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‘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

Wednesday, 28 November 2007


I actually dont have any idea what to write for this work. However, I need to post it as part of my work documention on the project. This is the revised and more detail presentation drawing from the previous design development. Despite the least information that I know about the job, my involvement did provide a slice of knowledge to the plate.
I've learnt that even with a small retail outlet under a tight budget, you could introduce impressive design with cost efficient in mind. We could easily get away with big project to introduce a extravagant design that could transform your work portfolio to look empressive. When we go on a job interview, employers are usually easily and more impressed with bigs projects and high profiled candidates but look less on the small work that they did. Do the person has the same passion on any project that one worked on regardless of the size of the project?
Now, how about a small retail outlet? or maybe just a public toilet?...some might treat the small jobs as an insult but size does not matter in design (the fee does matter, haha). As true designers, we should be willing to design anything with a great idea in mind, passion of beauty and perfection at all times. Remember the architects that had even designed a chair?...remember who?

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Tuesday, 20 November 2007


This is another compilation of my work during the student years. It was a group work done for construction subject. It was in the year 2000, which marked semester 08 of the diploma programme. Almost 8 years ago this work is only kept in the old cds. During those time most of us were at the early stage of using computer generated 3d graphics and illustration. The idea of using the new form of illustration to improve the subjects on material used was still new and fresh. It was an experimental for me and a breakthrough for others.

Looking back to those years, we always thought our work load as students of architecture is so huge. It was so burdening that we sometimes didn't even have time to think. Being a group work assignment didn't help at all. Even with the help of the new IT advancement, the demand for the work was doubled. Coincidently today I saw a documentry entitled "Pugin: God of Gothic".

In a 16-year period in the middle of the 19th century, Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1812-1852), the son of a French émigré draughtsman and watercolourist, designed and built six cathedrals, 40 churches and numerous private houses. Through his designs, buildings and writing, he helped to shape the way the Victorians thought about architecture. And his ideas on private houses and domestic design Рput into practice most freely in his own family home at The Grange, in Ramsgate Рleft a permanent mark on the British landscape.

In his short life, Pugin produced a seemingly endless stream of designs for tiles, ceramics, metalwork, wallpaper, furniture, stained glass together with thousands of drawings and sketches. It showed how little work we did in comparison to architects' during those early years. After analylising it, it may not be too exaggerating to conclude that sometimes students of architecture today, rely too much on CAD technology thus decelerate our skills of doing freehand sketches and illustrations. I still do simple sketches but not up to the standards that could be used as presentation materials.

We sometimes believe that by using the computer technology, we can do more works compared to the conventional hand-drawing. But if we develop and sharpen the correct drawing skill, our hands are still the best tool and fastest tool to visualise any imaginations that mostly appear within the flick of an eye than any super computer. There's no transitional medium between mind and hands. Nevertheless, to be relevent in our present work, CAD's work could never been avoided and "mastering the tools" is the key to keep up with our endless creative thinking.

Saturday, 17 November 2007