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

Monday, 24 September 2007


This could be the simplest 3d work that I had ever done for the firm. The visual is required by the client. They are willing to pay xxx pound for it. For such simple building and a bit tedious photo impose (especially view between the leaves and branches) I'd managed to complete the work in 1/2 day. Thus XXX pound budget from the client was a good pay for the company.

It reminds me of some of todays' architects who are likely to absorb the visual works as part of their architectural service. They try to put such added value to their services. But in reality it will only increase the architects' work load and cost while reducing the profit itself. The firms would eventually need to hire architects that could do "expert" 3d visual with very demanding salary and not to mention the needs to purchase the expensive 3d software and powerful computer processors to support the "experts". Instead of spending more time resolving architectural issues, architects now would have to spend more time preparing and revising advertising material (3d visual, coloured plan, animations) to feed the hungry developers' demands.

This is such an insult to architects. What should architects do to educate the client about the cost for those added value works? These high end artworks fees should be added on top of architects standard fees. Or, should it just be outsourced to the real experts for their advertising needs?

The architects only need basic visual to convey their ideas and to visualise the client's dreams. Basic 3d software (free-ware) is now frequently used to replace old days' sketches and drafting works for more productive process.

I keep this project as an example of the proper way the architects feeds the clients need on their hunger for a high-end visuals; a win-win situation for both architects and client.

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