In Aksenâ€™s design practice we are questioning a lot of what we know as ways of living in Indonesia. We look at customisable first houses, in the spirit of tiny houses. Most suited for individuals (but not limited to) between 20-30 years old. When maximising limited space takes priority. Personal preferences can be your design parameters which we are building an understanding systematically. If you have 10 minutes to spare, please contribute to our survey (only for Indonesians).
Update: on behalf of Aksen, I would like to say massive thank you for those who spent time on answering our questionnaire. We hit our target (and more) in less than two days. This would not happen without help of the community. We now close the data collection earlier than we planned. A sincere thank you from Jessica and myself.
Truly honoured to be re-connected with familiar faces and reminiscing old times in Petra Christian University, Indonesia. One proud alumna, indeed. Remembering when I was one of the nominee for the same exercise (architectural final theses) many moons ago. These best of the best students will be presenting their design and am excited to learn from them.
Sponsored by Aksen (China and Indonesia), in collaboration with Weishun Xu from Zhejiang University.
Our keen designers and makers are:
Facilitated by 3 lecturers:
Weishun Xu- Zhejiang University, Matt Wallwork- University of Nottingham Ningbo China and Mia A. Tedjosaputro- Ningbo University.
Computationally designed by ZHU team and crafted manually by the keen makers. We are framing the research questions on potentials of mixed reality in architecture to aid design and construction processes. Derived from the observations of two bamboo pods construction (for first pod, click here), the aim is to contribute on the area of computational bamboo architecture.
Photographs courtesy of Sun Xintian, Yang Ruitong and myself.
Just a quick update on the bamboo sitting pod #1, our trial exercise. Four of us (Zheng, Maxine, Matt and I) completed it in two days despite the heavy downpour. It was completed faster than we planned. The structure stays there as the owner would like to keep it (we planned to take it down straightaway), hence temporary structure support stays for redundancy.
Before we launch the second construction this month (July 18th), here is a gif of the first pod encapsulating the process. And some paps of the final pod.
If you are interested to follow on the updates on the bamboo pod we are building this month, please have a look on my IG stories. Here is per today’s update 🙂 We decided to do a trial run on building the Initial Concept 3 design starting on June 25th.
What will we build? A sitting pod using locally sourced bamboo poles in Siming Mountains.
Timeline: 25 June – 2 July 2020
Background: Aksen (China and Indonesia)â€™s summer research and hands-on digital design activities. Due to the pandemic, Matt and I will be spending the three months summer in China this year, not in the UK; so we laid out a busy (and productive) summer with multiple projects.
For this bamboo building exercise, we need approximately 10 volunteers for our first bamboo building simple structure (which I am happy to inform we have reached the number), which entails a trifold research agenda (in computational design, embodied creativity and design pedagogy). Weâ€™ll also get to expand our knowledge with Weishun and he might also bring some students from Zhejiang University. It is a small step in a right direction as I have this in mind for more than a year. Hence I joined the BambooU course and Digital Futures workshop in mixed reality in 2019 to fill in the blanks. This project serves as a datum line for our future research in mixed reality (with Hololens), weâ€™ll get to observe and document on-site problems before addressing them with mixed reality. Weâ€™ll also get to make lots of mistakes along the way.
Please get in touch for the T&C.Â Follow our progress and learnt lessons along the way via my IG’s stories.
I would like to share the good news that I recently passed my PhD viva voce examination and I will attend graduation in November 2018. Here is a link to my Prezi, of an interactive abstract. The aim of this short Prezi Â is to give a snapshot of the PhD (see embedded video below).
List of publications as part of the PhD journey is as follow, one paper is under submission.
Tedjosaputro, M. A. & Shih, Y.-T. (2019). Perceiving Design Processes as Embodied Experience. Research into Design for a Connected World. Springer,21-31.
Tedjosaputro, M. A. & Shih, Y.-T. (2018). A visualization tool to investigate the interplay of external and internal processes. International Conference on-Design Computing and Cognition, Springer, 669-686.
Tedjosaputro, M. A. (2018). Designing with and without access to externalisations, a summary. In: Huang, W., Williams, M., Luo, D., Wu, Y.-S. & Lin, Y., eds. The 23rd International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, 2018 Beijing. China Architecture & Building Press, Beijing, 103-108.
Tedjosaputro, M. A., Shih, Y.-T., Niblock, C. & Pradel, P. (2017a). Differences in Sketches and Mental Imagery in Ideation Stage of Novice Designers. In: Chakrabarti, A. & Chakrabarti, D. (eds.) Research into Design for Communities, Volume 1: Proceedings of ICoRD 2017. Singapore: Springer Singapore.
Tedjosaputro, M. A., Shih, Y.-T., Niblock, C. & Pradel, P. (2017b). Interplay of Sketches and Mental Imagery in the Design Ideation Stage of Novice Designers. The Design Journal, 1-25.
Tedjosaputro, M. A. (2015b). Contribution of smartpens to design studies in capturing design process. Interplay 2015. Brisbane: International Associations of Societies of Design Research.
Tedjosaputro, M.A, Shih, Y., Pradel, P. & Niblock, C. (2015a). Multidisciplinary design behaviour using sketching and mental Imagery: A literature review and considerations for future research. In: Chakrabarti, A. (ed.) ICoRDâ€™15 â€“ Research into Design Across Boundaries Volume 1. Springer India.
A an illustration of the abstract can be found here:
The transitory event building was designed by BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) and was opened in June 2016, in KensingtonÂ Gardens,Â London. For the last sixteen years, each year, bespoke architects were invited to design the pavilion.Â When I was in the UK for nearly six weeks during summer break, I had the chance to witness this piece of brilliant architecture.Â Such a pleasurable experience to be inside the pavilion, looking out. Or sitting on the patio looking into people queue-ing for beverages. I sat with my flat white, immersing the sun and my mind wandered around watching people do their own thing. Be it as contemplative as me; having a quick catch up with friends; or business meetings or supervising their children.