Plesiosaur, Pt. 2 (2011)

I dislike abandoning projects in which I have invested so much time and energy, as long as there seems to be any virtue left in them. With no access to fabrication equipment, a foundry, or power tools of greater precision than a small drill press and a metal-cutting miter saw, it seemed to me that I could nevertheless treat this   » More

Plesiosaur, Pt. 1 (2005)

Near the end of my prolonged penance in architectural education, I found myself with enough credits to take an elective course, and I settled on one that dealt with aluminum casting. The curriculum required us to come up with an assembly of somewhat-mass-produced metal forms that could be created using basic sand-casting techniques; create the necessary match-plates which would be   » More