Archive for February, 2011


“Designed by Jeremy Bentham in the late 1700s, the Panopticon provides the architectural means to enhance control while minimizing the actual supervision required. ” Digital Cross Rhodes

Prison Presidio Modelo, Inside one of the buildings, December 2005 via wikipedia

This experiment has been conducted with a camera set up that is similar to Bentham’s Panopticon.

Version 8

I am studying how people use Rapson Hall, a building with dense work spaces and a white space,
because I want to find out how the building performs and how well people are attached to it in order to help my audience understand how to achieve energy reductions through optimized daylight and dense work spaces while enabling place attachment.

work space white space

white space

example: a courtyard, park, atrium

the areas of a page without print or pictures
-Merriam Webster Dictionary

that portion of a page left unmarked: the space between graphics, margins, gutters, space between columns, space between lines of type or figures and objects drawn or depicted

eye filter

An eye filter is a device, drawing, diagram or photograph that allows you to distill a visual idea.


A photocline is the edge of shade and glare in a daylit room.


20110219_fashionShow by Laurie McGinley

20110219_fashionShow, originally uploaded by Laurie McGinley.

February 19, 2011
5:53 – 5:57 p.m.
82 frames

Design, Housing and Apparel Fashion Show


20110216_tech2Review by Laurie McGinley

20110216_tech2Review, originally uploaded by Laurie McGinley.

February 16, 2011
9:58 – 10:02 a.m.
64 frames
This blend is the first four minutes of food being served before a review.

Place attachment

“The formation of an emotional bond with one’s immediate environment.”

Version 7

I am studying Rapson Hall courtyard with motion lapse photography because I want to find out how unfamiliar groups of people use this commons in order to help my audience understand how architecture can increase the quality of experience in communal spaces.

How can architecture enhance the quality of communal life? Can a building enable people to live more closely together, share resources and reduce their environmental footprints while allowing them adequate privacy? Can a building help convince people to condense their living spaces and meet their needs for privacy?


20101201_nightPinup by Laurie McGinley

20101201_nightPinup, originally uploaded by Laurie McGinley.

December 1, 2010
6:03 – 7:07 p.m.
74 frames

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