Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
"Honeycomb Housing is a new Malaysian innovation from Arkitek M. Ghazali in collaboration with Universiti Putra Malaysia and offers an affordable and environmentally friendly alternative to terrace housing. It is gaining wide support from potential house buyers in exhibitions, amongst housing professionals at seminars and now the Sarawak Government for the Ninth Malaysia Plan. However, Developers are concerned that the departure from rectangular shaped building lots to triangular housing compounds, which link up to form hexagonal cul-de-sacs then honeycomb communities, is too radical and may conflict with Feng Sui beliefs. If true, this cultural objection may deter Chinese house buyers, a major section of the Housing market. To test this serious commercial risk a pioneering Developer (Renewed Group based in Johor Baru) commissioned the University to conduct a random household survey comparing as fairly as possible a RM220,000 Honeycomb house with an equivalent RM220,000 Terrace house in a predominantly Chinese township." to find out more...
Passage from http://tessellarsurveys.blogspot.com/
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
From the limited documentation provided, Screampoint developed a 3D componenet model, produced renderings, and animations within three weeks and outlined a system by which the 3D component model would continue to provide value throughout the project's lifecycle" to find out more...
Passage & Image from http://www.screampoint.com/v2/prev_site/index.htm
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
As a collective unit, we have substantial experience in the design of spaces for a variety of business and interior types. Our reputation is due to our ability to achieve high image interiors tailored to the individual needs of our clients, regardless of size, budget or country where the projects are located." to find out more...
My ex collegue is currently working at arhddesign, heard that he is doing well...
Passage from http://www.arhddesign.com/html/about.html
"“There were some 1,600 professional architects in Malaysia 10 years ago. It is surprising that the number remains the same now,” he told a press conference after the annual PAM architectural students works exhibition 2007 here yesterday.
Tan said that while the population of Australia was almost equivalent to that of Malaysia, Australia had around 12,000 architects." to find out more...
Do you intend to stay or leave the country for greener pastures? Who would not?
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Mies’ work in America served as the inspiration for a new generation of modernists, loosely defined as the Second Chicago School.
The First Chicago School, led by such luminaries as Louis Sullivan, Dankmar Adler, Daniel Burnham and William LeBaron Jenney, explored new construction technologies like the steel frame, creating a unique spatial aesthetic that, in turn, paralleled—and even influenced—developments in early European Modernism.
Today GP strives to continue that tradition, looking to the science of materials and craft of construction to inform the great challenges of our age.
In our own work, we strive for a synthesis of art and craft through construction, for clarity of purpose and achieving designs that posses their own inspired simplicity." to find out more...
Passage from http://www.gpchicago.com/users/folder.asp?FolderID=102&SubCat=history
Image from http://www.gpchicago.com/users/folder.asp?FolderID=844&SubCat=mixed%2Duse
That goes for non-business minded architects. I would need to learn some business techniques for not ending up 35years later stating these...
Getty Images located from http://www.observer.com/2007/architect-peter-eisenman-sells-west-village-co-op-night-crawler-3-2-m
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Special thanks again to my director, Martin for the testimonial and certification of my work in the office.
Ought to introduce HLarchitecture, after working 4years here. Both directors are very smart person, with one specializing in design and another in marketing and design. The most amazing thing I found out here is we can built things with bare hands~! James Lindsey is the one with the capability to drawing everything out with a pen, inclusive working drawings. What I learned from him is the logical way of thoughts he imposed into the design, how to analyse a site, the existing design problems.
Martin, with his social ability and strong analytical mind, he can analyse, explain and express things concurrently~! The leadership he possesses and the caring character builts him the current hl design group.
Looking at the work I did few years ago, I noticed how stubborn and naive I was.
Luckily, the most genius thing in me is to be hardworking, but...I am learning smartworking now with my aging body.
My friend takashi's birthday today, wish him a happy birthday, a normal happy life.
Passage from http://www.hlarchitecture.net/about-page.htm
Passage from http://www.ijdesign.org/ojs/index.php/IJDesign/
Monday, August 13, 2007
Friday, August 10, 2007
The image beside is some photoshop montaged with background, cars, trees and people. The glass is still not satisfying yet since I was running out of time...it would do for the time being. Going into next project now.
Image  fromhttp://www.sebastianirarrazaval.com/05%20web%20SID/pag%20obras/laspalmas.htm
Image  from http://www.sebastianirarrazaval.com/05%20web%20SID/pag%20obras/caballero.htm
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Passage from http://www.archnewsnow.com/features/Feature230.htm
Image from http://www.archnewsnow.com/features/images/Feature0230_01x.jpg
Friday, August 03, 2007
"Architects love to discuss how much sleep they have gotten. One will say how he was at the studio until five in the morning, only to return again two hours later. Then another will say, oh that is nothing. I haven’t slept in a week. And then another will say, guess what, I have never slept ever. My dear architects, the measure of how hard you’ve worked and how much you’ve accomplished is not related to the number of hours you have not slept. Have you heard of Rem Koolhaas? He is a famous architect. I know this because you tell me he is a famous architect. I hear that Rem Koolhaas is always sleeping. He is, I presume, sleeping right now. And I hear he gets shit done. And I also hear that in a stunning move, he is making a building that looks not like a glass cock, but like a concrete vagina. When you sleep more, you get vagina. You can all take a lesson from Rem Koolhaas."
My collegue got a stroke and was hopitalized and I even suspicious of he is lying to escape work.
Even you work till you die, it is a choice, it is your choice.
-Proper work managing system required.
-Without proper managing system passion kills.
-Trying to achive aims or ideology ignoring everything around leads you nowhere.
Passage by Annie Choi from http://www.partiv.com/2007/07/19/dear-architects-i-am-sick-of-your-shit/