Thursday, November 22, 2007

Sketches From Liquid Arch_Identities Essay

Obviously the study of architecture isn't all about designing buildings. The pursuit of the degree expects some sort of contemplation and criticism of the space around us.

I wrote an essay recently, and here is the forward:

In this essay, the author explores how “borrowed authority is elusive in nature” and how “construction of historical identities is fluid”. Through the examination of selected works of Glenn Murcutt, and the contemporary revitalisation of Malagasy architecture, the author draws towards a resolution that the notion of borrowed authority is a concept that can exist within an architect’s attempt to possibly rectify the intrusion of imposed and dominating architectural languages. The author then concludes that there cannot be a finite answer for an architect when resolving past architectural impositions in an attempt to revive a native architectural vernacular and thus shows that not only is historical, but architectural identity fluid.

Here are a few sketches from the essay. Not the greatest, but this is what time allowed:

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

A Selection of Working Drawings for My Vertical Wine Estate

Today we had our final portfolio review. Here are the constuction documents for my vertical wine estate.

Southern Elevation
Section AA
1:20 Facade Detail
Detail of Glass Bottle Stand/Partition
Detail of Access Flooring and Vineyard

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

94.7 video ad campaign... get voting!

Have you seen the adverts for the highveld 94.7 8@8 competition? There is one that really stick out... its called "Hello Boys" video E - vote for it!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Working drawing section of my vertical wine estate

Preview of forthcoming attractions

Friday, November 09, 2007

cad blocks, revit model s and details


As we have the final hand in for construction and design looming over us, and I see how the class is battling with the drawings; I would like to share with you a bunch of sites that help with detailing, cad blocks and revit models:

LANL Engineering Standards

Hope that helps....

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

render of the wine bottle partitioning and drawn detail

Its been way too long since I've posted anything... The truth is that I have NO time what so ever. At the moment we are drawing up working drawings for the buildings that have been part of the project that we have been doing since July. Today I had a look at the detailing for the shelf partitioning on the restaurant floor here is a quck render that I did.