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Bento Express Boston

01 Oct 2012 / 0 Comments / in Architecture, Photography

Bento Express Boston’s new reopening. There’s a scripted folded screen that was generated parametrically such that each piece within the partition is unique. Project by Grant Scott and Catherine Winfield

Paul Revere Park

19 Aug 2012 / 0 Comments / in Pix a Day

I’m not sure I call this a park because its more infrastructure and places for people to get from one city to another. Paul Revere Park literally connects 3 cities. I recommend anyone that haven’t to go check it out.

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Perseids Meteor Shower in Sonoma

12 Aug 2012 / 0 Comments / in Photography, Pix a Day

a 95 mile drive out of the city to somewhere without fog and lights. Its really that far for People living in San Francisco.  But I guess I ended up seeing something.

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Sutro Baths 2.0

06 Aug 2012 / 0 Comments / in Pix a Day

Apparently Sutro Baths looks very differently depending on what tide its in. On my previous visit (Link) I was able to see it in low tide revealing the buried structures and rocks beneath. This time, all I saw was sand. It did not yield good results. Therefore I switch to different views. I went with a few people from the group call Bay Area Photography club (Facebook Link). If you’re in the bay and want to hang out with some up and coming enthusiast, you’re welcome to join. Nice people. If you haven’t been to sutro baths, I highly recommend going.

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Clarion Alley with Joanie Chiu

29 Jul 2012 / 0 Comments / in People, Pix a Day, Portraiture

On this occasion, I had the opportunity to teach a friend of mine how to use a strobe off camera. He had a really nice flash but had not realized it full potentials yet. Not to say i am an expert at flash (afterall, I shoot buildings) I do know enough to do weddings and engagement sessions. But I would have to work with people to get the right shots. I am after all the democratic type that like to help clients design a shot that’s meaningful to them. Joanie’s (Nathan’s Sister) wedding will be in a few months and Nathan would like to be able to shoot some nice photos of them. They have a wedding photographer so im not too worried. They’ve requested trying out some graffiti. And here is my attempt.

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Setting a Rate for your Buisness

24 Jul 2012 / 0 Comments / in Pix a Day

Pricing.  I know that people get frustrated from me not being able to answer how much my rates are.  But honestly I dont even want to give a rate until I meet someone. Not that I dont want to shoot, but there are some clients you just dont want to deal with. Sometimes those people ask me why I charge so much. I guess those people forgot that I shoot so that I can maintain my daily cost of doing business which includes:

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Stephane & Suzanne in Muir Woods

24 Jul 2012 / 1 Comment / in People, Pix a Day, Portraiture

Located North of the city of San Francisco is a treasure known as Muir Woods.Here’s the little history from Wiki…..

“One hundred fifty million years ago ancestors of redwood and sequoia trees grew throughout the United States. Today, the Sequoia sempervirens can be found only in a narrow, cool coastal belt from Monterey, California, in the south to Oregon in the north.

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三里屯 SANLITUN – Beijing – Kengo Kuma Associate Architects

While Kuma San never really talk about his urban design projects, I find them fairly interesting. They are not the most innovative designs, but he is convincing. For some reason, he was able to create a mall that’s not indoors. And this is difficult because its fairly hot in the summer in Beijing, and many contemporary malls in China are indoors, and lacks any relationships with its site. Additionally, there’s enough program and circulation on the site such that it is very friendly to a street audience. Its relatively active all hours of the day, and in a way, I think its successful in a city that doesn’t have a lot of enjoyable public spaces.

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Stata In Light

24 May 2012 / 0 Comments / in Pix a Day, TimeLapse, Video

Stata in Light is part of Series called ‘Image of Architecture: Finding Transience’

Description:

Image of MIT is that of a place where research exceeds all other schools. Therefore, it is associated as a place where students are primary in labs and that research dominates student life. The campus and its architecture, often overshadowed by the research, are assumed “Lifeless.”

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4.510 MATERIALIZING DESIGN FINAL = SNAKE PAVILION

22 May 2012 / 0 Comments / in Pix a Day

This design exercise was a test that foundations can be an integral design element as well as a component that stands (no pun intended) on its own. For 4.510 Design final, our team design a foundation to support the pavilion above