Well… as I usually try to design something - hopefully unique - I have no time to digitize all my workflow on my diploma. Darn… I have a LOT of ideas how it could be presented through diagrams and explanatory graphics. If I could do mitosis, then I’d have the capacity to do all of those graphics. I can only hope that I’ll have the mood to do after my state examination.
Some fun facts:
I’ve already sketched full almost a whole roll of tracing paper.
There were more then 10 different versions for the building during it’s evolution, getting better and better. Its really fun to review the process.
The architectural program was changed twice during consultations with the chief architect of the district and my university tutors, but the main character is still based on the very first idea.
Its going to be shaped like a chipped pebble, referring to the Duna river right next to it, so it will have some progressive style, i hope.
And its going to be fully cladded by Corten.
I have 3 weeks left until the final submission. Still lot things to do. Fingers crossed. brr… :D
Currently I’ve been putting out fires all around myself, including several running occupational hazardous tasks, and trying not to incinerate myself during this nice activity. Beside this, I have a pursuit to make a new tumblr thread for my developing diploma, where I could show how I set out a building in a cheesy-contemporary urban context. Fingers crossed, and as always : hope the best!
-My main school project need to be updated until next week, since my teachers suggested some modifications - regarding it’s main ideology behind - that I considered, so I try to improve the design in that way. -We got a design test (homework) to design a camp for the Hungarian Surf Club. The funny thing the site location is on the private island Eori, Fiji. :) -At the company, I’ve been working on an old historical building renovation and utilization in the very downtown of Budapest. The building itself has a beautiful history, but unfortunately at this phase I need to keep that secret for some unnamed reasons…
Well, these tasks requires lots of creative thinking which is pretty overwhelming. Usually I like to work alone and aloof from the world, however I could use some second hand opinion right now, to be honest…
Anyway, I want to upload some thigies about these stuff next week. Hopefully I will able to present some acceptable quality here.
Until then, here are my latest renders one of our running job-project: …
Generally lack of time, but have been trying to improve my viscom skills somehow. Certainly, in compare of my earlier stuff here it’s maybe not that significant progress, but I feel more confident in this field and thats count as an achievement in my opinion.
So here are my latest renders. Used sketchup, v-ray, and ps to get these stuff. Some attempts to get clear and drafted type of look at the same time, but definitely sharp. The interiors were my first attempt to catch such mood (still a lot to learn). Shoots taken for our upcoming ‘2bedroom-2bathroom’ mini-loft attic apartment.
And the roof terrace was rather just a play how could we utilize it.
Anyway, lately I’ve started to faintly feel it is time to move on and change application for this. Sketchup has serous boundaries and playing with post-processed demands heck of a time. Maybe Max or C4D, since both can be greatly used for architectural visualization. It’s gonna be a rough round, because as I’m getting old (haha) I’m starting to get bored all the sitting in front of the machine self-teaching myself. Well, we’ll see. I just hope that my earlier Maya experience will do good service during leveling my viscom up…
My main project is stand in the finish line. After long nights of thinking, and the final ideas and solutions combined, so they started to take shape in the past two weeks. Now, I’ve been in the final design and visualization phase, therefore as i promised some updates will come soon on this matter!
On the other hand; after years of wistfulness, I finally recieved a wacom tablet as a gift from my sister and her husband for Xmas (as all my savings spent on my a new and first laptop, lol). I barely remember the firts time i came across with that medium, but it was love at first glance. And now it’s on my table. Amazing feeling! However it’s incredibly difficult to use, despite it seems easier to draw with than a mouse. Anyway, I’m going to improve my skills on that gadget, cuz’ i have important plans with that… As soon as my main exams passed I think I’ll make a new tumblr to have a doodle showcase of some sort or stuff like that. w00t
I’m working on my major school project lately. I’m designing a medium sized multi-storey apartment building for upper-class people in the hearth of Budapest. Sadly that’s only a study (it won’t be built), but ‘fortunatelly’ i selected a fckn difficult plot for the course, so i’m going to learn a lot from it. Hopefully…
So as the deadline coming quickly, i’m on this, and i’ll try to upload here some content about that, just to document some of it and share my experiences.
You know those videos on youtube “how to architect“…well, the creator, Mr.Doug Patt is on Tumblr now (@nice to have you around Sir) and he wrights about (another, of many many lists around)…
…Top 20 reasons to be an architect
1. It’s a noble pursuit. It takes years of study and hard work to be a reputable professional.
2. Architecture is prodigious. It is a noun and verb, an object and action. It is ubiquitous. It’s what we make, use and admire. It is everything and nothing and we get to be a part.
3. If it motivates you, architecture involves a wide array of learning and skills: philosophy, sociology, psychology, material science, engineering, mathematics, history, construction, reading, writing, and drawing.
4. The work has a massive impact on the creator. To stand in front of a building and be the reason it exists is rewarding.
5. The impact of a building is like momentum in a sporting event. You can’t see it, but you know it’s there.
6. Architects are generally creative every day. They may not design, but they use their minds more than most.
7. Architecture is a source of fascination. It is mythologized. It makes great dinner party conversation.
8. You have the power to inspire.
9. Architects work with people. If you don’t like people there are ways to hide too.
10. Architecture keeps people safe, i.e. you keep people safe.
11. Architects are like Oz. They remain anonymous and yet provide what people need.
12. It’s a highly prized skill, not always appreciated, but quietly revered. And it’s yours forever.
13. Architects learn every day.
14. Architects take ideas and turn them into buildings.
15. If you don’t want to be an architect, but are trained as one, you can pursue all kinds of other creative professions like product design, drafting, illustration, interior design, graphic design, physical model making, virtual model making, furniture design, landscape architecture, building, etc…
15. You get to draw.
16. You get to learn how things go together, come apart, function and fail.
17. You get to immerse yourself in intellectually stimulating environments like universities where a broad range of thinking is supported, accepted and encouraged.
18. The company you keep with the living and the dead is like non-other. There’s nothing like learning from or sparring with an architect.
19. Architects make something out of nothing.
20. Architects are like great painters. They take something simple like a pear and, with paint, make it more beautiful than it actually is. Just think of a building as a functional box. Then think of how beautiful great architects make them.
Nowadays I’ve been working on 6 kitchens and 10 bathrooms for the company’s apartment renovations in the office. The deadlines keep me pushing these projects, however sadly the funders’ money talks, not really the actual creative deeds, if i may, what often needs neutral states of mind, alternating ‘loop-thinking’ and brainstorming approach of the matter to think through the design aspects of aesthetics, usability and cost efficiency as a long term investment to make this world a better place to live. Apparently I’m a bit (too) concerned, but I’ll try to achieve something unique there. Well, sooner or later everything will reveal themselves. (Before/after photo posts will tell this story shortly.)
On the other hand, I was thinking about my upcoming paradigm shift in the last few days. I figured out that just the implemented acts defines a man nor his imaginary, and his greatness could be measured only by virtues rather than luck, I think. Life is symmetrical. You’ll get what you put into it or invest into it if you like. It’s fundamental to stay positive in every circumstances and go with the flow.
Another quite much time spent on doing stuffs. Lately I have been busy with my studies, and my job got back to be only the second on the priority list. I think it is necessary - i need to progress w/ my studies. Luckily the diploma is getting into horizon, which is pretty good feeling after these years.
To get to the point. I had another test. This was the last one on this semester, the fourth. We needed to design an apartment tower - so called, in the middle of the Great Plain, here in Hungary. Actually the site was fictional, just the idea was there: design a building with vertical setting and install it on a huge vast plain ground, what has not got any particular.
After struggling with all of my scheduling problems, i decided to do some more serious job, than before during these tests. Fortunately after 2 years of non-design intermission I’m slowly getting all my forgotten skills back - or at least i feel something like that. (Designing with given materials is different than make something out of nothing. At my job our team working on old building renovations to meet the present people’s demand, and of course to save as much as we can from all of the historical legacy we have already had all around us. But i think this should need a proper post later…) So, as i already experimented with prefab’ buildings half and a year ago, i decided to move on into that direction at this time - just the matter of energy saving. Being eco is awesome! Moreover i was curious, too… :)
Anyway, i’d rethought the former concept knowing the given details what the task required. There were a 42x42m big orthogonal raster made by 6x6m big smaller squares. That means 49 pcs of 6x6 plots, as you noticed. Now design 16 building on that 42by42 area using the facts that none of the building’s gross area could be bigger than the plot itself, a car needed to be parked inside the plot border, and the building disposition could be anything. We had to detail only one element of the whole dwelling idea. Vertically the building could be any tall. It’s simple as that…
And here is my idea:
These towers made of 6x6x3m blocks. Every block has different function. The layout planned to be usable, sustainable, and flexible during everyday usage. The blocks order is variable - depends on the ‘buyer’s’ need and his purse size, of course. Therefore with these technology any size and kind of building could be build, with a small limitation comes from formal issues, thats a given compromise. All buildings can be extend upwards with extra blocks later on, as the owners wish, or when the first baby arrives into a young family. Nice isn’t it? :D As you can see below, using these structures makes quite interesting spaces as we put them together - rather fictional than rational…
Is there no lift, isn’t it? It’s compact and conceptual. And an elevator costs hack of a money in compare of these buildings. Being eco… blah-blah. To tell you the truth, there was no space for an elevator. 36sqm gross is fairly not enough for serious business. Although following this line I think amazing mega- and giga-structures can be imagined.
I’ve already had some ideas…
ps. sorry for the non-translated text on the boards, i’s lack of humor to change them on the original files.
I’ve found it out (again) that every design process has to be preluded by abstract ideas. Last week we had this test at the university to design a petrol station. We had 2 days to reinterpret the concept of a usual gas station, the site was fictional, but with given preferences. There was not determined that it has to be a franchise or a stand alone type of station.
So I started to think what a petrol station is all about. It’s a necessary facility, but not so green. Nor ‘blue’ to follow the 201x trends, hah. Usually a man spends 10-15 mins there, have a piss, maybe buy a coffee and some rubber, just to be prepared in front of his mistress. The building does not have to be nice or elegant, but cheap, functional, easy to use and maintain - I think, because the ppl stop by doesn’t really want to take pleasure to see fascinating architectural solutions, just stretch their limbs and smell some fresh air/smoke. My idea was to create some passive building covered with solar cells, shaped like shading trees. The hexagonal shapes seemed to be useful to create a proper self-supported structure for the canopy. Done. But I got this open question inside of me: a passive gas station - diesel versus green-energy? Sounds like controversial, right? Actually I don’t even believe that petrol will be sustained in the future as a solution of fuel, if you know what i mean.
Needless to say that due to my everyday stress what I get at work my ideas gotten completely killed, however at the beginning I thought I was gonna kick some ass. Did not happen. As you see the building itself is nothing worth to mention, lol. I felt empty and burned out during the planning process. So I was failed on the composition, or at least I felt that…
Therefore - haha - I got this idea ‘why don’t I experiment some new mixed type of visualization?’. I wanted to create something retro-futuristic, but fresh in appearance. Although the building has this strange character, and - as I gave the vignetting, noise and chromatic aberration effects on the pictures - they were transformed into something like scanned imgs from a vintage magazine from the early ’80s.
Check it out:
Well, my main problem is here that I’m lack of creativeness lately. Probably cuz’ the everyday job is required a totally different behavior from me and my gears got rusty. It’s different to meet with the clients’/authorities’ demands than ‘shoot the stars’. There was no chance for actual executions, everything was kept in mind, not appeared on paper or on else. Fortunately this is changing right now! My superiors have found out, that my strong side is the designing and visualization. Finally. Need to be more productive! :)
I’ve made a new decision. This blog going to be all about my interests, not just about architecture and arch related things, but my other field of interest, the design, including general design, media design, webdesign and stuff like that.
So, I continue with wherewedowhatwedo. I still find that interesting to see where and with what circumstances people can work. This is part of a ‘social’ aspect, i think - to get the viewers involved ‘our’ everyday life. On the other hand there are some interior design aspects in those photos as well… maybe could be handy if you gonna alter your workspace.
Thx for reblogging and following me! I’m really glad you like my works. Actually I’m new here at tumblr, so am still workin’ on the appropriate blog, so it’s still in testing phase - with some old pics. Some updates will come soon. Rite’ after my important exams! :P
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I tend to collect here all my creation, pictures, sketches, thoughts about my professional deeds like a protfolio to show you how I work and think about architecture, design and what these things serve, about humans. Hope you like it!