Friday, March 30, 2012

Habitat For Humanity

Wow - haven't updated this in awhile! Well, school is coming along, studio is starting to take shape. My partner Britt and I are designing a sustainable home for Habitat for Humanity, for a national design competition. Thought I had posted pics from some of our review stuff, we have critiques almost every week so i have a few presentation boards, I'll show you all the updated ones soon. All I have for you now Is some perspective shots that I made tonight.

Our design concept for our house came from the idea of flexible and economic spaces, using the home constantly in a 24 hour period, not leaving any space 'dead'. The design guidelines for the competition ask for a house that is 1,070 square foot home with 3 bedrooms and 1 1/2 bath. Our home, with our flexible economic space strategy is only 648 square feet. The thought is that during the night you can pull your beds and bedrooms out to sleep in, in the morning the beds and bedrooms slide out of the way and that floor space that was the bedrooms now becomes the living and dining areas. In my head it works, and it adds up to that 1,070 square feet, even though it isn't. I believe that if you can use a 300 square foot space in two different functions, that makes it like a 600 square foot space. This is how our home came to be so small.

Soon enough I will post some floor plans to show how this idea works on the interior, but right now you just get exterior views, sorry suckers. To give you some sort of proportion, the home is 18' x 36'

Working with a flexible facade system that can slide and flip up and transform spaces outside of the home. Check er out. Still not all finalized, but the ideas are there.


Friday, March 23, 2012


Found out today my old and favorite architecture professor Samantha Krukowski posted some of my work from my semester with her on flickr, thought I would share -- also included on this link are other student projects from that same semester.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

More Bailey Pics


Chicago pt 3

The last day of our trip was spent checking out more Frank Lloyd Wright projects in Oak Park. Amazing homes still standing beautiful and strong, what a great architect.

This one is definitely my favorite of the Oak Park homes, the amazing brickwork and continuity of horizontal lines, without repetition, is just amazing

This lady playing with dogs in front of Frank's house --- found out later it wasn't her house! hilarious!


Chicago pt 2

Sky Deck day

Tessia (classmate of mine) and I went up to the sky deck one day while in Chicago, the observation deck at the  top of the Willis Tower (previously Sears Tower). Crazy fun!

This was a glass ledge that hung off the side of the building, with a glass floor cantilevering  1,300 feet in the air. Nutso! I didn't think it would be so nerve-racking to stand on, but turns out it did make a me a little uneasy.


Chicago pt 1

Our studio class got a chance to take a second field trip this semester! This is a first for one of my studios, so I am really excited to visit another city.

Got a chance to see Mies Van Der Rohe's Farnsworth House on the way to Chicago, but unfortunately the house was closed for the season so we had to look at it from the road

Gehry's amphitheater design -- last time I saw it the sun was out, this sets the mood a lot differently. Still would love to thrash a face melting solo on this stage though.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie house - what s considered his culmination of his famous 'prairie house' style. However, I always feel really uncomfortable in his designs because Frank was only 5'-2" and liked to design his homes to that scale, so I always feel so big inside of them

Tour guide

Pretty fun Irish band that we caught out one night.

The 'stance' --- apparently the way Chicago-ans eat their hot dogs? I'd say that I mastered it.


Wood Project continued...

Continuing work on my wood project, though of course I cannot show you final pics of it all finished and together --- just use your brilliant imaginations!


Been awhile (again)

Apologies for the lack of postings lately, but in classic fashion, here are a bunch right in a row.

A few weeks ago Kwon and I stopped by at home to see the new puppy! Bailey, we miss u!