OOTD_99 "American Girl"

DSC_1303 well i think it's safe to say that spring is here. however, i haven't just realized this because of the weather, but by how i am dressing. i find myself reaching for fringe, hats, colorful pieces, and have started stacking on the rings. this is all resulting in outfits that i feel are great for festival season. although i've stuck to small concerts rather than Coachella, these outfits have been the perfect compliment to extra daylight and warm sun (that i'm soaking in as i blog from my porch).

although this outfit isn't red, white, and blue, i think it's laid back vibe says americana which is why i chose today's outfit track to be "American Girl" by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. just listen along here and you'll understand.

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p.s. kinda freaking out that tomorrow will be my 100th outfit post...!

asymmetrical dress_Urban Outfitters, sale wedges_Deena and Ozzy by Urban Outfitters, sale spiked hat_Forever 21, available here fringe purse_Steve Madden for TJ Maxx spiked earcuff_By Samii Ryan armor ring_Macy's textured ring_found

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ARCHITECTURE_Urban School

It's been a while since I posted some of my architecture work. I think that's because I'm hesitant to post anything before it's done. Since my final review was yesterday, I have some of my finished work to share with you today! Screen Shot 2013-03-12 at 9.10.06 PM

The first is this diagram of my middle school located in downtown Chicago. It was important me to show the form, mass vs. glass, and green space. I also wanted to clearly show what types of programs each of the spaces were for, and how I addressed different ideas from The Third Teacher. I talked a little about this book/firm a little in this post, and this one as well!

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I also wanted to show some before and afters. Above is a render of my double height homeroom and classroom space using Toucan for Rhino. As you can tell, it wasn't the greatest base render. Rendering isn't my strongest skill, so I rely on the post-process work to really enhance it.

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Here is what my render looked like when I was finished. I cleaned it up with an overlaid hand drawing and photoshop. I prefer a more artistic and lighter quality in my perspectives. Some people prefer more reality and drama in their renders, but everyone has a different style (just like fashion) and this is mine!

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Another before image

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And the finished product. I have to say that the first one is my favorite because it has more depth and detail, but I'm still pleased with this one.

That's all for now--thanks for checking out my work! I might share some more of it in the next few days if I feel like it.

You can check out more of my past architecture posts here or my portfolios here (which desperately need to be updated! its happening over spring break i swear)