Original Artwork by Papa, Azhan and Nine (click image to link)
‘In the Name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. By Time, indeed humanity is in a state of loss. Except those who believe and do righteous deeds, and (join together) in the mutual teaching of truth and in the mutual teaching of patience’ (Surah al-`Asr, 103:1-3)
"Professional Architect lives almost by faith. When called upon he can do the job without fear or favour. He possesses aspecialized skill and lives by a code of ethics cloaked in honour andintegrity. He is expected to speak his mind and give his views. Whenfaced with absolute wrong, he can resolutely disagree and walk away." quote from THE PROFESSIONAL MAN by Ar Dr Tan Loke Mun PRESIDENT PAM

Tuesday, 27 March 2007

Practical Log Book 1999

This update is posted to cover works that I had done during my first industrial training year back in 1999. The firm is called Saifuddin & Ong Architect (or better known as SNO Architect). In this year, I was introduced to the use of computer technology as the mean of creating architectural design work. It was one of the TRANSITIONAL periods in my architectural journey.

I decided to join the firm after being introduced to Mr. Obliza. Back then, he was working at SNO as the Design Director and was invited as the design critique guest at our studio 05 during our final critique session. Along the way, there were a lot of new things that I learned and discovered. The experience I gained was more than just architectural practical exercise.. there were stories to learn from the dilemma of choosing career (a Chinese friend was thinking of quitting architecture to manage his family business), office politics (causing a lot of staff to resign), friendship (how do we define friends in architecture?- help others with their presentations), night life (due to the location of the office which was in the middle of Jalan Telawi Dua, Bangsar - hottest night out during that time) and many more that I can vividly recall. Hopefully these memories will remain intact in this limitless memory of my mind.

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