architecture school + eric.

current/past work of eric lawler. i'm a third year architecture student at ball state. this blog will encompass my entire undergraduate and graduate experience in architecture school.

ericlawler:

CAP House - Eric Lawler

Entry to Ball State University’s CAP 50th Anniversary Design Competition. Vote HERE if you feel inclined to do so. 

Through the design I wanted to convey the function of the college as a family. While it often resembles family feud when it comes to design approaches, discussing the future, and whether or not formalism is appropriate, we nevertheless will leave with more friends than we entered with. So I created a house made within the CAP acronym featuring studios, elevators, conversations, a lecture hall, and a crit going on at the top. I also wanted the design to reflect the methods in which we design and intend to experience our designs, so CAP House was created in the 3D CAD program Rhino and viewed from an angle to emphasize this. As I browse the other entries, I’m truly convinced that the college is sorely in need of a design that indicates a direction more interesting than ‘we all use grids!’ or ‘look how marketable this banner design is!’ and I hope this design accomplishes that.

(via ericlawler)

CAP 50th Design Competition Voting Survey

If you have a few minutes, please vote for my design! I’m the seventh one, or if the entries are shuffled for each new voter, I’m the entry with the description:

“The CAP house represents the family that all past, present, and future members of the college belong to. Spread across different fields, we all work toward the same goal: redesigning a better future. We work with a vast number of mediums and will eventually spread to all corners of the Earth; however, our origin is shared be each and every one of us: good ol’ CAP!” 

Winning this competition means I will have my design printed on a 10 foot by 60 foot banner and displayed against the building for a whole year. How incredible is that! At best the school work I spend countless hours on gets a place in the hallway for a few days or a week and then disappears to make room for more presentations. 

Thank you so much!

This is the first interesting thing I’ve been able to make in Processing! First I used kuler.com to get the color codes from this beautiful picture of Jojo with a pumpkin. Then I put these codes into Processing with a ‘sketch’ that I learned in a lynda.com tutorial. This sketch (sketch is what processing calls each new file, or program) basically created a bunch of rectangles that would change colors at a random time to another color. The 5 colors used in this sketch came from Jojo’s picture. The effect is really cool!

The code looks like this:

color[] jojo = {#000000, #B84C45, #327547, #8B1216, #F98202};

color[] palette = jojo;

int s = 15;

void setup(){

  size (375,150);

  background(palette[0]);

  smooth();

  noStroke();

  frameRate(15);

for(int x = 0; x < width; x += s){

 for(int y = 0; y < height; y +=s){ 

fill(palette[int(random(1,5))]);

rect(x,y,s,s);

 }

 }

}

void draw (){

 fill(palette[int(random(1,5))]);

 int x = int(random(width/s))*s;

 int y = int(random(height/s))*s;

rect(x,y,s,s);

saveFrame(“image-####.gif”);

}

Draft of the CAP 50th anniversary banner. I need to add more text, figure out what goes behind rather than gray, and maybe a few more things below the giant CAP logo. Deadline July 25th. 

Yellow wall gunk in La Coruña, Spain. June 2014.

Yellow wall gunk in La Coruña, Spain. June 2014.

Looking up. La Coruña , Spain. June 2014.

The comb of the wind by Eduardo Chillida. San Sebastian, Spain. June 2014.

The comb of the wind by Eduardo Chillida. San Sebastian, Spain. June 2014.

Shrub kebab. San Sebastian, Spain. June 2014.

Shrub kebab. San Sebastian, Spain. June 2014.

San Sebastian, Spain. June 2014.

San Sebastian, Spain. June 2014.

San Sebastian, Spain. June 2014.

San Sebastian, Spain. June 2014.