Thursday, May 7, 2009

Design Autobiography

Pt Crusier

Hawaiian Private school
A town in North Georgia...nothing but trees for miles.

An old styled lantern that was hanging from a gift shop in Yichang China, the farthest I've been away from home and such a different style of design.
St. James Lutheran Church in Ohio.  

My marching band trip was to Arizona, this was taken from the balcony the first morning we were there.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

coming full circle

Community: Working together is important now as it ever was. This is our world and we all share so making the right decisions affects everyone. Unlike what Forest Gump said, ”Life is like a box of chocolates…” in a way it isn’t we know what we have and we know that we are slowly trashing the place we live. We now need to look back at the past mistakes and forward to the new future.

Stewardship: People need to step up and say what they think and how we can change, and for every change we need someone to lead. Someone had to stand up for a new idea or we would not be in this place today.
Innovation: Now that we have all these buildings and houses we need to change how we use them, and stop making more. In the past it was all about making something new something better, and now that we have it we have to do something with it. We as a whole need to make new the buildings we already have, create new ways to make the old work.

Authenticity: Going back to Stone Hinge almost every object in existence deals with circles and squares, male and female, simple geometry that has evolved and stayed the same.

Looking back on every thing that we have covered in this class and mainly this last week has made me think, “Where is this path taking us? What will design be like when there is no more space to make something new?”

[pair]ing down


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Road Trip






Wednesday, April 8, 2009

President Analysis Analytical Essay

Petronas Twin Towers
The Petronas Twin Towers, the third and forth tallest buildings in the world were completed in 1998 were designed by Cesar Pelli. The Towers stand tall and proud in the center of the capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur and were based off of the five pillars of Islam. These towers are part of the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) and were the first of seven main sections built. The other sections include a convention center, hotels, and a shopping center.
Cesar Pelli, of Argentine birth became an American architect. “From 1954 to 1964 he worked for Eero Saarinen and was project designer for Saarinen's TWA Terminal (1956-62) at Idlewild (now John F. Kennedy) Airport, New York, and for the Samuel B. Morse and Ezra Stiles colleges (1958-62) at Yale University, New Haven, CT.”
These Towers have eighty-eight stories and stand at 457.9 meters tall. A sky-bridge connects the two towers. It is the tallest sky-bridge in the world and is located at the forty-first and the forty-second floors. The bridge spans 58.4 meters and is 170 meters off the ground. Stainless steel cladding and glass were used in the construction of the two towers. “ The tower’s floor plan design is based on simple Islamic geometric forms of two interlocking squares creating a shape of eight-pointed stars. Upon the eight-pointed stars, are eight superimposed semi-circles softening the inner angles.” (2) By using concrete for such a tall structure, the cores were cast in place. Perimeter columns and ring beams (used for wind control) were used for vertical load carrying capacity. There are sixteen main tower columns, cantilevered points that alternate, and a stainless steel pinnacle top.
The interior holds just as much grandeur as the exterior. There is an area that is home to the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra that holds over 800 seats. A modern museum themed ‘oil and gas’ resides there as well. An art gallery and a fitness center are art of the seven sections in the Kuala Lumpur City Centre. There is a reference library that has things related to energy, and petroleum. In front of the towers there is a park that was designed by Roberto Burle Marx a Brazilian landscape architect.

between silence & light