Monday, October 31, 2011

New Haven Site Montages

In studying our site for studio, more about which you can read here, I have composed these photo montages of the street view from both ends of the site.  Click on them to enlarge.

And below are a few of my favorite photos of the day, walking around the area.

Yale Art Gallery by Louis Kahn, with Richard Serra sculptures in the sunken courtyard.

Yale Repertory Theater, and just to the left of it is the Yale Center for British Art, another Louis Kahn building.

Nice roofs.

See the all those skylights in the top right of the photo?  That's the roof of the Yale Center for British Art.

There are a lot of walled in courtyards, which make for some interesting street views such as this.

And this.

Another walled in courtyard, with people sitting outside of it.

Another street view of the Yale Center for British Art, with beautiful orange barrels framing the view.

And this is our site.

Monday, October 24, 2011

More Paneling Tools Studies

These images are a continuation of the studies with Paneling Tools I have been working on in our Advanced Computing course at SSA.  I've been trying to connect two sets of points in different ways, and to understand how to take control of the properties of the points so that I can control the outcome of how they are connected.  Some of the examples use the pyramid option in Panel 3d Grid, and some use a custom object with the Panel Custom 3D Variable command.  

I've also been learning how to play around with the viewport settings in Rhino 5, which is supercool and makes it easy to get amazing looking images really fast.  

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Eero Saarinen's TWA Terminal

Thanks to Open House New York, the old TWA terminal at JFK Airport, designed by Eero Saarinen, was open to the public for just three hours last Sunday.  The terminal has been sitting empty for quite a while, and I was thrilled to have the chance to finally walk through the long tunnels from the Jet Blue terminal into this futuristic concrete creation.  Eventually the building might be converted into a boutique hotel, so this may have been the last chance for the public to get a glimpse of what it looked like when it was a functioning airport terminal.  However, according to this article on NewYorkology, there has also been talk of creating regular visiting hours on certain days of the week, so perhaps it won't be long until we can visit again.