Monday, December 29, 2008

Transition








Inteligent facade system that translates from one form of illumination to another in a given time .

Monday, October 27, 2008

remembering

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Summer

Summer made things interesting . Meeting friends and traveling around Frankfurt , Berlin , Holland and outer countries that have a lot to offer for both a simple tourist and as an architectural scene and scene for things to happen . If one is travels for an period of time from city to city can realize the fact that one place is different from the outer in all ways and the only connection between the places the people and the rest of the daily life elements is the culture flow and the culture of the place . Things can be seen in fragments , details , big picture , speed , sound , history and the continuous space that accommodates and defines the innerspace of the city and gives the place the felling of what it actually is .
The places that where part of the summer trip where cities like Berlin, Frankfurt , Prague , and outer cities from the Nederlands that have a significant architecture or that barry a strong mark as history . Berlin was on the list of visited places and going there made a lot of things to be seen in a critical light . The city is architecturally split in two parts the traces of history are evident and strong and can be seen clearly from above . Outer visits where part of the daily program and became focused on the architecture of the place witch was visited . The interesting part of a trip like this is the fact that in a lot of cases one can see interesting buildings and architecture popping everywhere with a surprise element that makes things look interesting and different from a lot of angles . In this way one can see the architectural process and understand the way things work and the way theory relates to the build environment of the world . Another element that can be taken in consideration is the fact that being exposed to buildings and interesting architecture you can see the process of building and the way things take shape and are shaped from the beginning of the construction to the end of it . In these cases things can also be seen as a a progression from a micro universe to a macro space that is the build space . In this way observation can be considered important and normal in looking for the answers in how to build architecture and what can be seen as the motion of building and the changes that can appear in the way a building takes shape .

Monday, June 23, 2008

Script




Shooting the toilet

Chair and fake chair




Graduate student chair and Gerrit Rietveld Chair

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Star Trek





The project is focused around transforming the former plane carrier USS Enterprise into an international university that can work as a mobile unit that goes moves between different locations . The main idea of the projects was to use the space of the main deck and to transform it into a student campus with all the functions related to it ; public space , modules for living and space for study .
This project was proposed designed by the students of the Halle university of art and design the architectural design department .
http://www.burg-halle.de

Friday, June 20, 2008

Vacation House


Project for a weekend house I made . Contextual relations with the water , the functions are divided into there parts . Living area , dormitory and toilet and related functions .
The rendering has a "game realism" that i wanted add to it .
The project was focused on how to generate a house that would work only in the weekend and has an energy consumption that makes it to be sustainable on different levels . Even if a compact object would work in a better way as a sustainable piece of architecture we cannot take out the human factor that needs esthetics and comfort . In the same time a house or outer architectural objects can work as a sustainable system only until a level ; that is because there is no perpetuum mobile that can reduce the looses of energy in a house to 0 .

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Interpretation





And "So it goes" , mixed up facts , lights , so many things , loud music , people and people , "green" smoke and smoke , different sizes , slow movement trough the crowd and fast thoughts from some beats ; these are some words , propositions and facts that can describe the chaos theory based party nights that are present from from time to time .
The fact that sometimes you can be exposed to multiple and simultaneous events that can have the nature of being both on a sound or "music " level and as a visual escape level make things to transform from immediate repetition that a "normal" day can offer to an experience of losing the control and starting new pace on the rhythm of the sound .
In places like this the chaos theory works the best ; the mix that such a space can provide is huge and it happens on different levels , from the pissed people to the people that are jumping wild because of the touch of the Dj everything is in a sort of controlled chaos or a chaos that can be looked at as a space that can provide one with what can be considered spectacle and entertainment in the same time . The rhythm is the only element that can give the people the sensation of the connectivity and in some cases the waves of enthusiasm because of the tunes that are played .
Lyrics , tracks and sound waves all blend in the minds of everyone , It is a great spectacle and sometimes you can be faced with two options ; viewing things as a spectacle of sound image and people that are moving and feeling the music and surroundings . The second option is to go inside and to think about the inner universe that can be felt if perception helps one in finding some sort of inner calm in the sea of sound and chaos , things can be reduced from general to singular and moments expand or compress because of the feeling of the moment. It is not easy to "feel" things especially in a moment when lyrics and outer music factors that derive from the high density of musicians dj's or sound makers . All these elements combined can give birth to a strong ,weird, non lyrical , electric , surreal ( depends on the mood or state in witch one can find itself ;) ) , base based , linear , mixed , interlaced ( sounds good ) and social dada cocktail that can keep things in a different or higher mind state for quite a while . Because of all these these factors the importance of what is important can become relative and things can be put in a different balance .
A night out can produce a lot of metaphors and these metaphors can rise or change on some level the way we look at the world .

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Corners




Music



This weekend I went to the Trentemoller dj st that for some needs no comments . The evening started with an sort of warm up from Radar an Amsterdam resident that prepared the ground for what was coming . The sound was techno and cool everyone started enjoying the beats and slowly but surely people let themselves carried away by the intro .
The party has started and being stuck in a crowd can have it's advantages when Trentemoller is passing in front of you to go and prepare his sets .
As a dj he has a lot to offer and his sets where quite different from what can be heard from him in general and the influence of having also a live band can be heard in the way he is mixing things and constructs a diverse musical composition from both contemporary and older elements . The linear sound of progressive house or techno that has the common characteristic of having very few lyrics was blended with some popular tracks that where easy to recognized by the connoisseurs .
The outro of the evening was a continuation of the set by the Amsterdam resident Radar .

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Party ,


Relaxing

Friday, June 6, 2008

No crane no game !

Amsterdam



Thursday, June 5, 2008

texture & models







2'nd time









In some cases is good to make the same trip twice

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Design can be quite complex, it is a place that can bring interesting problems and make the relations that are part of the process quite chaotic in a lot of cases . All the practices that are related to design in any form tend to optimize the way clients and makers interact both in a working relation and as a communication of a specific problem or subject . There is alway a sort of enthusiasm related to the start point of a project , relation or design process that can be quickly overturned by all sorts of problems that are routed in the unseen areas of a project that is in progress . In some cases the continuum line that a project should follow after the initial phases or starting points is interrupted by all sorts of unexpected problems that can be looked at as mistakes or simply as points that could not be anticipated in the early stages of development . The same functional recepy can be applied in all sorts of different field that have the common way of working . parallel lines that imply the same sort of type of operations but with different technical requirements can be seen or looked at as the features tat combine the things together and make them to be distant and related . A design process can be similar in a lot of cases with the process of putting a film together; the director is a designer that has to work with related tools that shape the outcome of things . A movie is a "designed bubble"( Tom Ford ) where the director has to control the process and make things become pragmatic and interrelated on different levels .
The beginning of every project brings elements together and puts the people that are implied into it in intense situations that have to deal with the problems of making things more connected and part of a relation between what can be considered the main or the specific feature of the project and the design statement that has to come
out of the main concept . The way a project is approached and the way things have to work both as routine and as part of the main plan . An important element that has to be thought of in the fact that there are a lot of auxiliary persons that have to take care of the things , details and management of the project in account .
In a lot of cases design can be seen in the form of an object or different forms but in some cases things can be quite different and change from one form to the outer and the process can define the outcome of what can be done and how it defines itself both in the case of a designed object and in the case of an designed second reality like in the example of a movie .

Process, Results