GW Houses: conceptual Model
Environmental Design 2014 Undergraduate Thesis
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Meet Nathalie, my friend from not that long ago but when you count the years it seems long, but I have known people longer who are terrible friends\ Texture + Containment project by Thy Dao and myself from Architecture Studio 1-2013\ Portraits\ Soon to come: Paint
Found at the PORTFOLIO link :)
DATE: December 31, 2009 FEATURING: Christine, Nathalie, Ksenia HAIR & MAKEUP: Charlotte Rauchberger STYLING: Charlotte Rauchberger
SHOT WITH: Sony Cyber-shot DSC H50
“Knots”, features portraits of my complicated & beautiful best friends. I photographed these in 2009 but they are even more beautiful and far more significant now. I see our innocence, our awkwardness, shyness. It’s nostalgic :)
while DZ Deathrays plays in the background: “THE NORTHERN LIGHTS!” yeah, that’s heavy.
I separated the nail from my left middle finger, cut my hand open and bruised an elbow to take some ugly photos. Well worth it. Happy Holidays!! :D from Scarborough Ontario CanAda.
The site I chose for my thesis was the 89-109 Niagara Street building(s). They are absolutely beautiful, not to mention tall, heritage buildings and after meticulously picking at the pros and cons of the new proposal and staff report for the site (two tall condominiums to perfectly match every other new building being erected in all directions around Fort York) I have determined that my solution to the space is better suited for the site, can prove to be very economic, build community in an area that has much but may quickly lose it to the rapid introduction of high-rise living, and maintain the amazing culture that resides in these buildings that used to be Toronto’s Coffin Factory :) Now that I have done my selling, I’ll sit down and admire these photos I took of the site in early September because it truly is a fantastic neighbourhood with Stanley Park, pretty row houses, mixed businesses, tons of restaurants and a middle aged, working & city living demographic that I’m super jealous of because they are cool and I am not.
my new website is nearly done. I have worked all of the day and all of the night and have slowly realized that I have more photos of my friends on my computer than I do of myself. I was about to say more than I have of my family, however these people are my family. I am unbelievably grateful for everyone who has helped me achieve any of the work I have posted, even if you offered me a tid bit of motivation. Thank you everyone seriously from the bottom of my heart. I love you all <3
Charlotte Rauchberger <DAS MAHH LINK Holla ;)
So I have this website. In fact, you’re reading it right now. It’s on a social media blog that desperately requires time and continual posting to generate any conversation. However at this point this blog…well It’s inevitably not a blog. At this very moment on this dark, yet noisy, Sunday night, I think to myself that maybe to document absolutely every feeling, sketch, photograph and idea that I generate would prove to be valuable, not only to me, but people in the same position as me.
It’s my fourth and final year of University. How it passed so quickly I will never know. It feels like yesterday I was trying to make friends and understand how to create a workable schedule; a schedule where three classes didn’t overlap and end at 10pm. I put up with hour-long commutes for three years because I loved school so much. Literally sometimes in tears when some of my projects were thrown out. Now I’m putting together my thesis. I’m only 21, technically speaking, because I have the mentality, naivety and hopelessness of a 12 year old. I’ll let you know that I’m nervous. Potential employers might disregard me and my work at the sight of that statement. But I’m glad to be nervous. I suppose that means I give a shit. I’d be worried if I wasn’t nervous. Thesis is the time to apply everything I have ever found important and relevant over the past three years to my architectural intervention. The hard part is knowing what to use and what information to eliminate. My courses in political criticism and feminism were not my favourite so I might exclude that.
I want it all on here. I want my process here. I want to see how I grew. What made me angry a specific day, what excited me the next. What information brought me to that conclusion? How did the concept influence the form? Where did my concept spring from? I need this to be the story, compiled of experiences taken from the last three years. I want this to be about something I’m passionate about. If I’m not passionate about the project, I can’t expect for my client to reciprocate any attachment or excitement for the project. I’ve made it this far. All my peers have as well. I want us all to succeed. I love every single one of them with all my heart. We are a talented bunch of ubber creative individuals and I don’t think I tell myself that enough. As long as we try, our thesis projects have the opportunity to be incredible.
So cheers to the next 28 weeks and good luck to myself. Hopefully when thesis has been completed I can look back at this post and smile thinking about how silly I was to feel so distraught, clueless, nervous and lost. However I hope the excitement I feel will follow me the whole year.
I’ve been thinking a lot today :)
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