Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Designers of the Future

Brick by Brick is a design lab. The group at Mater love using Sketchup to invent new landscapes, cityscapes, architectures. All these things are called into question and made dynamic using their imaginations.

Temra's Sketchup project, Girl Power

Architecture and entrepreneurship come together using Sketchup - Temra imagines a pool house and a van with her business logo on it.

Mater Academy creates new worlds in Sketchup

Moving on from our 3d models of cityscapes, constructed out of cardboard, we enter the realm of 3D drafting, via Sketchup, a free download from Google. Here's what Brian and Nicolas from Mater Academy are working on. Once the sketchup model is built, and scenes are added, an animation file is exported to iMovie, where the boys can add a sound track and other video effects - a multimedia experience of a floating theme park.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

BxB on Facebook!

Visit our page and like, friend, post - you all know what to do!
Upload photos of our groups working and share with all your friends.

Girl Power Sketchup projects

Santerria's new forms!

by Joyce

Cultivia's Million Dollar House

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

my rainbow sketch up project:)

I Thought This Would be bORING bUT i Tried It & It Was FUN:)

Cultivia's Sketchup model

Opportunity for Miami HS Students - Locust Arts Builders (LAB)

Call to South Florida high school art students

Opportunity: The LAB (Locust Arts Builders)

Dates: Weekdays, June 27 - July 13, 2012
Public Opening Reception: Saturday, July 14, 7-10pm

Deadline: March 30, 2012 - applications must be received by 5pm

Locust Projects is pleased to announce an open call to South Florida high school students for a chance to participate in a collaborative exhibition at the organization's 5,000 square foot exhibition space in Miami's Design District.

For further information contact: or 305.576.8570

Monday, February 13, 2012

Color forms

New words learned today at Mater Academy:

New colors invented today:
too many to name!

Friday, February 10, 2012

The Power of Ideas

We have the projector again!
Yesterday we began the class at Girl Power showing the
of the Favela Painting Project of Jeoen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn, the Guell Colony Crypt
and the Sagrada Familia of Antoni Gaudi, and some of the large projects of Brazilian artist Vic Muniz.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A visiting designer at Girl Power

Laz Ojalde of LMNOQ Studio, is a product and industrial designer, and he visited with us at Girl Power yesterday. We hope that Laz will be able to work with us at Brick by Brick - he has designed some amazing things for his many clients. Here are a few images: clock, hanging rack, table, room divider made of recycled vintage cans!

Please check out more of his work at his website LMNOQ.

Drawing at Girl Power

Color added to the white cities

By painting our city maquettes white, we had a chance to really observe - and draw - the forms we constructed. The white paint also gave us a perfect base for the application of color. Instead of paint, we layered colored tissue paper with diluted glue, and were really wowed by the effects we saw - bleeding, seeping, colors mixing - almost like stained glass. It's amazing how powerful color is - everyone was really into it!

Drawing elevations

At both Mater Academy and Girl Power, we took the opportunity to make drawings of the North, South, West, and East elevations of our city models. We viewed elevation drawings made by architects, and also the models used to explore design concepts and for presentations.