Single Hauz

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Another interesting cube house by Poland's front architectsSingle Hauz, from BLDG.
Image from http://bldgblog.blogspot.com/2007/08/single-hauz.html

Managing Design

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

"This website is not just designed for design management experts but especially for companies that need to learn about design management. On this website you will find everthing you ever wanted to know. You can use the DM tool to browse case studies and assess yourself, find network members and lookup various design management issues." to find out more...

Does Honeycomb housing with conflict of feng shui beliefs?

Monday, August 27, 2007

An architect from Malaysia, Mazlin Ghazali did a survey on honeycomb housing with theories, research & practice. Impressive!

"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/

Image from http://honeycombkuantan.blogspot.com/2007/04/lamanpuri-kuantan.html

a map of my mind

Saturday, August 25, 2007

This is a blog that makes Malaysians proud, an architect from malaysia that shares his work, his experience, his determinations. I love this blog, it is an encouragement to all Malaysians. Hoping more architects can blog, can share, can lead the younger generations. I love this blog, a map of my mind, a blog by an architect from Malaysia.
"an architect who still climbs and schemes for satisfaction and place in architecture. Having desire to learn many subjects which will make a uniquely well-versed architecture. Expressing my individuality in design Yet to discover a whole dreams of creativitiy, originality and innovations.Sky's the limit!" to find out more...

Screampoint

Thursday, August 23, 2007

"From six conceptual floor plans and four elevation diagrams, Screampoint was asked to provide design interpretation, and develop 3D visualization tools to be presented to the Owner's management team.

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

arhddesign

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

"We are a Space Planning, Architectural and Interior Design Consultancy based in Kuala Lumpur. We offer a range of professional services to individuals, companies and organisations requiring new premises, alterations and additions to existing spaces and on going facilities management for projects designed and coordinated by us.
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

Architects leaving Malaysia

"“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?

gpchicago

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

"Goettsch Partners, through a progression of leadership transitions, traces its roots to 1938 when Mies van der Rohe established his design practice in Chicago.
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

FOTA

Monday, August 20, 2007

One competitive, young design firm here! Wishing more work to publications here. Congratulations for the great work from FOTA Design , Malaysia~! to find out more...
Image from http://www.fotadesign.net/works.html

Rendering Improvement

Friday, August 17, 2007

Look at what I had done in 8hours' time!?
Inclusive planning, modeling, rendering & touchup.
Some improvement har~!

Architect Peter Eisenman Sells West Village Co-Op to Night Crawler for $3.2 M.

“If you were a son of mine, I wouldn’t want you to be an architect,” the septuagenarian told this reporter, “because it’s a tough way to be in the world. Look, my son who graduated from law school three years ago makes more than I do after 40 years of working.” mentioned by Peter Eisenman.

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

HL architecture

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

"HL Architecture was founded in 1994 in Malaysia by architects from UK. Their combined and diverse expertise was instrumental in building HL Architecture ( formerly known as Haeger Lindsey Wilkins Sdn Bhd ) as a multi-disciplinary design consultancy combining skills in Architecture,Strategy,Interior & Identity."to find out more...
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

IJDesign

"The International Journal of Design is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal devoted to publishing research papers in all fields of design, including industrial design, visual communication design, interface design, animation and game design, architectural design, urban design, and other design related fields. It aims to provide an international forum for the exchange of ideas and findings from researchers across different cultures and encourages research on the impact of cultural factors on design theory and practice. It also seeks to promote the transfer of knowledge between professionals in academia and industry by emphasizing research in which results are of interest or applicable to design practices." to find out more...
Passage from http://www.ijdesign.org/ojs/index.php/IJDesign/

Appreciation to Ar. Jeffery Cheah, Zone Architect

Monday, August 13, 2007

" ZONE architect have been established for the past 12 years, and since then have in combination undertaken projects worth more than RM2b with a range of clients both within Malaysia as well asoverseas."
My appreciation to Ar. Jeffery Cheah for certifying my certificates at the last minute. And he is asking me to spread the news that Zone Architect is looking for new blood. Any architects interested? to find out more...

Rendering Development

Friday, August 10, 2007

I had been busy lately getting hold of 3dmax modeling with Vray rendering. I am now into FormZ modeling. My learning progress is basically watching videos and u can get the tutorials from gnomon.
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.

Sebastian Irarrazaval

Some interesting project from Sebastian Irarrazaval from Chile. to find out more...

Image [1] fromhttp://www.sebastianirarrazaval.com/05%20web%20SID/pag%20obras/laspalmas.htm

Image [2] from http://www.sebastianirarrazaval.com/05%20web%20SID/pag%20obras/caballero.htm

Digital Water Pavilion

Thursday, August 09, 2007

"Imagine a building made of water. It features liquid curtains for walls ?curtains that not only can be programmed to display images or messages but can also sense an approaching object and automatically part to let it through. MIT architects and engineers have designed such a building, and it will be unveiled at next summer International Expo Zaragoza 2008 in Spain, themed Water and Sustainable Development. " to find out more... There is an interesting movie clip of this pavilion.

Passage from http://www.archnewsnow.com/features/Feature230.htm
Image from http://www.archnewsnow.com/features/images/Feature0230_01x.jpg

Dear Architects, I am sick of your shit.

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.

Lessons learned~

-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/

Woods Bagot

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Some great projects from Woods Bagot."Woods Bagot is a global studio specialising in design and consulting across three key sectors: Workplace, Education, Lifestyle. We draw on our experience and research base to create unique design responses. These design response are crafted by our multi-disciplinary global team that operates across four regions: Australia, Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Within each of these regions we have studios staffed with both local and international designers and specialists in the areas of architecture, consulting, interior design, urban design services and project management. In December 2006 our firm became 100% climate neutral. The initiative will offset the CO2 impact of all aspects of the firm business through the purchase of carbon credits. These credits are used to fund clean energy projects. " to find out more...

Passage from http://wbpublic.woodsbagot.com/Home.asp?Script=1&Nav=Nav_Public&NavTitle=Public&Lang=EN&2ndL=

Image from http://wbpublic.woodsbagot.com/Projects.asp?OID=35&SP=WB_Project_Display&SP2=WB_Project_ImagesList&Start=0&Lang=EN


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