Here's a few pics from the morning:
The ceiling outside would normally hold water, there wasn't any up there. This was unfortunate, because Kathrin said that the one time that she saw it with water, it was absolutely gorgeous. Regardless, we got to see the city around us, and I took a really nice panoramic around that area.
One of the temporary buildings that was down next to this water deposit area was actually designed in part by one of our studio teachers, which was neat to see. It's always interesting to see a studio teacher's work outside of teaching.
One of my favorite parts about the university campus was the cafeteria area. It was designed to almost look like an outside space -- yet it was enclosed by an entirely glass roof, making it technically indoors. Dave Lee would have had an orgasm with the number of tectonic specialties that were there. In this area, the cafeteria was on the ground floor, with lecture rooms that had walls of glass as well, and what I would imagine were dorm rooms or apartments. These last sets of rooms had sunshades on the sides of the windows too, definitely a good idea when the ceiling is entirely glass.
Now, I could say more, but I figure I'll just let the pictures speak for themselves, since this was the only place that we went to today during this travel class. Enjoy!
|the outside of the water deposit center|
|the temporary building to the right was designed by one of our studio professors|
|some of the tectonic qualities inside a walkway that also aesthetically influence the viewer -- note indirect lighting|
|the stairs leading to the roof -- 6 floors below or so was the library. and there was no elevator...|
|view from the roof|
|normally this would be filled with water. those pylons lead to a little building in the center of the roof|
|a panoramic facing the beach|
|cafeteria is on the bottom right, the rest is indoors. wicked ceiling, eh?|
|here's those sun shades i was talking about|
|and more ceiling...|