Friday, 29 May 2009
Sunday, 17 May 2009
The Grand Prize Winner of the SABD COMPETITION 2009 is …
CHARLES SHARMA NAIDU! Charles, congratulations from all SABD staff!
Lastly, SPECIAL APPRECIATION to members of the Committee Members who made it all possible:
Sr Ang Fuey Lin
Cheah Khai Kid
Chiew Seng Khoon
Ken Tan Siang Chye
Lim Hwa Hong
Shereen Effendy Lee
Dr Veronica Ng Foong Peng
Taylor's School of Architecture , Building and Design
Friday, 15 May 2009
Ok, Harn, as you have asked...
I'm still in the midst of analysing it, and have yet to get the working dwg from the architects, CWN & Ideas Workshop, but my initial thoughts are as follows.
1. A masterly handling of scale, understanding that the public square needed civic scale, hence the height and imposing nature of the elevation facing the square. (Which, u might have noticed, is not reflected on the opposite end, the entrance side, which is quite "domestic, double storey", etc.
2. An uncompromising option for modern architectural language in spite of being next to the pre-war "vernaculer" claytile and timber-posted, government building, which is nice in itself.
3. A premium placed on phenomenological aspects of architecture to compliment the feel of glass and steel generally: I.e. the rough textured walls with the quotations of balinese sculptured panels and spouts, etc. and the use of pebble wash and rustic tiles and tamped concrete surfaces.
4. The respect for the existing tree, around which the building is built, resulting in a courtyard with bamboo and all that natural stuff.
5. Deep eaves, manneristically, as a reference to Wrightian preoccupations.
6. Unitising of shop units to create individuality and maximisation of shop window footage and doing this with a clear understanding of the flow of circulation and experiential space. Use of circulation spaces (corridors, bridges, staircases, alleyways, court yards, etc.) as design elements in the spatial formal composition.
7. Simple detailing.
Sunday, 10 May 2009
SABD COMPETITION 2009 Opening and Prize Giving Ceremony
Date: 13 May 2009
Venue: The Gallery
Judging Ceremony: 11.00 am
Opening of Event: 12.00 noon
Refreshments will be served
Here's an extract from the competition brief:
This competition, themed 'Who am I?' is open to all SABD full-time & part-time staff.
The aims of this competition are:
To encourage active participation from staff in artistic realms
To encourage peer competition and interaction through art
To produce artistic representations for students to get to know their lecturers and others within the School
You are required to produce an artistic representation of your self-identity. This product should be an artistic piece of work ready to be presented for an Exhibition to be held at The Gallery, Block A3, Leisure Commerce Square. Your submission can be in either 2-D or 3-D artistic forms (sculpture, arts & crafts products, painting, art, collage) of not bigger than 400mm x 400mm x 400mm in volume.
(This is in addition to finishing the model wall and producing the shecdule of accommodation for your building, etc. announced last Thursday.)
Saturday, 9 May 2009
Benjamin Poh Hann Linn
River Site, Panglima End (zone 4)
Katrina Soo Xia Yin
Jalan Panglima (zone 4)
Clement Cheng Yu Hong
Lamlooking Bazaar (zone 5)
Tham Chee Yeen
Tan Wee Chun
Ruby (zone 7)
Gan Jing Hao
Wong Joon Chian
Chew Kiet Yeang
Tan Wooi Han
River Site(Old man by the tree)
Chong Choong Wai
Tam Huei Liq
Li Qun Site (zone 4)
Hau Chun Yang
Wong Hau Yee
Tan Lip Khai
Birch Memorial Site
Aaron Chew Wei-Li
Nordalila Binti Abdul Nasir
Chu Ye-Kiat, Gordon
Cheryl Kua Sze Wei
Lim See Guan
Friday, 8 May 2009
Go Chun Yee
Chua Kwee How
Lee Sook Guan
Yeow Li See
Ooi Yee Ruh
Sue Qing Yao
Liquns Site (zone 4)
Tang Li Qun
Ng Wai Sie
Ahmed Arizz Azhar
Tan Chun Aw
Chew Ket Yong
Lim Seow Liang
Umno Site (zone 8)
Leong Lai Tieng
Ow Cheng Kang
Wild Cherry (zone 10)
Ong Shien Chii
River Site (zone 4)
Ng Wei Jin
Ker Jun Yee
Chia Ei Lyn
Chee Shi Yin, Ellie
Lim Yeong Chwen
Ho Chiah Kwan
Wong Wan Jiuan
Liquns Site (zone 4)
Aaron Lau Yee Yin
Lee Chai Wei
Fung Yie Jing
Chiang Kean Sien
Jesselyn Lim Zhi Luan
Umno Site (zone 8)
Tok Yee Fui
Wild Cherry (zone 10)
Ahmad Afiq Danial : River Site (zone 4)
Chai Jun Wai : River Site (zone 4)
Choi Qian Pei : Birch Memorial (zone 1)
Chung Wen Harn : Lam Looking Bazaar (zone 5)
Foong Jun Yih : Wild Cherry (zone 10)
Kua Daphne Chian Chian : Coffin Street (zone 9)
Michelle Wong Ying Ying : River Site (zone 4)
Mohamed Amman Athif : Umno Site (zone 8)
Ngai Jia Kang : Wild Cherry (zone 10)
Ngui Jiun Ling : Furniture Retail Store (zone 7)
Rebecca Sarah Nayagam : Wild Cherry (zone 10)
Roy Chuah Ken Jeen : River Site (zone 4)
Tan Say Huang : Umno Site (zone 8)
Tay Vi Mike : River Site (zone 4)
Veevian Yusof : Wild Cherry (zone 10)
Venue: Studios 8, 9 & 10, Level 3
(Who pins up in which studio will be advised later.)
Here are the MINIMUM outcome requirements.:
PIN UP PANELS:
MINIMUM OF 3 PIECES A1 SIZE - May be in 3 separate A1 panels or one long banner. If you choose to do one long banner you are advised to line them up in portrait layout.
CONTENT OF PANELS:
Site plan of a suitable scale for clarity
All Floor and Roof plans 1: 100 minimum
2 sections of similar scale to the plans
4 exterior rendered perspectives
2 interior rendered perspectives
The above, I must stress, are the ABSOLUTE MINIMUM content requirements. If you show only the absolute minimum then you must have a spell binding super comprehensive and entertaining VERBAL PRESENTATION memorised and ready to go. Please use your discretion as to whether to go beyond the minimum.
In toto, the panel and your verbal presentation should demonstrate a clear and indepth understanding of the brief, the discussions during the course of the tutorials (especially the characteristics and qualities of Ipoh and your chosen site) and a reasonably acceptable argument for the building program/function you are proposing.
The usual mild advice: the less written text on your panels the better; if in doubt label everything that will help you tell your story efficiently; viewabilty will be from a distance of 6m to 600mm; be stylish, be confident, smile frequently.
Any queries, direct to Keith Tan, or post here.