Urban Alchemy

by bronxelf

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These are random moments in the life of an indecent designer and the city she loves.

To read my grudging babblings about design, click the button.

And can we really measure
If we think we're any better
than that skyline that goes on and on
forever, on and on...."

- Less Than Jake: Is This Thing On?

Everybody in this world wants the same damned thing-
just not at the same time.

-Chris Orbach: Jane

I could be condemned to hell for every sin but littering."

- Soul Coughing: Idiot Kings

I am a female, carbon based lifeform.
I am a New York City Native.
I am a Design Professional.
I take photographs.
I also sculpt, paint, create mosaics, and play with weapons.

And sometimes, I even dance about Architecture.

What I see, is what you get.

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All the revisions are done. Now just waiting on an approval.Moving on to the next thing-- finishing the hotel suites and solving the
elevator mess once and for all.
9th Apr 2006, 05:22   | tags:,,

Lee says:

Looking nice and clean.

And it may be just me, but I always find monotone floorplans easier to look at than multicoloured CADs layouts.

I hope you get approval.

9th Apr 2006, 07:22

nige 2.0 says:

sounds like you can breathe a sigh of relief now, elf...

9th Apr 2006, 08:30

Viv says:

I i agree Lee

whole thing looks very complex to me and I await the 3d renderings so that I can understand it all

glad you're nearly there Avril - tablets must still be working!

9th Apr 2006, 12:46

bronxelf says:

Nige-- No relief *at all*. Need to make a couple of small corrections today, and then draw up the elevations and set up the perspectives. Also have to design four hotel suites, fix my roof plan, and fix the elevators.

9th Apr 2006, 16:21

culfinglin says:

hrm. overall, i like it -- but what's with that weird pinch in the lower-right-hand section, where the bar's curves and the wall's curves come together? at leats, i'm guessing it's a bar, with so many stools around it -- the 'e'- looking thing on the right-hand side.

9th Apr 2006, 19:56

bronxelf says:

Well since I posted this, I flipped the bar upside down, but it wasn't a pinch anyway. The rings outside the bar are just a flooring change, If I take the flooring pattern off the plan you can see it more clearly. Hangon, as soon as I'm done with the last of these corrections (Jim had me do an adjustment to the sink of all things) I will take another shot of it, with both the floor in and out, so you see what I mean. It's just not clear at thie resolution.

9th Apr 2006, 19:58

nige 2.0 says:

wow. deadline reached & breached?

9th Apr 2006, 23:22

bronxelf says:

The project is 365,000 square feet. You're looking at 6,000. (give or take.)

9th Apr 2006, 23:23

nige 2.0 says:

omg, really? dang! hope you've got lots of support

9th Apr 2006, 23:27

bronxelf says:



I don't even know where to begin with this. I don't evne know how to answer it.

I suppose it is entirely dependent on who you mean. From my friends, definitely.

But my living situation here at home is nothing short of Utterly Horrific. So it's very hard.

9th Apr 2006, 23:30

nige 2.0 says:

thats horrible. long story, i bet. they always are.

9th Apr 2006, 23:32

bronxelf says:

Two years. And I'm just getting to the endish of it. Which Im sure will have its own attendant ridiculous shit. I am just entirely out of give a rats ass at this point.

I just want it over.

9th Apr 2006, 23:34

paintist says:

deep breaths and hang in there....all will be well :-)

9th Apr 2006, 23:38

nige 2.0 says:

i havent heard anyone sound this fed up in ages. is it rude of me to ask what happened?

9th Apr 2006, 23:39

Arkadeis says:

Knowing the story pretty well, I can safely say you have no idea nige.

Hell, I live across the country from Elf and *I* am fed up with her living situation.

10th Apr 2006, 00:01

bronxelf says:

Nige-- not at all rude of you to ask. However the answer would far exceed the amount of time I currently have to explain anything.

I'm also laughing like mad at the understatement.

10th Apr 2006, 00:04

nige 2.0 says:

well, i sincerely hope you get it sorted quicktime, elf.

10th Apr 2006, 07:44

bronxelf says:

It's going to be quite sorted, very soon. It's just going to be a bumpy ass ride from here to there.

10th Apr 2006, 07:47

nige 2.0 says:

strap yourself in, chick ;)

10th Apr 2006, 07:50

bronxelf says:


I am *all* about the strapping in.

Have I ever *told* you about this project?

It's essentially, a 365,000 square foot bondage palace.

No, really, I'm serious. Honest.

10th Apr 2006, 07:51

nige says:

bondage? now that will require some strapping in! i like. tell me more...

10th Apr 2006, 08:52

bronxelf says:

Where do I start? I have no idea. Just expect to see a lot of fetishy things here in the next several weeks.

10th Apr 2006, 09:49