Week 3 : June 10 – June 16
With the end to our many field trips comes the real work part of our study abroad: the design charettes…
((To my understanding charettes are a period of work where we aim to create a (somewhat/ to the best of our abilities) full fledged design within this tight deadline.))
We had the honor to work with the landscape architecture students at the Technischen Universität Berlin! Our sight was right outside rundfunk berlin-brandenburg, a radio broadcasting center.
Here’s a look into two sections of the existing site and a rather poorly done plan view as well. The plan served more as a memory marker of the number and species of trees on the existing site.
Working with the students as TUB really helped ground my understanding of the design process. They really have a firm grasp of conceptualizing an idea and working from there to create something that perfectly caters the space.
As we moved from working with the TUB students we had to develop our design further. With a mere 24 hours to fully render and tweak our designs there was a lot of work ahead of us. I chose to branch off and work alone and that proved to be a challenge. But it was a challenge worth taking!
After pulling a full all-nighter here’s the final presentation board I handed in!! All the digital renderings presented are my work but of course it was still a team effort between Dios, Christina, and I! And I learned a lot from working with the two.
After uploading the file into my dropbox at 5pm- my friends and all-nighter buddies crawled out of our apartment and ate Thai food. Not only was it my first meal of the day but the most delicious food I’ve yet in Germany.
I don’t know if it was the delirium of staying up all night messing with my head or the actual goodness of the food.
But one thing stays true: and all-nighter is better with company.