Archinect - University of Florida (Aaron Plewke) 2017-08-21T22:01:42-04:00 22. Day 9 - MACBA and Raval Aaron Plewke 2007-02-05T19:44:02-05:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src=""><br> MACBA in context<br><br><img src=""><br><img src=""><br><img src=""><br><img src=""><br><img src=""><br><br><img src=""><br><img src=""><br> We sat in this spot for a while, enjoying the great weather, watching the locals do their thing. After a bit the guy on the right sat down and rolled a joint. A few minutes after he lit up, the older tourist wandered over. He must have caught a whiff, because he became quite curious. Smokey didn't stay too long after that...<br><br><img src=""><br><a href=";hl=en&amp;q=barcelona&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;z=18&amp;ll=41.38287,2.167016&amp;spn=0.001831,0.005375&amp;t=h&amp;om=1" target="_blank">on the map</a> 21. Day 9 - Diagonal Mar and Fòrum Aaron Plewke 2007-02-04T16:39:07-05:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src=""><br><img src=""><br><img src=""><br><a href="" target="_blank">Diagonal Mar Parc</a> by <a href="" target="_blank">EMBT</a><br><br><img src=""><img src=""><br><img src=""><br><a href="" target="_blank">F&ograve;rum Building</a> by HdeM<br><br><img src=""><br><img src=""><br><img src=""><br> exhibit inside F&ograve;rum Building<br><br><img src=""><br><img src=""><br><img src=""><br> other projects on the grounds of the 2004 <a href="" target="_blank">Universal Forum of Cultures</a><br><br><a href=";hl=en&amp;q=barcelona&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;z=16&amp;ll=41.410597,2.222049&amp;spn=0.007322,0.021501&amp;t=h&amp;om=1" target="_blank">on the map</a><br><a href="" target="_blank">flickr set</a> for 11SEP2006<br><br><img src=""> 20. Day 8 - Villa Olímpica Aaron Plewke 2007-01-21T20:40:57-05:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src=""><img src=""><br><img src=""><br> housing<br><br><br><img src=""><br><img src=""><br><img src=""><br> Corbetes by Enric Miralles/Carme Pin&oacute;s <br><br><br><img src=""><br><img src=""><br><img src=""><br> more housing<br><br><img src=""><br> Day 8 of our 15 day trip ended with a walk through the residential area of Villa Ol&iacute;mpica, originally built to house international atheletes for the '92 Olympics.<br><br><img src=""><br><br><img src=""><br> text and illustrations:<br> Riano, Quilian. 2003. Barcelona - A Student Journal. <br><a href="" target="_blank">Architrave</a> #10:26-27.<br><br><a href="" target="_blank">Cerd&agrave;</a><br><a href="" target="_blank">MBM Arquitectes</a> (Bohigas)<br> Villa Ol&iacute;mpica <a href=";hl=en&amp;q=barcelona&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;z=17&amp;ll=41.392232,2.197695&amp;spn=0.003662,0.01075&amp;t=k&amp;om=1" target="_blank">on the map</a><br> flickr set for <a href="" target="_blank">09SEP2006</a><br><br> ...<br> in the 2nd image, with the residential tower, Professors Perez and McCarter lead the way. my travel companion Meredith Klein follows.<br><br><a href="" target="_blank">Perez</a> (<a href="" target="_blank">author</a> and educator, project architect for <a href="" target="_blank">R.Meier</a> on MACBA in <a href="" target="_blank">Raval</a>) is responsible for the Barcelona trip. This is the 2nd time he's offered it of (that I know of). +q was in attendance the first time as an undergraduate student in 2003. Meredith and I attended this time as undergrad/grad in-between-ers. <br><br> Perez, aka P-diddy, was my professor for Design Studio 6 (regional urbanism) and Meredith's for Design Studio 1 (fundamenta... 19. Day 8 - Hospital del Mar and Port Olimpic Aaron Plewke 2007-01-18T19:17:45-05:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src=""><br><img src=""><br><img src=""><br><img src=""><br> Hospital del Mar<br><br><img src=""><br> Gehry's fish folly<br><br><img src=""><br> along the waterfront at the Olympic Port...<br><br><img src=""><br><br><img src=""><br><br><img src=""><br><br><img src=""><br><br><img src=""><br><a href=";hl=en&amp;q=barcelona&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;z=16&amp;ll=41.385857,2.198038&amp;spn=0.00718,0.020514&amp;t=k&amp;om=1&amp;iwloc=addr" target="_blank">on the map</a> 18. Day 8 - Gas Natural etc. Aaron Plewke 2007-01-16T21:14:35-05:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src=""><br><img src=""><br><img src=""><br><a href="" target="_blank">EMBT</a> - <a href="" target="_blank">Gas Natural Headquarters</a><br><a href=";hl=en&amp;q=08003,+barcelona,+spain&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;z=17&amp;ll=41.382661,2.192084&amp;spn=0.003663,0.01075&amp;t=k&amp;om=1" target="_blank">on the map</a> <br><br><br><img src=""><br> nearby courtyard housing<br><a href=";hl=en&amp;q=08003,+barcelona,+spain&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;t=k&amp;om=1&amp;z=18&amp;ll=41.381168,2.191252&amp;spn=0.001908,0.005128&amp;iwloc=addr" target="_blank">on the map</a><br><br><br><img src=""><br><img src=""><br><img src=""><br><a href="" target="_blank">Gr&agrave;cies!</a> 17. Day 7 - Montjuïc, el Jardí Botànic Aaron Plewke 2007-01-06T15:48:58-05:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src=""><br><br><img src=""><br><br><img src=""><br><br><img src=""><br><img src=""><br><img src=""><br><br><img src=""><br><img src=""><br><img src=""><br><br><img src=""><br><img src=""><br><img src=""><br><br><img src=""><br><img src=""><br><img src=""><br><br><img src=""><br><br><img src=""><br><br> el <a href="" target="_blank">Jard&iacute; Bot&agrave;nic de Barcelona</a>, by <a href="" target="_blank">Carlos Ferrater</a><br><br><a href="" target="_blank">flickr set</a> for 08SEP2006 16. Day 7 - Mies, Calder, Miró and Sert Aaron Plewke 2006-12-17T15:31:46-05:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src=""><img src=""><br><img src=""><br><img src=""><br> There was a German wedding taking place when we arrived at the Pavillion, so we continued up Montjuic to the Mir&oacute; Foundation...<br><br><img src=""><br><img src=""><br><img src=""><br><a href="" target="_blank"><i>This fountain was created by Calder as a tribute to the mercury miners of Almaden</i> [a city in Spain known for its' mercury mines]. <i>The liquid flowing through it is mercury, not water.</i></a> <br><br><img src=""><br> Calder, Mir&oacute;, Sert and friends.<br><br><br><img src=""><br><img src=""><br> interior gallery on the upper level. <br><br><img src=""><br><img src=""><br><img src=""><br><img src=""><br> rooftop sculpture court.<br><br><br> ...<br><img src=""><br> crack. 15. Day 7 - Agbar etc. Aaron Plewke 2006-12-13T21:28:16-05:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src=""> walking from the metro to the tower...<br><br><img src=""><br><br><img src=""> we had our morning cafe at this sectional exterior mall thing across the street, then returned to the tower.<br><br><a href="" target="_blank"><img src=""></a><br><br><img src=""> entrance to the hotel next door to the Torre Agbar...very nice lobby.<br><br><img src=""><br><img src=""><br><img src=""> 3 examples of housing near Agbar.<br><br><img src=""> also in the neighborhood.<br><br><img src=""> 14. Day 6 - Raval, CCCB etc. Aaron Plewke 2006-12-12T22:37:18-05:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src=""><br><img src=""><br><br><img src=""><br><img src=""><br><br><a href="" target="_blank"><img src=""></a><br><br><img src=""><br><img src=""><br><br><img src=""><br><br><img src=""><br> 13. Day 5 - affordable housing, Barcelona Aaron Plewke 2006-11-21T22:37:47-05:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br> affordable housing near <a href="" target="_blank">El Nou Mercat de Santa Caterina</a> Emerging Architects Conference - part 3/3 Aaron Plewke 2006-11-05T18:49:15-05:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p>previously:<br><a href="" target="_blank">part 1/3</a><br><a href="" target="_blank">part 2/3</a><br><br> ...not willing to let go of the laid-back weekend...after 2 full days of conference and associated activities, day 3 would be our relaxed exit from St. Petersburg, FL.<br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"> Sunday morning view from the hotel room...<br><br> ...11 am checkout, then a quick trip by the pier and inverted pyramid (on the horizon to the right in the image above)...<br><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"> ...u-turn at the pier-amid, then a short drive along the waterfront...<br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><img src="" alt="image" name="image"> space on the water, condos across the street. Not all Florida cities get this part right...<br><br> The only activity left on the conference agenda for Sunday:<br><i>"Tour by Design" of Historic Northeast St. Petersburg &amp; Swimming Party at North Shore Pool, hosted by Emerging Tampa Bay Architects</i><br><br> translation: no swimming architects. <br> burgers and hot dogs at the community pool. <br> architphil on the grill. <br> pool complex recently renovated by <a href="" target="_blank">Wannemacher Russel Architects</a>. <br> tour of pool complex by Jason of WRA.<br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"> the client for this project was the City of S...</p> Emerging Architects Conference - part 2/3 Aaron Plewke 2006-10-26T22:59:39-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p>previously: <a href="" target="_blank">part 1/3</a><br><br> Unlike Friday's lunch, Saturday morning's continental breakfast did the trick. A couple bowls of fruit, a muffin, and no less than 4 cups of coffee were quickly consumed alongside some pleasant conversation with a new acquaintance (Josh, a fellow UF alumnus). Josh finished his M.Arch some years ago, and still lives and practices in Gainesville, FL - a city of about 120,000 people... <br><br> The day's agenda began with two closely related sessions on the LEED Certification process:<br><br><u>1</u><br> The first 1 hour presentation focused on the general nature of the LEED rating system, how it has progressed since its' inception, and what we should expect from the program in the future. Evidently LEED 3.0, due out next year, will include refinements that take regional differences into consideration. Not only will variations in climate be addressed by the updated version, but a system that takes "Dynamic Governence" into account will also be place. <br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br> As this graph from the slidesh...</p> Emerging Architects Conference - part 1/3 Aaron Plewke 2006-10-24T20:20:27-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p>This past weekend I attended the 2nd[?] annual <a href="" target="_blank">Emerging Professionals Conference</a> in St. Petersburg, FL. The event, hosted by AIA Florida at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel, lasted from Thursday night through Sunday afternoon. <br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> Friday morning kicked off with a couple sessions dedicated to 'green' design. First, we had the pleasure of listening to a <a href="" target="_blank">PGT</a> rep give a run-down of the ever-expanding market for green products. This guy was pretty the end of his presentation he was off on some tangent about palm trees not being native to Florida, how he replaced those in his yard with large oaks (which cut down on his home's solar gain), and then he minimizes his powerpoint presentation, revealing his desktop background - a shiny new Corvette. Bio-diesel, right?<br><br> After the first 2 sessions we ate lunch, which was the only disappointing thing about the conference. After the salad the caterer asked us if we wanted desert. My buddy Kyle quickly realized what was happening a...</p> 05.1. Day 2 - Carl Andre / Accessibility Aaron Plewke 2006-10-22T20:56:05-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"> picture taken at the Tate Modern, <a href="" target="_blank">03Sep2006</a><br><br><br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"> I was reading <a href="" target="_blank">this</a> book earlier tonight (see page 30, scanned above).<br> soon as I read the quote regarding accessible form, I recalled taking the above picture - a child drawing Andre's <a href=";workid=21770&amp;searchid=14086&amp;tabview=image" target="_blank">Steel Zinc Plain</a>. 12. Day 5 - El nou Mercat de Santa Caterina, 2nd visit Aaron Plewke 2006-10-18T09:57:38-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" alt="image" name="image"> on our <a href="" target="_blank">first visit</a> to the market we arrived too late to get, a couple days later we returned, this time in the morning. <img src="" alt="image" name="image"><img src="" alt="image" name="image"> the <a href="" target="_blank">colorful roof pattern</a> is echoed everywhere - in the goods being sold, in people's clothing, on the signage. At first glance the bold roof can be shocking, but the longer you sit there and watch the activity beneath it, the more you realize that it is a thoughtful complement to the city, the site and the specific program. <img src="" alt="image" name="image"> around back, between the market and the attached housing (to the right, outside of the image frame). The residential portion of the project (also by <a href="" target="_blank">EMBT</a>) is for senior citizens. Although the housing is adjacent to the public spaces of the market, it also has its own smaller, private courtyard. <img src="" alt="image" name="image"><img src="" alt="image" name="image"> headed inside...<br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"> below the roof, within the walls. While the bold roof energizes the building's exterior, it gives the inside an entirely different character. The arching overhead plane is secondary to the experience of the space ins... 11. Record: overlap Aaron Plewke 2006-10-17T20:33:46-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br> one Barcelona metro ticket<br> one Renfe train ticket to Sitges (day return)<br> one paper bag from <a href="" target="_blank">La Central</a> bookstore, located @ the <a href=";pagina_id=69&amp;inst_id=385&amp;lang=ENG&amp;PHPSESSID=e397sf76ak46jt6n9kar54g835" target="_blank">MACBA</a> 10. Day 4 - Sitges Aaron Plewke 2006-10-16T20:34:50-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" alt="image" name="image"> on the train from Barcelona to <a href="" target="_blank">Sitges</a><br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><img src="" alt="image" name="image"> As the wikipedia entry suggests, Sitges is a popular desitination for both family vacations (in July and August) and gay tourism (always). Since we were there in early September (on the cusp of the 2 seasons) we were able to witness these distinct user-groups simultaneously.<br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"> walking along the, a vespa and Kansas.<br><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"><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><img src="" alt="image" name="image"> sleepy cat<br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><img src="" alt="image" name="image"> cozy Mediterranean town, Catalonia<br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"> on the train back to Barcelona... Without Intention Aaron Plewke 2006-10-13T08:51:30-04:00 >2012-05-14T09:16:03-04:00 <img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br> sometimes pages full of images can load slowly. this image is a fortunate[?] side-effect. Without Intention, or Unintentional 09. Day 3 - El nou Mercat de Santa Caterina, + Raval Aaron Plewke 2006-10-11T21:19:52-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" alt="image" name="image"><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> images 1 and 2 - El nou Mercat de Santa Caterina by <a href="" target="_blank">EMBT</a> located in the Barri Gotic.<br> we arrived too late to get inside. next time... so, we just sat outside for a while checking everything out. after 20 minutes or so we left and got a couple chicken <a href="" target="_blank">empanadas</a>. <br><br> image 3 - an Aprila, a Vespa and the ancient Roman wall.<br><br> image 4 - Raval, Carrer de les Carretes. Our apartment was on this street.<br><br> image 5 - Rambla del Raval ...not the hyper-touristed <i>Las Ramblas</i>, but a neighborhood rambla nearby. We loved it here - very relaxed area. small groups congregate on the benches and lawns that line the rambla. a dozen or so restaurants and bars in sight, a few others just out of sight, 10 minute stroll to <i>Las Ramblas</i>, a bit longer to the Barri Gotic. 08. Record: Day 2 & 3 Aaron Plewke 2006-10-10T16:21:34-04:00 >2011-09-23T13:01:07-04:00 <img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> one airline ticket, STN-GRO, Ryanair<br> one arrival/departure card, Girona Airport customs<br> one bus ticket, one way from Girona Airport to Barcelona bus terminal<br> one metro card, 10 trips, Barcelona metro<br> one grocery receipt, Condis Supermercats, Raval<br><br> previously [Barcelona]:<br><a href="" target="_blank">Day 3 - city beach, Barcelona</a> <br><a href="" target="_blank">Day 2 - evening arrival in Girona</a> 07. Day 3 - city beach, Barcelona Aaron Plewke 2006-10-09T19:44:15-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" alt="image" name="image"> exit metro at Barceloneta, walk along the marina toward the beach<br><br><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" alt="image" name="image"></a> arriving at the city beach. <br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><img src="" alt="image" name="image"> Barceloneta's thin blocks hit the beach at an unexpected angle. The skewed intersection creates pockets of open space along the boardwalk. This portion of the beach, nearest Barceloneta, is what I understand as the 'city beach.' The way the dense neighborhood engages the boardwalk greatly affects the place's character. <br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image">Shortly after passing the skewed grid, the ground plane splits into 2 levels, putting the sand 12 or so feet from the street. <img src="" alt="image" name="image"><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> My encounter with Barcelona's waterfront begins here, at the city beach. After Barceloneta is the well-scaled Hospital dal Mar, Gehry's fish folly, and the Olympic port (w/ residential village to the north). Much further to the east is For&Atilde;&ordm;m. 06. Day 2 - evening arrival in Girona Aaron Plewke 2006-10-08T12:38:52-04:00 >2011-09-23T13:01:07-04:00 <img src="" alt="image" name="image"> a brief walk outside, from the plane to baggage claim. Girona, Spain 05. Day 2 - Tate Modern, London Aaron Plewke 2006-10-03T20:05:34-04:00 >2011-09-23T13:01:07-04:00 <img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br> cafe from below.<br><br><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" alt="image" name="image"></a>from St. Paul's to the Tate<br><br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br><br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br><br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"> cafe from within<br> 04. Bullshit Aaron Plewke 2006-09-28T20:56:17-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="!.jpg" alt="image" name="image"> ...on the Stansted Express from the London Underground's Liverpool Street Station to the airport, 04SEP2006...<br><br> So, we capped off our unplanned 30 hours in London with a visit to the Tate Modern. After spending a couple of hours in the galleries and checking out the view from the cafe, we went down to the basement bookstore to pick up a few small gifts. While standing at the checkout counter I noticed a little black book with a red title block:<br><br><img src=""><br><br> I immediately recalled <a href="" target="_blank">liberty bell</a> mentioning it a week or two earlier, so I picked it up and read the first couple of paragraphs:<br><br><i>One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit. Everyone knows this. Each of us contributes his share. But we tend to take the situation for granted. Most people are rather confident of their ability to recognize bullshit and to avoid being taken in by it. So the phenomenon has not aroused much deliberate concern, nor attracted much sustained inquiry. <br><br> In consequence, w...</i> 03. Day 1: a late afternoon in London's Soho Aaron Plewke 2006-09-26T13:01:38-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br><br><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" alt="image" name="image"></a><br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"> Buckets Aaron Plewke 2006-09-25T20:37:12-04:00 >2011-09-23T13:01:07-04:00 <img src="" alt="image" name="image"> 02. Record: Day 1 Aaron Plewke 2006-09-25T09:11:14-04:00 >2011-09-23T13:01:07-04:00 <img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> one airline ticket, JFK-LHR, stand-by on American Airlines<br> one metro ticket, day pass, zones 1-6, London Underground<br> one pub receipt, <a href="" target="_blank">&Acirc;&pound;</a>11.80 for 4 pints, Blackbird @ Earl's Court<br> one internet login ticket, 15 minutes, Hyde Park View Hostel<br><br> previously:<br><a href="" target="_blank">In Retrospect</a><br><a href="" target="_blank">Day 1: Hyde Park, London [Plan B]</a><br><br> 01. Day 1 - Hyde Park, London [Plan B] Aaron Plewke 2006-09-24T15:25:24-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br> On the periphery of Hyde Park, an informal sidewalk gallery has been created by a row of local artists. To the left are the artists, seated in their cars, semi-consciously awaiting a potential patron.<br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br> This tree lined path is a formal axis for the park, calling at various monumental works of art along its' way...<br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br> refreshing frozen treats. I got a Ribena Ice.<br><br><br> A charity race had ended shortly before we arrived to the park, and by this time - around 11:30am - there were more people socializing than exercising. After lingering for a while near the formal gardens and the frozen treat stand, we walked along the river toward the Serpentine Pavillion...<br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br><br><br> On this particular day, the pavillion's bubble was washed out by the bright sun. From a distance the white fabric was barely distinguishable from the sky around it. <br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br> Below the baloon. Great space. Obvious. People walk in and immediately know how to use it. It's a comfortable room. <br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br><br><img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> We kicked it in the pavillion for a little ... 00. In Retrospect Aaron Plewke 2006-09-23T19:07:49-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> At 11:45am on Saturday, 03 September 2006, Meredith Klein and I, Aaron Plewke, departed from Jacksonville, Florida for a fifteen day trip that would come to include:<br> eight airports, <br> four* airlines, <br> four countries, <br> nine cities,<br> seven museums,<br> and one police station.<br><br> Over the next few weeks I will be sharing our experiences and observations with you, dear reader. Please stay tuned. I would like nothing more than to trigger some useful dialogue.<br><br><br> *The list would be JetBlue, American Airlines, Transavia and RyanAir, but due to &ldquo;high demand this summer season,&rdquo;&#157; Transavia was sub-contracting some of their flights to a &ldquo;well-established&rdquo;&#157; airline based in Minneapolis/St. Paul. <a href="" target="_blank">Sun Country Airlines</a> carried out our flight from London Stansted to Amsterdam Schipol.<br> extracurricular activities Aaron Plewke 2006-05-12T12:44:31-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p>(this represents the work of a weekend. My girlfriend and I worked together on it, and entered it into a local design competition, which was displayed at the Emerging Architect's yearly gallery show. The competition brief asked entrants to address the Southbank of the St. John's River in Jacksonville....we plan on further developing the scheme and the individual pieces of architecture within it for our portfolios. comments / questions please...)<br><br><br><b>Activating the Southbank</b><br><br> A design proposal by Meredith Klein and Aaron Plewke<br><br><br> This design concept operates at 3 scales:<br><br> 1 - Downtown <br> First, we propose connecting the Southbank with the Northbank. To this end, we are <br> creating a &ldquo;Bridgewalk&rdquo;&#157; that will connect the Riverwalk near the Landing to the <br> Riverwalk near the Maritime Museum and Friendship Park. <br><br> 2 - Park<br> Second, we propose re-configuring Friendship Park to create a more comfortable public<br> space with increased opportunities. To this end, we are implementing expanses of g...</p>