Thursday, 31 August 2006
We shall visit Rainbow Montessori Kindergarten at 143 Jalan SS18/1C Subang Jaya.
Be there by 1030. We'll look around the premises for 1/2 hour before the principal Ms Ellen Koh talks to us. She will entertain us till 1200 latest. See you there.
Tuesday, 29 August 2006
Saturday, 26 August 2006
Next to the Yellow Building is the new church building which is yet to be used. We'll pop in for a look if we have the time. You can park along Jalan Gasing or in the cul-de-sac between the 2 buildings if you know how to navigate down there. Culdesac is shown in the third pic. below, kinda hidden by the Manila Palm.
If anyone anticipates problems getting there by 1300hr because of morning class, just let us know here by tomorrow 1200hr and we'll shift the block to start at 1330hr. Otherwise--no change to our schedule. I assume you will all arrange your own transport, carpooling etc.
Min Kang, Hong Yee, Khai Ling and Kah Hoe will be giving their 10-15 minute talks and would appreciate lots of questions from everybody. Look forward to seeing you. Cheers!
Friday, 25 August 2006
Thursday, 24 August 2006
Monday 28/8 1300-1700
On site at Jalan Gasing. Bridging program, analysis of brief of new project, site walkabout and analysis.
Wednesday 30/8 1300-1700
Mainly making and completing model of site.
Friday 1/9 1130-1245
Visit Tadika Montessori in Damansara Utama
Monday 4/9 1300-1700
Discussion on Montessori philosophy and case study.
Wednesday 6/9 1300
SUBMISSION & PRESENTATION OF CASE STUDY AND SITE ANALYSIS
Tuesday, 22 August 2006
Sunday, 13 August 2006
I think can found what montessori kindergarten is all about in this webpage.. By observing the photos on this website..
i personally think montessori is better than the traditional 1..
in fact, it become a international montessori school.
hope this website give u all an idea about montessori.
Friday, 11 August 2006
Site is on Jalan Gasing. Kindy may also be nearby depending on which one gives us permission. It may be a one full day thingy, or 2 half days. Will keep you posted so please watch this space.
I will include a bridging programme to connect Project 1 & 2. This will include
Tour of church in the making
Talk by Min Kang
Talk by Khai Ling
Talk by Hong Yee
Talk by Kah Hoe
Discussion on Project 2 Brief
Discussion on your research on the Montessori Philosophy
My usual lecture
Banana leaf lunch (depending on whether you're treating me or not)
Above 4 talk presenters please email me immediately for briefing.
Somebody pls post here as soon as you have received your brief for Project 2 from Ms Kwok.
Enjoy your Activity Week. Next session will be harder than the first!
Tuesday, 8 August 2006
- ALL TO SIGN ATTENDANCE SHEET AT 1230hr
- FINISH PINNING UP BY 1245hr
- Please remove the mobile (tall) pinup board. Put it in the corridor or in the other studio. Everybody pins up on walls in our studio.
- Take down the white writing board if possible, use the whole wall for pinup. Otherwise pin on the whiteboard as well.
- Please restrict yourselves to ONE A1 landscape wall space. (Start from one end?)
- Do not pin up your 3 sheets of A3, just put them on the table under your model.
You may inspect the exhibition until 1255. Then please wait outside. Each student has to present individually to me according to the following time table.
PLEASE KEEP TO TIME. BE READY OUTSIDE THE STUDIO ONE-PERSON BEFORE YOUR TURN.
You will have 5 mins to talk through your scheme, I will question you for another 5 mins, and then I'll spend the next 3 mins grading you.
1245hr Finish pinning up
1313 AHMAD JUFRI
1352 BERNARD NGO
1405 CHAI WEY CHII
1418 CHAN KHAI LING
1431 CHAN MIN KANG
1444 CHEE KAH HOE
1457 IAN'S BREAK (somebody please get me a coffee, white, no sugar, no poison)
1510 CHEN SISI
1523 CHEW HONG YEE
1536 CHIN SHIAO YIN
1549 ESTHER LAU
1602 GERALD KOH
1615 GOH KAI KHENG
1628 KENNETH LIM
1700 HANDOUT OF BRIEF FOR NEXT PROJECT & SHORT DISCUSSION ABOUT NEXT TERM'S WORK
Ian, this is the change of design that i have done. the structure is 8 metres wide and 3 metres high. its all about palying with ropes, webs and slides. its challege for kids to climb higher. and the lower parts of the nets can be used as a stage for them to paly around because the net are more laid horizontaly. is it a better play structure? n wat u guys and girls think?
Monday, 7 August 2006
Sunday, 6 August 2006
Saturday, 5 August 2006
Marks will be given and added towards your assessment for your current project. This forms a small but important component of your overall assessment.
No "study" preparations are required. Have a ball pen and a few sheets of A4 writing paper ready.
The only variations I have made so far are
- Presentation model can be in the 1:25 to 1:40 range. There is no merit in big models if a smaller one can show the same details just as effectively
- Study models can be photo records of one model transforming in stages (if that suits your scheme)
- Show the 3 sheets of A3 output from your Case Study
I've done an example of my model, just the maze tho. You can roughly tell how big it is, in comparison to the blade in the picture.
What do you think?
Btw, you might wanna let us know, what you want in our presentation boards more specifically. Are we required to include plans of the structure or anyting like that? A montage of where the structure should be placed?
Thursday, 3 August 2006
- A play structure, not disneyland, right?
- 3-6 year olds, not teenagers
- A play structure, not a structure that contains playthings, geddit?
- Duplicating forms doesn't mean doubling design merit
- The abstract is usually less restrictive than the literal, unless you distort it
- Better to bend the rules than let the rules bend you
- Play means enjoy, are you having fun yet?
Most of you are already into you study models. I'd suggest that you treat that like a Transformer playtool. Photo recording each transformation is a good idea to record the alternatives you have explored.
Those who need to discuss ideas can post here.
You may want to spend some time looking at how these structures address design considerations such as
- scale and size
- safety and security
- user dispersion
Your observations should help your thinking process along.