Monday, September 24, 2007

I've Never been much of a model builder

This was a "quick" model to get the idea across... Keep watching to see some awesome renders ;)

Student Design for a Vertical Wine Estate

Well here we go... Here is the presentation put together for the project. By my own admittance ... Shocking presentation. But in my defence, the presentation was put together on the afternoon of the presentation...
I will post a pic or two of the rough model.. right now, I'm too tired ;)
Apparently the plan of events will be to have full working drawings for our buildings, so keep watching to see more development.

Any questions.. drop a comment...

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Goldring on the internet

I suppose at 4:19 in the morning, the most obvious thing to do instead of get the work done is search your own name on the internet... Why not I say!

I found this reference to an article that I wrote in First year... Thanks for the reference guys!

Precedent Study for Sandton Wine Estate

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

rough sketches of funky buildings...

Here are some sketches from my precedent study... they are in the process of being organised...

but rough unedited sketches are always more beautiful...

Monday, September 17, 2007

Pictures of my "sexy seksie"

The development of the section of my wine estate.... I think its starting to look quite lekker ;)

Horse scares kid

Well, Its ridiculously late and I have had 3 hours sleep since Friday night... doing well surprisingly ;)

I found this photo... I think it is hysterical... or maybe I'm just pathetically tired... who knows?!?!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

I love this site!

The countdown till final hand in is upon us all... I suppose that correlates wonderfully with the fact that Yom Kippur is this Shabbas, so I'm most probably talking about the archi project hand in along with the countdown of all countdowns... The ten days of repentance...

May they be successful and meaningful....

Oh... the site... ;)

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Battle at Kruger

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

The battle between the hand and the keyboard

Watching this will only waste time and bandwidth....

Yet another late night project ;)

Shanah Tovah U'metukah! - Happy New Year!

Shanah Tovah U'Metukah!
Wishin you a Kesiva v'Chasima Tovah

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Drawing in the spotlight


As per usual... when the deadline starts getting closer... Us archi students start wasting tine with stupid things....

Case 223:

Midnight Confessions about... you know... ;)

As I'm sure you can imagine at a time like this... your mind starts to wonder and consider issues that seem to evade the regular thinker during normal wakey wakey hours....

So my theory is starting to develop like this....

The degree of architecture is actually a science experiment carried out by doctors and shrinks who want to see what happens when you force young minds to consistently think outside the box.... I seem to got locked outside the communal think box and can't get back in... So my new dilemma is to simply design my own box.... one that I can think out of, inside of and next to...

Think of it... it makes sense.... watch archi students carefully... they do the wierdest thing, and amongst archi students... it seems normal, or even better, very revolutionary.....

I can imagine these crazy docs watching our every move....

If you are watching me write this post.... SEND MORE COFFEE!!!!!

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Midnight update....

Well I'm sure that you can see by the time of this post that Architecture doesn't stop for any clock, or requirement for sleep.

I have been working on the general planning of the spaces in conjunction with sectional planning. Although, to get an accurate section, I need to get these plans somewhat polished....

CAD floor plan

Friday, September 07, 2007

Miss Teen USA South Carolina 2007 with Subtitles

That is a great answer.... You know, being from South Africa, I really look up to people that speak so deliciously and the like....

Progress Report

Today's agenda is simply to get as much done as possible. The work load that us archi kids get exposed to can be border line insane; but it simply needs to get done...

So far, I have a pretty good idea of how my building will be working in terms of volume and section. I have to make my planning more solid, and get cracking on the drawings...

Keep watching and I'll try post some development of my vertical wine estate...

Sunday, September 02, 2007

sredner erom

vertical wine estate renders

Playing with a model

There are millions of ways of creating form and space in architecture; This is on a conceptual and practical level. One of the ways that I was told to try was to randomly cut cardboard and see the shapes and space that evolve through the experience. A few pics of the cut board have been posted already. Here is a little clip of the one model that seems to have guided me through the process of creating architecture

Experiment 121 - Ze folded slab unt de vine estate

If you look at the original ideas found in my sketchbook, you will see the concept of having an entire wine estate within a build. Mad I know. So how do you do it? If you have a deep slab that doesn't get any light... No vineyard. If you make massive voids to take in light... you waste space. So the current direction of thought is to sweep slabs over each other so that the voids can take the maximum amount of light, while utilising the wasted space.