I have been up for the past 40 hours living off coffee with extra shots of espresso and skittles along with 20 other of my classmates pulling all-nighters in the studio. It’s not even to the point where this is procrastination; I have put in at least 50+ hours on this project over my non-existent spring break and am trying to put in the final details in my drawings and my model. But I know that I will be satisfied and all of the hard work will be worth it.
An Architect understands form and space, how space is created, and how people use that particular space. For the past month, I have been working on a precedent study for my Architecture 2 studio class, for which I was assigned the Heidi Weber Museum designed by Le Corbusier. Today was the final review for this project, being critiqued by three of the professors. The final presentation consisted of a large model, a section drawing, plans, an exploded parti, and diagrams. By studying this, I was able to learn more about the process of designing and constructing, familiarizing myself with model-making materials, improving my craftsmanship, and most importantly learning why this building and other famous buildings researched by my classmates work and what makes them so successful. I now have a greater appreciation for form and space; they should be held in much greater esteem.
And now, I can finally Sleep.