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OCT + NOV // Monthly Update

Hello World. This is probably a common habit, starting and not finishing series. I haven’t abandoned the site series, I do really think it is a worthwhile expedition to document the process of construction, and am excited to reach the end of that series someday. (Especially since the actual building for which I am basing the series on is now complete!) But I’m also excited about this new series of ‘Jewel in Landscape’, testing the organic shape of a jewel petal and it’s differing conditions as it interacts with its surroundings.

Since I usually post an update with sketches prior to the test, I thought I’d still post the sketch even though it is now after the post.

Links:

  1. How VR Training in the Workplace is Transforming Learning on the Job
    I think I can buy into this. Finding alternate ways to train workers in our COVID era, especially in the areas of “soft skills” is very valuable. I can definitely appreciate thinking outside of the classroom box, especially if this lifestyle change is here to stay. Giving nurses the hands-on experience they need, or even just office workers the interpersonal skill building they can be using virtually is worth working on. While I think nothing can quite replace in-person relations, the alternative thinking to addressing this current and future problem is really the way to go.
  2. Foster Partners adopts Spot the Boston Dynamics Robot Dog
    Now this is really cool. Technology and construction is so amazing.

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SUMMER + SEPT // Monthly Progress

Sometimes when you spread yourself too thin, things get attention much less frequently. That isn’t to say I have forgotten my pet project. Here I am, renewed and refreshed with a new test and taking a small break from the site series. It seemed like an easy series to keep up, given that I was matching the pace of the build — it is now complete. So I have some catching up to do.

Apart from hustling and bustling between work, side work, side projects, hobby projects and my pet project, I think what’s been a difficult hill to climb is to break out of the comfort zone of illustrative sketches and reach out to learn the tech side of my project. I still have an invested interest in the idea and the technology, but my skill sets lie elsewhere. Suffice to say, I am no tech wiz and I don’t know the slightest about producing an AR app. I suppose my starting an illustrative test series was my way to get started, but now that I’ve reached double digits, it should be about time to step into the cold water.

Quick read today:

This New AR App is Like Minecraft for Drone Pilots
It’s neat that apps like this are cropping up. I imagine the detail callouts for buildings could be viewed similarly, whether from ground level or up above. In either case it involves the mirage of merging the built environment with the virtual environment.

“But the app isn’t just all fun and games. DroneBase believes that AirCraft can be helpful in visualizing construction projects, particularly when using the blocks with building material textures.”

Tommy Palladino, This New AR App is Like Minecraft for Drone Pilots

Expect some more test sketches soon. 🙂

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a test 013

a test 013 –
1 UNIT: Jewel in landscape
OCCUPANCY: Recluse
TYPE(s): architecture, new building
AR/TIFACT(s): 04

A break from the site series because the motivation for upkeep was not present. Refreshing the feel for tests with unusual shapes and complicated details for which AR/tifacts can be extracted.

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JUN // Monthly Update

It goes without saying that I’ve fallen off the update train, down the rabbit hole of distraction.

I came across this reading today, saved over months ago among my endless array of chrome tabs. There are some encouraging thoughts and ideas in there. Once upon a long ago, several of my classmates started this journal, and it’s still going strong today. Talk about encouraging!

On Fiction and Phantasy by Shelby Wright

” It’s the job of architecture to speculate on a potential future reality and provide a path to get there. You have to convince Dorothy that the Emerald City and a wish-granting wizard are at the end of the Yellow Brick Road in order to start her on that journey. “

Even if the potential future reality I’m developing isn’t viable, what’s to stop me from at least finding out for certain? So, why not keep going. It takes a lot of uninterrupted and dedicated energy to start a project, and an even greater amount to keep it going. What keeps you going when you’ve got a pet project?

test 014 sketch

 

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