The transitory event building was designed by BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) and was opened in June 2016, in Kensington Gardens, London. For the last sixteen years, each year, bespoke architects were invited to design the pavilion. When I was in the UK for nearly six weeks during summer break, I had the chance to witness this piece of Read More
I had the chance to see the six months expo. A celebration of architecture, culture, food and people. Under the theme of “Feeding the Planet, the Energy of Life”, the expo exhibits 145 countries’ culture in self built pavilions and grouped pavilions. Full list of participating countries are here. ArchDaily did a roundup about the Read More
photo courtesy of: Lix. Lix, the sleek 3d printing pen which let you doddle in the air! It looks like a pen and a successor of the previous (and first) 3d printing pen, 3Doodler. Having it all handy! A throwback and also can be found in my old post, I had some great experience in Read More
9 May 2012. there you go, another final decisions.. wish the design can still be improved here and there, but that won’t happen, will it? i have selected some of my favourite images from my portfolio booklet, although bits and bobs are not perfect. i would like to thank my tutor Chantelle Niblock for the Read More
9 May 2012.
9 May 2012. testing out the integrated timber lattices system with various arrangements of social space.. the developed structural system was not factored in, and yet to be confirmed (very soon!). note: supposedly, #4 is a green cage. creepers will be planted soon
9 May 2012. after i tested them out in Rhino, i moved on to physical models to give me more ideas about opening quality, atmosphere and scale. models were made in 1:50 scale, and there was a slight scale error due to materials limitation. and option (1) is still my choice.
6 May 2012. started with 2 different configurations, further study using physical models for different schemes will be explored.
6 May 2012. graphic illustration of the overall density scheme, with regards to: function, social study and environmental issue.
24 April 2012. pictures are taken during a short visit to Ravensbourne College London, December 2011
24 April 2012. more study about details are needed especially the joints between timber + concrete deck. the lattices need to satisfy these aspects: structural stability, functional purpose, smooth and continous look.
31 March 2012. (image source: map from Google Earth, with compiled information about the bridges from various sources) so, how about my bridge?
31 March 2014. i have been struggling for quite sometime pertaining the main structural issue. there are comprimises to make between aesthetic versus structurally well functioned elements. well, time to move on and do more research, really.
31 March 2012 thank you to Soni, our classmate, who was keenly help us with the useful site models
31 March 2012.
as design is always evolving, and taking the same principle with previous scheme, i tried to develop a more fluid and closer-to-nature architectural form. i explored possibilities of forms using Rhino, and generated the basic form.
31 March 2012. further from previous social study, i extracted seven type of various frames based from a singular frame. it varies in terms of opening, paralel with social needs. i had an opportunity to use laser cut machine during the one day workshop, and explored perspex.
31 March 2012. After discussions with Martin Knight (Knight Architects) and Ho-Yin Ng (Amanda Levete Architects), i did a quick social study for this bridge project. it is kind of a personal reflection and self imagination with what i want to do as an admirer of Oxford’s beautiful and breathtaking River Thames. After a couple Read More
A bridge contains series of movement: the changeability of users’, its surrounding’s (nature) and the bridge’s itself (from design ideas until construction stage). According to ‘The poetics of movement in architecture’ by Michael Schumacher, there are four parts related with movement: movement + speed movement + form movement + mass movement + sound IDEAS OF MOVEMENT as a common idea for three Read More