I have survived my first term of grad school at University of Oregon. Some days were exciting and inspiring. Some days were pure torture lost in a blur of sleep deprivation and anxiety. I haven’t got a clue if this is the right decision to make but at least I’ve got money to live on for now and a little hope of earning some in the future with my expanded skill set. Nine more terms to go.

I’d like to share pictures of the project I worked on in my Intro to Grad Design class, since I’ve got nothing new to report on for Seed in the Sand. My instructor appreciated some elements of my project but considered it an atypical response to the assignment and not a set of structures suitable to be built, except for the tower which she really liked. We were presented with fictitious clients with specific desires for a location which was based on a real piece of land by a lake. They wanted a Wall house, a Tower and a Cube House.

Here is my interpretation:

The finished site as seen from a boat

The finished site as seen from a boat

The first structure of this project was The Wall House:

Plan for The Wall House

Plan for The Wall House

West side of The Wall House

West side of The Wall House

The second structure in this project was the Tower:

Plan for The Tower

Plan for The Tower

The Tower model

The Tower model

The final structure in this project was The Cube House:

The Cube House Plan Page 1

The Cube House Plan Page 1

The Cube House Plan Page 2

The Cube House Plan Page 2

Looking down on the completed site

Looking down on the completed site

Completed Site

Completed Site

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11 thoughts on “Architecture

  1. Ashley Yakeley August 18, 2013 at 5:46 pm Reply

    I’m sad to hear that Seed in the Sand won’t be coming out anytime soon. I really really liked Blood Tea and Red String.

  2. Anonymous August 18, 2013 at 10:28 pm Reply

    Congratulations! I see success in your future. Hang in there.

  3. agnesannie August 18, 2013 at 11:18 pm Reply

    Joli projet.

  4. Patgel August 19, 2013 at 2:33 am Reply

    Take this as a detour of you way. take advantage of it, which you learn is always with you.

  5. Julie Green August 19, 2013 at 9:55 am Reply

    Christian, what ever you touch is magic! I truly hope this detour will actually be the path that helps lead you to financial stability and success. Being an Artist is never an easy path but your talent is so great that whatever you lay your hands on will truly be a work of Art. Thinking of you and Calliope. Much love, Julie Green

  6. CitraGran Cibubur August 20, 2013 at 3:53 am Reply

    Reblogged this on CitraGran Cibubur.

  7. Christiane August 20, 2013 at 2:35 pm Reply

    Thanks for all of the kind comments. I do enjoy architecture and am really looking forward to being involved in creating beautiful buildings, but I would take a leave of absence from school to take a good animation job or gladly return to plan A if opportunity knocked.

  8. […] short summer break between my first and second term of grad school (discussed in my last post: Architecture), I made some progress on Seed in the Sand. Two of these shots required a new camera position that […]

  9. Chris Cote October 7, 2013 at 12:02 pm Reply

    Christiane, Blood Tea and Red String has enriched my life in such a special way. In that regard you’re an enormous success. I hope to see Seed one day and be further enriched. Best of luck to you whichever path you choose.

  10. Cynthia Weaver October 26, 2013 at 6:27 pm Reply

    Have you looked into for possible funding? Probably impossible to manage while you are parenting and in school but maybe something to consider…

    • Christiane December 11, 2013 at 10:30 pm Reply

      I ran a successful Kickstarter project in 2011. Here is the link:

      I may try it again at some point when I have a new concrete goal to achieve. What I need now is income to live on while I animate for about five to seven years. Raising funds for that on Kickstarter doesn’t really feel like the right thing to do.

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