I don’t want to be back home and I don’t want to be back at work and I don’t want to be back at uni I want to be back at Splendour in the sun everyday drinking beer and eating Doritos and dancing and laughing in camp chairs and being with the same great people everyday day.
→ 18 Jun 14 at 5 pm
Final model for this semester of architecture! Black boxboard, balsa and white card, hand cut.
Our brief was to build a habitable bridge with 2 programs drawn out of a hat at random, I got DVD rental and Brothel (wasn’t exactly what I pictured I’d be designing in this course).
The defining elements are divided into self-supported ‘pods’, penetrating through 2 levels of winding decking that wraps around the edges of each individual pod. Each pod (seen from upper-decking level) is stacked upon another below (corresponding to the bottom level of decking), so that the categorically organised decking system above (accessed from the cliff and the bank) defines and simultaneously hides the segmented labyrinth below (accessed through the stepped tunnels.) The decking allows the users to navigate between and around each pod, transporting them throughout the complex and between the terrain.
The typical DVD rental has been recreated as a series of individualised ‘viewing rooms’, like a public jukebox with a digital library of movies, for the user to experience as an individual or a collective. Each viewing room sits above the top decking at varied level, which then defines the brothel - these organised spaces above, correlate below to create a hidden underworld. Each room of the brothel is dictated by the viewing room/s above, but are instead entered initially through a narrow decline through the tunnel, which breaks out into a singular path stretching over the open water to reach space.
What is that one thing that you've been putting off that you'd like to let go of? What's been one of the most defining and character changing moments of your life? Who has changed your life significantly? What is the greatest lesson you've learned so far? What’s been the one most consistent thing in your life? What makes you matter in this life?
These are making me think! I’ve been putting off telling someone that what they are doing isn’t fair to me. I’m halfway there though so that’s a start. I think the moment when I moved away from dad’s to mum’s and went to a new school and met new people, this changed me significantly. I met new friends that are now like family to me, I realised my step mum was the problem, not me, and I realised many old ‘friends’ didn’t deserve my time, and I didn’t want theirs. This group of mates have made life better in every single way. I think the greatest lesson I’ve learnt is from my dad is to always be grateful for what you have, because there are always those less fortunate than you. It’s not uncommon advice, but It helps when perceiving a situation, because often the situation cannot change but the perception can, and this then dictates your response. The most consistent thing in my life has been my grandparents - their constant advice, love, wisdom and experience that they give me year after year. This last one is hard, but I think experiencing as much as I can makes me matter. I want to get to the end of my life and be happy with what I’ve done.
I want to hear your answers to these!