.<br><br> I would ask you if you could do the same (you can send to my email and I add to the entry or upload them here somehow) and lets see how many Detroit scenarios we have around.<br><br> I wonder also for each case, what was the major reason for those vacancies. "De-Industrialization"?<br><br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br> Dover satellite view<br><br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br> Dover map<br><br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br> Dover figure ground map ( abandoned buildings and plots in red, operating buildings in black)</p> WILL ALSOP lecture - COVERING THE VENUE João Gameiro Neves 2011-02-24T12:12:24-05:00 >2011-09-23T13:01:20-04:00 <p>Boa Tarde Pessoal / Good Afternoon fellas.<br><br> As promised I will make the report-ish of the lecture, posting some comments, saying or description of the lecture while going.<br><br> Will later on publish some pictures too.<br><br> Concerning a more complex media, I am still figuring out the possibility to get the video of the lecture. Will let you know asap.<br><br> Now are coming the welcoming drinks...then the lecture ;)<br><br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br> drinks = wine... perfect<br><br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> "the bar" + "the bookshop"<br><br> "Working in the Dark" - WILL ALSOP 6PM @&nbsp;CSA:<br><br> - First intro about a small ideas competition at uni, sorry W. Alsop is busy with the pre-lecture event yet..<br><br> - Allan Atlee (director of the architecture faculty) makes a brief intro about W. Alsop<br><br> - "art and architecture is the same, the only thing I want to say about this" W. Alsop<br><br> - "I tell my students, I am not here to teach anything, I can only talk to you about my work, my aims and some notes"<br> If you want to stand out, "you have to be naughty"<br><br> - He runs a set of images regar...</p> WILL ALSOP at UCA tomorrow 24TH FEB 6PM João Gameiro Neves 2011-02-23T09:40:51-05:00 >2011-09-23T13:01:20-04:00 <b> &lsquo;WORKING IN THE DARK&rsquo; </b> is the subject WILL ALSOP will have as a guideline to his next lecture at our university and I will make the "live" cover of it. <br><br><b>TOMORROW, 24th Feb at 6PM</b><br><br> All invited to come, it's FREE :) (drinks at the start are included) !!<br><br><br> Will Alsop is one of the UK&rsquo;s most prominent architects and a recipient of the Stirling Prize who has applied his bold and colorful approach to award-winning projects internationally across all sectors.<br><br> I will keep you updated<br> Any info just ask, posting a comment here<br><br> PS: Link to the lecture promotion : <a href="" target="_blank"></a><br><br> PS.1: I announce here the next lectures that will take place at the same venue, our university, Canterbury School of Architecture:<br><br> SCARES AND SQUARES II, by Dr JONATHAN CHARLEY, University of Strathclyde 6pm 10th March 2011, Cragg Lecture Theatre, CSA<br><br> PROJECTS, by ANTHONY HUDSON from HUDSON ARCHITECTS, 6PM 17th March, Cragg Lecture Theatre, CSA<br> KEEp It or KNOCk It DOWn? João Gameiro Neves 2011-02-03T11:21:17-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <p>The problem is simple:<br><br> I present here a building which has a short life span... <br><br> Many people (locals) want to make it disappear, placing the so called Tesco(r) urbanism.<br><br> KNOCK IT DOWN? KEEP IT? (yeah, how so?)<br><br><br> I ask you guys, what do you think about the building and what should happen, be sharp as I don't provide much information about it.<br> Please just comment here, based on what you see (addressed is a brief description of the building, contextualizing on the site and on these days).<br><br><br> Burlington tower, designed to be a hotel and a shopping mall in the 60&rsquo;s, the previously office building has been abandoned for over nine years, waiting for the supposed sentence for its demolition. With a typical design of the international style, its structure and composition lies on a simple concrete struc- ture of slabs and columns, repeated along the floors. Has no influences from its context, having no roots that save this building to the surroundings.<br> Ultimately the site and a large a...</p> Thesis part I . Upcoming season of Thesis II after the break João Gameiro Neves 2011-02-01T00:13:31-05:00 >2011-09-23T13:01:19-04:00 <p>Shame on me, more than one month to post an entry. I know.<br><br> If you guys run through the short and humble line of entries, you figure out there is a logical purpose.<br> After three weeks of confinement to work for a competition, thesis and a dissertation, I presently consider myself again, a citizen of the world that recognizes the wide variety of resources available nearby. There are more food beyond pizza, cereal and crackers. After all, there's a whole world beyond the front door of the house.<br><br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> Completed the portfolio, is mutual 5th grade, a sense of freedom, disguise of the amount of work that day after day, we try to hide / forget and which is inevitable.<br><br> The thesis here is taken seriously. Not that we do nothing more than a thesis. The case here is different, the thesis is the epicenter. Everything deployed turns out into a research branch that complements the research and thesis.<br> Who says that a thesis has to have 200 pages and 40,000 words? bullshit<br> What really matters is th...</p> Christmas Holidays and the Productive Distraction João Gameiro Neves 2010-12-16T17:59:25-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <p>Fresher at archinect blog project, I'm currently crossing one of the worse critical euphoric and stressful season of a common architecture student. Anyway, ORGANIZATION and the so called "PRODUCTIVE DISTRACTION".<br><br> Currently in my last year of Grad. Dip. Architecture, thesis is the most heard and spoken word ever.<br> Anyway, is going well. 349 things to do until the end of January. It's fine, more than one month to do it. <br> Problem? yes, as in the middle we have the celebration of the consumerism and the great and amazing delicatessen - food - and the new year's eve. A few would say "and?","have a break to eat the turkey" and comeback to work. "Stop working to drink the champagne at midnight" and return.<br> Well, for someone whose hometown is more than 2000km from university, it implies to get a return flight trip. Trying to pretend that nothing changes is purely waist of time.<br> Anyway, you can't complain when you are working and you don't need to worry about doing lunch/dinner, t...</p>