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College of Architecture
Texas Tech University
Mail Stop 42091
Lubbock, Texas 79409
Phone 806-742-3136
Email: architecture@ttu.edu

DAILY PRACTICE — Project Statement

The SESSION 1 - CHARETTE and DAILY PRACTICE projects are interwoven with the common goal to create a perceptual apparatus for persistently recording liminal conditions throughout the term. Consider the lessons of the drawing apparatus of Albrecht Drürer (1471-1528), motion studies of Edward Muybridge (1830-1904) and the chronophotography of Étienne-Jules Marey. Tectonic intelligence, aesthetic presence, and constructional durability will be equally essential to the conception and operation of this device. Once built and tested data accretion will be the primary collection strategy to create indelible observations within the age of digital reproduction. Place emphasis on the ability of the apparatus to negotiate and record the liminal horizon between landscape—architecture—landscape.


  • Collect daily images of liminal conditions with the perceptual apparatus.
  • Create stop-frame animation to synthesize collected data.
  • Develop a rigorous and reliable system for incremental data accretion.
  • Focus on liminal conditions of landscape—architecture—landscape // space // light // form.
  • Create framework to test and study project conditions as they develop.


  • Create one image per day for the balance of the semester that examines the liminal horizon between landscape—architecture—landscape.
  • Individual images must be at least 1920 x 1080 pixels and have a common aspect ratio of 16 x 9 or 4 x 3 based on the camera that will be used.
  • Individual images must include consistent amount of apparatus frame.
  • Log of all individual files including: date-time registration, location, subject note.
  • Persistent and accurate file naming using the studio standard: i.e.: 
Taylor, Chris_YourLastName, YourFirstName_Daily Practice_0000_Spring2015.
  • Assemble individual images into stop-frame animation with weekly progress screenings.
  • Consistently align visible horizon beyond apparatus frame with the piano wire mounted 1/3 from the bottom edge to provide compositional consistency between conditions examined.


  • Stop frame animation of sequenced information.
  • Individual daily files, named properly and organized in single folder.
  • Log of all individual files including: date-time registration, location, subject note.
  • Framing apparatus used to create the individual daily image.
  • Documentation of daily practice in action (photographs of the apparatus in use).


  • Assigned: 30 January 2015
  • Due: 05 May 2015
  • 10% of course total.

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