Monday, 31 May 2010
The image below was kinda the best image that portrays what my building is about, hence I blew it the biggest in my board.
Saturday, 29 May 2010
All the actual winners for the competition are accessible here And students putting their work together now will find lots of good ideas on how to lay out your final presentation boards.
Look out for Ronald's and Daniel Tjong's entries! Taylor's College is there through them.
Friday, 28 May 2010
Work in progress.....
Saturday, 22 May 2010
I'm currently in Melbourne University, doing my Bachelors of Environment. I'm in fact having my final presentation for studio this coming Tuesday! Studying abroad in Melbourne Uni taught me a lot of things, whether in living skills, social skills, and also not forgetting things in the 'architecture package' (construction, design, history, blah blah).
Here's a quick tip for the 'final hour' preparation.
1. Don't waste time doing real looking renders. I think this would be the biggest and best tip anyone could give out. Hahahaha...seriously..don't! It's really time consuming. Instead spend more time on doing diagrams and your presentation board that can clearly illustrate your thoughts and ideas, and especially your developement since day one. I've learnt from my tutor over here that a good 3D image for presentation should always be detail enough to show your ideas and spaces, and not too detail to allow room for people to imagine. Remember that we're always suppose to sell our ideas, not our 'already-built-building-and-this-is-how-it's-suppose-to-look-like". A physical model properly litted up sells better than a real looking 3D!
2. Know when to freeze your design. I know we always criticise our own work while working on it and think it isn't good enough. Well nothing is ever good enough. We always have a better solutions and ideas when we're designing our studio scheme. We always want to give our best and showcase our best work to the external crits. Even once completing our presentation board or design, there's the devil in you that goes "Aikkss..I've should have done this" or "AhhH! This isn't resolve quite properly" or "I think if I do it this way it would be better"
The best way to solve this is to sketch out the problem and solution on a butter paper..and bring it along with you during your crit. Talk about your scheme..and do point out that you've notice a problem with your design while doing up your presentation board. Talk about it and show your crit how you've solve those problems in your butter paper. I personally think crits will appreciate you for doing so and it shows how critical you are. It's a whole new level.
This was what a few of us faced during our final studio 4. We were so busy changing this and that, we didn't had time to finish up our presentation board, hence we missed our final crit. Isn't it such a waste?
3. Talk to your tutor and make sure they know what your scheme is about inside out! Whether your design is 'geng' or not 'geng', I think showing and letting them know your progressive work for your studio is very important. They'll be the one giving you the final grade at the end of the day. Make sure all your progressive work is on your presentation board as well! Your external crit won't know what your scheme is all about. Showing them how you begin in Stage A and ended up in Stage B is important. How you get to the end isn't everything, it's the journey that is equally important!
Okay thats all for now. I can't anymore! Pulling an all nighter again! =)
Friday, 21 May 2010
Notwithstanding the hereafter following (or on account of it) all students should work their butts out to produce scintillating displays for the Dip and Deg Studio 3 Final Presentations forthcoming. All the Best All !
What Will Matter
Michael JosephsonReady or not, some day it will all come to an end.
There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours or days. All the things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten will pass to someone else.
Your wealth, fame and temporal power will shrivel to irrelevance. It will not matter what you owned or what you were owed.
Your grudges, resentments, frustrations and jealousies will finally disappear. So too, your hopes, ambitions, plans and to do lists will expire.
The wins and losses that once seemed so important will fade away.
It won't matter where you came from or what side of the tracks you lived on at the end.
It won't matter whether you were beautiful or brilliant. Even your gender and skin color will be irrelevant.
So what will matter? How will the value of your days be measured?
What will matter is not what you bought but what you built, not what you got but what you gave.
What will matter is not your success but your significance.
What will matter is not what you learned but what you taught.
What will matter is every act of integrity, compassion, courage, or sacrifice that enriched, empowered or encouraged others to emulate your example.
What will matter is not your competence but your character.
What will matter is not how many people you knew, but how many will feel a lasting loss when you're gone.
What will matter is not your memories but the memories that live in those who loved you.
What will matter is how long you will be remembered, by whom and for what.
Living a life that matters doesn't happen by accident. It's not a matter of circumstance but of choice.
Choose to live a life that matters.
© 2003, Josephson Institute of Ethics
pic: My dad in front of the house he built that decided my career, March 2010, a week before my mom died
Monday, 17 May 2010
2009 Diploma Studio 4 projects
Project 1 : Design a pedestrian bridge - Petaling Street
CONCEPT - Spaces Transitioning
Project 2 : Tourism Launch Pad - Food Tourism
Given a task a Tourism Launch Pad which providing visit guide for the tourist also providing few accommodations for the tourists. Before designing, my group did a research about Malaysia had a great potential of food tourism. Visitors can enjoy the delicacy and travel, experience the culture or history behind the food.
my 1st post... just leave any comment ~ thx thx
Sunday, 16 May 2010
Semester3 second project
The basic material forms not only a glue-laminated envelopebut also the main structure and furniture of the pavilion.
or maybe it's like the driftwood of time, washed up by the river.