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  • architecture, peace and sustainability

    Peace, Environmental Design


    BRIEF: If sustainable buildings con be understood as the resourceful result from the use of local materials, local workforce, economical restrictions, climatic particularities and a projected low maintenance, the Public Library of Villanueva in Colombia can be understood as such.

    PROGRAM: the building is a library with complementary cultural spaces, built with local materials, local people and local ancient techniques and inspirations. The sheltered plaza is an undeniable image of reconciliation and social encounter, also in dialog with the past with a bold minimal language.

    LOCATION: villanueva was a violent hotspot of armed confrontations between the local outlaw military organizations, but now, after a political change in the country and more pro-active cultural investments, projects like these are re-occupying this shattered places, bringing again culture and unification.

  • upstill/distill

    Environment, Audio/Visual Design


    upstilling and downstililing

  • how you do anything

    Community, Industrial Design


    is how you do everything.

    Theory. Musical/ and non

    Self story health story

    and while you're away I'll write home everyday... Writing notes about what you will do the next time it sees you.

    The It the Instrument, the ID and the ego...


    Floating boxes.

    Personal sound PODS

    Wrap around earphones

    PODPalm Music generator.


    CigaretteBOX Speaker PODstrument

    Imaginary Audience The FINAL performance series.

    Process Time duration experiments in isolation VIDEO recordings. PLAYSPACE


  • Distill***


    Identify 3 NON Profits

  • Distill**2

    Peace, Communication Design


    Sedentary tendency?

    This explains the success of McDonald's drive-thru...

    The act of playing the drums factoring into a schedule, as exercise.

    What you can do by becoming a professional.

    Walking, walkers, training for the walking Olympics.

    On becoming a drummer

    Selling the case to your parents.

    Drums and Noise vs. a "regular" instrument such as 'sax, piano, cello'

    Drummers guilt. Don't want to offend anyone, with their sound.

    The Macro: Zoom out until the apartment is just a box floating in space, amongst other boxes floating in space.

  • Distill*1

    Communication, Environmental Design


    Summary If then statement

    If more spaces in New York City were sound proof, then more Drummers would practice, and rehearse.

    Self Actualizing the Drummer

  • GoStop

    Community, Communication Design


    I think this game, GoStop, a Korean card game usually played with a version of Japanese flower cards where usually two or three players gather around and get 3 or 7 cards then call a Go or Stop, portrays the intersection. GoStop which continues to play when player calls Go where the amount of points or money, is doubled, tripled, and so on. But when a Stop is called, the game ends and the winner collect their winnings. The game is played by the dealer first, then going counter-clockwise. Each player will try to match a card face up with a card in their hand and then flip over a card on the top of the deck. If the card on top also matches the two cards chosen, then this triplet of cards stays in the middle until the player with the fourth card captures the set. Some cards do not look like they match. As game goes on, when players don’t have any cards to match, they puts down one of their cards, and flips over a card from the deck, then the game is played normally. As game continues, the object of the game is to create combination for points until a group of cards are equally into points, either three or seven to call a Go or Stop. This game is originally for people to enjoy and entertained. But it’s also good for someone has dementia because it deals with matching pictures or drawings which then is a practice of ability of distinguish the color, calculation, communication skills and practice of reasoning where it affects individuals.

  • Intersection



    This cup is designed from Japanese advertising company Dentsu. This simple cup is printed with a second layer of heat sensitive ink on the surface. When the hot water is poured into the cup, the ink reacts to the heat and changes their image. I think this is a great product that could remind people about environmental issue because cups are everyday object you use in the office, at home, and in school and anyone could easily obtain and use them.

  • LifeStraw Intersection

    Poverty, Industrial Design


    After doing some research, I found out some of the stages the water goes through in the filtering Process as the user sucks up the water in the straw.

    It would be hard for me to criticize this straw that I have never used before. I did see it in the 'Designing for the other 90%' Exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt, and it seemed quite light and simple. It really amazed me that this simple object could really improve the lives of so many humans around the world.

    From the information I have collected, and as shown in the diagram, it seems that the water goes through 4 stages of filtration. The first is a mesh that filters dirt, second is a polyester filter (interesting.. why polyester.. is there nothing else that can be used instead? isnt it slightly poisonous?) that filters out bacteria. Following is a chamber of beeds that kills 99.3% of bacteria and viruses. This i honestly do not understand. It would be interesting to know how small these beeds are and how it actually works. this is still a mystery to me. The next is a Granulated Active Carbon, which improves taste, smell and again filters. This stage is also a bit unclear to me. It would be interesting to further look into that.

  • Solar Panels for the Developing World?

    Environment, Industrial Design


    Every time I tell people about my line of work, they immediately tell me about their idea for a solar powered (insert your gadget here). I know their intentions are good -- generating energy from the sun is a wonderful thing, it's less polluting than harvesting oil and depleting natural resources. However, I question whether or not solar cells are appropriate for the developing world. Yes, I've read a few of the published papers on the benefits of solar and successful solar programs implemented in developing world communities. But if environmentalism is your argument, then you have to consider the full life cycle of the panel and the affect is have on developing world communities. They're likely shipped in from China and once they "break", they're tossed into the street. Almost everything in the developing world is salvaged and re-used for a secondary purpose. Solar panels? Does anyone know what happens to the cheap-o mini panels on store shelves in Africa and India? They're not readily re-used and they're full of toxic materials. There's little to no infrastructure in place to "properly dispose" of used panels. Or anything for that matter.

    There's a fine line between looking out for people in the present vs. looking out for future generations. I think there's a middle ground. In the case of solar, it's alternatives like wind-power, human-power generation, micro-hydro, bio-fuels, etc. Many of these renewable technologies are mechanical systems, which are ...

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