My video from the Gadget Show Live 2012 super theatre showing an awesome robot bird. Awesome.
This pretty much sums up my year, a photo taken immediately after my first half marathon. I was so tired and didn’t know where I was, a good reflection on my architecture training again.
My first graded review was set up as above, the review went well with my only feedback being a spelling mistake.
The design is an ‘Oat Ark’ with community/identity events that happen inside it, but it has a wider impact giving energy to the empty square.
I will post up details and high quality images of my sheets/models in January.
After a year of hard work, at BSA we had two weeks of events varying from assembling the schools summer show to the project that I did, Warwick Bar.
Warwick Bar is part of Digbeth in Birmingham, it is a site (as shown in the pictures above) that has not been touched for over 10 years. Nature is taking back the industrial archaeology of the site with trees literally bursting through the walls of the ex garage on the site.
The site is being turned by Sense City into a 10 year project on sustainable living in Birmingham, a farm to fork project. My idea uses what is already on the site and ties it together with a cardboard tube structure that that defines spaces whilst allowing it to be used as functional growing spaces.
The project continues….
I made my first (and certainly not my last) foray into the independant none multiplex cinema experience yesterday and loved it. The Electric Cinema in Birmingham is the oldest working cinema in England with is art deco interior and exterior and classic ticket stubbs (that put a massive smile on my face.) It was an overall pleasant experience, being able to drink a proper cup of tea while watching a movie is a great experience, it makes it very homely and a nice atmosphere. They also sell a delectable selection of cakes and ice cream that I will delve into the next time I visit which I hope will not be too long away.
We saw Skeletions the Movie a beautiful British film about exposing the skeletons in the cupboard. To quote the film blurb “A pair of travelling salesmen wander in and out of people’s lives, performing a Procedure whereby hidden secrets and lies are exposed. When they arrive at a remote family home and can’t seem to get the job done, they discover that you can’t always get away from your own skeletons.”
Nick Whitfield deserves the awards the film has rightly received and I would wait in anticipation at his next project. This film has just the right amount of comedy with the dynamaic duo of Davis and Bennett and their relationship with themselves and the job and the drama. It even features the talents of Jason Issacs (hello the Jasson Issacs!) as The Colonel who is such a delightful and talented actor. I would try to hunt this film down ASAP sadly though due to the budget you will have to track down the film by clicking the link below or wait for it be released on DVD which it inevitably will.
My girlfriend and I entered the ‘Evans clothing T Shirt design competition for Breast Cancer awareness’ last month and were hopeful of something. Sadly it wasn’t to be the winner was announced here and well done to them.
Therefore I have decided as a legacy item to show our entry on my website to the world. Please respond with your thoughts.
Happy Dads day to everyone, for this year I have created a t-shirt for my dad called ‘Anatomy of a Father.’ An image of a man that has been made out of all the things a father likes. Enjoy.
UPDATE: I know many people question the use of a Dyson on this image, I would agree it is not a mainstay of manhood. Let it be know its presence is there simply because I could not think of any other big brand gadget to make the leg out of. So please let it pass. Btw, Dyson = dead cool.
Finished my first piece of architecture work woop. We had to create an A2 poster showing our understanding of The Collection by Siobhan Davis – I have to confess that I did not enjoy the dance but I generally do not understand modern art. I managed to achieve the second part to notate the dance which did not have the outcome I wanted but it was hard to notate such a fast moving dance easier.
It shall be reviewed tommorow and I shall tell you the feedback, I shall also release a few of the elements for you to view.