Saturday, September 13, 2008
Yesterday was difficult. I've got this class on Friday's that goes from 9:30 - 3:50 with a one hour lunch in the middle. We only meet once a week. Let me tell you, it makes for a looooong day. We are also working in groups right now on a project that we have to present in two weeks. Getting eight people to focus on the same thing for fifteen minutes is hard to do, unless you pay them. Sadly, a lack of funding means that this is not a viable option for me at the current moment in time. Having a panic attack at the end of my second week of school does not bode well for the rest of the semester. Still, I shall try my best to prevail!
The image above is something our teacher showed us yesterday during her lecture. (I have to say, this teacher is AMAZING!) The photograph is of the Sony Center in Berlin. No, it is not in Las Vegas or Singapore, nor does it have anything to do with the Disney franchise. That thing in the photo is an illuminated, suspended oval roof. It's an interior shot of one of the buildings at Sony Center! Helmut Jahn was the architect on that project. Crazy.
She also told us about David Fisher's Dynamic Tower currently being built in (where else?) Dubai. It features rotating apartments built around a central core so that the skyscraper undulates with movement. If you choose to click on the "Dynamic Tower" link above, you will also be able to view digital renderings of how the tower will move and even fill out a reservation form if you want to get in on the action and relocate to Dubai. (Or maybe just a seasonal home to add to your real estate portfolio.)