Archinect - New York Institute of Technology (Sean Higgins) 2017-09-24T01:11:15-04:00 hello all Sean! 2006-04-27T16:13:06-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p>Well, it's been awhile... Studio has been incredibly intense over the last month or so im trying to finish my thesis year off strong, Three weeks left to wrap everything up! (I'll post some images soon of the final product) <br><br> Last week Peter Eisenman and Michael Graves had a sit down a New York Tech. Instead of a debate about design philosophy the talk was an interesting glimpse into how they met at Princeton and the influence of Colin Rowe on Peter, Michael and dean Dimaio. Of course, there was alot of friendly bickering and some cheap shots, but the most insightful discussion was on design education and the quality and integrity of most of the portfolios that are sent to both their offices they had some surprising things to say. <br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"></p> Finishing up Strong! Sean! 2005-05-31T21:12:29-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p>Though the end of the semester has passed about three weeks ago, I figured I'd update everyone on the final product.............<br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br><br><br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"></p> What A resourse Sean! 2005-04-08T02:37:33-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p>I stumbled upon <a href="" target="_blank">this</a> the other day; i heard it was used by the CIA and it's now outdated by their standards, so they sold it to Google.<br><br> You can find just about any landmark, the Salk institute was one of the many i found while procrastinating at work. <br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br><br><i>Salk institute</i><br><br><br> Have some Fun.</p> "The Road to success" Sean! 2005-04-07T22:36:14-04:00 >2011-09-23T13:01:02-04:00 <p>as the end of the semester grows near I realize that......<br> i have a lot of work to do!<br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br><i>Paul Amatuzzo's Road To Success</i><br><br><br> Let the all-nighters begin </p> BACK FROM BREAK Sean! 2005-03-29T16:20:09-05:00 >2011-09-23T13:01:02-04:00 <p>My very short, busy, but productive break is over. it's Tuesday and I've already taken two of the four mid-terms i have scheduled this week, wish me luck!<br><br> ]<img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br><br><i>BACK TO WORK</i></p> i've been a bad blogger Sean! 2005-03-22T17:30:50-05:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p>I guess I've become a bit of a slacker on my blogging duties the last couple of weeks, but as I'm sure you can all relate with me, that between mid-crits, mid-terms, and other engagements it was a challenge to find time to blog. But now it's spring break so i will re-cap. Things have been absolutely crazy at Tech, The Accreditation team was here last week from NAAB the school (education hall) was filled with energy it was exciting. There was also a big faculty show, which is one of my favorite exhibitions that the school puts on periodically. <br><br> I hope everyone's Mid-Crits went well, i was a little upset when some A**hole maliciously erased some of my files from the school's server. i had most of the files backed-up, and i recovered from the personal blow. on a lighter note my crit went extremely well so in the end it all worked out.<br><br> Now it's &ldquo;Spring Break&rdquo;&#157; , time to catch up on bills, study for other classes, and try to get my competition entry for The Parachute Pavilion rolling&rdquo;&brvbar;...</p> SITEgeist: Nature, Memory, Identity Sean! 2005-02-27T16:33:41-05:00 >2011-09-23T13:01:02-04:00 <p>In response to a growing interest within architectural theory and practice in ideas about site, temporality and indeterminacy, and natural and environmental processes.....<br> Is the theme for the architecture league's lecture series this spring, Thursday night was a dialogue between Peter Eisenman and Laurie Olin. They discussed there design process for the cultural complex in Santiago. It was great to hear Eisenman explained one of his projects in person, in fact i've only seen him lecture once before. I love his work so i was interested, excited to hear him speak again. Without going into great lengths <a href="//" target="_blank">Santiago</a>. The other significant part of the night was everyone blowing off studio that night because of the snow, and hanging out on St. Marks St. till 3a.m. I love lectures at the Cooper Union!<br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br><br><br><br><br> The title of the lecture was: Nature, Memory, Identity by 12 my Memory was a little hazy.<br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> Getting Back to work<br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"></p> A relaxing monday Sean! 2005-02-21T18:29:13-05:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p>So we were all hauled out of studio this afternoon, this has happened before. Not the first time and probably wont be the last. In the past I would get really pissed, but now i just look at it as an opportunity to focus on other classes that I've probably been neglecting a little to much so far.<br><br> As far as studio has been going.......<br> It has been an interesting semester so far, I haven't been producing the amount of work that I've been common to in the past, and i haven't touched the computer once. It has been surprisingly enjoyable so far. As for professor Amatuzzo's mythology goes; Its kind of simple. He believes that architecture in itself is a discipline that needs no other connections ie. Metaphorical or extreme theoretical correlations. He often backs these ideas up with stories from his fascinating architectural experiences as we veer off on these long theoretical tangents throughout class. To sum up his idea's about architecture in a couple of sentences, "If architecture i...</p> An Arrangement of Orange Polyester Sean! 2005-02-16T21:05:33-05:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p>What a crazy week! So much to do, so little time.... Last week was one of those weeks when being an architecture major separates you from every other major in your school&rdquo;&brvbar;(you guys know the feeling) Not only did I have a design review yesterday, but I also had a pin-up for my Site Planning course on Monday, and not to mention a list of other obligations I had to take care of. But in away this weekend was also very enjoyable. And im not going to lie Saturday night after about 12 hours in studio, me and two other students decided to head out to Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn for some drinks. (good times) Unfortunately a few drinks matured to lying down in my bed at about 6:00am. I hate when that happens, hey we all need some down time.<br> Sunday I went to see the gates in the park. After gazing at the arrangement of orange polyester and painted metal I came to the conclusion that certain parts of the instillation where extremely successful, and other part not so much. Also I don't think ...</p> A Hands on school Sean! 2005-02-08T03:00:04-05:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p>After two study models, and a partial site model this weekend. All I could think to myself is we really need one of those laser cutters @ NyIT<br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br><br><br><br> My studioMate johnney hard at work!<br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"></p> As New York Gets Ready. Sean! 2005-02-03T12:27:47-05:00 >2011-09-23T13:01:02-04:00 <p>I almost forgot to post this image with my site pics. This is at the corner of our site in one of the entrances to the PARK. New York gets ready for christo and jean Claude's first New York installation I'll keep you guys updated with some pics as soon as they finish it.<br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"></p> PURE MODERNISM Sean! 2005-02-02T19:25:37-05:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p>Things are a lot different this semester, for the last year i've had the same studio space on the first floor with fairly new, fast, efficient computers. This semester however I found myself in a fairly undesirable studio space with no computers or internet access. the most challenging change to the semester would have to be my studio critic that i will be debating with all semester. Paul Amatuzzo, while i am i bit excited to be in his studio, i realized after today's class how much of a pure modernist he is. He stated today that he will not accept any conceptual, metaphorical solution to the problem. Bare bones all about tectonics and structure, I guess we see what compromise me and Prof. Amatuzzo come too&rdquo;&brvbar;&rdquo;&brvbar;.but I guess I'm just ranting. <br> Anyway, our project this semester is a equestrian center on 66th and Columbus, the main purpose of this semester is two-fold 1) to deal with long-span spaces, 2) to actually get into details like real building sections. I also understand that w...</p> Back Already? Sean! 2005-01-23T21:23:16-05:00 >2011-09-23T13:01:02-04:00 <p>Tomorrow the break will be officially over, excited to be back ready to start Cranking. Tuesday i find out who the studio critics are for Design feels a little surreal even writing D6 cant believe i only have one more year left.<br><br> IM excited to be part of the School Blog Project this semester and i hope i can give some incite into NyIT. Between Robbie and me im sure we will provide a full spectrum of Tech's architectural environment........Till Tuesday folks <br><br></p>