by Norwich University 575 views
Joe Fisher, a 2011 graduate of Norwich University's Master of Architecture program, utilized his knowledge and love of music for his thesis project.
By studying the flow of tension and resolution in blues guitar music, Fisher gradually began to sketch out the lines of a building and grounds that he would locate on the site of the defunct Spire project in Chicago.
In this video, recorded during his final thesis presentation, Fisher talks about his selection of the classic Robert Johnson tune, "Crossroads," as the basis for a building. During the course of his fifth year at Norwich, Fisher gradually morphed his feelings about the music into bricks and mortar.
For more about Norwich University and the architecture program, visit us at www.norwich.edu.
by Norwich University 1,382 views
RAE(V) - Renewable, Adaptable, Eco-housing (Vermont) - is a house designed and built by Norwich University Architecture, Engineering and Construction Management students.
In January 2012, the project was awarded a spot in the 2013 Solar Decathlon, a U.S. Department of Energy competition that challenges 20 colleges to build the most attractive, practical and environmentally sensible residence.
There is much work to be done, but this video was created by filmmaker Nick Stefani as a reaction to the news. To learn more, read http://www.norwich.edu/about/news/2011/072211-RAEVupdate.htm
by Norwich University 258 views
The third group of Norwich University students to visit Pha Chan, a village in Thailand, focused on an outdoor community kitchen.
Students involved with the NU Visions Abroad-organized trips have been designing and organizing the project for several years -- both in Thailand and at home on Norwich's campus in Northfield, Vermont.
This video, shot by students during the December 2011 and January 2012 trip, shows the project coming together through the collaboration of students and villagers.
To learn more about Norwich University and NU Visions Abroad, visit www.norwich.edu.
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by Norwich University 898 views
Sketching School is the chance for students to learn to express themselves visually in an interesting place.
Previous trips have visited locations such as San Juan, Puerto Rico, Lunenberg, Nova Scotia, and beautiful spots in the U.S. in May 2012, organizers had the opportunity to take a group to Beijing, China, where they visited the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, and many interesting spots within the massive city.
All the while they worked on the skill of sketching, so important for graduates of Norwich's School or Architecture + Art.
This video was made from stills and video shot by Master of Architecture student Matthew St. Pierre. To learn more about Sketching School and Norwich University, visit www.norwich.edu.