Monday, April 27, 2009

Against all odds...

I haven't written about school in here for moons... So, I have a couple of things to share...
To begin with, I'm currently doing a design studio called Woven... The studio is basically about making beautiful building.. well, it does sound very general.. Every studio sort of has that intention... Anyway, but the different is, what is behind the design.. I mean, the driving idea... because it could be, the site, programs, occupants etc..etc... but for this studio.. It focuses more on the structure... How does the structure influence the design in making it a good and beautiful building... It's about the relationship between the structure and ornaments.... does structure itself serve as the decorative element of the building.. or is it traditional and the decorations stay independent from the structure... It is a decision to be made...

Initially, I was really excited about the idea of making the structure ornamented and beautiful.. so instead of serving as structure, it could serve more purposes than just boringly being structure... and I do have lots and lots of ideas... As I started developing my design... I find that.. Making a building beautiful is much much more important than making it structurally beautiful.. if u know what I mean... I think more about facade that people look at... rather than structure that holding up the building... Some might think, this is a bit irrational... because, if u have structure that is originally beautiful.. then u don't have to do much on the facade.. I completely agree with that... but what about letting the structure be traditional, simple not necessarily boring... and do lots and lots of work on the facade??? how about that???

Honestly.. I hated that idea very much... I really liked the idea of having the structure decorative.. and I'm like the only one who is making my own project brief... because it almost like everyone sort of has the idea of decorative structure... but, I did my presentation anyway stating that I confidently think that ornament should be independent from the structure... Even though, God knows how much I disliked that idea... but to my surprise.. The guest crits quite happy that I confidently stated my position... and a word, change my world.. one of the guest crit said my building is 'elegance'... that seriously made my day... now, I think that what I'm doing is not bad at all... but, having that position is surely very challenging to me.. 1st.. I'm on my own... 2nd.. all facades have to be extremely gorgeous.. so that it could counterbalance the dumb and boring structure... did i just say boring???.. and.. I'm so really freaking out... Don't know wheather I will be able to do as my tutor expected.. but I guess, nothing else to do but to keep on working hard..and, I got secret weapon, prayer... heee... No turning point, eventhough I'm walking my own path.. brace urself girl! (a lil bit of self encouragement).. I still have lotssss to do for my design... A lot to do to achieve the expectations.... May Allah guide me through... ameen...

Here are some images from the presentation... tell me what u think... btw, I don't plan to leave my facade that flat... I have half of the semester to work that out.. and, ya.. my renders are kinda suck..





Am I a post-modernist???!!!!

9 comments:

Ar-Afiq said...

slm..mantap lah...bangga YAB Najib budak msia design cmnih

cladding material tu ap? metal ke? dlm render nampak mcm besi glossy.

~Ki@MbaNg~ said...

Ahahaa... cladding yg mana? column tu mcm besi laa... kalau fins tu maybe metal gak kot... cumanya, light weight la.. aluminium ke, copper ka..

fira said...

interior = extreme structure (for column and etc)
exterior = ornament

mix it

Ariff Arifin said...

berapa kos? macam mahal je.

~Ki@MbaNg~ said...

fira- thanx.. good idea.. i plan to do something with the structure too.. but maybe not 'extreme'.. the word kinda scary.. hohoo.. but, yeah.. shouldn't b negligent about the structure even though it's traditional...

ariffarifin- ke'qs'an mu terpancar dek soalan.. entah.. tlg kirakan.. hehee..

Ariff Arifin said...

kalau pakai metal cladding dengan curtain walling. kosnya sudah tentu sekali mampu meranapkan poket developer.

design. and design.

tapi kalau structure nya simple begitu. memudahkan kami nak mengira. lump sum je lah.

~Ki@MbaNg~ said...

yeka??? tp mcm common je x metal cladding.. fins tu, biarpun custom made... tp mcm byk.. so mass produced.. ohooo... tp studio ni x budget x masuk intention.. ada jenis studio lain yg buat project based on constraint mcm tu...

Ar-Afiq said...

kalo dpt buat interior view lg mantap..

adakah facade tu sekadar facade?

setuju dgn fira.

if there is a relationship between the facade and interior spaces, it would probably be better.

it just means the occupants can feel the architecture of the facade from inside the building. I think that will be the selling point of the project, if this project is going to be built.

just an opinion. kalo bercanggah dengan komen sean, boleh la abaikan komen nih.

~Ki@MbaNg~ said...

U guys are good.. thats exactly what the guest crit said... I plan to work on that too... Use same language for the whole building...