Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Sun Study

Another school renovation.  This time the focus on entrance and lobby.  This much glazing can only mean one thing.  Sweet natural lighting.

Imagine standing in the same spot for a day

...during high summer.  Warm!

Cut away of the lobby and reception area

Main entrance

Exterior facade treated with gold glass to match earthy browns of the post and columns.  Plus, it look's like the building's sporting some Gunnars.  I can dig it.

Hmmm.  Those would be nice.  I should add that to my wish list.  =)

Monday, September 22, 2014

School Study

I'm running late.  Just like class.

Here are interior previsualizations for a school renovation / expansion project from when I was back at the office.

Interior common and library space
Re-purposed gym (New gym in far background)

Interior lobby

Also, an overall view of the entire scope of the proposed project.

Extruded plan view

You'll notice the plan view has some minimalist areas to differentiate between new spaces and existing.  No confusion as to what's going to get demolished.  Cause certainly, that would never happen on site in real life.

True story (?)

Sunday, September 21, 2014


I have a great opportunity to cut out some artwork.

Dagger unrelated to the Blood Elf I gave up on

Keep an eye out for more posts coming up and coming soon. =D

Thursday, August 28, 2014

DIII Expansion Complete

I finally finished Reaper of Souls.  Actually, I'll admit, this was a while back.
No in depth review cause I missed the boat, but I can say I did have a good time.  I really did.

When I reviewed Diablo III Classic, I only played until the beginning of Act III.  I didn't know how rushed or unpolished the last 2 Acts felt, but my brother said it was kind of meh.  Truthfully, I didn't find it so bad.  Maybe there were changes between the expansion and the initial launch.  Or, it's because I'm a bit of a fan boy.  Moving on,

Who did I pick as my nephalem?

Of course...

Took my sweet time to enjoy all 5 Acts playing the Crusader (Crusaderess?) on normal difficulty, and had fun running around in Sanctuary.  After finishing the final boss, I cranked the difficulty up in adventure mode, but after 2 weeks of hard looting, playtime steadily decreased.  I still drop in for a quick smack and smash here and there, but it's more or less for a casual run.

Overall - 8  Feel good changes / updates and feels more polished as a single player game.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Crackrock Fireplace

I Caved

I'm playing Hearthstone now

I was hoping to hold out until the Android app came out and start at the same time as my buddy (cause our wives own the iPad).

But when he started, it's like, why the hell am I holding out all alone by myself?  Whelp, grab a beer and shuffle some cards.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Entering an old Gate

Downloaded Baldur's Gate on the Nexus 7.  I've never played it before.  So naturally, I'm a total noob.  You know what it feels like?  Going up against a demon with a skimpy sling and string.

I'm out of mana.

Not much protection there, but remember the D&D rules.  An enchanted hair elastic can provide more protection than a 2 inch full plate of armour.

True Story.