Monday, December 14, 2009

One hand givith...

The other taketh away...

I commented to some friends the other day that in doing the reading for my Arch class I was pleased and amazed at my ability to comprehend Arch subjects that previously bored or baffled me.

However, this apparently has shut down the part of my brain related to processing Japanese. I have spent the last 2 hours studying for my 8:00 am final and realized I had read the same damn sentence three times and still couldn't figure out what it meant... even after reading the helpful translation at the bottom of the page.


I think I will stop, get up early and study some more before the test. Hopefully retain something.


We are not amused.

Model Building part 3

Here is the final barrel vault we built last weekend.

As always click the linkee below to see the complete photo set. (there is even a bonus dog photo.)

Arch 332 - Model 3

The material was air hardening clay.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Model Building Mehem...

Apparently I forgot to post the pictures of our barrel vault test that we made earlier in the semester. Here are the pictures up until the camera batteries died.

Click the pretty picture below to view the photo set.

Barrel Vault Photoset

About 10 seconds after battery died we removed the form and due to a flaw in the form's construction it snagged one of the bricks and the whole thing collapsed.