• boo-ya
    welcome to thesisDISTRACTIONS- a manuscript documenting the journey of procrastination that I have undertaken as I strive to complete my thesis project at uni.
    though I am studying engineering this blog will not talk about engineering. rather I will look at architecture and design whilst also writing about whatever my whimsical mind desires- most likely sport.
    I will also use this blog as a journal to record my travels around america upon the completion of my degree.



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rectangularly minimal

this is a house that i found on the net quite a while a go. then i lost it. i’ve been searching and searching for it too show on here for a while now. alas- it popped into by inbox yesterday. so here it is… admittedly the building does appear to be a bit plain … Continue reading

finished my thesis bro. 120 pages 26,600 words 1 engineer * *disclaimer- dependent on passing final coursework

this is outrageous!

outrageously AWESOME!!! bond, james bond cue- bruce mcaveney ‘delicuous’ this house sits above lake lucrene, switzerland and has views of the water and swiss alps. the raw concrete winding through the property and the vintage porsche car collection conjures imagery from a double life. the concrete clashes against the magnificently rendered rooms that frame views across the lake to … Continue reading

for the times they are a-changin’

come gather ’round people wherever you roamand admit that the watersaround you have grownand accept it that soonyou’ll be drenched to the boneif your time to youis worth savin’then you better start swimmin’or you’ll sink like a stonefor the times they are a-changin’. clearly bob dylan was also nostradamus folks, cos the times they are … Continue reading

all the way to the edge

okie dokie- i’ve recently had a request for a more indepth lok at the edge house featured in my earlier post here. firstly this house is oft called Mr. K’s Edge House. i tell you what- i’d sure like to be Mr. K. the home is located in the ‘celebrity’ kansai district of osaka in … Continue reading

more walls

ok so there may not be any walls in this building- similarly to one of my more recent posts, this is a townhouse that has a grandiose total of zero walls.  this house in belgium utilises voids and split levels to separate the different spaces within the home, and like the singaporean home lets the home be … Continue reading

motown madness

detroit, aka motor city and motown, is the biggest darn ol’ place in all of michigan. with a population of a tad over 700k detroit is now the 18th biggest city in the us of a. once upon a time though the city was ranked numero 5 for size. the decline in the last decade … Continue reading

i’m back

here is the long awaited first post in donkeys. lately i’ve been looking at various terrace homes and townhouses, this is the focus of this entry.to my mind the trick with either a terrace or town house is to create the feeling of space, and to create an outdoor aspect to what is often a … Continue reading

back online

admittedly i was never offline, rather i was snowed under with work for uni. quick update- i handed in my symposium paper. was told my margins were too small, this put me 3/4 of a page over the strict 4 page limit. fark! some editing and executive decision making and all was ok. then my … Continue reading


g’day. it’s been more than a few days since my last flurry of posting, but don’t worry i have an excuse. uni is hectic. really hectic. i had a paper due on monday (got it on, so no wukkas), got a final exam on friday, mid term on thursday week and symposium presentation on friday … Continue reading