Archive for the ‘Architecture’ Category

About a week ago, Michael Graves’ article entitled “Architecture and the Lost Art of Drawing,” on the continued importance of drawing to architectural practice, was published in The New York Times. In the piece Graves laments the perceived death of drawing at the hands of “the computer.” He is willing to concede the utility of […]


Though it may in the end feature in some of my thesis work, I consider this largely a separate investigation, and potentially one with more relevance to more of the readers of this blog. I have continued a line of investigation into imitating manual drawing techniques with automated processes. Taking advantage of the new “Pen” […]


I haven’t yet decided how I want to manage the social-media-blogging component of my thesis process, which will begin in January when I return for my 10th and final semester. In a way I am inclined to be somewhat schizophrenic about it, with different aspects appearing different places. If that’s the logic I follow, it will probably […]


I haven’t updated in a long time, as I’ve been busy with school and thesis prep. Here are a few brief updates on the latest things I’ve been working on: 1. Studio My studio this last semester was a traveling studio taught by Professor Alex Mergold of Austin Mergold and Alexander Brodsky, the Russian artist and […]


Since January, I have had the pleasure and privilege to work for the artist Sarah Oppenheimer, aiding her in the process of realizing a number of installation pieces. Sarah hired me to apply Grasshopper to a number of problems in the process of preparing her pieces for fabrication, from initial conception and design all the […]


I recently had the honor of being invited, along with three other Cornell students, to design a formal dinner honoring the donors who endow the Architecture Art and Planning Deanship, which is currently held by Kent Kleinman. We were given four weeks to conceive, design, and fabricate the event, specifying any aspect of lighting, decor, […]


Lately I have been experimenting with iteration in Grasshopper. Iteration is often thought to be synonymous with the computer programming concept of a loop, but while the concepts are related, the definition of iteration I will use requires that the results of one iteration are used as the starting point for the next iteration. A […]