Showing posts from June, 2019

Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas "Be Fearless In The Pursuit Of What Sets Your Soul On Fire." - Jennifer Lee What sets your soul on fire? What makes you want to run further, faster? What leaves you speechless and makes you forget to breathe? I have many, science and the stars have always captivated me. I love to read and when I put my mind to it, exercise always keeps my spirits up. However, traveling has opened my eyes to all of the above and so much more. ~ ~ ~ Friday, June 21, 2019 On the road again! We drove to Austin and arrived within 3 hours or so. We checked into our Airbnb and rested for a little bit. It was a cozy, one bedroom apartment for 2 nights, that came out to $209. It's probably the same price as a hotel but it's much more space. Fully furnished kitchen and living room, as well as a pool and grill. This was the first time we got the key by just walking in and getting it out of the kitchen drawer. Of the 7 or 8 times we rented through Airbnb, we a

First Trip of Summer 19'

May 19, 2019 Hot Springs, Arkansas View from Hot Springs Mountain Tower                                                              Our first trip of the summer! On the road again! From Houston, it took about 6 hours and 30 minutes to drive there. Then tack on 30 minutes to an hour to stop and eat. It wasn't bad though. A lot of green and open fields. We made a game of counting churches and fields of animals that we saw. It didn't help that I took the back way into the neighborhood. I added a good 15 minutes.. Oops! I blame my GPS though. Condo Balcony overlooking lake Desoto Hot Springs Village is a quiet and very peaceful neighborhood. Waking up to this view in the morning is so calming. We took the inflatable kayak but it was just a bit too cold for our taste to get in... The first night there we decided not to waste any time and check out the downtown life.  We walked all the way down bathhouse row before choosing Diablos Tacos and Mezcal. I

ARCH Studio Project

       I love traveling and seeing the world but it doesn't come free. I work a 9 to 5 job that pays the bills and is fortunately in my career field. I'm blessed to say there is a lot of growth and opportunity for me there. During school I work as much as I can but sometimes it's tough and here's why. Starting a New Project Project 1: First step concept models Rough foam board concept models We start by thinking about Program and the general areas that would be defined as public or private. For example Living room vs. bedroom. On the far left you can see where I highlighted these areas in pink and yellow. Then we have Spaces . In the model just below that you can see I began to create voids where the pieces pulled apart. Next, Structure. I decided I wanted the model to have a continuous structure and even bay sizes. In the next model down you can see the Circulation starting to define some of the architectural moves and the general way in which I would