It's time I formally introduce my school. This is the architecture building. called the A-hus. It doesn't look very magnificent, but it's pretty cosy inside.
Connected to the archi building, is the Design Centrum, the industrial design school. We sometimes have classes here also.
It looks much nicer because it's brand new, and sponsored by the director of IKEA.
On Monday and Tuesday, we had a tiring 2 day workshop. Honestly, I think we would have learnt more if it were longer. We first had a series of lectures by professors and architects. And then we were given a district in Lund, went to the site, and propose design solutions within one day. I didn't think it was very possible. But anyway we did it, wasn't anything in depth, just the idea. The point of the workshop is to put 12 strangers from different specialties, landscape architecture, architecture, civil engineering and urban planning, and work like a team in a firm for a competition, supervised by a team leader who is an experienced architect.
I'm pretty amazed at how much money Lund University invests on the architecture school. Apparently the school spends the most on one architecture student compared to students from the other faculties. I think I've chosen the right school to go to. The school invites professors from all over the world, (i attended a talk by peter cook on the first week) organizes workshops like these, (again, hired many professors and architects as our team leaders, provided breakfast, tea, lunch, model materials, printing money) and sponsors so many school trips. My studio is going to Amsterdam in October, travel and accomodation is paid for. In the next semester, they're going to scotland, and the following one, to China. And they're alll paid for. Other studios are going to other places like Berlin. If I were here in year 3, I would be taking the course "An outline to Scandinavian Architecture" and I would probably also be going to Oslo. I think it's pretty crazy.
This is a big map they stick on the ground floor of our building, for us to trace our site and make the models.
This is another group's work. Does anything here look familiar to you..
I don't know why of all the "sustainable" buildings in this world, they picked the NTU ADM building. But you know, you would feel a little tinge of pride. haha.
That's Beril, from Turkey, my group mate and studio mate. The guy Harrison Fraker, jury of the competition and former dean of University of California, Berkley. He gave a pretty inspiring talk.