Make 0001: Mixed Modal Transit

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Make 0001: Mixed Modal Transit

A Millenia ago in a rocky and cold cave a man struck a couple rocks together against assorted twigs, flint and kindling to revolutionise the world with fire. It is within this context that I decided to put together an electric longboard [longer skateboard] to enable the complete mixed modal loop.

 

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Along The Way 0004// To Conquer the Light Rail

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Along The Way 0004// To Conquer the Light Rail

I speak to a semi dystopian future dominated by climate control measures in response to our current day inability or unwillingness to act. I imagine this time to be one of social divide centred on class/social divides and their associated monetary inclinations.

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Mobile application

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Mobile application

This is a world of connected devices, wireless access to all things, at all times. The Smartphone is the digital gateway to our daily lives. Never before has a single medium or technology so dramatically changed the very nature of our existence. In an age of user generated social content, the smartphone and smart devices will become a key driver of pedagogical and subsequent architectural design evolution.

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User Experience

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User Experience

Students can instantly research, sketch and collaborate with peers. Start building a new boat with personalised tools and materials immediately at hand. Complete maintenance or upgrades and even launch your brand new vessel. This is all possible from the very moment you step on to the build platform which we affectionately call The Host.

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Connected Mechanical Systems

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Connected Mechanical Systems

Students can instantly research, sketch and collaborate with peers. Start building a new boat with personalised tools and materials immediately at hand. Complete maintenance or upgrades and even launch your brand new vessel.

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Architectural Friend or Foe: Dieter Rams

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Architectural Friend or Foe: Dieter Rams

Dieter Rams is without doubt the most significant industrial designer of the modernist period. How has this body of work above all others, industrial or architectural, defied changing cultures, economies, climates, politics et. Al. to prevail still as a timeless hallmark?

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Dieter Rams: Ten principles for good design

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Dieter Rams: Ten principles for good design

Dieter Rams is without doubt the most significant industrial designer of the modernist period. In reflection and affirmation of his own design process, Dieter Rams identified 10 principles central to what he considers good design. These principles have been instrumental in the development of this boat building school. 

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Architectural Manifesto: The System is the Message

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Architectural Manifesto: The System is the Message

In our time, architecture is expressed through the built form. We say that the form of Architecture is derived from its function. If an experience is ever changing and occurring over time, it cannot be definitively defined, but only observed as it occurs. Refined and honed as a process. By iterating on the mixed medium experiences, through iteration of process, it is conceivable that the next medium will structure itself.

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Pedagogical Approach

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Pedagogical Approach

Boat building is an inherently hands on pursuit. In a rapidly changing, digitally saturated era of all things, at all times, why is it that tertiary pedagogy has remained relatively stagnant? The development of new technologies over history have extend our architectural ability to build ‘er’. That is; bigger, faster, lighter, stronger and so on. 

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Along the Way 0001// The Complex of Simple

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Along the Way 0001// The Complex of Simple

Self is both triangle and circle. A challenge to define when one considers all things subliminal, unconscious and innate are extensions of self. These things of the mind inform your very existence and influence your physical worldview. They manifest in the things you buy, the way you move, the words you choose to use and the realms in which you choose to exist.

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Along The Way 0002// Resolving the Bezel

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Along The Way 0002// Resolving the Bezel

The inception of the first iPhone brought the capacitive touch screen to the mainstream. Not long after, Apple did it again and revolutionized the tablet market with the original iPad, both of which have remained essentially the same with derivative upgrades.

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