Thursday, April 29, 2010

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Found This While Going Through Some Old Files

This is a painting I made 5 years ago.

Acrylic on Canvas
Spring 2005

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010


Light Fall
Installation, Spring 2007
In collaboration with Tanaz Moddaber

A multi-layered curtain of hair was suspended outside the house, across two support columns of the elevated subway track in Brooklyn, New York.  The curtain of hair becomes a landscape through which one can traverse, and is a physical manifestation of the vibrations and wind created by the subway just outside of a bedroom window.  At first it is observed from a distance.  After observation, complete submersion.

In addition to assisting with the installation, my role was to photograph the hair and record a video of Tanaz submerging herself in the hair.  To the right are still frame images from the video are shown on the upper right.

Tanaz, if you're reading this...I miss you and I'm coming to visit you in Berlin!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Test Ramp Renders

These are some really simple unofficial test renders of the library floor slabs and ramps as they are right now.

Modeled in Rhino and rendered using V-Ray for Rhino.

Next step, facade and structure. And bathrooms.
Click here to read about the concept. And here to see some diagrams.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Thursday, April 15, 2010

MVRDV Brabant Library

The music is a bit scary, but this is really cool.

The animation of the never realised plan for a central library for the Dutch province of Brabant. The project ran from 2000 - 2001 and is published in KM3 (Actar, Barcelona) and of course on the MVRDV website.

Library Facade

Just some sketches, ideas, and inspiration.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Tommy Guerrero

Photo via

Skateboarder + Musician = Tommy Guerrero = GOODNESS


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Library Site Sun Study

A study of the position of the sun on the corner of 23rd St and 10th Ave in Manhattan, the site for the library I'm designing in school. The smaller pauses are on every hour from 9am to 5pm. Where you see a more drastic change in the lighting is where it is switching seasons. First is winter, then Spring, Summer, and last is Autumn. Made using Google SketchUp.

(See that floating cylinder and odd looking swirling ramps? Yeah, um that's the beginning of the library. Well, you'll just have to check back in 5 weeks to see how it turns out. I still have no idea myself.)

Friday, April 2, 2010

CAC Facade

These are photos of the exterior of the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, Ohio - a museum for exhibiting progressive contemporary art, but not collecting it.
Designed by Zaha Hadid.
Read Part 1 of this post here.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Urban Krag

My friend Jordan recently moved to the Oregon District, a historic neighborhood near downtown Dayton, Ohio (near where I grew up). Its a neat little neighborhood. The best part about it is The Urban Krag - its this really old church that has been transformed into a rock climbing gym, right next door to Jordan's house (which happens to be the oldest house in the neighborhood).