Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Places to Sleep

The Dasparkhotel is a group of recycled concrete cylinders that sit in a park overlooking a River. They contain a bed and a nightstand. What a place to sleep!

These beds are designed to strap the astronauts in for a peaceful nights sleep.

These tents suspend from faces of cliffs and mountains. They are so cool, but I would be scared that the cord holding it would snap.

Though a sad sleeping place, the cardboard box provides homes for thousands of homeless people.

These Asian-style pods are so interesting. Each person has their own space, but what about a snoring neighbor or claustrophobia?! yikes

Who Doesn't sleep on an airplane? There is nothing to do if the drinks have come by and there are no mini-tvs...sleep is inevitable!!

Monday, March 24, 2008

How the Cap Became the Capple

Josie and I started out with a bunch of different ideas for the caps, some better than others. It did not take us long to decide that we wanted to further evolve Josie's cap/critter idea...

In order to make the capples have limbs, we needed wire. Convieniently, Josie never threw away her time capsule project in which we recycled the wire from. There is a large amount of recycled wire in the world, so there were no reservations in using the material.

The Capple-Making Process

Using pliers, we twisted the wire to make arms and legs

We pierced holes in the bottle caps using a push pin. If the holes needed to be larger, we would do so with pliers.

The capples were a pleasure to make. We both discussed that, even though they are not a necessity, they bring a smile to people's faces and they add life to a boring space. They are simple in material, but complex in how they impact people. Josie and I are very proud of our little creations!!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Team Curry

This was a long project and really the first time we had to, not only work together, but make a presentation board as well. I think our group worked exceptionally well together because we all knew we had to collaborate as one. We put a lot of thought and care into our board and I think it all paid off; I'm very proud.

Room and Sections

Windows, and Walls

Notes and Dimensions