Designing with computer science.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

It was during my school time that a professor came to our school and demonstrated architectural design through computer science. And each of his book's front page has different design. We are getting nearer to a technology science dependant world. Hopefully I can cope up with the development later in life.
"Evolutionary algorithms are computational techniques widely used to solve difficult optimization problems. Evolutionary algorithms search for the best solutions by starting with a random population of solutions and iteratively subjecting that population to selection pressures that cause it to evolve. Solutions that fit better with the selection pressures live and breed, while solutions that fit poorly are eliminated from the population. After a number of evolution cycles, the population converges, revealing the best, most fit solutions. " to find out more...
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The Origins of Pattern Theory, the Future of the Theory And The Generation of a Living World

"(A) Pattern Theory. I'm going to talk first of all about patterns and pattern languages, what I did about that, a few little points about problems we encountered, why we did it, how we did it, and so forth. That is a historical survey referring back to the late 60s and early 70s.
(B) The Nature of Order. Then, I'm going to summarize the theoretical framework which has evolved out of the pattern work: a framework which is about to be published in a series of four books collectively called The Nature Of Order, four books that will be put out by Oxford University Press in the year 2000. That framework is a fairly radical departure from what the pattern language in the earlier theories contained, although it is consistent with them. That'll be the second thing. And, I'll just try and sketch that out in the hope that there might be some carryover or you might possibly find it interesting -- even though of course I will have no way to apply this to your field directly when I tell you about it. However, there are undoubtedly abundant connections between the two fields that can be drawn.
(C ). What the future holds in store: The Generativity Problem and the Generation of a Living World. At the time I wrote the introduction for Richard Gabriel's book, that was really as far as I had gotten in trying to trace the connection between my work and your work in the field of computer science: I tell you what I'm doing, and maybe some of you folks might find it interesting or be able to extrapolate. But I couldn't really find that sufficient to be satisfying. I felt that there is some more significant connection between your field and mine. Or at least that there perhaps is. And that finally brought me to the third point.
The third thing I'll talk about is how I now perceive that connection. I suppose that some of you know what I do for a living. You know I'm an architect. All of my life I've spent trying to learn how to produce living structure in the world. That means towns, streets, buildings, rooms, gardens, places which are themselves living or alive. My assumption here – a sad one -- is that for the most part what we have been doing for ourselves, at least during the last fifty years or so, perhaps starting somewhere around World War II, has virtually no ability to produce that kind of living structure in the world. This living structure which is needed to sustain us and nurture us and which did exist to some degree in the traditional societies and in rural communities and in early urban settlements has disappeared. It is drastically gone. We don’t know how to create it or generate it any more.
Of course, especially for architects, that is a debatable matter. Some professional architects might say, What are you talking about? What we are doing is absolutely fine, the buildings we are building today are excellent, very good, no problem!! I suppose the architect of this particular huge and nauseating conference hall we are in, here in San Jose, where we can hardly understand each other, would say that, too. But, actually, it isn't fine. It's a hell of a problem. It's a serious problem. It affects every man, woman, and child on Earth. We are so ignorant about how to do this, to make living structure on Earth, it is lamentable. And it is very, very serious, becomes more serious every day, because the population of the Earth is growing, and the Earth is being damaged more and more – and with the damage to our towns and buildings, we too are being damaged. " to find out more...

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27November2007 LAM examination

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

After graduation from Tongji University 6 years ago, I got another examination today. LAM(Lembaga Architect Malaysia) will exam my school syllabus and work. However, only the last semester's work during school time is submitted. The others are just the one you can see in my my profile and other working experience I got from other firms and practices. After 5years of graduation, only now I am submitting my part I/II. Today, is a big day.
If you are malaysian who got unrecognized degree in Architecture, you need to sit for exams in order to register yourself as an graduated architect with LAM, after 2years of practices, you are qualified to sit for the part III exam. After passing the part III only your can address yourself as an architect. to find out more...

Sketchup Vray

Monday, November 12, 2007

Take a look at Sketchup Vray. It is not a difficult software as long as you do some studies on the Vray settings.
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Theatre of the water

My friends told me the eye of Malaysia is closing year end, just before it closes, I dropped by for a look at night and discovered something more interesting~! The theatre of the water. Despite the dancing water, the stunning visual effect of the laser beam on water screen is the most fasinating attraction there~! Take look if you are in Malaysia, 8pm/9pm 15mins water screen show.

"Rising mystically from the placid lake surface, the many engaging facets and wondrous delights of Malaysia materialize each evening in a kaleidoscope of amazing images and colourful lighting effects. The world’s largest and most powerful screens of water come to Malaysia to create Theatre of The Waters – a visually stunning, living tapestry around Lake Titiwangsa’s shoreline, presenting the people, places and achievements of Malaysia. Each of the four screens of water is a massive 40 metres wide and 15 metres high, artistically enhanced with colour laser beams and high-lux projectors. Theatre of The Waters premieres Saturday 3 February and screens each night through 2007." to find out more...
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Fuzzy Logic thinking

Monday, November 05, 2007

"According to Christopher Alexander, compartmentalization and the dissociation of internal elements are potential signs of anarchy and schizophrenia. Fuzzy logic thinking is another step of helping human thought to recognize our environment less as a world of crisp boundaries and disconnections and more as a field of swarming agents with blurred borders.
EMERGED is investigating the potential of fuzzy logic as a loose-fit organizational technique for developing intelligent, flexible and adaptive environments. Seeing the project as a testing ground for its computational tools and design techniques, the team expands its research territory from focusing and systemizing the dynamic hair tool as generative design machine to a larger scale, involving therefore levels of social, cultural and global organizations. The aim set by the team is to demonstrate a wide range of formal, spatial and programmatic organizations, exploring the ideas of form finding and self organization." to find out more...

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