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CCC TABLE

cccYesterday i went to Home Depot because I wanted to make something.  I didn’t know what to make so I just started walking up the aisles.  I saw these copper pipes in the plumbing area and they caught my eye.  They are just such a nice color so I decided to try to make a table.  Since I don’t have access to a shop I had to make sure I bought things in a way that I could just do them in room without power tools.  So I bought some wood to make a frame, some concrete to pour the top, some silicon to make a nice edge, some wire mesh to add strength to the concrete and some cork stoppers for the feet.  I like the combination of cork, copper, and concrete.  Even in the shopping cart the 3 of them looked good together so I think that is a good start.  It’s like on Top Chef when they start with rad ingredients so what they make is also rad.

I wanted to make super thin table top so I reinforced it.  I wanted it to be about an inch thick but I ran out of concrete and it was only about 5/8.  If I do it again I will float the top of the pour to the top of the frame and trowel it smooth but this was sort of a rough draft.  The top has a nice finish and picked up the grain of the wood, but the bottom is rough and the connection to the legs is terrible.  I attached part of the mold to the wall and rested 1 side of the table onto it.  I like this little table and it was a fun thing to do in the afternoon.  It’s sort of like sketching in 3d.  I like going to the hardware store and just looking at what is there and trying to make something happen out of it.  Anyways, I will probably try to improve it but…prototype 1.

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VAULT TABLE

I am going to make this next I think.  I want to make a nice transition between the concrete top and the plywood…can’t quite figure out how to do it.1

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WIFI COLD SPOT UPDATED PICS

Here are some updated pictures of the wifi-cold spot, a installation I designed.  Wifi-cold spot is a moment of analog pause in a digitally charged space.  With the abundance of digital connectivity and invisible pressure, there is now a need to design spaces of disconnection.  These spaces cannot be simply the absence of connection, but rather the purposeful design and intent to disconnect.  Lots of people helped me with this…ben ruswick and aja jeanty mostly.  also, julian bushman-copp, annie kountz, matt swaidan, tara manicsic, hallie chen, jeff goldenson, chelsea garunay, jeff goldenson, lindsay chandler-alexander, nicolas rivsrd…probably even more on this thing.

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NEWSPAPER

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THESIS

ben brady AR Awards3

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Pound Studio

allMy friend’s Jeff Laboskey and Matt Swaidan and I just started our collaborative called Pound Studio….lbstudio.us

check it out!  let me know what you think!

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THESIS MODELS IN PROGRESS

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movie

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THESIS: ipad concept model

the thesis is about focus in the future library, creating spaces of focus and specificity based on light.  This model shows a video I took of the Harvard Depository as it projects through the building.  At some points the light is abstracted and pixelized while at other points the library and the book are incredibly focused and even become similar to a kaleidoscope.

 

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MASSING DOWN STREET

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