Friday, January 29, 2010

Out With the Old, In With the New!

These are a selection of drawings and a rendering I presented at our final review. The project was to design a house on a particular site in upstate New York. I chose to make my house a home for 8 children in foster care. Their bedrooms are on wheels, allowing for the children to decide where they want to place them and providing them with the chance to begin to negotiate the boundaries of their own environment. The supporting structure of the floor above is transformed into a climbing net as it descends below into the children's realm. (Click on each photo to zoom in)

Keep checking back for updates on our new current project; a library!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Michel Rojkind

who would you like to design something for…
an ideal project?
a home for the elderly because I don't think we
have questioned enough how we end our lives.
for me it would be very depressing to be taken out of
my home, and into a retirement home, or hospital
and that's the end of your life. I'd like to create
something that helps commemorate a lifetime and
celebrates the knowledge old people have.

from rojkind's interview with designboom on december 8th, 2009

Sunday, January 17, 2010

A Leader In Style

Found in Long Island City. It appears our president is modeling now.

More here.
And here.
And a video here!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Uni-Diversity: Architecture and Coexistence

Can architecture create a harmonious coexistence among people? That's what architects Rami Kopty and Joe Nashashibi are proposing in their project - Uni-Diversity - for the city of Nazareth.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Tziporah's Gift

Look what I got! Tziporah gave me one of her paintings.

Note the piercing eyes.


Monday, January 11, 2010

Doc Ellis & The LSD No-No


Concept for a green roof and facade in Miami, FL

Concept in progress for an event space in Miami, FL.

Beirut Ballroom, concept in progress in Miami, FL.

I came across these guys - Snarkitecture - and I really like some of their work! They are a collaboration between an artist and an architect, based in Brooklyn, and it seems to be working well. All the photos are taken from their website, here.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Tel Aviv-Jaffa

Tel-Aviv-Jaffa from Liron Damir on Vimeo.

A Film by Anat Zeltser and Modi Bar-On, in celebration of Tel Aviv's 100th birthday!
(Israel, 2009, 89 Minutes, Color, Hebrew, English Subtitles)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Big Bird

Finally, I finished this painting! More here.

Its acrylic on clay board, each piece is 5"x7".

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Monday, January 4, 2010

New Year's Resolutions