Monday, April 30, 2007

check your gmail

i have sent a few notices to some of your gmail accounts.
please make sure you check them asap.

Friday, April 27, 2007

review tomorrow

it was obvious that my previous pin up email was disregarded.
namtip, david and alex....
please do as lawrence asks here
"Please make sure your students have their research booklet from the falland 10 copies of their updated statement (precis ) to handout to thecritics tomorrow. We will begin around 10am."
i hope we can get this one right.
thank you in advance.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

pin up

hopefully you guys are organizing the room by now...
EVERY BODY should be pinned up by 9:30 am
make it look good, you have worked hard so present yourself well...
PLEASE get some sleep tonight...

see you tomorrow...


1st Floor

2nd Floor



please read my response to your earlier post.


what time is the review on friday?

room 111

marc and dan, it would be greatly appreciated if you could make a push for room 111, my model will not leave the 1st floor easily

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

table update

The table top is %100 complete. The metal frame is 100% fabricated. They are not yet joined. The plan was to blacken the metal frame, though as I discovered today as i began this process, is that this is basically beyond the realm of possibility for saturday. So the plan is assemble the table for the review with the un-blackened frame, and then blacken it for my welding class later.

- stanley -

hey stanley i did a quick photoshop of your image... basically just fattened up your columns, added something for them to sit on, then cropped your image. maybe simple tweaks like this could help


morning rain

Tuesday, April 24, 2007


One of us needs to OKed with the media lab to take out the projector... for Friday (and maybe saturday)

Playing with Mirrors

Reflection & Transparency


This was done in Photoshop...Thanks again David.


sorry marc i've shut myself out from the internet except to check email and news... totally forgot to take a look at the blog from time to time. here are the renderings i've done so far. for the more recent ones, i've been trying to make limited use of color to highlight different interactions/spaces

Monday, April 23, 2007

So I won the battle with the butterfly keys. For some reason the slot for the last one (closest to the floor in photograph) ended up being slightly assymetrical which made it absurdly difficult to get right. Anyway, here are a couple of shots of the mostly completed table top. Tomorrow when the glue is fully dried i will cut the keys flush, route a couple mounting slots into the bottom, and then oil it. The metal part is also mostly completed as of this morning, but the pictures of that are on a different camera and I dont seem to have the right hardware on hand to get them on my computer.



Sunday, April 22, 2007

More table pictures. The butterfly keys that hold the top together were kicking my ass, but I started to get the upper hand when the shop closed this evening.

do you mean this?


i need to add some more details into them when i get the chance to come back to these drawings...

Got It

I've have been working on the plan as well. I want to do another layered drawing for them as well.... they will be posted next.

Trouble Uploading Images

Is anyone else having trouble uploading images? I'm clicking on the icon but not getting any response.

Is there another way to insert an image?


please keep in mind that your color color drawings need to be plotted big.
and you may need to blow up sketches or hand drawings.
think ahead to your presentation and make sure plotting doesnt become an excuse...

a new dwawing

Saturday, April 21, 2007


post your new drawings...

More theater

Here are some more images of the theater. Not totally done yet, but on its way.

studio visit

it looks like dan and i will be in on sunday.
not sure when yet.

Thursday, April 19, 2007


show us how you are defining the significant volumes in your project...


post your detail drawings...
as well as the sections...
you realize the kalwall is not structural...right?
it needs a secondary structure to support the panel lengths...
i just dont remember seeign it...


you should 'stage' a series of photographs with the full scale model...
how the bodies and the cabinets perform


post your perspectives
The metal part of the table is about 80% done. Here are a couple of pictures of it.

I am declaring the 1/2"=1'-0" detail model finished, so I am close to being on schedule. Early next week I will begin writing narrative and beginning to prepare my presentation and will probably need some input on that.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007


Morgan Library

Here are some of photos from the Morgan Library where ideas of a secondary skin, spaces that hang and a structure emerging from below are all present.

For all those who would like to visit the Library, they have free admission during slected hours on Tuesdays and Fridays. Just be careful with a camera, security was on my case for taking photos.

Monday, April 16, 2007

epic theater

Here is the central space w/ structure and a scale figure wondering where the roof is...


April 16, 2007

Below is the inventory for what I want to have for final. I had wanted to build an updated 1/8”=1’-0” model, but I think my time would be better spent drawing additional perspectives. They will convey the experience better than a model and can also represent the changes made in the design since the last model was built.

To have for Final:

Early Research/Synaesthetic Memory Map/ Full scale detail (from last semester) – 100%

Early collage drawings of site and sectional relationships (2) – 100%

Early model at 1/8”=1’-0” – 100%

Site Plan – 100%

Building Plans and sections (untouched since midterm) – 100%

1/2"=1’-0” Detail model – 80% complete. 12-15 hours to complete.

Full scale (nightclub coffee table) 40% complete. 20-24 hours to complete

Perspectives. 4 Completed as of now. Create as many more as time allows.

Narrative. 0% complete. 10 Hours.


April 16

Work on 1/2"=1’-0” detail model.

April 17

Finish 1/2"=1’-0” detail model.

April 18

Work on coffee table.

April 19

Work on coffee table

April 20

Have coffee table finished. Begin narrative with completed perspectives.

April 21-27

Work on perspectives and narrative.

I can average out to about 12 hours of real work a day, probably closer to 14 when I don’t have class in the final week, which gives me 120 hours of work. I plan to use all of them.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

NY Hall of Science

Here are some images from the NY Hall of Science. In this case the structure is placed on the inside of the building. In my case the structure would be on the opposite side, leaving the inside space clean.


Here are some photos of a model and map of the 1964 World's Fair. They're at the NY Hall of Science.