Monday, December 28, 2009

High Line Update: 30th Street Cut-out

I just got my latest email from the High Line folks, and there were some photos of what's happening in Section 2. It looks very exciting. Above is a photo of a construction worker cutting through the concrete for the 30th Street Cut-out. Below is a rendering of what its going to look like. Here's what the High Line folks have to say about it:

Construction on the second section of the park, from 20th Street to 30th Street, is progressing on schedule, with planting set to begin this summer...The removal of the concrete [in the 30th Street Cut-out] will expose the High Line's steel framework, while an elevated viewing platform will bring visitors in close contact with the steel beams. Design by James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Stempel Form

I like these guys. I came across them while browsing job listings on Archinect. (And no, I'm not dropping out of school, just curious what sorts of jobs are out there these days...)

Stempel Form is a three branch architecture firm involved in a whole range of projects - in addition to architecture - such as public installation, product design, sculpture, ceramics, community development. Their third branch specifically is a non-profit dedicated to assisting communities in creating sustainable growth patterns, as well as educational and public outreach opportunities.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Bela Borsodi's Alphabet

I stumbled across these great alphabet photos the other day, by photographer Bella Borsodi. Taken from the Art Department.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Plant Frame

Strange happenings afoot in the studio during our final days of the semester.

New York Circus Student Winter Show '09

Here are some photos from the New York Circus Arts Student Winter Show, I performed in last Saturday night.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


In honor of my 100th post, I give you this video.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Rotating Kitchen

rotating kitchen from Zeger Reyers on Vimeo.

installing the rotating kitchen from Zeger Reyers on Vimeo.

Thanks Aliza for sending me this link to this strange piece by artist Zeger Reyers, now on view at the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf as part of their Eating the Universe. Food in Art exhibit.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Emerging Basswood Model

Getting ready for the final review for Studio with a beautiful Basswood model of my project.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

New White Fire Escape

I thought someone was breaking in to my apartment when I saw a man on my fire escape, but in fact he was just giving it a fresh coat of white paint. It looks so much nicer than it did before. I think the red one across the street is pleased with this change as well.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Central Park South - A Thing!

I was on my way back from an appointment, when I noticed, out of the corner of my eye, through the trees, something in front of the south entrance of Central Park. It seemed friendly, so I went and had a look.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Mister New York

Click here to see Mister New York!

"Mr. New York broadcasts short documentary films that engage, educate and encourage viewers to become involved in the culture of New York City. Each episode provides a unique perspective on the authentic, the seedy, steamy and edgy parts of the city.

The people in our films are at the forefront of social and cultural change in New York, and by extension, the world. Our subjects are from all walks of life: musicians, artists, writers, entrepreneurs; the down-right fascinating, off-the-wall, under-the-bench, out-in-the-streets, over-the-top, true New Yorkers.

This is the New York we intend to illumine: always diverse, always changing."

Monday, November 16, 2009

Models for Firewood

Its very cold in our studios. Its getting desperate.

Sunday, November 15, 2009


As I've been working with and researching cubes as part of the design for the house I'm working on in studio class, I decided to watch this movie, Cube. Its actually pretty stupid, and the acting is horrible, and I'm sorry to say that I did indeed watch the entire thing.

Here's the basic story line: 6 people awaken to find themselves trapped in a giant labyrinth of shifting rooms that are cubes. There are doors on each side that lead to new rooms, some with deadly traps, each marked with a number that contains a code as to the room's placement and line of movement along a Cartesian coordinate system. The people trapped inside must work together and solve the puzzle to find their way out and avoid the deadly traps!

Please don't watch it. Its so bad. But please feel free to watch the trailer if you're intrigued.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Olafur Eliasson

I can always rely on Talkitect to lead me to something spectacular... Here's a video of Olafur Eliasson, one of my favorite artists, talking about his work.

"Many of his best-known works explore architecture and the mechanics of perception, almost as if the fantastical imaginings of Buckminster Fuller were reinterpreted by a cognitive scientist."
- Michael Joseph Gross, New York magazine

More Models for the House

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Upside Down

My other obsession besides for architecture is hanging upside down. Gracefully if possible.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Chrysler or Empire?

You decide. Which one is your favorite? Leave your answer in a comment below...

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Looking At...

Gerhard Richter's drawings...

Tony Smith's sculptures...

Fred Sandback's sculptures...

Marcel Duchamp's door

Seattle Public Library by OMA

And Steven Holl's addition to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City

Just some things I've been looking at as research for school. Don't ask me how they're all connected to each other.

Monday, October 12, 2009