So far my project has gone along pretty smoothly. The problem at the moment is that I've produced so much work, actually more than enough to fill an exhibition hall, and I need to be even more specific about where I'm going. I have veritable shitloads of analysis and visions, but very little 'actual' design work, i.e., decisions about a distinct direction. Hopefully all this imagery is cumulating into a grand finale of design awesomeness, but at the moment my brain is like 'I can draw good' and that's pretty much it. Which is just.. not enough.
Another suggestion I received from the visiting critic last week was to make an archive of my project. I guess this is probably what 'real' architecture schools do during a thesis, but on the other hand, they often give their students a year to complete thesis instead of 5 months. C'est la vie. Yesterday I spent a few hours pinning up all the work I have done all year in the hallway above the studios. Just to take stock. That was probably time well wasted, but I've learned that giving your brain time to absorb advice is a good thing.
[Photoshop did some strange things while I was stitching these photos together, hence the weird wooden v's sticking out of the roof]
I've decided that instead of working on an archive, which would essentially be useless at this point, I'm going to start making drafts of my final presentation poster at fully scale and work to refine how all the information is organized. I think it's the only way to proceed now. My design elements are mostly in place, it's just the explanation, drawing, and putting together that needs to happen now.