Monday, October 03, 2011

volume and surface

I have returned to academia.
Here is the proof.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

pop up chapel

Next Saturday the lovely folks at Pop Up Chapel are celebrating marriage equality in New York by providing free wedding ceremonies for 24 couples. Architizer held a competition to design the chapel for this event and for once when I said I was going to enter a competition I did it.

You can see the winners here and the runners up here. My entry is below. I'm pretty happy that I was able to put something together in two days so I thought I would share it.

Saturday, December 11, 2010


One of my favorite design competitions to announce winners recently is the ARC International Wildlife Crossing Infrastructure Design Competition. My personal favorite finalist is Zwarts & Jansma with OKRA Landscape Architects, IV-infra and Planecologie (above). You can see more images of their proposal on their website. The Zwarts&Jansma proposal creates a continuous landform bridging over the roadway valley. This proposal seems to have the best seamless wildlife landscape.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Lapsang Souchong

It's like liquid campfire smoke... in a good way.

Lapsang Souchong, unlike most teas, is smoke dried over pine fire giving it a distinctive smokey taste. I just bought this tea for the first time (I learned about it from a tea class at Brooklyn Brainery) and it really is a wonderful tea for the long days/nights of portfolio work I have been doing for upcoming grad school application deadlines. I'm really hoping that I will have long nights of grad school next year where I can also drink lots of tea. The best part about this tea is that since it is highly oxidized and smoked it can be brewed a few times using the same tea and the flavor changes slightly each time.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Sunday, August 15, 2010

up the ante

tomorrow i try for 4 miles

highlights include:

brooklyn heights promenade

a prison

a few churches

and avoiding this hill