My childhood bedroom looks way better through a camera lens than I ever remember it being. With some good lighting and a fancy camera, you can bring out the beauty in absolutely anything (plus I cropped out all the ugly parts).
Saturday, December 18, 2010
I finally got to learn Autodesk Revit this year in my computer aided design class, and for this project I used the program to model Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye. The program is better for producing construction documents, but here are a couple renders that I generated as well.
Monday, December 13, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
These are pictures of tasty ingredients by photographer, Carl Kleiner, and styled by Evelina Bratell that are to be used in the new Ikea Cookbook. I love the color combinations as well as the interesting compositions he creates with food. I cannot get enough of these!
Thursday, October 21, 2010
I was asked to do a drawing last week for the [i]blog, the IARc department's blog at UNC-G. This sketch is of the Lincoln Financial building in downtown Greensboro. I chose this subject matter because this building can be viewed from the windows on the northeast side of the studio as it is the tallest example of architecture in the downtown area. The sketch will be used as a backdrop behind the [i]blog header for the next month. Be sure to check out the [i]blog for current updates on the IARc department, including faculty and student's class and individual work.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
This site analysis was conducted in a group along with Missy Wicker, Diana Stanisic, and Christyn Dunning. My portion of the project was the cultural context of the building for which I studied demographics of the surrounding residential areas, particularly Benjamin Benson neighborhood. I also was responsible for making the circulation diagram.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
I took these pictures with a couple of friends on Thursday this week. It was an extremely hot day, but we decided to walk around downtown and go to the Borough and the park on Elm Street. It took four years, but this city is starting to grow on me.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Located in a patio between the Gatewood Studio Arts building and the Graham building on the UNC-G campus, this space is first defined by stripes of grass that lead students to a shelter and four chairs. These stripes promote circulation and flow through out this underused outdoor space by visually suggesting pathways. The design of this space was initially inspired by the human form; specifically, a reader. This initial form was manipulated and transformed to create a dynamic space beginning with the reading chairs and then branching out into the concrete grid pattern directing users to various destination points. The stripes also lead to several different areas with seating options, giving the user choices between communal or individual spaces. People who prefer an individual study/reading space find refuge in a shaded area beneath the trees in a lower traffic area. For those who require a more collaborative study space or just a group meeting area, the central high traffic area has been modified to accommodate this with wide benches and a lower flowerbed to create a visual focus.
The site I chose for my reading room was the courtyard between the Gatewood Studio Arts Building and the Graham Building on the UNC-G campus. I saw some unused potential in this space and hoped to resolve some of the design issues in order to help revive the area.