guess where i went today

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  1. sniper0423

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    as a treat from my architecture professor, my studio was taken on a tour of Antoine Predock's Turtle Creek Residence and the Pumphouse on Turtle Creek by Cunningham Architects. Sorry in advance on the shitty pics...only had the baby camera today. I was not expecting this trip, and was kind of rushed through the tours (15-20 minutes per:wtc:)

    here are pics:

    Turtle Creek Residence:
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    entrance



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    Back yard (yes that is a mirror reflecting the backyard)



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    Detail of how said mirror is placed on structure



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    Stairs at entry; leads to formal dining(not pictured), living and the library (see below)



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    Library



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    Egress from library and living room to backyard



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    Living room



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    Also an external catwalk for birdwatching



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    dinnerware and wine storage:cool:



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    one view of long hall (leads to guest bedroom) and that is glass railing partially in view on the left:wiggle:



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    Another view of long hall



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    Guest Bedroom (me likey picture collection) shitty lighting and camera shake
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    "Bird Blind" if you stand in the center of the circular form, you hear your own echo, while no one else in there is able to.:bowdown:



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    egress hall from kitchen toward Pumphouse




    and now the Pumphouse:

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    Covered walkway b/t houses



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    First view through the gate



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    next view of outside



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    Loft Balcony at end of above view



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    around the corner



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    front



    and now, the inside:

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    windows of open space below "apartment"



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    another view of open space



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    the cantilevered resonating stairs to the "apartment"



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    First item that caught my eye when in the "apartment":wackit:



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    the exit to balcony overlooking grounds



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    grounds


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    the bath



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    Turtle Creek, the body both properties front


    that pretty much sums it up...i wish i had more time to explore and catch more of the nuances of the structures, but it was still an amazing experience.

    any questions?
     
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    nice pics :cool:
     
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    brandallina complex salacious removal

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    is that in Cedar Hill?
     
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    It is in Highland Park. Aside from these structures and a few others, I have a distaste for the area b/c of the large amount of obstreperously large houses. Unless you have that much stuff or a small town's population living under one roof, the houses are pretty much an exercise in waste:squint::bash:. Then again, I cant really change how the insanely rich are spending their money.
     
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    y-e-fuckin-s

    what school are you at right now?

    While I interned in Dallas, we went to the Rachofsky house... which was kind of boring, imo :o Still worth seeing though.
     
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    nice crib, dowant.
     
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    can you be an architect without being able to draw real well?
     
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    where are all the turtles? :wtc:
     
  10. sniper0423

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    sorry i have been away...i am working on my undergrad at UT Arlington:hsd:.

    --imnotgay
    to answer your question, it is pretty much a requirement that you be able to communicate fairly well through your drawings/sketches. whether this be through CAD or rendered files or old school drawings by hand, they still have to read.

    --NightyNight
    the turtles are down from both houses in the creek...and there are just 'chilling like damn' [end of the world ref]:mamoru:

    anyone else have any suggestions for some more places to visit in DFW area?
     
  11. Brujo

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    :cool: I almost went to UTA for grad school so I could work in Dallas, but ended up here at TAMU.

    If you havent done the Nasher sculpture center yet, its a must. Renzo Piano is pretty much the premier museum guy right now, and rightfully so.

    Also, the Rachofsky House by Richard Meier is pretty neat too. Nothing groundbreaking, but nice none-the-less. You do have to set up a tour though, as the family does live there from time to time.
     
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    cedric I don't have a contract

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    i have done the Nasher, DMA, FW Modern and Kimbell. Later in the year, I will be attending a party thrown at the Rachofsky House:wiggle:.

    Are there any other places that you can suggest Mr. Tastee? What firms in DFW have you worked at or interviewed at as well? did you shop for grad school much, and how hard, if at all, was it to sell yourself to the schools to try and get tuition, housing, etc. taken care of for you?
     
  14. Brujo

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    I used to take my lunch break and walk over to Fountain Place by I.M. Pei and just walk around the fountains. Other than that, there is a bunch of stuff. I used to have a list of places, but I'm sure your profs will know more than me.

    I worked for HKS last summer. And although I enjoyed it and like them as a firm, I'm currently looking for other opportunities. I will probably end up back there, but I've got a couple of offers in NYC, Chicago, and Las Vegas.

    I didn't shop for grad schools at all because I knew I wanted to be one of two places, Texas A&M or Clemson, because they are the only two schools with a dedicated healthcare architecture program. I decided against Clemson and went with A&M for various reasons. Getting in wasn't dependant upon how my portfolio looked or my grades. I had taken the last 4 years to get to know the right people and whatnot. I had many, many professors pulling for my admittance, and had a few aces up my sleeve if it didn't happen.

    What year are you in at UTA? I know a few people who go there that also work at HKS.
     
  15. daign

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    Wow man thanks for the pix. I hit up Barnsdall recently. No pix though, I was too stoned to bother.
     
  16. Atmosphere

    Atmosphere PURPLE DREAM

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    very :coold:






    more pics of girl in white?
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  17. sniper0423

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    Atmosphere - this is the only other that i have. and she is not green, the photo was worked over by a friend who shifted the color balance to bring out the greens in the room more

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    that is all. her style is not very consistent and some days she looks :ugh2: while others she looks:bigok:
     
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