This was a sketch done on 2012.06.24 at the Baths of Caracalla. It’s the fourth attempt at simplifying down the space that I looked at to a minimal number of lines. It’s unsuccessful in most respects save one: through each iteration of the sketch, my awareness of what I actually intended to draw became higher.

This was a sketch done on 2012.06.24 at the Baths of Caracalla. It’s the fourth attempt at simplifying down the space that I looked at to a minimal number of lines. It’s unsuccessful in most respects save one: through each iteration of the sketch, my awareness of what I actually intended to draw became higher.

a mapping exercise done on 2012.06.22. i struggled for a while figuring out what i should draw there. the place is overwhelming. something about it’s scale fooled me into forgetting about it’s very obvious axial arrangement. perhaps it’s the break of the axis in the southeast corner that leads up to the organ fountain [which we were lucky enough to hear play]. i still lack confidence in representational drawing out in the field which is one of the reasons for me to be here in Rome, but the mapping was an interesting experiment in mixing representational and diagrammatic drawing. and it was FUN!

a mapping exercise done on 2012.06.22. i struggled for a while figuring out what i should draw there. the place is overwhelming. something about it’s scale fooled me into forgetting about it’s very obvious axial arrangement. perhaps it’s the break of the axis in the southeast corner that leads up to the organ fountain [which we were lucky enough to hear play]. i still lack confidence in representational drawing out in the field which is one of the reasons for me to be here in Rome, but the mapping was an interesting experiment in mixing representational and diagrammatic drawing. and it was FUN!

This is the first set of drawings I used during my final presentation for the Buddhist complex project I worked on in studio in the spring of 2012 at the University of Oregon. It was leaps and bounds of improvement beyond the work that I produced in all previous terms. Ideas explored included fiscal sustainability [let’s grow and sell endangered species of butterflies and flowers!], wetland and species restoration, big ROOF, infill, experiential cyclicality, building and site as measuring device, digilog media techniques, plaster, watercolor, Rhino + grasshopper and others. It was a true term of exploration and questioning of what ‘space’ is, how it’s shaped, and, in particular, can I think of sustainable building as something that primarily ignores building science and looks extensively at human experience, social buy-in, and flexibility as primary drivers of sustainability? Can someone help me define this word and approach?

Kinetic architecture has the ability to transform space dynamically whereas non-kinetic architecture transforms space statically. Both aim to create meaningful, inspirational human experience. This project was an attempt to bring a little humanity, whimsy, charm, and fun to what most would perceive to be a difficult situation in which an elderly man begins to lose physical capacity.

This was a sketch done on 2012.06.24 at the Baths of Caracalla. It’s the fourth attempt at simplifying down the space that I looked at to a minimal number of lines. It’s unsuccessful in most respects save one: through each iteration of the sketch, my awareness of what I actually intended to draw became higher.

This was a sketch done on 2012.06.24 at the Baths of Caracalla. It’s the fourth attempt at simplifying down the space that I looked at to a minimal number of lines. It’s unsuccessful in most respects save one: through each iteration of the sketch, my awareness of what I actually intended to draw became higher.

a mapping exercise done on 2012.06.22. i struggled for a while figuring out what i should draw there. the place is overwhelming. something about it’s scale fooled me into forgetting about it’s very obvious axial arrangement. perhaps it’s the break of the axis in the southeast corner that leads up to the organ fountain [which we were lucky enough to hear play]. i still lack confidence in representational drawing out in the field which is one of the reasons for me to be here in Rome, but the mapping was an interesting experiment in mixing representational and diagrammatic drawing. and it was FUN!

a mapping exercise done on 2012.06.22. i struggled for a while figuring out what i should draw there. the place is overwhelming. something about it’s scale fooled me into forgetting about it’s very obvious axial arrangement. perhaps it’s the break of the axis in the southeast corner that leads up to the organ fountain [which we were lucky enough to hear play]. i still lack confidence in representational drawing out in the field which is one of the reasons for me to be here in Rome, but the mapping was an interesting experiment in mixing representational and diagrammatic drawing. and it was FUN!

This is the first set of drawings I used during my final presentation for the Buddhist complex project I worked on in studio in the spring of 2012 at the University of Oregon. It was leaps and bounds of improvement beyond the work that I produced in all previous terms. Ideas explored included fiscal sustainability [let’s grow and sell endangered species of butterflies and flowers!], wetland and species restoration, big ROOF, infill, experiential cyclicality, building and site as measuring device, digilog media techniques, plaster, watercolor, Rhino + grasshopper and others. It was a true term of exploration and questioning of what ‘space’ is, how it’s shaped, and, in particular, can I think of sustainable building as something that primarily ignores building science and looks extensively at human experience, social buy-in, and flexibility as primary drivers of sustainability? Can someone help me define this word and approach?

Kinetic architecture has the ability to transform space dynamically whereas non-kinetic architecture transforms space statically. Both aim to create meaningful, inspirational human experience. This project was an attempt to bring a little humanity, whimsy, charm, and fun to what most would perceive to be a difficult situation in which an elderly man begins to lose physical capacity.

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