‘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, 10 November 2008
SWEET BRIAR RETAIL PARK, NORWICH
This is just a very simple A3 retail unit type located in an existing retail park.
The challenge on this tight-budget, functional and simple building is to make it interesting.
In this design the building's interestingness is created through:
1. Exposing the end detail structure of the building.
2. Installing a unique gutter shape
3. Composition of materials
4. Keeping rain water down-pipe (RWDP) in between the feature wall which will break the monotonous of a long wall thus turns RWDP into a feature detail.
This simple design creates more character and to a certain degree of detail towards making a simple building looks interesting without using a fancy, complex and expensive solution.
"We tend to feel as a highly creative designer in solving complex design, however in daily simple life we also actively solve simple design problem yet still makes you a creative designer."
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