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January 25, 2003

fly your thing

This semester all 4th year design students at UF will work on some sort of housing study, some are looking at edge cities such as the burroghs around Orlando and Atlanta, some will look at working with structural and mechanical engineers to fully realize a design and some will take on a competition to re-use an abandoned portion of history. My class in particular will be dealing with a piece of NYC known as the High Line. I is the remains of the old elevated train tracks in New York and from what I can gather, there are several people that thing the tracks should be reworked into something usefull rather than just torn down and scrapped. Mostly they are looking at turning it into a promenade.

What does it all mean?

It means I get to go on a trip to NYC! Our plane leaves on tuesday morning and we shall return on sunday. My first time there I had no idea what to expect and couldn't help running around in a frenzy trying to take it all in at once, I can't say this time will be much different... ;)

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January 19, 2003

defy the laws of tradition

Yes, I would like to think I am one of the brave, but it looks like I fit in, just like the rest. More than a month between posts, eek.

Two weeks ago I started my final semester at UF, taking Color Theory with Bernard Voichysonk, who studied and assisted Josef Albers(1) after he moved to the U.S. from the Bauhaus in Germany. Once I figure out a good way to get the color studies scanned/photographed in a reasonable manner such that the colors won't get skrewed up. In the mean time I have some picture of light studies we have been working on for a dwelling.


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