Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Today in Theory hour John Linn came in to speak to us about Sustainability and Architecture 2030. The PowerPoint started with a slide about fish and “if we were fish what would we see?” He stressed that how we affect the overall environment and how it can even be seen by creatures that aren’t even in our own species. Linn then explained that the human race is a storm. That just like a storm, our race is destroying the Earth. We destroy our path and then we construct again. Humans are a dynamic agent of transformation. There is no destruction without construction. That we do so much damage, yet we are not even a place or even a thing.
Linn concluded his speech by telling us about our carbon footprint. The twenty-thirty challenge was created to measure the carbon footprint being left each year by the human race and what we can do to slow it down. . The challenge is to get buildings to give off no carbon releases and be neutral by year 2030. Organizations named LEED and AIA were designed to find alternate energy sources besides carbon. LEED stands for Leadership Environmental Energy Design. They set target goals to change carbon usage by 50% right now and then 10% every year following that. Linn said that buildings need to be able withstand time and not be locked into its energy source. Instead, to change like we do.
The strategic thinking involved lots of things to think about when creating my project. One issue was our focus on the project. If we had lots of variety in our projects, we should reduce the amount of things going on and as Tommy put “emphasize what we aim to emphasize.” If the project had lots happening, our eyes didn’t know where to focus, which ended up taking away from the project.
Another topic was the class’s issues in general, as in scale and visualization. Our scale of how the project related to the size of the twigs was a problem in most cases. Some projects size took away from the twigs, which were the star of our projects. Another key issue in scale was color. The color we used needed either to contrast greatly or to compliment the twigs. With Visualization our pattern and form had to be exact as well. Again, make our eyes go to where the designer wanted.
Overall, I learned that making more projects never hurt. As for my project, I learned I should experiment with color and possibly with the size to create a place for my unique twelve twigs.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
For class we had to go inside of our purse/bag and find 5 things. The ones that I chose was the ones that I used most often. I love disposable cameras because you don't know how the picture will turn out. I also LOVE music, hence the Ipod. I love to go discover new bands and music also helps me concentrate. I don't think I can function without it. The others are pretty self explanatory. Wallet, nail polish, and my Clinque lipstick.