When my project is complete, it will have given me a chance to experience a watered-down version of being a professional city planner, architect, interior designer, and landscaper. I did this to help guide my future in architecture to a straight path. My projects will look polished and like knock-off designer handbags- almost as good as something made by professionals.
I am now incorporating feedback from two architects and one interior designer. With their trained eyes, they noticed one of my designs lacked unity between the building and a wall of glass. It seemed like they were separate components stitched together. My mentors said if I wanted to make my design more professional, I would need to add lines for the window sill and add mullions (vertical bar between panes of glass). I drew in lines to separate the panes, so each pane of glass is one floor tall and as wide as one side of the cylinder. Because the building has a yellow matrix pattern across it, I made some of the panes of glass match by using two panes horizontally and applying yellow glass “paint”. It was suggested to me to install a green roof instead of the sloped roof I currently have. Using a green roof will help insulate the apartments and counteract the non-insulated glass.
Propel has been amazing this semester and I wouldn’t change it for anything. I reached out to professionals and they replied. I explored the four main fields of architecture. But most of all I found out I’m actually graduating. Graduating was one of those things where I thought, “That’s so far away! It’ll come just not now.”. Convocation is a month away. Like winter in Game of Thrones, grad is coming. As this is the final blog post of the semester, it seems giving advice is called for. So, in the words of Chandler Bing, “I’m not so good at the advice. Can I interest you in a sarcastic comment?”