Friday, May 22, 2009

Lego my FLW

A childhood toy is stepping it up. LEGO and Brickstructures have unveiled an interesting new twist on a LEGO range - LEGO Architecture, the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.
Brickstructures is mainly run by "architectural artist" Adam Reed Tucker who builds famous buildings out of legos. The FLW collection will surely be a hit since he's still the iconic architect of america.

As well as instructions, each building set includes a specially printed landmark name plate, an "inspiration booklet" containing facts, architectural significance and points of interest.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Make the wait worth it.

Micheal Kontopolos has done it again!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

the simpsons and architecture

Maggie is an architect.


My friend Nathan Lee and some others have started this great cycle blog about bikes in SF.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

something to keep in mind

brain fart

I was teaching the kids about architecture the other day and I was just admiring the geometry equations on the wall. All of the sudden, I totally forgot the quadratic equation. I know. You are thinking, what is wrong with this girl, but I specifically remembered where I was and who was in the room when we were learning it in 8th grade. Who my teacher was and etc. So for all those who have forgotten about it: here she is!
I feel like maybe I should start a math night or at least a geometry night vrs just craft night.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

pre post mod?

This is the pre-Napoleonic (1758) proposal by Charles Ribart for an elephant-shaped building on the location of the current Arc de Triomphe. OH those French. Imagine if you actually live in an elephant.

School daze.

Currently, I have been teaching 6th graders about architectures at George Washington Carver Middle School in South Central LA. I have been posting everything on my other blog
THE FUTURE STARTS WITH YOU. The kids are amazing. In the midst of making a powerpoint, I found this diagram on parabolas. Pretty amazing. I miss math, don't you?