Archinect - UC DAAP (Dawid) 2017-10-22T08:11:00-04:00 (003) What would you ask Peter Eisenman? word! 2006-10-09T21:12:03-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p>Peter is coming to UC on Thursday for the 10 year anniversary of the Aronoff addition to the DAAP complex. Although I have spent the last 6 years in one of his designs (I actually like this building), I have never really been a fan of his and I only have some familiarity with his work (that being the studies we did in our history and criticism class).<br><br><br> Since I'm not the best candidate for posing a question to him...and also since everyone will ask him questions about the Aronoff building (since it is his first time back), this is my outlet for generating possible questions (and fulfilling my archinect blog obligation in one fell swoop)... <br><br> What you would you ask Peter, why? <br><br> And what opinion do you have of him as an architect/ professional/ professor / other?<br><br><br></p> (002) a couple of quotes and a mini thesis rant word! 2006-10-02T19:06:53-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p>Nothing interesting really going on yet with thesis, just a lot of reading, so I thought I'd share a few quotes from a reading that I found amusing. I really wish I could post the whole piece but it's long and copyrighted... <br><br> The quotes are from a book called "Architecture in Transition," and the quotes are by Michael Sorkin from his piece titled Ninteen Millennial Mantras.It's essentially a mini-manifesto. I found it so great that it should be required reading for everyone in architecture. So pick it up and read it (it's a cheap book) .<br><br> here's the first mantra to give you an ideal of the style and tone of writing.<br><br> "1. If Words Fail, Grunt<br><br> To begin the game, you've got to put the signifier into play. Fold paper, close your eyes, stab the dictionary, pick your nose and examine the product carefully, watch TV day and night, look up your ass with a mirror. Although we all crawel before we fly, architecture is no universal language, not for long at any rate. It's true, though, that ...</p> (001) it's the year of the thesis word! 2006-09-06T19:03:51-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p>Hello fellow Archinectors and fellow UnivCincinnati bloggers.<br><br> This mix of Cincinnati bloggers will indeed be interesting, seeing that we each have a different focus for thesis. On the topic of thesis I hope everyone is as ready as I am, our thesis proposals are due at the beginning of the quarter, when we must defend our ideas before we construct our research book. More on thesis in the coming weeks.<br><br> On a lighter note I was in NYC over Labor Day to watch the US Open at Flushing Meadows. I'm including some photos below. <br><br> My favorite tennis player was there, Maria Sharapova. Luckily I was in the hallway of Louis Armstrong stadium after the game when I had the chance of being manhandled by her large security team as they rushed her out of the stadium. It's amazing that they don't have a side exit for the players in that stadium.<br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><img src="" alt="image" name="image"></p>