to make.

Thursday 12 April 2012

One problem with being an architect is that you can pour your heart and soul into your drawings, but at some stage, you need to hand it all over to someone else. For someone who's been making and crafting since a wee tot, this is a little frustrating. It's not necessarily due to control-freak-itis (although there might be a bit of that too- I'm convinced some builders think I just draw things for fun). I just think there's so much to learn through the process of making. You find out what the material wants to do, what works, what doesn't work and why. You can test different solutions and the decision making process becomes fluid and continuous.

I spotted these student built installations which made me rather jealous. It's not often we're given the opportunity to physically create a space. Short of doing an apprenticeship in multiple trades, these look like the next best thing.

The Third Space by the Interior Architecture students at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich made from thousands of cable ties. Images via Dezeen.

Fifth year Architectural students at California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo built this hammock style seating for an exhibition of their own work. Images via CoDesign and Archdaily.

SKINS is a permanent ceiling installation by the Undergraduate students at The University of Melbourne. Project lead by Eugene Cheah. Images via Bates Smart Journal.


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