Thursday, 15 November 2007

Workshop on Sustainable Design


Those of you who interested in a workshop on sustainable design may want to check this out. Below is the email from Joe Foo of Trinity Visual Communications with sufficient info. You can contact them directly.

joseph foo <joseph.foo@3nitydesign.com>




Hey Ian
This is the workshop I spoke to u before, It’s about sustainable design, venue tentatively set at Juteras, Kampung baru Subang, also where 3Di (3nity’s product division) based, surrounded with all sort of factories, cemetery, primary schools etc etc.. Pls see attached document.Do let me know your students r interested to b part of it. This workshop is only for 30 ppl max.
CheersJoe

Discover the Design of the World, Rethink the World of Design
Date: 15-16 December 2007
Location: Lot 619 & 620 Jalan 2C, Kampung Baru Subang, Sec U6 40150 Shah Alam, Selangor
Facilitator: Joseph Foo and Li Feng Kuah

What is global warming? What has it to do with designers whose role is to create “pretty looking things”? The aim of this workshop is to examine designer’s responsibility towards environment issues. As suggested by the title "Discover the Design of theWorld, Rethink the World of Design", we aim to remind designers of irresponsible designs and their consequences on the environment through cold hard facts of global warming. This will be followed by discussion on successful sustainable design make aware that designer from all practices including architecture, graphic, fashion, product, interior and others, have the power to instigate change for common good. In addition, another goal of the workshop is to bring designers out of their comfort zone as speculated in today’s practice that is highly computer-aided. Hence, all participants are only allowed to work with basic tools and found materials. It is hoped that this “culture shock” will bring about new territory of design thinking and solution. The first workshop of this series was conducted last summer in Wei Hai, a popular beach resort in China. There were 22 enthusiastic participants ranging from high-school graduates, graphic design students to practicing designers and art teachers; all came from different part of the country. The participants were divided into 4 groups and given brief to create ideas of sustainable design from found materials or waste in the surrounding. The responses were mixed and interesting, some stick strictly to the brief and went out to "get their hands dirty" collecting empty bottles, discarded floats and swim suits. Others chose to stay indoor cracking head in search for ideas from waste management to recycle solution, one even worked on futuristic solution for an imagined society with oxygen crisis! The results were equally fascinating. Within such as short duration, the participants have come out with some highly workable or believable ideas, detailed sketches or workable prototypes. Among some of the results were fashion accessories created from recycled swimsuits and floats, products from plastic bottles such as lifesaver and lamp, while others concentrated on developing ideas on sustainable lifestyle.

Wednesday, 7 November 2007

Malacca: Middelburg Bastion

Pic from The Star of Middelburg Bastion in the early days of 2006 (towards its end) when the Malacca Tower excavation uncovered it. For those who are interested in showing off historical context in their schemes.

Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Ancient Wall

For Chern Xi and other unmentionables: Here's an inspiring way of presenting an old wall to the world. A lot of water is needed.

Pic: The Forbidden City, Beijing


Emergent

Some images of the Shenzen Museum of Contemporary Art by Emergent, as discussed with Hann this morning.

(Those who post their schemes for comment: pls use LARGE option for readability straight away.)






Saturday, 3 November 2007



and this is my first floor plan. arrows there showing direction of people coming up from ground floor. the outdoor area is also a proposed area for the people to have their tea there while viewing the river and the tourism spot at the opposite. doted lines are outline of the ground floor plan.










Hi ian, this is my ground floor plan. my site is still the same, the carpark beside the chicken rice shop, along the river bank. In my plan, 's' denotes space for sculpture. at the existing building beside, there are boxes with 's'. these are attached platforms at different heights to display scultures while the dotted lines beside are spaces for arts and craft bazaar, which are at the exterior of my building. the communal space will be quite an open space, raised 1 meter high from the ground. followed by foyer and reception (main entrance) further down, at the level of 0.5 meter with office beside n photograph space.
as u can see, there will be a staircase with long corridor between the painting space n sculpture space, going up to the 1st floor. in the middle of the staircase, there are kind of 'L' shape lines. those are walls at different height to display paintings. others i think u will be able to understand from my plan.
there will be a changing room with 'c' label, beside the performance space which is a shell like shape in the plan. around the performace space is landscape with sculpture displaying, allowing people to see it especially when they walk along the stairs to the performance space.
along the river bank there will be platform for people to walk along, until the performance space there, as there will be door to control people passing through.

Sunday, 2 September 2007






Sir, here is a rough model of my new design. i no longer use the ramp to express the space of my deisgn but the curve roof at different height penetrating the screen to create different spaces.

Wednesday, 22 August 2007

Ordrupgaard by Hadid

Some of you guys have taken an approach that has been addressed quite splendidly in this building, especially with regard to spatial and routing issues. Have a close look at the the plan and section to get some ideas.



http://www.arcspace.com/architects/hadid/ordrupgaard4/ordrupgaard4.html

Saturday, 11 August 2007

Entrance, Hs for 3rd Millenium

Here's an enjoyable way to enter a building. The model is even more stunning.

Thursday, 2 August 2007

General comments on this morning's tutorials

Generally good. There are quite a few exciting ideas floating around. They can be developed into good buildings. A few guys are still struggling, but that's ok if you can respond to my comments to you and come up with something different, take a different approach.

Next Tue's Interim Crit is CRUCIAL! We have invited guests, and that's a chance not to be missed. A chance to test MORE IDEAS with a wider audience.

By then you should have moved into BUILDINGS, not just visceral models. (Viscerals ended last week, actually.) Which means you must show DRAWINGS TO SCALE and STUDY MODELS OF BUILDINGS TO SCALE. (Freehand and rough is ok.)

"BUILDINGS" mean your proposal must have a ROOF. and

MUST have something at the side to enclose your building, keep the rain and animals out and let the natural light in.

MUST be around 400 sq m.

MUST be about ONE STOREY. (Figure that one out.)

MUST have a clear ENTRANCE/EXIT

MUST BE CONSCIOUS OF THE SUNPATH

MUST have a VARIETY of SPACES that link nicely to one another

MUST have a SECTION DRAWING that shows an interesting relationship between the interior and exterior of the building

MUST have a plan that SUPPORTS and complements the section

It's fun time now...till Tue

Wednesday, 1 August 2007

0800-Chong kin hang
0820-Eric Thomas
0840-Bryan Sia Kea Huat
0900-Lau Hann-Lim
0920-Chin wei yuet
0940-Keong Pei Yei
1000-Amanda Ooi
1020-Ndrew Chow
1040-KIANYONG
1100-IVAN fILBERT
1120-1140-Mohd Hafiz
1140-1200-Aznadia
0800-Chong kin hang
0820-Eric Thomas
0840-Bryan Sia Kea Huat
0900-Chin wei yuent
0940-Keong Pei Yei
1000-Amanda Ooi
1020-Ndrew Chow
1040-KIANYONG
1100-IVAN fILBERT
1120-1140-Mohd Hafiz
1140-1200-Aznadia

Monday, 30 July 2007

Updated...

0800 -
0820 -
0840 - Eric Thomas
0900 - Bryan Sia Kea Huat
0920 - Andrew Chow Wai Tat
0940 - Keong Pei Y
1000 - Lau Hann-Lim
1020 - Mohd Hafiz
1040 - Lim Kian Yong
1100 -Chin Wei Yuet
1120 - Amanda Ooi
1140 - Ivan Filbert

Tutorial Schedule 31 July 07

2 or 3 more to go

0800 -
0820 -
0840 - Eric Thomas
0900 - Bryan Sia Kea Huat
0920 - Andrew Chow Wai Tat
0940 - Keong Pei Yi
1000 - Lau Hann-Lim
1020 - Mohd Hafiz
1040 - Lim Kian Yong
1100 - Chin Wei Yuet
1120 - Amanda Ooi
1140 -

I am booking for Mohd Hafiz

Updated...


0800 -
0820 -
0840 - Eric Thomas
0900 - Bryan Sia Kea Huat
0920 - Andrew Chow Wai Tat
0940 - Keong Pei Yi
1000 - Lau Hann-Lim
1020 - Mohd Hafiz
1040 - Lim Kian Yong
1100 -
1120 -
1140 -

Sunday, 29 July 2007

Community Centre

Studio 4 students, the Pusat Komuniti Lembah Pantai is well worth a visit. Not award-winning architecture, but at least it's new, with a pool, ac hall and (unopened) cafe. You might need to get a school letter and go in a group as there are security guards around and some rooms are locked.

Friday, 27 July 2007

Teh Tarik

I'm usually in Tue and Thurs by 0740, having my coffee at Alex's. It was nice last Thurs when a bunch of you Studio 4 guys joined in for a natter. My! How you guys have grown. (In maturity of thought, I mean, not physically.) (Actually, physically, too, come to think of it.) I like the increase in self-confidence that I detect: That's what architectural education is all about, really. In some upperty universites they conduct their discourses over whiskey and port by the fireside. For us, teh tarik around a perabot folding table's fine.

time slot for 31 july tutorial

0800 -
0820 -
0840 -
0900 - Bryan Sia Kea Huat
0920 -
0940 -
1000 -
1020 -
1040 -
1100 -
1120 -
1140 -

Tutorial Schedule 27 July 07

Here's how you do it: Fill in your chosen slot, block copy and repost as new.
Good Show, Bryan: Early birds get me fresh. (But I don't wriggle.)
0800---
0820---
0840---Bryan Sia
0900---

Thursday, 26 July 2007

Tutorials 31 July 2007

My group of 11 please book your tutorial slot here. 20 mins each starting at 800h. We need to have the sequence to maintain order.

The college policy is for students to be present and work in the studio during studio mornings. I'd like to maintain an open policy at tutorials. Everyone can sit in for your tutorial (and participate.) However if, for whatever reason, you prefer a one-to-one---that's ok, too. Just let me know.

Tuesday, 24 July 2007

Up

Whatever's happened last sem is over and done with.
The only way to go now is up.
People do it all the time, so can you.

The Tallest Buildings in the World
1. Location : Paris Height : 318 Meters Floors : Built : 1887

2. Location : Dubai Height : 321 Meters Floors : Built : 1999

3. Location : Shanghai China Height : 421 Meters Floors : 88 Built : Built : 1998


4. Location : Chicago Illinois Height : 443 Meters Floors : 110 Built : 1973


5. Location : Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Height : 452 Meters Floors : 88 Built : 1998

6. Location : Shanghai China Height : 492 Meters Floors : 101 To Be Completed : 2007

7. Location : Taipei Taiwan Height : 508 Meters Floors : 101 Built : 2004

8. Location : Guangzhou, Shanghai China Height : 514.8 Meters Floors : 131 To Be Completed : 2010
9. Location : WTC Manhattan NY Height : 541 Meters Floors : 69 To Be Completed : 2010
10. Location : Tokyo Japan Height : 600 Meters Floors : 130To Be Completed : 2007


11. Location : Dubai Height : 705 Meters Floors : 160 To Be Completed : 2008



12. Location : Shanghai China Height : 1228 Meters Floors : 300 To Be Completed : 2020
Pick your favourite and tell us why that one.

Studio 3, July 2007 Starts!

Hi guys...we're at it again, after the long silence that plagued Gerald K.

I've just invited 9 peop in my tutorial group to join up as authors on this blog. (3 more need to text me their email adds)

This is inevitable, I'm afraid, as it's about the only way you can get me off-college if you need to say much. Short messages can come through sms. I'm in college only on Studio mornings.

So that you know: This isn't my personal blog as blogs are understood. It's just a vehicle for facilitating my tutorials. But we can of course optimise it by taking it beyond that if you wish---it will really depend on you. I'll respond with whatever reasonable time available. Kinda, promise.

You may want to check out what's gone before.

Sunday, 13 May 2007

hi to all who share this blog =)

hello everyone..just wanna drop by and have a look at this blog.. *last logged in since Nov 06* keke... how are u Ian? sorry ya disturb ur beloved students here.. i know they''ll be having lotsa stress, and sleepless night for the next few days ahead....(just like ur ex/old "monkeys" are having right now..lolx) really miss chatting wif u Ian.. not being able to see u much..usually just bumped into each other and exchange a few words then off to busy wif our own things.. looking forward for a teh-tarik session wif u, which we agreed on err... bout 6 months ago.. lolx.. and i really miss using this web-blogging thingy *now tak ada liao, dont have tat kinda bond wif lecturer laio.. sad*.. hope im still welcome here...

good luck guys wif ya final model and every other architorture thingy..
=)

p.s.: Ian, i just completed the final model for this Sem.. really love it.. wanna have a look? then perhaps u can giv me some comment? lolx.. *so at least i will be well-prepared for the Presentation day*

Saturday, 28 April 2007

Final Submission Senior Day Care

Just a few thoughts after seeing what you guys submitted on Friday:

Some of you may want to start making your model immediately, even if your drawn design is not quite resloved 100%. You will probably be able to "finish designing" by completing the model and then draw up based on the model.

Those of you who have one single curved organic "freeform" "non-rectilinear" building may find your model easier to make at a slightly larger scale---maybe even 1:100. You may have to form the curvey form with strips of card.

Generally I think a model at 1:200 may not be impressive enough for most of you. It would be too small to make an impact. Going to 1:150 will not take double the effort but it should almost double the impressiveness.

A model at 1:100 would of course be best, but you have to look at your scheme to see whether a model at 1:100 would be too much work (too big) to handle within the available time left.

About your drawings, if you have to prioritise, I would say the order of importance would be:
  1. Ground Floor (and Lower Ground Floor) Plan @ at least 1:150
  2. 1:50 sections
  3. 1:20 floor-wall-roof section
  4. Site/Roof Plan
  5. the other drawings.

But above all that, THE MODEL IS THE MOST IMPORTANT

Friday, 6 April 2007

Schedule for 9th & 11th April

Please prepare yourselves for an INTERIM CRIT on Wednesday 11 April 2007. Pin up your drawings and submit a study model complete with roof by 1220. The crit starts at 1230 and you will be crit by tutors and guests other than me.

This interim crit is for the whole class and not just our group. Everyone in Studio 2 will be crit.

I will be available as usual on Monday 9 April from 1300-1700. I would like all of you to work in the studio during this time and refer to me for any assistance and comments on your schemes. There will be no bookings onblog, we'll just write a queue list on the board in the studio.

You should target to have a rough study model and full set of drawings (plans, sections, rough elevations) before you come on Monday.

Sunday, 1 April 2007

Monday 2 April
1300 - Patrick...... wow...he is the 1st victim... ^.^
1330 - sudz (sad TT wed.... full de,,, not fair...)
1400 -howard
1430 -YinLih
1500 - Chern Xi
1530 - Kneeee Verrnnn
1600 -
1630 - Roger
1700 -Rosalind Sharon Goh
Wed 4 April
1300 -Hui Ching
1330 -Rozalee
1400 -Alisha
1430 - Simon
1500- Ian's closing remarks/Lecture /workshop until end of dayLife, my dear Boy, is seldom fair. But those who get a raw deal usually end up winners if they go in fighting.By now you should all be having a wild time designing your roller-coaster-super buildings. Next week will be enjoyable for all of us.

Saturday, 31 March 2007

haha!

Monday 2 April
1300 - Patrick...... wow...he is the 1st victim... ^.^
1330 - sudz (sad TT wed.... full de,,, not fair...)
1400 -howard
1430 -YinLih
1500 - Chern Xi
1530 - Kneeee Verrnnn
1600 -
1630 -
1700 -Rosalind Sharon Goh
Wed 4 April
1300 -Hui Ching
1330 -Rozalee
1400 -Alisha
1430 - Simon
1500- Ian's closing remarks/Lecture /workshop until end of dayLife, my dear Boy, is seldom fair. But those who get a raw deal usually end up winners if they go in fighting.By now you should all be having a wild time designing your roller-coaster-super buildings. Next week will be enjoyable for all of us.

Friday, 30 March 2007

Minor Correction

Monday 2 April
1300 -
1330 - sudz (sad TT wed.... full de,,, not fair...)
1400 -howard
1430 -YinLih
1500 - Chern Xi
1530 - Kneeee Verrnnn
1600 -
1630 -
1700 -Rosalind Sharon Goh

Wed 4 April
1300 -Hui Ching
1330 -Rozalee
1400 -Alisha
1430 - Simon
1500- Ian's closing remarks/Lecture /workshop until end of day

Life, my dear Boy, is seldom fair. But those who get a raw deal usually end up winners if they go in fighting.

By now you should all be having a wild time designing your roller-coaster-super buildings. Next week will be enjoyable for all of us.
Monday 2 April
1300 -
1330 - sudz (sad TT wed.... full de,,, not fair...)
1400 -howard
1430 -YinLih
1500 - Chern Xi
1530 - Kneeee Verrnnn
1600 -
1630 -
1700 -Rosalind Sharon Goh

Wed 4 April
1300 -Hui Ching
1330 -Rozalee
1400 -Alisha
1430 - Simon
1500-
1700 -Ian's closing remarks/Lecture /workshop
Monday 2 April
1300 -
1330 - sudz (sad TT wed.... full de,,, not fair...)
1400 -howard
1430 -YinLih
1500 - Chern Xi
1530 - Kneeee Verrnnn
1600 -
1630 -
1700 -
Wed 4 April
1300 -Hui Ching
1330 -Rozalee
1400 -Alisha
1430 - Simon
1500-1700 -Ian's closing remarks/Lecture /workshop

Thursday, 29 March 2007

Monday 2 April
1300 -
1330 -
1400 -howard
1430 -YinLih
1500 - Chern Xi
1530 - Kneeee Verrnnn
1600 -
1630 -
1700 -

Wed 4 April
1300 -Hui Ching
1330 -Rozalee
1400 -Alisha
1430 - Simon
1500-1700 -Ian's closing remarks/Lecture /workshop

SITE ANALYSIS

Your site analysis must be submitted on Monday by 1500hr. I strongly suggest that you contact CHAN KHAI LING, my student from last semester, for advice on printing quality as he knows how and where to get good outputs. Don't waste your efforts with a bad printout.

Revised Schedule for Week 11

Next week is actually Week 11 and not Week 10. I have therefore revised the program for next week to let more of you see me on Monday. The group workshop time will therefore be at the end of Wednesday. All students have to bring their latest study models and drawings and attend the workshop. This is the crucial mid-point in your project after which you should be on the home run!

Rozalee and Hui Ching, sorry I had to move your slots. To be fair, you could work out alternative arrangements with the others on Wednesday if it bothers you.

Monday 2 April
1300 -
1330 -
1400 -
1430 -YinLih
1500 - Chern Xi
1530 - Kneeee Verrnnn
1600 -
1630 -
1700 -
Wed 4 April
1300 -Hui Ching
1330 -Rozalee
1400 -Alisha
1430 - Simon
1500-1700 -Ian's closing remarks/Lecture /workshop
Monday 2 April
1300 -
1330 -
1400 -
1430 -YinLih
1500 - Chern Xi
1530 - Kneeee Verrnnn
1600 - Lecture by Ian on StaatsG Germany

Wed 4 April
1300 -
1330 -
1400 -Alisha
1430 - Simon
1500 -Hui Ching
1530 - Rozalee
1600 -
1630 - Ian's closing remarks
Monday 2 April
1300 -
1330 -
1400 -
1430 -YinLih
1500 - Chern Xi
1530 -
1600 - Lecture by Ian on StaatsG Germany

Wed 4 April
1300 -
1330 -1
400 - Alisha
1430 - Simon
1500 -Hui Ching
1530 - Rozalee
1600 -
1630 - Ian's closing remarks
Monday 2 April
1300 -
1330 -
1400 -
1430 -
1500 - Chern Xi
1530 -
1600 - Lecture by Ian on StaatsG Germany

Wed 4 April
1300 -
1330 -
1400 - Alisha
1430 - Simon
1500 -Hui Ching
1530 - Rozalee
1600 -
1630 - Ian's closing remarks

Wednesday, 28 March 2007

Monday 2 April
1300 -
1330 -
1400 -
1430 -
1500 -
1530 -
1600 - Lecture by Ian on StaatsG Germany

Wed 4 April
1300 -
1330 -
1400 - Alisha
1430 - Simon
1500 -Hui Ching
1530 - Rozalee
1600 -
1630 - Ian's closing remarks
Monday 2 April
1300 -
1330 -
1400 -
1430 -
1500 -
1530 -
1600 - Lecture by Ian on StaatsG Germany

Wed 4 April
1300 -
1330 -
1400 - Alisha
1430 - Simon
1500 -Hui Ching
1530 -
1600 -
1630 - Ian's closing remarks
Monday 2 April
1300 -
1330 -
1400 -
1430 -
1500 -
1530 -
1600 - Lecture by Ian on StaatsG Germany

Wed 4 April
1300 -
1330 -
1400 - Alisha
1430 -
1500 -Hui Ching
1530 -
1600 -
1630 - Ian's closing remarks
Monday 2 April
1300 -
1330 -
1400 -
1430 -YinLih
1500 -
1530 -
1600 - Lecture by Ian on StaatsG Germany

Wed 4 April
1300 -
1330 -
1400 - Alisha
1430 -
1500 -
1530 -
1600 -
1630 - Ian's closing remarks
Monday 2 April
1300 -
1330 -
1400 -
1430-YinLih
1600 - Lecture by Ian on StaatsG Germany

Wed 4 April
1300 -
1330 - etc
1630 - Ian's closing remarks

Alisha's Slot

Monday 2 April
1300 -
1330 -
1400 -
1430 - Yin Lih
1500 -
1530 -
1600 - Lecture by Ian on StaatsG Germany

Wed 4 April
1300 -
1330 -
1400 - Alisha
1430 -
1500 -
1530 -
1600 -
1630 - Ian's closing remarks

WEEK 10's Schedule

We must move on. Having tested a few conceptual schemes at 1:400 you should now be working at 1:200 scale.

Next week (Week 10, Chernxi tells me) is only 4 weeks to SUBMISSION WEEK @ Week 14. After today's crit you should at the least have filtered out a few unworkable concepts and detected ideas that you know will lead you to a good design. With any luck (and a lot of hard, smart work) it might end with a brilliant design.

You all need see me only once next week, on either Mon or Wed, for a 30 minute slot. So book now below.

There is one condition: You must come for the crit with a STUDY MODEL @ 1:200. Or you won't get a crit. (Sudono and Rozalee who came with basic models today will tell you how useful study models are, however simple they are.)

And it's better to come with a quick rough study model than miss a crit for having no model at all. If you need comments on conceptual ideas you are still exploring before you embark on your 1:200 study model, you can post here and I will give you some guidelines.

Monday 2 April
1300 -
1330 -
1300 -
etc
1600 - Lecture by Ian on StaatsG Germany

Wed 4 April
1300 -
1330 - etc
1630 - Ian's closing remarks
1300 -rozalee
1320 -SUdz
1340 - alisha
1400 -howard
1420 - Chern Xi
1440 -YinLih
1500 -Hui Ching
1520 - Simon
1540 - Niverrnn
1600 -Azri
1620 -Patrick
1640 - Rogerrr
1700 -Rosalind

Im taking d 1600 slot-----Azri

1300 -rozalee
1320 -SUdz
1340 - alisha
1400 -howard
1420 - Chern Xi
1440 -YinLih
1500 -Hui Ching
1520 - Simon
1540 - Niverrnn
1600 – Azri
1620 -(ditto)
1640 - Rogerrr
1700 -Rosalind

Rosalind's slotttttt

1300 -rozalee
1320 -SUdz
1340 - alisha
1400 -howard
1420 - Chern Xi
1440 -YinLih
1500 -Hui Ching
1520 - Simon
1540 - Niverrnn
1600 -(Ian to talk to group if there is empty space)
1620 -(ditto)
1640 - Rogerrr
1700 -Rosalind

Tuesday, 27 March 2007

1300 -rozalee
1320 -SUdz
1340 - alisha
1400 -howard
1420 - Chern Xi
1440 -YinLih
1500 -Hui Ching
1520 - Simon
1540 - Niverrnn
1600 -(Ian to talk to group if there is empty space)
1620 -(ditto)
1640 - Rogerrr
1700 -
1300 -rozalee
1320 -
1340 - alisha
1400 -howard
1420 - Chern Xi
1440 -YinLih
1500 -Hui Ching
1520 - Simon
1540 - Niverrnn
1600 -(Ian to talk to group if there is empty space)
1620 -(ditto)
1640 - Rogerrr
1700 -

Alisha's Slot

1300 -rozalee
1320 -
1340 - alisha
1400 -howard
1420 - Chern Xi
1440 -YinLih
1500 -Hui Ching
1520 - Simon
1540 - Niverrnn
1600 -(Ian to talk to group if there is empty space)
1620 -(ditto)
1640 -
1700 -

Pisang gorengs' on me..

1300 -rozalee
1320 -
1340 -
1400 -howard
1420 - Chern Xi
1440 -YinLih
1500 -Hui Ching
1520 - Simon
1540 - Niverrnn
1600 -(Ian to talk to group if there is empty space)
1620 -(ditto)
1640 -
1700 -

Push yourself

I would advise you to PUSH YOURSELF and come out with a study model and drawings however silly they may appear to you. They are very useful tools for getting your thoughts out for all to assess and for you to see OBJECTIVELY. Beats having cloudy vague things floating inside your head.

Ian's priority

As bookings are a bit slow I will fill up 40 mins with some general observations for the benefit of all. But if the other places get filled up by 9am tomorrow and you want a slot then you can take my two.

1300 -rozalee
1320 -
1340 -
1400 -howard
1420 - Chern Xi
1440 -YinLih
1500 -Hui Ching
1520 - Simon
1540 -
1600 -(Ian to talk to group if there is empty space)
1620 -(ditto)
1640 -
1700 -

im going to be the 1st

1300 -rozalee
1320 -
1340 -
1400 -howard
1420 - Chern Xi
1440 -YinLih
1500 -Hui Ching
1520 - Simon
1540 -
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1420 - Chern Xi
1440 -YinLih
1500 -Hui Ching
1520 - Simon
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1420 - Chern Xi
1440 -YinLih
1500 -Hui Ching
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Interim Crit- Wed 28 March

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1420 - Chern Xi
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Monday, 26 March 2007

Today's crits

Most of you have already launched off and are tackling the hard issues of the brief and site. And that's good. The more you try to put it down on paper TO SCALE and with a full understanding of the SIZE of each room, the better.

In order not to waste your efforts you MUST ALWAYS DESIGN WITH ROOM SIZES and SPACE SIZES in mind.

UNDERSTAND THE SITE, FEEL THE SITE. You have already analysed the site, so you should know everything good and bad about it. EXPLOIT ALL THE GOOD POINTS TO MAKE YOUR SCHEME THE BEST IN THE WORLD! (I'm using subjective language, but you know what I mean.)

Some of the interesting ideas that some of you brought up were:
  1. The more you overlap the functions so that more spaces have MULTI-FUNCTIONS the richer your design becomes
  2. You can use more than 1 level (but not more than 2) if you can gently connect the 2 levels and make the journey eventful so that people don't tire from the journey
  3. Making green spaces part of your design can really loosen up the hard building
  4. The PROW seems to be an attractive site feature to many of you, and rightly so. You know that you have got to really make this so much part of your scheme that people feel that YOU designed the PROW, and not MPPJ!
  5. Got to use water features carefully, discretely, cleverly, and not splash them noisily all over the place (if you like water features, that is)
  6. If the building is a performance directed by a Master Architect then there must be some Stars, some supporting actors, some background actors; there must be some loud parts, some quiet parts; and the performance must address the audience all around.
  7. Concentrate on the most happening place, and the rest will follow.

Interim Crit Wed 28 March

PLEASE PIN UP ONE FULL SET OF FLOOR PLANS @ 1:400 FOR WEDNESDAY'S CRIT.

SHOW THE SITE BOUNDARY AND IMMEDIATE SURROUNDINGS ON AT LEAST ONE PLAN.

You should try to show a study model @ 1:400 which can fit into the site slot to help you assess how well your design blends in and enhances the neighbourhood. Take photos for your portfolio.

Book your 20 min slot here. The 1520 and 1540 slots will be conducted at the mamak downstairs. These slots will not be suitable for you if you have large sheets of drawings.

Saturday, 24 March 2007

1300 - Patrick [Yeah... I got first place!!! (^.^)]
1320 - Simon
1340 - Sudono
1400 - Hui Ching1420 - Alisha
1440 - Chern Xi
1500 -YinLih
1520 - Niven
1540 - Rozalee
1600 - Roger
1620 - Howard
1640 -
1700 - Rosalind Sharon Goh (to be confirmed)

Friday, 23 March 2007

ye yeah!!!

1300 - Patrick [Yeah... I got first place!!! (^.^)]
1320 - Simon
1340 - Sudono
1400 - Hui Ching
1420 - Alisha
1440 - Chern Xi
1500 -YinLih
1520 - Niven
1540 - Rozalee
1600 - Roger
1620 -
1640 -
1700 - Rosalind Sharon Goh (to be confirmed)
1300 - Patrick [Yeah... I got first place!!! (^.^)]
1320 - Simon
1340 - Sudono
1400 - Hui Ching
1420 - Alisha
1440 - Chern Xi
1500 -YinLih
1520 - Niven
1540 - Rozalee
1600 - Roger
1620 -
1640 -
1700 - Rosalind Sharon Goh (to be confirmed)

First class

1300 - Patrick [Yeah... I got first place!!! (^.^)]
1320 - Simon
1340 - Sudono
1400 - Hui Ching
1420 - Alisha
1440 - Chern Xi
1500 -YinLih
1520 - Niven
1540 -
1600 - Roger
1620 -
1640 -
1700 - Rosalind Sharon Goh (to be confirmed)

Site Plan In Scale

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Link for Site Analysis

http://download.yousendit.com/6EBC2AC11718E2C5

sorry bout the delay guys. finally uploaded it..

Thursday, 22 March 2007

Comment on your Site Analysis

GUYS, THIS IS SOOOOO.....COOOOOL!!!!

A SUPER PIECE OF WORK!

(Phew! I thought I had to give up on you!)

Now that I am a bit more relieved, let me give you my impressions. (I can only comment on the OVERALL impression as the image is too small for me to make out the details.)

1) First impression: It looks very professional! Quite unlike most 1st Year students' work. I think it's the cool-grey colour scheme that gives it that mature air.

2) The graphs and satellite photos give it a scientific, cool-logic characteristic.

3) The personal icon pics really add a human dimension to the authorship! And they complement the "cold rational" material mentioned in (2). Viewers relate better to the human face and will warm up to the presentation. The sunglasses really add a dash of style! Give it an MIB aura of mystery! And those sunshade pics are about the right size. The others are way too small and look a bit passport-stunned. These mini pics need to change---must have gaya!

4) The site photos (I don't mean the landmark ones) need to be a bit more prominent (larger?) as I think you are trying to highlight the unique and "nice" views of or from the site. This is where you give viewers a tour of the site, let them enjoy the site. We need to know what's so special about the site, and I think when you do your final design presentation a lot of you will be referring to these photos.

5) All the elements of this presentation have more or less the same emphasis. You need to make ONE thing dominate--to catch the eye--create an hierarchy of emphasis.

6) The team names really lend a festive and multi-participatory air to the board and that's really good!! They give a "we're-all-together-in-this" sense of unity. But they have to be clear. Viewers need to know that they are names of teams comprising..... As they are at the moment a little bit confusing to those seeing this piece for the first time.

7) Related to the previous point: it's all about COMMUNICATION, which means it must be TOTALLY CLEAR, INFORMATIVE, CONCISE & ENTERTAINING. To the public in general.

8) It needs a more comprehensive title which should answer at least the following: site analysis for what project? by whom? from where? when done? maybe even tutored by whom?

9) Now for the very important component: The PERSONAL SITE RESPONSES, the text, the content. I can't read them yet until I receive the other file that allows me to zoom clearly. They have to be in PERFECT ENGLISH. Get help if yours isn't. I would like to suggest that you have 2 levels for consumption of your response. The whole text is one. The other could be an extract of THE MOST IMPORTANT SENTENCE/THOUGHT in you response in a much bigger Fons. (I'm sure you've seen this in mags & newspapers.)

10) Finally, I must say again that I like the graphics a lot. If you want to make it even better---try layering some things to give it more depth. I think you guys have become quite confident in visual board presentations (hopefully it hasn't been from too much hammering from me!) and as for this site analysis you can go ahead and do up the "final" one for either next Monday or Wednesday. (Monday preferred, so that we can admire both the Case Study and Site Analysis together--and get them out of our hair!)

yinlih's slot-->>1500

1300 -
1320 - Simon
1340 - Sudono
1400 - Hui Ching
1420 - Alisha
1440 - Chern Xi
1500 -YinLih
1520 - Niven
1540 -
1600 - Roger
1620 -
1640 -
1700 - Rosalind Sharon Goh (to be confirmed)
1300 -
1320 - Simon
1340 - Sudono
1400 - Hui Ching
1420 - Alisha
1440 - Chern Xi
1500 -
1520 - Niven
1540 -
1600 - Roger
1620 -
1640 -
1700 - Rosalind Sharon Goh (to be confirmed)

Site Analysis

Ian, this pic is a lil blur... cuz it is done using ms power point...
therefore, we can save the pic not bigger than the monitor screen...
im sending u the image now, for u to see just the layout...

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click image to enlarge

later, Roger will post up the file's dwld link...
he's still uplaoding it.. it took hours to do so... cuz the size is pretty big...
u need to dwld to see the original file...
sorry for the inconvenience... thx
1300 -
1320 -
1340 - Sudono
1400 - Hui Ching
1420 - Alisha
1440 - Chern Xi
1500 -
1520 - Niven
1540 -
1600 - Roger
1620 -
1640 -
1700 - Rosalind Sharon Goh (to be confirmed)

Slotted..

1300 -
1320 -
1340 - sudono
1400 - Hui Ching
1420 - Alisha
1440 - Chern Xi
1500 -
1520 - Niven
1540 -
1600 -
1620 -
1640 -
1700 - Rosalind Sharon Goh (to be confirmed)
1300 -
1320 -
1340 - sudono
1400 - Hui Ching
1420 - Alisha
1440 - Chern Xi
1500 -
1520 -
1540 -
1600 -
1620 -
1640 -
1700 - Rosalind Sharon Goh (to be confirmed)
1300 -
1320 -
1340 - sudono
1400 - Hui Ching
1420 - Alisha
1440 - Chern Xi
1500 -
1520 -
1540 -
1600 -
1620 -
1640 -
1700 -

26/3/2007 Monday's Crit: CX Wong's slot

1300 -
1320 -
1340 -
1400 - Hui Ching
1420 - Alisha
1440 - Chern Xi
1500 -
1520 -
1540 -
1600 -
1620 -
1640 -
1700 -

Wednesday, 21 March 2007

26/3/07 Monday Crits: Hui Ching & Alisha Slot

1300 -
1320 -
1340 -
1400 - Hui Ching
1420 - Alisha
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Final Case Study

Im here to post the final case study pic

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Standardise the Site

The guy who has the original site printout from MPPJ or the next conveniently sized printout please do the following:
  1. Draw in a running scale
  2. Write the dimension (length) of every side of the site and the width dimension of the PROW onto the dwg
  3. Scan and post here
  4. Make sure everybody gets a copy

Purpose: for use in making your final 1:100 model. Which means you only need the site and its immediate surroundings---the 2 flanking roads and about 6m of the other 2 neighbours.

Please do it now so that we are all working from the same platform to prepare our sketches for Monday's crits.

Case Study and Site Analysis

Please post your (jpeg?) file of the finished work to me by 1200 tomorrow. I need to assess them.

Monday Crits 26 Mar

ALL STUDENTS must produce a FULL SET of floor plans and a few sections @ 1:400 (yes, same scale as your site model) for your individual crits on the coming Monday. Elevations and study models are optional.

You may produce a variety of schemes for discussions if you wish, but one scheme must have full set of dwg. Freehand is fine. BUT MUST BE TO SCALE.

We start at 1300 sharp. Please book your 20mins here. First ones, do not be late or everybody will be held back. I leave at 1730.

Tuesday, 20 March 2007

Design Exercise Wed 21 Mar

There will be a compulsory design exercise for you all tomorrow. It'll take just one hour, and you will be working in your 4 teams again. All must take part.

What each team needs : camera, model making instruments (knife, scissors), glue, stapler, manila card or some card that's a bit stiffer (no need expensive stuff), a sense of fun, imagination.

How much card? At the same scale as your site model, you will need the equivalent of a strip 3m wide and between 10-15 times the length of the site, plus a little bit more (another A4 area would do.) Any colour except white.

So please pin up your sketches before 1330, as we want to go straight into the Design Exercise before we do the crits.

Monday, 19 March 2007

Wed 21 Mar 2007

As discussed last week, all to pin up their first attempts at project 2 on Wed at 1330.

This is for my review and general crit.

After my general comments you can all see me in small groups or individually for discussions and crits.

We must move fast.

Tuesday, 13 March 2007

Wild, Wild Best Competition

Dash! It's suppose to be a nice table, but looks like I can't cut and paste from Word onto this blog. Nevermind, the info is here. It's from the Judging Sheet which I've just done. Posted here so you know how you will be judged tomorrow. And let me know if I've made any mistake with your names. Don't worry about the sequence of who's presenting first---we'll draw lots tomorrow. The judges confirmed are Mr AZ, Mr YK and Ms SL. Ms KLP yet to confirm.

The Wild, Wild Best Competition!

Judge’s Name & Signature:

Name of Team

UNDEFINED

AWT

BIBLE

THE DYNAMIC TRIO

Judging Criteria

IMAGINATION

WILDNESS & WEIRDNESS

BEST CONTRIBUTION TO THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

MOST PEOPLE -FRIENDLY

‘WOW!’ QUALITY

TOTAL MARKS

Note to judges: Please score from 1- 5 for each criteria-category. Your marks will represent the following.

5 = Wildly Good! World Class!
4 = Outstanding!
3 = Quite Impressive
2 = Bearable
1 = Forgettable

By the way, your Day Care Centre can be for whatever age category or for all age categories--no restriction. GOOD LUCK! (Must remember to go out and buy a prize. I'm sorry, it won't be a trip to Egypt.)

Monday, 12 March 2007

Semester Schedule

________Monday_________________Wednesday
Week 8 ___Today___________________Wild Wild Best Submission
Week 9___Case study presentation_______Site analysis presentation
Week 10__Crit 1____________________Interim Crit 1
Week 11__________________________Crit 2
Week 12__________________________Interim crit 2
Week 13
Week 14__Drawing submission__________Model submission
Week 15__study week
Week 16__exam week
Week 17__final Crit
Week 18__portfolio

Sunday, 11 March 2007

Schedule 12, 14 and 19 March

Thanks Howard for kicking off the tutorial schedule, but I'm afraid it's got to be adapted due to the change in plan that occurred this afternoon.

What we've agreed on is this:
Mon 12 Mar:
1330 Show the Case Study sheet for Ian's crit of its CONTENT.
Rest of the day will be open to individual or team tutorials of any material

Wed 14 Mar:
1400 Presentation of Wild Wild Best Entries to panel of judges. Winner will be announced immediatetly after marks have been tallied.

1530 Group discussion on all Entries, on strategy for presenting outcome of Site Analysis, and on how to start off your individual Project 2

Mon 19 Mar:
1300 Submit Site Analysis---the Group Banner and the individual/team response sheet
1330 Individual tutorials commence for rest of day.

As far as I've been informed the teams are
AWT---Siti, Hui Ching, Yin Lih
The Dynamic Trio---Simon, Patrick, Chern Xi
(No name yet)---Niven, Howard, Rosalind
(No name yet)---Sudono, Roger, Asri, Rozalee (I assume)

Please note: you are encouraged to submit a Team Response for the site analysis. You may, of course, if you wish submit an individual one. Personal photo required on Response.

Simon's slot

monday,12/3
1300h
1330h
1400h
1430h howard
1500h
1530h 'teh tarik break'
1545 rosalind
1615h

wednesday 14/3
1300h Simon
1330h Hui Ching
1400h Alisha
1430h Chern Xi
1500h Rozalee
1530h 'teh tarik break'
1615 sudono

Hui Ching & Alisha slot

monday,12/3
1300h
1330h
1400h
1430h
howard
1500h
1530h'teh tarik break'
1545 rosalind
1615h
wednesday 14/3
1300h
1330h Hui Ching
1400h Alisha
1430h Chern Xi
1500h Rozalee
1530h 'teh tarik break'
1615 sudono
monday,12/3
1300h
1330h
1400h
1430h
howard
1500h
1530h'teh tarik break'
1545 rosalind
1615h
wednesday 14/3
1300h
1330h
1400h
1430h Chern Xi
1500h Rozalee
1530h 'teh tarik break'
1615 sudono

tutorial 4 project 2

monday,12/3
1300h
1330h
1400h
1430h howard
1500h
1530h 'teh tarik break'
1545 rosalind
1615h

wednesday 14/3
1300h
1330h
1400h
1430h Chern Xi
1500h Rozalee
1530h 'teh tarik break'
1615h

Tutorial for project 2

monday,12/3
1300h
1330h
1400h
1430h howard
1500h
1530h 'teh tarik break'
1545 rosalind
1615h

wednesday 14/3
1300h
1330h
1400h
1430h Chern Xi
1500h
1530h 'teh tarik break'
1615h

ATTENTION!!! INPORTANT!!!

Well... actually not really that important... =P
Just wanna ask you guys to participate on the A1/ A0 size Site Analysis for the entire Ian's class. Anyway, guys... please be present on Monday and please show ur support by giving informations, pictures, and any comments about the site. Your co-operation will be highly appreciated by us (those who are in the production line). Good teamwork = Good end product. So, see u guys on monday.

*** we will need your help during class 1pm - 5pm. Thanks for ur attention.

I post this on behalf of Howard.
for our benefit of having enough time to get more tutorial for the project 2, ian had suggested v at least make tutorial once a week which started from coming monday, 12/3.

so guys, book ur time slot for monday and wednesday once every week.

im the one who starts the booking for this week n there might be another one does for the coming weeksss....

monday,12/3
1300h
1330h
1400h
1430h howard
1500h

1530h 'teh tarik break'

1545 rosalind
1615h


wednesday 14/3

1530h 'teh tarik break'

Saturday, 10 March 2007

Wild Wild Site Analysis

Ok, somebody just informed me that you guys have a fantastically unbearable workload and are finding the Wild Best Competition tough-going...especially that it is unclear if there are any marks going for this... (I thought this was only Celdrick's problem.)

Haiyah... When will you guys ever learn?

THINK What is a site analysis?

Is it just the sunpath, compass direction, views, traffic circulation, existing site features, blah blah blah?

YES It's all that. But, really, anybody can pick all those things out. An analysis with JUST THOSE SEEN THINGS will be pretty boring. I mean it could be pretty---nice graphics and all---but unexciting, uninspiring, Doesn't tell us that you have ABSORBED the site and all it can offer.

How then do we take it to a different level? A higher, more imaginative level that will show creative exploration at work?

You have to SHOW THE UNSEEN THINGS! Show what only imaginative architects see in a site that other lesser mortals do not see. Show the POTENTIAL for building and intellectual+artistic enrichment that the site hides! Uncover it!

The unseen things are in your mind. And the site and the brief are your best friends in making them visible. So streeeeeeeetch your mind! Push it to it's imaginative limits...and surprise even yourself! And since these are only ideas (without restriction) you will find at the end of this flight of freedom than nothing you can design for your actual building for the Senior Day Care Centre (Project 2) will be able to beat this building you have experienced in your mind.

More importantly---you will KNOW what the boundaries are. You will know the parameters, and will be confidently guided as you come out with the most exquisite and spell-binding building you have done to date.

Of course it will also be senior friendly and tropical and blah blah blah----all those things you are sick of hearing----but just by chance, because of the Wild Wild Best excercise, it might also be all you are hoping it will be, to get you those wonderfully high marks. It just might be witty, clever, unusual, unique, original, thought-provoking, and mind-blowing---all those qualities we are looking for, all those qualities those senior citizens, at the closing stages of their journey, deserve.

If you need more time we can extend the closing of the competition to Wednesday, but only if the majority of you want that (We can't hold people back if they want to go, go, go...) Post here to indicate.

Also, I need to know who's in what group and named what and sending in how many entries.

Last tip....if you haven't already thought of it....your entries will form part of your site response and will add towards your grade.

But more importantly, it will expand your mind and help you in-------ok, ok Ian just stop it we've got the point.....

while wild wild best-ing......




Thursday, 8 March 2007

have a break...

guy's, i know that we hv just finished with d 1st project of our studio.y dont all of us enjoy some of d jokes i post here.n for ian,hope dat u not going 2 smack me for this.
p/s: dont worry, only clean jokes...

'a prayer for dinner parties'

A woman invited some people to dinner. At the table, she turned to her six-year-old daughter and said, “Would you like to say the blessing?”

“I wouldn’t know what to say,” she replied.

“Just say what you hear Mommy say,” the mother said.


The child bowed her head and said, “Dear Lord, why on earth did I invite all these people to dinner?”



'mary ellen'

A man is sitting reading his newspaper when the wife sneaks up behind him and whacks him on the head with a frying pan.

“What the hell was that for? ” he asks.

“That was for the piece of paper in your trouser pockets with the name Mary Ellen written on it,” she replies.

“Don’t be silly,” he says. “Two weeks ago when I went to the races, Mary Ellen was the name of one of the horses I bet on.”

She seems satisfied at this, and she apologizes. Three days later he ’s again sitting in his chair reading when she nails him with an even bigger frying pan, knocking him out cold.

When he comes around, he asks again, “What the hell was that for? ”

“Your horse just phoned. “



'fed up'

At midnight father saw that his married son leaving home… He asks him: “What are you doing?”

The son replied: “Dad I am fed up with my life! My newly marriage is not going well, my wife and my mom keep fighting with each other! I have to pay bills for my in-laws, and I hate this life!!! I want to go far from here, I want to taste every joy of life, and I want to have every fun of life!!!”

Father said: Wait! I am coming with you..



'a rabbi, a hindu and a lawyer'

A Rabbi, a Hindu and a lawyer were driving late at night in the country when their car expired. They set out to find help, and came to a farmhouse. When they knocked at the door, the farmer explained that he had only two beds, and one of the three had to sleep in the barn with the animals. The three quickly agreed.

The Rabbi said he would sleep in the barn and let the other two have the beds. Ten minutes after the Rabbi left, there was a knock on the bedroom door. The Rabbi entered exclaiming, “I can’t sleep in the barn; there is a pig in there. It’s against my religion to sleep in the same room with a pig!”

The Hindu said he would sleep in the barn, as he had no religious problem with pigs. However, about five minutes later, the Hindu burst through the bedroom door saying, “There’s a COW in the barn! I can’t sleep in the same room as a cow! It’s against my religion!” The lawyer, anxious to get to sleep, said he’d go to the barn, as he had no problem sleeping with animals.

In two minutes, the bedroom door burst open and the pig and the cow entered…



'relatives'

A couple drove several miles down a country road with intense silence.

Not a word was said to each other. An earlier discussion had led to an argument and neither wanted to concede his position. As they passed a barnyard of mules and pigs, the wife sarcastically asked, “Relatives of yours?”

“Yep, ” the husband replied, “in-laws “.



hope that y'all enjoyed...im more than glad to post new jokes upon request...hehehehe


Wednesday, 7 March 2007

THE WILD, WILD BEST COMPETITION!

A super-rich philanthropist is calling for entries for an ideas competition. He hopes to snap up the most imaginative ideas ever for a built project to commemorate the passing away of his beloved parents.

Money is no object, the sky is the limit, and originality is king!

He’s chosen a piece of land behind the PJ Civic Center sandwiched between Jalan 7/5 and 7/4 and between some nice houses in a settled and peaceful neighborhood. And it’s just off the town center, within walking distance.

MPPJ is so moved by his generous contribution to the community and our country that they have bent over backwards to waive all building bye laws---except one*---to give designers total freedom.

For the inspiration and agenda behind this competition see PHILANTHROPIST’S STATEMENT below.

The competition entrance closes @ 1400h on Monday 12 March 2007. All entrants will be given 10 minutes to present their schemes immediately following. A distinguished panel of judges will pick the winner before the day ends.

Entrants are required to:

  1. Be made up of groups of 3 people (4 pax per group acceptable for special cases)
  2. Build their schemes into the site model already prepared
  3. Seek permission from the owners of the site model before inserting their schemes. (Owners reserve the right to decline permission if they deem the proposal irrevocably damaging to the site model.)
  4. Use large sketches to support their ideas if that helps explain the proposal
  5. Use any other means of communication they wish—go for clarity, imagination and the Wow! Quality
  6. Submit not less than one, and not more than two, schemes.

PHILANTHROPIST’S STATEMENT

My mother and my father died within a month of each other.
People tell me it was love that took them together. And I’m sure it was.
But I also know, it was cancer.
And the dreaded thing about cancer is that you never know, until you are told you have 6 months to live…or something final like that.
I have often wondered, is it that final, really? Doesn’t our memory of them somehow stretch their 6 to my 6, pass your 6, and through to eternity?
One of the most important things my parents left me to remember them by is the value of giving back to Life what Life has given you.
Life has given me more than I can use, and I intend to give back.
And it’s not just money.
It’s that certain quality of life that makes life itself worth living.
I have decided to practice what my parents taught me. I have decided to sponsor the building of a special place for the terminally ill, to give back to the community what the community so graciously gave my parents in the many happy years they spent living in Section 7, Petaling Jaya.

It will accept 20 “travelers” at any one time---only those who have 6 months or less to live---as they complete their life’s journey. It will be a place to inspire the imaginative remembrance of their lives so far, to indulge them in their final days on earth, and to fill them with hope, joy and security about the days to come under, over, away from the earth…or whatever.

This last stop will be a day care center that the world has never seen. It’s going to give the travelers the time of their lives! It’s going to be a riot! A right party! Wild, wild, and the Best!

And it’s going to be more. A health care center will be incorporated to serve the community at large without conflicting with (but certainly complementing) the experience of the day care travelers.

And it’s going to be much, much more! It’s going to be a place that visitors will come from all over the world just to marvel at it! It’s going to bring in the tourist dollar. It’s going to put PJ on the world map. And it will only be limited by the imagination of the ideas, which I hope will sprout in this competition.

For this I thank MPPJ for being willing to consider any idea that even extends beyond the chosen site to anywhere in the locale. (I am more than happy that they have insisted that the public right of way should remain.*) I applaud them for seeing that all this can be a positive and meaningful enhancement of the environment.

Why did I choose that site? I grew up in my parents’ house at the top of the steps of the public right of way, the one with the 2 red frangipani trees (which are still living.) My parents would want the spirit of the place to live on, and I think it is most apt that this place that grew this idea become part of the place that will commemorate the people who nurtured its garden.

JUDGING CRITERIA

Originality
Memorable quality
Best experience for travelers
Enhancement of neighborhood
The WOW! Factor

Thursday, 1 March 2007

PLANNING

I really shouldn't be involved in your group and team work. Sorry if I've been a bit overbearing. Just trying to prevent you from having to undo too many mistakes. Anyways...

My humble suggestion is that you might want to elect, or affirm the existing, leaders in your team; and you may want to elect a Group Leader to keep things on the move. We had a very good one last sem. They called him the Time Management King. Things moved. Furtherways...

Referring to next week's programme: It's quite detailed BECAUSE WE HAVE VERY LITTLE TIME LEFT TO SUBMISSION OF THE SENIOR DAY CARE CENTRE--SDCC!!! (Did someone just say...aawww we've heard that before...?)

For those items for which I did not say MARKS WILL BE ALLOTED it doesn't mean marks will not be considered. I'm looking for PARTICIPATION. That's what group work is all about.

I suggest you guys discuss the program so that you can take the lead in ALL THE ITEMS other than those which specifically say I will be doing it.

The whole programme will be messed up if the site model is not finished by Sunday night! Good Luck! and Happy Planning!

Programme 5 & 7 March 07

Next week's programme is as follows:
5 Mar
1300 Present finished site model for crit. Every student to submit one single A4 sheet report entitled "What I learnt from the making of the site model" 250 words minimum. Fons no smaller than 11. (Marks alloted.)

1330 Team presentation of Case Study material. Each team alloted 20mins. Present all material in an intelligent way to inform the Group. Be prepared to take questions from all present. Presentation must be critical--that means you must have thought it through, analysed the good and bad with suggestions on alternatives that are better. Every member of each team must take part. (Marks alloted to each team.)

1500 Group discussion on how to amalgamate All the presented (and discussed) material into a GROUP CASE STUDY SHEET (as per the Brief.) Discussion to be critical. All students must contribute to the discussion. Discussion must end with a clear WORK PLAN on how to achieve the desired outcome. (Marks alloted for effort and creativity in the discussion.)

1530-1550 Tea Break

1550-1630 Summation and closure of Mark II project by Ian. Ian's summation tentatively entitled "THE COMPLEXITY OF SIMPLICITY" (All 20 of my Session 1 students are advised to attend.) Your mark sheet will be handed out at the end.

7 Mar
1300 Present final CASE STUDY for crit.

1300 Make and finish your GROUP TOP TEN BOARD.

1345-1445 Group discussion on Top Ten Board.

1445-1545 Brainstorming on THE SITE. Every student must contribute to discussion. Storm will end with every student making a statement on WHAT MY SITE RESPONSE MIGHT BE. I suggest you don't try to think of your statement now but allow something from the Storm to drag out of you. Otherwise it might hinder your latent creativity. (Tea Break is included. We will send some representatives downstairs to tapau. Unless you guys can arrange something so nobody has to miss the discussion. No sticky oily stuff please.)

1545 Briefing by Ian on team design competition "THE WILD, WILD BEST!" (To be submitted on Mon 12 Mar.) This will make reference to the Senior Day Care Brief.

1600 Group planning on WORK PLAN for SITE ANALYSIS followed by Team planning on strategy for Wild, Wild Best! competition. (Ian not involved here.)

See my next post on PLANNING.

Malfunction Amplifier XD




March FOOL!
no hard feelings k... Sudono... :x
u look super GREAT in there...

p/s: its not 100% my plan... so dun kill me ALONE... kill others too... *runaway*

Wednesday, 28 February 2007

Its finally done.!!



its finally done.. our ''ageing in place'' presentation board. Due to some unforseen circumstances it took a lil longer. hehe.. hope ul accept it.

by chern xi, niven, sudono.

New Site Boundary (more work for us)..


people, this is the new site boundary...
-niven-


Tuesday, 27 February 2007

Calvary Sunshine Home / Wed program


The latest arrangement for visiting Sunshine Home (see map) after my discussion with Ms Lee this morning is this:

My group---be there 5 mins before 1100h Wed for our 40 min visit.

We will return immediately to College after that and I will crit the remaining ones who didn't get crits yesterday. Starting no later than 1230 I'll be doing (not in order) Rosalind, Tung Yeng, Shamad, Yee Peng, Vincent, Celdrick, Pei Yee. (Did I miss out anyone?) We should finish at 1400h.
Others in my group should be busying away with the site model and site analysis. REPEAT: Try to finish the site model the same day (if you haven't finished it already.)

Ms Kwok's group will visit Sunshine Home with me at 1600. Be 5 minutes early please.

Ms Lee's group will visit the Home on Friday at 1100h with Ms Lee.
Somebody pls info Ms Lee that you have received this info.

comments on the site by rosalind



The site is nice, loads of greeneries, but the only problem is there's alot of bugs n mosquitos flying around to get a peice of you...(which is really annoying).

I think we have to think of a way to get rid of the flying bugs n keep the greens. Then it'd be perfect.

Monday, 26 February 2007

Pls prioritise your site model. All should help to finish it by wed so can photograph n do site analysis.


by ian.

Post By Mr.Ian

The 3 groups who have to improve their case study sheet must do so and pin up by wed 1300 to get full marks.

Sunday, 25 February 2007

Latest list for Mark II presentation

1245---Simon
1300---Briefing on Session 2 by Ms. Kuok
1330---Patrick
1345---Yin Lih
1400---Hui Ching
1415---Alisha
1430---Chern Xi
1445---Rosalind Sharon Goh
1500---Niven
1515---Rozalee Ismail
1530--- Howard
1545---Sudono
1600---Roger
1615---Azri
1630---Vincent
1645---Kit Nam
1700---Celdrick
1715---Yee Peng
1730---Tung Yeng
1745---Pei Yee
1800---Shamhad


according to the previous list...

Then i take Nivern Place~~

Last post was by Roger. But Howard and Sudono have a bit of a mixup.Anyway, I'd like to request for those not in my group next session to---if that's ok with you---change places and take the last 7 slots for the day of 20 slots. That's because my group have to do some stuff at the government office before it closes and also visit their site. And they need to do that before 3.30 or earlier.If for any reason you can't oblige, that's ok. But it sure would help your collegues if you could change. Thanks!

last seven slot right??
1500 - Celdrick

Saturday, 24 February 2007

Presentation Schedule for 26 Feb 2007

Last post was by Roger. But Howard and Sudono have a bit of a mixup.

Anyway, I'd like to request for those not in my group next session to---if that's ok with you---change places and take the last 7 slots for the day of 20 slots. That's because my group have to do some stuff at the government office before it closes and also visit their site. And they need to do that before 3.30 or earlier.

If for any reason you can't oblige, that's ok. But it sure would help your collegues if you could change. Thanks!

Site Visit Sunday 25 Feb 2007

I guess I must have caused a flurry with my text about tomorrow's site visit. This came about after my walkabout around the site this afternoon (under an umbrella.) I hadn't thought it would be that challenging from my drive-around a week or two ago. It's not an easy site. But nice. With a great deal of potential for those who like to stretch their imagination. (I can already see some of you smiling away!)

From your replies, half the group will be there. We'll do a walkabout and identify its potential, hazards, unique characteristics, drawbacks, dynamic tension with its surroundings, etc. And we'll begin to verbalise our response---both intuitive and rational---for each other's comment---both off-the-cuff and considered.

Come with your cameras, pen and paper, large scale map of Petaling Jaya (the big sheet one is best---that shows each bungalow lot, and not just streets alone) and maybe a cap or something.

Please be on time as I have to nip off on time for another appointment. 1400h at the top of Jalan Taman 7/5 Petaling Jaya. That's about the middle of the road, where it turns its only bend, behind the PJ Civic Centre. That's the one that has a ship-shaped roof, and it's part of the MPPJ office. It's opposite the State Cinema that's been converted into the Lotus Restaurant. We'll have a drink there if we have time, as we put our plans together.

I've had to arrange it this way because I want most of you to start work on the site analysis and site model on Monday 26. I shall be grading your presentations one by one, and although you can all attend everyone's presentation it is not compulsory to do so. So, as soon as you have presented then pls start simultaneously on a re-visit to the site, site modelling, analysis computerwork, etc. Organise your work into team packages to economise on time. I will brief those visiting tomorrow on the game plan. PLEASE WORK AS A TEAM. That's the only way to catch up with the others in the Semester as they are using last sem's site with the site info all ready in hand! (So Celdrick will be having it easy while we pant away!)

I will post a comment on the presentation schedule after this. See you tomorrow!

presentation

1245---Simon
1300---Patrick
1315---yinlih
1330---kit nam
1345---hui ching
1400---alisha
1415---Celdrick
1430---Chern Xi
1445---Rosalind Sharon Goh
1500---Niven
1515---Rozalee Ismail
1530--- Yee Peng
1545---Sudono
1600---Tung Yeng
1615---peiyee
1630---roger

Friday, 23 February 2007

Thursday, 22 February 2007

data deriven architecture...

recently i was hanging out with my friend that working with architect dr. kenneth yeang a.k.a. ken yeang...i hv found something interesting about how an architecture are derive from data to an impressive form of design...this is actually how AA school are dealing with their architecture design.it really impress me and if you guys wanna check it out, do surf this website...it will surely open ur eyes on what really happen in architecture world today...


http://www.aaschool.ac.uk
http://www.aadrl.net


p/s:AA stands for architect association....

urmmm...simon, i need ur site photos also...hehehehe thanx...

help me out guys!!!!

this is my model pic..so for those who had any idea on how am i going to present please contribute some...but i really interested of ian's recent idea dat i sing a song for d 1st 3 minutes..hahaha kidding...
the facade
floor plan..
right elevation
rear elevation
interior....

owh...n thanx to encik chern xi for sending the photos n let me use his camera to take d photos...i appreciate it a lot!!!!