Transformer Apartment by Vlad Mishin
With 60 square meters (approximately 645 square feet) to work with, Russian designer Vlad Mishin designed the Transformer Apartment which contains several transforming elements. The apartment is separated lengthwise by a massive, faceted wall structure that is made up of black metal framework and plywood that hides away various household functions.
Tensegrity Space frame Light by Michal Maciej Bartosik
Comprised of a four strut lamp module whose geometry is the derivative of a cube.
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I brought all fifteen of my triangles/metal scales/tsquares etc to T’s studio because I decided that I wasn’t going to let my perfectionism hold me back any more.
in my studio that I love-hate and would describe as found object sculpture as architectural proposition my model is by far the most rectilinear and uniform. and that was not the point of taking this studio. so these pieces from printers dropped 60 feet off our studio balcony and this polaroid camera that i picked up on our studio field trip to hanford finally made their way into my high-speed train station, masquerading as dual-functioning vertical egress paths and mechanical building cores housing the rail supports.
and then I was angry. angry about the double-quarter system imposed on my year in the hopes that we would learn to work with others and in time develop very “real” buildings with working integrated systems and angry that no matter how much work I put into this model the most it will ever be in the eyes of others here is a piece of glorified art. angry at the system for betraying me and at myself for buying into this reckless torrent of sleepness nights and camaraderie based often on nothing more than the way you can cover over gray surfaces in photoshop.
but there is more.
there is stepping outside to sit in complete darkness on the couch, sinking in next to you and hearing you say “and there you go planning things again” and having you remind me that these three months are merely a blip in the timeline of my entire life. there is falling asleep in your arms, happy, relieved you would stay even though you saw and heard the worst of me.
and there was joy in the first time I let myself make uncalculated, instinctive additions to this model that has up til now been a shrine of my fastidious obsession with detail and perfection.
there was happiness in being imperfect.
because I don’t believe that every single day needs to be happy, and I don’t believe in manufactured or forced happiness.
because I’m growing up and I don’t want to forget what the in-between feels like.
here’s to 100 days of the happy and the sad and the jealous and afraid and excited and bitter. no sugarcoating, no lies, no false realities.
just one hundred days of my life uncensored in photos and maybe sometimes words.
Pagan Temple -
.dialog between Poseidon & Apollo (lake alice, gainesville, Fl)
On the surface of Lake Alice, a vertical wooden vessel can be found. The Pagan Temple is conceal for the necessity of the God of the Sea (Poseidon) and the God of the Sun (Apollo) to dialog. The result is a Vessel that through form and tectonic expression connects and creates a transition between the water and the sky.
A series of sketches start to seek the sociological form of a temple. Through multiple iterations, the result start to yield the idea of a “Vessel”. Plus the idea of “Verticality” through tectonics + reflections + form.
.program (water + sky)
The Vessel contains two spaces: the lower floor is a place for the connection of water, it provides views only into Lake Alice and an internal fountain. The upper floor is about the connection of the Sun. Therefore it is flooded with skylights and light shafts that continue down into the lower floor. Both spaces are connected by a physical element (stair) and an ethereal element (light shaft).
The construction of the Temple seeks the expression of verticality. Wrapping the vessel with the use of vertical metal structure and vertical wood panels. The exterior and interior image of the Temple is a connection from the water to the sky.