It is commencement time, which in New England means “tent time”. These white structures appear everywhere these days where there’s a college. Although at least the larger ones are quite beautiful from the outside, they are usually rather ugly on the inside – until you switch to black-and-white…
These are some impressions from the graduate commencement 2007 at UMass. I am just showing a very small portion of the ceremonies (which were extensive, well organized and beautifully ceremonious) – look for more pictures of the festivities to appear soon on the UMass site.
It’s award season (or rather trade fair season, which usually brings along some awards). Following up on my posting of the link to the North American Wood Design Award winners, here is now the result of the German Wood Design Awards. Although everything on the web page of the Deutscher Holzbaupreis 2007 is in German, […] Read more..
I like freebies. Here are two great ones for anyone interested in timber design. The 2002 and 2003 Wood Design Awards Books are now available as free PDF downloads from cwc.ca: Wood Design Awards Books Not to be too much of a freeloader, I’ll immediately order the just published 2006 edition. Promised!
Some interesting SketchUp-related posts that just landed on my desk: AIA and Google have assembled classic American architecture in 3D Warehouse and Google Earth and have put a sickeningly fast video of it on YouTube.
As if there weren’t enough search engines out there already! Google, yahoo, Ask.com, A9 (or was it “8”? I forgot.) and – of course – whatever Microsoft calls theirs at the moment… In any case, here is one more: A Timber Engineering-specific search.