This is my final semester at UIC’s School of Architecture, and I’m struggling with the final “research studio”, which we get in lieu of a thesis project. The idea, as Bob Somol put it, is that “today there is a limited range of issues in architecture that are worthy of attention”. Obviously the school doesn’t […]
This post comes to you in three more-or-less easily digestible bits, or as one of my professors would put it, easy pieces (choke, sputter). Part two is here, and three here. I had a lot to say at the end of the semester, but unfortunately I had too much to do to sit down and […]
Ron Witte‘s guest studio ended yesterday – considering my graphics, it’s no surprise that Bob Somol led off his comments with Sarah Palin, with Italian restaurants as a back-up. Anyway, here’s the goods, as they say – the idea was to use form and graphics to create spaces that connected and disconnected so as to […]
Having a four-day guest studio exercise with Ron Witte (http://wwarchitecture.com). We’re talking about intersecting spaces that allow you to be in two rooms at the same time. In the exercise, we’re manipulating form and graphics to do just that – here’s my second attempt: Edit: Here’s what came out of it (cliquez ici).
Welcome to the funhouse. Click on picture to get a larger version: The city needs public space, but public space that provides a focus for activity, and not simply undifferentiated square footage. The BFT proposes to cut away space that under the unpredictable economic conditions of the foreseeable future would not be fully utilized anyway, […]