I’m not sure whether this is motivation or procrastination, to be perfectly honest. I know for sure that Yahoo Answers is procrastination, but answering people’s fish questions is so fun.
Helvetica is a glorious font.
Anyway, I’ve been studying (and by studying, in this case I mean looking at photos) plant cells. They’re awesome! There are some amazing microscopic photos on flickr. Anyway, I’m going to use a tessellating plant cell pattern for the screening devices in my building. Or whatever. I was going to do coool patterns from grass shadows, but apparently that’s too literal or some bullshit. I think it’s just as abstract as using plant cell patterns, but just slightly less pretentious. But whatever. I obviously have to learn to be more pretentious to be a fancy architect. WHATEVS.
It’s pretty cool though. Plant cells are awesome!
|In other news I want these shoes:
They’re on special at Red Stripe. I think I will go and buy them on Saturday. And maybe get my ear re-pierced up in the top bit. It’s officially cold enough that I’m not interested in swimming! And Redstripe is so rarely a reasonably priced place with things that are relevant to my interests. Maybe I’ll never buy those buckle up boots that I so badly wanted when I was 16, but I sure will buy these. According to the website they may only have my size. Joy!
I’ll post pictures of my wanky art screens once I’ve got a tessellating pattern that doesn’t suck ass I’m happy with. And maybe pictures of my wanky building. Actually I like the concept behind this one, it is totally mysterious. Have I mentioned that the more I study architecture, the more I start to feel that architecture isn’t meant to be for people who haven’t studied architecture? This isn’t something I agree with, it just seems to be what all my tutors (or more than half of them) think. Architectural concepts have to be so obscure and so vaguely referenced that somebody who hasn’t studied architecture for years would never, ever understand the meaning behind them. I think it’s sad, and silly. Architecture is for people. If someone who hasn’t studied a day in their life wants to understand their building, they should be able to without having to go and get a degree. There are plenty of awesome buildings that have obvious, blatant symbology, and awesome tactile, interactive parts. Like Casa de Musica in Porto, Portugal. But no! My building isn’t allowed to be so blatant. It has to be poetic. Phooie!
I suppose my name isn’t Rem Koolhaus, so I’ll never be that awesome.
(Seriously, this guy is a celebrity architect and his last name is Koolhaus. Pronounced Cool House. His name is REM COOL HOUSE FOR FUCK’S SAKE. HI I AM AN ARCHITECT MY NAME IS REM COOL HOUSE. Most awesome thing.)