Tuesday, October 18, 2011

File to Fabrication 2

Just another Laser Cutter building....

This is the exact template I use right before we place the 1/16" thick chipboard into the laser cutter --- Cyclone colors! Yellow reads as just an 'etching line,' and red reads as a 'cut line.' Simple stuff yeah?


Sunday, October 16, 2011

File To Fabrication

My Own Worst Enemy -- the Laser Cutter

So I have been working with our school's laser cutter for the last few weeks, making digital models and printing them to make 3d models on our in-house laser cutter. I'm getting better, but I'm no expert. My greatest feat yet is the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse, a building which faces our site in Boston. I'm building it at 1/16" = 1'-0" scale for our large site model in class. Check 'er out.

The Digital file I made -- drawing it as separate pieces that will hopefully fit together like a glove!

 Final Model!


Saturday, October 15, 2011

Madrid Bridge

Took a trip down to Madrid the other day to check out a sweet new bridge. The design is fairly reminiscent of a project I had last year, so I just had to see it. Now at this point, I'm just waiting for the architect/engineer to contact me and thank me for the great idea, we'll see how that turns out....

Remember this guy?  

Little Guy

Check out our tiny little 'Massing' Model  



 Made some sketches of our building/concept for our review last Monday, apologies for not posting until now... (Click any to see enlarged)

View from inside bridge

Ariel View

Ariel View

Interior Perspective B&W

Interior Perspective Color


Sunday, October 9, 2011

Keeping up with the Jones's

Site work is beginning to happen on my design for the Jones Residence! Mass Excitement! Once again I want to thank them for giving this great opportunity, I'm looking forward to this all coming together nicely!

Thanks to Mama and Pops for taking these photos for me while I prepare for an all-nighter in studio!

From the front



Pushing towards the review tomorrow!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Studio works...

Continuing to work away on my studio project, having lots of conversations/collaborations with my group mates and my professor Cham.

Red Wanting Blue

Managed my time enough the other day to go and see one of my favorite bands play here in Ames - Red Wanting Blue. What an amazing time! During the show, one of my friends even asked his girlfriend to marry him, that is how awesome this band is.....and she said yes!

This place was packed to the brim

The man getting down on one knee!


Tuesday, October 4, 2011


A random vignette sketch developing ideas of our project into drawn form, fun!


Pops and I spend a good night drawing on chalkboards for a friends wedding