The little walnut. I typed up a technical bulletin of tree species today and I found a favorite latin name. If anyone has attempted to contact me in the past few months I am sorting through a nebulous Google problem that seems to be forwarding some of my calls and giving me recordings instead. Project Fi as a service provider can be a bit frustrating but I like their ambitions (telecom has a right of way for the big dogs of communication). Along side my tree project, I drafted a gothic revival style entrance for my ongoing research for “A look at Order: Establishment and Progression,” enjoy:
While the movements of deconstructivists and the contemporant have increased assignment of money typically for brick to metal panels there is an intriguing shift in labor. The AEC industry has long stood to keep laborers employed with laborious endeavors but digital fabrication is creating more efficient systems that reduce labor hours. Manual labor like brick laying is not going away but the money has started shifting elsewhere. From an embodied heat perspective, bricks do well, but metal panels have a clean and versatile use from flat lock double curvatures to laminated panels. Either way it is forming earth and that is an amazing process forming fine finishes for the future but I have one big consideration: The University. On many college campuses, projects that would had bricks now have eclectic systems that have definitive identities that do not necessarily define a university cohesively. Does the future need bricks? I think so.
Years ago I had the privilege to attend Tanya Tagaq’s performance with Kronos Quartet and it displayed a level of development that the world has rarely seen. Modern Masters of the inflection of sounds from an instrument filled the room with an odyssey on the stage of Disney’s concert hall Los Angeles. Music has chronicled some of the world’s greatest moments and now there is a cultural apparition with professionals being too generous to accommodate them while removing professional protections on fragile industries. How does the world protect professionalism from a music world with skill? As a musician that doesn’t perform but enjoys writing personal songs and expressions, I’m looking forward to professionals tightening up their girders.
While I usually do not personify the United States’ Militaries abilities, today it is notable that the commander in chief has lost a bit of F-35 thrust. North Korea, your general has made his incision. Enough of the quips. The F35 jet is one of the most advanced material strength projects ever and that metal is expensive. How advanced is it when a lethal fighting machine can hover and go mach speeds, and, be undetectable? Lockheed Martin has added to the debt of America but advanced science – possibly ahead of schedule because it is one of the projects that should have never come to fruition. God Bless America.
I was reading about the Pleistocene epoch and relating religion to an era that doesn’t support the garden of Eden as a start. It’s a challenge because geology and Paleolithic discoveries show man in a time of ice. Was there a garden before? Was human life beginning after? I believe in the Divineness of God and the inspiration of documents that form an intervening work in the life of the people who believe. My current work is sorting through a timeline to espouse truth. It is fascinating how Jewish scribes have captured a picture of something that doesn’t contradict science.
Last night I added the Qur’an to my research list and started at the beginning to get a perspective on the translated text. It is incredible to assess how much the world has benefited from words that fear God. Societies are bound together off of love built from religious tomes with divine inspiration. Ultimately, I believe in a triune monotheistic deity, but I have a high regard for the value of religion. There are many perspectives in this world and it is a process that has taken many men lifetimes to process.
As an official blog I have spoken clearly a number of times on the actions of Donald Trump because it is the responsibility of my level to hold that standard of calling out an action in a democratic process that is unacceptable for the President of the United States of America. As for their family, I am actually impressed with the caliber and quality they portray. I do not doubt that they have given their best to hold the standard that the office of the President requires and I express the best of intentions to the future and blessing of their respective families. I also hope that congress successfully balances the powers that be to promote prosperity in the pursuit of happiness.
I received an email update today about a senator that is suing Donald Trump and I hope the president is held accountable to his actions, especially his salute to North Korea. The lawsuit is expressed to be about the Supreme Court nomination and is an interesting departure from political normals.
Added the corinthian and comosite orders.
As I continue my research for “A look at Order: Establishment and Progression” I am sharing an image that I created for the book. The graphics will likely advance and progress, but here are my studies on Tuscan, Doric and Ionic taken from a sketch study by Ching, drafted in CAD and modeled in Rhino.