Student Presentations Dunwoody 2018

I am very proud of what my students accomplished in their first semester of architectural design. I have included some of their work. The objective for the studio was to design a modular building unit based on a metaphor from … Continue reading

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Student Work Dunwoody 2018

I am very proud of what my students accomplished in their first semester of architectural design. I have included some of their work. The objective for the studio was to design a modular building unit based on a metaphor from … Continue reading

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Architectural School Resources

This is a list of places where the Dunwoody Architectural class has found materials for modeling and building prototypes locally in the Twin Cities and online. Art Stores Ax-Man Surplus – Most everything and anything you can imagine, especially electronics. … Continue reading

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Pontoons

The 1952 invention of the pontoon motorboat in the United States is credited to a farmer who lived on the Horseshoe chain of lakes, near Richmond, Minnesota. Ambrose Weeres put a wooden platform on two columns of steel barrels welded … Continue reading

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Architectural Design Process

 “Creation is a Patient Search”  Le Corbusier 1960 Story– Anybody can design but it isn’t easy and you have to have a place to start. In my class at Dunwoody we start with a memory about something from our childhood. It … Continue reading

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Modular Building Units

Materials : Stone, Plastic, Cardboard, Hay, Wood, Earth, Glass, Concrete, Concrete Block, Metal and PVC Stone Plastic Cardboard Hay Wood Earth Glass Cast Concrete Concrete Block Metal PVC http://www.strandbeest.com/index.php Fabric

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Syllabus

DUNWOODY STUDIO SYLLABIS – Architectural Design Year 2 Spring Semester 2018 Instructor: Kerrik Wessel  PLAYTIME – Accidental discovery through play “Design is a game of find and seek, where the seeker does not know what he/she is looking for until … Continue reading

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Drawing

“Drawing is an instinct we were all born with. We have to be taught to read and write, but we are born with the ability to learn to draw. Drawing is so important that we learn it without a teacher. … Continue reading

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Modeling

 “For several years I sat at the Kindergarten table-top . . . and played . . . with the cube, the sphere and the triangle- these smooth wooden maple blocks . . . All are in my fingers to this … Continue reading

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Design

“Design is a game of find and seek, where the seeker does not know what he/she is looking for until he/she has found it” paraphrase from the introduction to H. Janson’s History of Art With so many styles and trends … Continue reading

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