Friday, May 30, 2008

Preview of the Brick x Brick movie

Coming soon to a theater near you!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


GO GREEN....GO GREEN....this here is a park for the enviroment so we could all have fun.....also its healthier for the enviroment.....

Saturday, May 17, 2008

One of our first stop motion experiments

Sherianne and Shari used the tabletop as an ad hoc animation studio, taking one photo every time they changed the arrangemet of objects on the table.

Some of the sugar cube buildings shaping up at Girl Power in Liberty City

When interviewed, each girl was planning a unique structure. Some designed shopping malls, boutiques, clothing stores.

stop motion look at sugar cube construction

Jamal, from the Barnyard, shows the step-by-step, brick by brick construction of his work, using iStopMotion, software available for Mac OSX.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Terry Riley visits Brick x Brick

Miami Art Museum's Director, Terry Riley, is an architect. He visited our group at Little Havana Institute and gave Keishla, Dariel and Osmani personal critique on their projects in Sketchup. It reminded all of us that these projects could be actually constructed - if we get the proportions right!

Sugar cubes - great building material

Bricks = sugar cubes
Mortar = royal icing (1 lb. confectioner's sugar + 1 tsp. cream of tartar + 1/2 c. water blended til smoooooooth, no lumps)

Build up your walls, painting the icing in between each brick/sugar cube. When the royal icing hardens, the bricks will be stuck to each other pretty firmly, but still don't move them or jiggle the buildings too much. It's delicate.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Shari builds with sugar cubes

I never built sugar cubes. I came up with idea because i like butterflies. in this building in miami i wuld put the sugar cube butterfly on the south beach because that's a very popular place everyone seems to go there. so they will be able to see how creative i was. it would be in a shopping mall in the art section because many people seem to hang out in the shopping mall and i want my sugar cube butterfly to get noticed. yes the sugar cube buttertfly would have a name. it would be called the the tasty butterfly. yes they can use sugar cubes to build buildings depending on what they're willing to make.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Some other possibilities

Using the computer as our drawing board, we can re-cycle our images in infinite combinations. Sammy, from the YWCA, discovered that his sketchup design could be a photo booth backdrop.

Carenzo at the YWCA

Carenzo has two visions, one for a floating suburban home, and the other a pretty ambitious city tower.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Shari's club

the name of my club is called weezy wee. the name doesn't mean anything the name of the club is the actual person lil wayne i just chose to use weezy wee. this type of club is a ordinary hall with a wierd name and this type of hall like celebrity guest come when requested to come. the best place for this club in the city is in coconut grove because there are rarely things to do in coconut grove. besides clubs coconut grove needs more shopping centers and places to hangout. they need separately places for people in wide ranges of ages.

Livin' Big

Jamal and Kenyan, from the Barnyard in Coconut Grove, are ready to open up their own design office. This is a view of a work in progress called "Livin' Big".