Digital and Design Studio

Friday, October 24, 2008

An interesting site you cannot affort to miss~ the studioformwork. to find out more...

SpaceClaim 2008

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A powerful engineering 3d modeling software worth a look for architects~!! Take a look at the tutorials and videos they provided with enhanced features similar to sketchup pushpull. I am hoping for architectural work to be established soon with this new powerful tool~! There is a 30days free trial version for your free downloads. Hope you would enjoy the fun of learning new things.

"Founded in September 2005, SpaceClaim has a world-class team of prominent executives, product developers, board members, and advisors with unrivaled experience in bringing new computer-aided design software to market. Headquartered in Concord, Massachusetts, SpaceClaim has representatives addressing solid modeling requirements in Europe, Japan, and the Americas.
SpaceClaim is a privately held company backed by Borealis Ventures, Kodiak Venture Partners, and North Bridge Venture Partners." to find out more...

Passage from http://www2.spaceclaim.com/Company/AboutSpaceClaim.aspx

SuperGarden Singapore

Thursday, October 09, 2008

"Singapore SuperGarden is a converging point for young Singaporean designers across a melange of creative fields, comin together for the purpose of engaging in an open discourse between design and architecture. Through an installation capturing the aural and visual webs of design interactions and engergies, Singapore SuperGarden is a platform for provocative conversations about architecture, design and Sinapore's vigorous creative life." to find out more...
Passage and Image from http://www.supergarden.sg/home.html

John Andrews Gund Hall

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

"Designed by Australian architect and GSD graduate John Andrews, Gund Hall opened in 1972. Major gifts to finance the new building were received from the George Gund Foundation; the Gund family; John L. Loeb, SB'24, LLD'71 (hon); GSD alumni/æ and friends; and the Office of Education of the United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.

Gund Hall offers students a stimulating environment in which to work, including studio and office areas for approximately 500 students and more than 100 faculty and staff; lecture and seminar rooms; workshops and darkrooms; an audiovisual center; computer facilities; a cafeteria; a project room; Piper Auditorium; and the Frances Loeb Library. The yard area is used for basketball, volleyball, picnics; as an exhibition area for class projects; and as the setting for commencement ceremonies. The central studio space extends through five levels under a stepped, clear-span roof that admits natural light and provides views toward Boston. The dramatic facade and extensive glass surfaces make an eloquent statement about the design excellence and professional creativity for which the school is known. Some administrative offices and offices for doctoral students, plus seminar rooms, are located opposite Gund Hall at 7 Sumner Road." to find out more...

Passage from http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/admissions/visiting/about_gund.html

Image from http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/inside/building_services/images/Banner.jpg

Tongji CAUP

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

My five year undergraduate program structure.
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Among all its peer colleges in China, the College of Architecture and Urban Planning of Tongji University boasts the most complete range of programs. Currently there are eight Bachelor's programs, six Master's programs and four PhD programs in the College. Its architecture and urban planning post-doctoral mobile station is the first of its kind in China.

The college has 1652 undergraduates, including 49 overseas students. There are 588 Master students with 5 overseas students from other countries and from Chinese Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. There are 249 Master students of Engineering and 356 PhD students, 38 of whom are from other countries and from Chinese Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. In the postdoctoral mobile station there are 18 postdoctoral researchers. The College has 244 staff members including 45 full professors, 65 associate professors. Among them 21 professors act as supervisors of doctoral candidates and 72 serve as supervisors of Master's degree students.

In July 2001 the First World Urban Planning Convention of Institutions of Higher Learning was held at Tongji University, which marked a worldwide recognition of Tongji University as a world class university." to find out more...

Passage from http://www.tongji.edu.cn/english/Academics/College%20of%20Architecture%20and%20Urban%20Planning.asp

The S.I.M.P.L.E. System by Garrison Architects

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

"Garrison Architects is committed to the creation of provocative, humane, carefully crafted architecture. James Garrison established the firm in 1991 after a long and fruitful partnership with Polshek and Partners. He established an office where architecture is produced within a dynamic and highly collaborative studio atmosphere. Garrison Architects maintains that the best architecture is the product of a constant and dynamic exchange among committed designers, engineers, and craftsmen, guided by the needs of the client and the particularities of the site, and focused on the relationship between man and nature. In this manner architecture can be made which stirs the imagination and the soul. The firm considers the myriad implications of building, from the cultural and environmental perspectives down to the smallest details." to find out more...

Passage & Image from http://www.simpledorm.com/about.htm

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