Monday, January 30, 2012

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Thesis mid-reviews were this week. For an architectural thesis, the student decides where to design the project, what issues to look at, and what architectural techniques to employ. As the semester goes along each student must present to the school and receive criticism and feedback on the design and argument.
My presentation was yesterday. Here are the images I printed out to help explain my idea.

My proposal is to create a coastal defense for the slums in Lagos, Nigeria by strategically retaining and dumping garbage.Garbage dumping is used already in the slums to create new land, however, by formalizing the dumping system a coastal defense can be formed and leaching toxins could be contained.  

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Lagos: Migration

More progress in research. There are no labels on this map, but the intent is to show how poor migrants in West Africa make their way to Lagos hoping to find work. The dotted circles show population. The color shading of the countries shows GDP, and the dark circles show GDP per capita. Per capita GDP is a little misleading because rural citizens make next to nothing in Nigeria. The largest circle shows how much greater the population of Nigeria is compared to its neighbors. The red dot is Lagos.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Lagos, Nigeria: Education

Here's an improved version of the school map. On the other one you could barely see the street grid. More to come shortly.

Slowly some maps have been coming together. Here are all the schools in Lagos. The smallest squares are primary and grammar schools, the medium sized squares are vocational and high schools, the largest squares are colleges and universities.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Lagos Nigeria: Population

Analysis of population and the increase in density within the Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Lagos.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Galveston Studio Spring 2009

Unfolded weather station.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Explorations: Part 2

Mary-Jane is on a quest to find some skin colored high heels, sounds beautiful.
I brought the camera.

This band was playing in front of Hotel de Ville. We always see these kind of events from our window and decide whether or not to go. They weren't bad; a European version of The Strokes.

Hotel de Ville.

More band pictures. Just down the street there was a band playing at 59 Rivoli, which Mary-Jane has mentioned in her blog. It doubles as an art gallery.

MJ listening to sound check.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Explorations: Paris.

School's out for summer.
Now we have some time to explore the city.
Thanks to our good friend Ryan Odom, we have an awesome camera to take some great pictures.

Rue de Rivoli at Sunset.

A Ferrari we saw at Place Vendome

A white Triumph near Gare de L'est.

A mural at the end of Passage Brady.

Mary-Jane  looking cool.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


The semester is over and I've posted my work online.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Here's my thesis research up to now.
It's not the final, there are a few typos.