Saturday, October 27, 2007

Profound Message from George Carlin

What a difference a sad event in someone's life makes.
recently died...)

Isn't it amazing that George Carlin - comedian of the 70's and 80's - could write something so very eloquent...and so very appropriate?

A Message by George Carlin:

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things.

We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete...

Remember; spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.

Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.

Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.

Remember, to say, "I love you" to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.

Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.

Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.


Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

George Carlin

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Detail from a Vertical Wine Estate in Sandton

This was a quick presentation done to look at a detail... not fancy... the model looked better...

Ill post the model some other time

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Facade treatement for my vertical wine estate

We had a little assignment to present our intentions for our facades... These are 2 ideas....

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Renders of the vertical wine estate facade

The Lattice work in the fa├žade

Monday, October 08, 2007

The Full Monte on Tuscan Architecture sketches

We wrote an essay on Tuscan architecture in South Africa. It looked critically at the rationale of the Renaissance and explores the possibility of whether current Tuscan achieving the rigorous parameters set out by the Renaissance architects

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

[ARV]_Architecture_Related_Videos is born

I have started a new Blog called [ARV]_Architecture_Related_Videos. The intention is to seek out videos that that relate to architecture in some way or another. Enjoy


This is a really interesting way of presenting

A city in a pyramid


This is insane...

Monday, October 01, 2007

Vertical Wine Estate Hand Drawings

I don't know why but something technical is fighting with me... so to keep it simple, these are the drawing from the presentation below. From the top the First Floor of the res units, then "ground floor of the res units, office and wine making area, barrel fermentation room, section and I just realised that I left out the podium level drawing... Watch this space ;)

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