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Lewis Wadsworth
Works at LW4
Attended Yale School of Architecture
Lives in Boston, Massachusetts
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Hurriedly-taken photos taken during a tour last week of the recent restoration of the 1978 "restoration" of 500 Capp Street, San Francisco, the home and masterwork of artist David Ireland …
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Not really sure what I want to write about these things...

...which probably doesn't matter, since as far as I can tell there's no one really looking at any posts on G+ anymore.
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Wheee! Down the rabbit hole!

Click on the image in the linked gallery and it's just like you are really there.

Well, no, not really. But it is interesting, and an interesting way to photograph an interior space (which happens to be in my nearly-completed renovation project).

Supposedly the camera I used for this could also create images that could be "experienced" with certain VR equipment. I've no way to test that yet.

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The Approach

...collages of current construction photos (taken with my aging phone's panorama function) and the corresponding renderings from the 3D model.

Presumably, sometime in December if I repeat this exercise one won't be able to discern the difference.

Incidentally, since I've been asked about this: this is a single-family residence, I am the architect, and (this seems to really really matter to some people) the whole project was modeled principally in Trimble SketchUp and McNeel Rhino. And the construction drawings were also composed in Rhino, from DWG files exported from the SketchUp model. That's eccentric as architectural software technique goes,  but it has worked relatively well for me.
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What if our outfit could recognize and respond to the gaze of the other? This is an interactive 3D printed wearable, which can detect other people’s gaze and respond accordingly with life-like behavior.

Well, that is interesting. No, wait, the other thing: creepy. 

Somewhat more information, as well as descriptions of other unnerving work, is available on the award-winning architect/designer's website:

http://behnazfarahi.prosite.com/204244/gallery
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Shoggoth included?
Famed horror author H.P. Lovecraft was born in Providence, Rhode Island, and moved back there after a brief stint in New York City, into a house at 10 Barnes...
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I don't think I've seen found natural objects (the tree forks) and digital fabrication technology combined to generate load-bearing structure like this before.

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We are wrapping up the renovation project upon which I spent the last three years of my life, and I've been experimenting with documenting the result with a spherical panoramas, otherwise known as "photospheres." With a little code and some Photoshop, these can be made quite surreal...or at least completely useless as a form of self-promotion for an architect.

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I was asked to describe this earlier today.

David Bowie as a priest wearing a blindfold with button eyes; a dead astronaut with a jeweled skull; a woman with a tail and a unibrow; a bunch of people dancing with little jerks or maybe having seizures; a giant candle; some living scarecrows who might be dreaming of being belly dancers...oh, and Cthulhu. Let's not forget Cthulhu.
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The most singularly bizarre of the videos advertising a singularly bizarre bicycle accessory.

I'm glad they acknowledge that it was inspired by Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

The company's website:

http://www.trotify.com/
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What? Who would want this? 
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Education
  • Yale School of Architecture
    Master of Architecture, 2001 - 2005
    (where, notably, he was told by the same fool who gave Maya Lin a "B" for her Vietnam Veterans Memorial project that he was too "unconventional" to be an architect)
  • Dartmouth College
    A.B. Visual Studies, 1986 - 1990
    (where he learned a few things, mostly concerning the habits of obscure Roman emperors. You have to be pretty decadent to invent veal.)
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Architect who knows how to use a sword.
Introduction

Lewis Wadsworth is a designer, artist, and teacher in Boston, Massachusetts.

Lewis' architectural projects have appeared in AIArchitect, the journal of the American Institute of Architects, and have been honored by the Boston Society of Architects. He has also illustrated projects for architecture firms in the United States, Australia, and Japan. He teaches 3D design and software courses at the Boston Architectural College. He has served as a technical adviser on software manuals, and oddly enough sometimes is paid to tell publishers what he thinks about proposed books on software commonly used by architects.

Lewis also fences with an épée. A lot. And yes, that is a type of sword.

Bragging rights
Peter Eisenman threatened, when I was an architecture student, to make sure that I never had a job in architecture anywhere on the planet. I've never assumed he wasn't serious.
Work
Occupation
Designer, illustrator, artist, and teacher...wait, didn't I already write that somewhere? Why didn't I become a spy? How does one become one? I will delete all my files and burn my computer. Why is there no fire? Why aren't there the makings of one? How did I get in the unused room on the third floor?
Skills
"Architecture is an art purely of invention, and invention is the most painful and the most difficult exercise of the human mind." - Sir John Soane
Employment
  • LW4
    Principal, or possibly Chief Cultist, 2008 - present
  • Boston Architectural College
    Instructor, 2007 - 2013
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Currently
Boston, Massachusetts
Previously
Seattle, Washington - New Haven, Connecticut - Hanover, New Hampshire - St. Augustine, Florida
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