after reading my last two posts, one may get the impression that i haven't been working very hard in studio this semester. let me assure you that although the hours are few on paper, i still find myself designing and building models most of the day. now i know with posts retelling a wait in line for hours upon hours and a road trip to kansas city, it may seem like this semester is all "puppy dogs" and "ice cream". to put these assumptions to rest i thought i'd write about the "going ons" as of late.
the college has the privilege of the architect, alberto campo baeza, visiting from madrid this week. his stay has included several lectures and workshops. along with learning from is vast experience, each fifth year studio is in charge of hosting a luncheon for our guest. in true k-state fashion my studio opted for a bar-b-que complete with hot dogs, hamburgers, cole slaw, and baked beans. i felt the different cultures mixed well, as we gave the spanish architect a true k-state tailgate.
also, this week, my studio group and i have continued work on our "ghost town" project for blaine. our idea is to build eight, canvas covered structures that, when connected, will form an outdoor pavilion that can be used for a variety of functions. ideally we'd like each structure to be movable, but having it be mobile as well as stable in the kansas wind is proving challenging. but hey, that's what we as architects do. this weekend will be spent finishing up the drawings and models so we can present them to the town monday. the tall white covered "trees" might be a little "dramatic" for the small farming community, but to quote mr. campo baeza.........
"architecture is not timid, it has a loud voice".