Thursday, October 13, 2011


Through this architectural design,I have learnt the principles of design,the different concept of  building,the different considerations in the interior and exterior design to suit the needs of the target audience, aesthetical appeals of the building.The needs of the target audience,the influence of lighting,textiles and color on the interior design of the architecture,to create a certain "feel" or ambience to the room or apartment.Some difficulties faced during this project,was time management,the google sketchup.However,I managed to overcome all of these difficulties by managing my time,and setting up a schedule and deadlines of the end of the day,and also the objective or taget to finish by the end of day to complete 50% of the ADMT journal by monday for example.Sketchup was one of the greatest difficulties I faced as it requires a lot of time,and since my project is very large:condominium,the sketchup is very hard to finish,and a lot of time were used to add details to exterior of the architecutre,and also the interior to add "ambience" to the rooms.Putting everything as a component saved the problem,as the model became more responsive.If I were given a chance,to start all over again,I would have planned all my work properly in scheldue,on when to finish each of the proposed design.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Idea of Building

Purpose of the Building

The Building was built to solve some of the many problems that HDB flats face today.They include:
1.Flooding of underground carpark
2.Noisy Environment



The Exterior of the building was made of 15 floors.12 floors of studio apartment and 3 floors of facilities for the residence.Each floor are made of a plane while the roof is made up of a semicircle with the curved surface facing the south to provide the best solar reflectance.


LEVEL 1-12

On each plane,there are 4 equally sized squares.3 of the squares are apartments while the other was the carpark,creating a "Neighborhood" theme,where the families interact with one another.On each floor there is also an acoustic barrier to absorb noise from the environment during noise pollution and also to act as a barrier.Grass were planted as the flooring of the floor for a "Neighborhood" and "Garden"theme,and also for the aesthetical appeals.There are alos benches to allow the residents to enjoy the scenery outside.

LEVEL 13-15

Level 13,is made of 4 identical guest rooms for the residence to use for special events.
Level 14,is made up of a badminton court and a spa for the residence to relax.
Level 15,is made of a swimming pool and a gym

Thursday, July 7, 2011

What makes a good architectural design?

What makes a good Architectural Design?

*Aesthetic Design

Taking it into account the architectural aesthetics of the building, depending on the different styles and theme.(from Ancient to Modern)

One example is the Vancouver Farm Design.It is aesthetically appealing to attract buyers to buy the apartments.

 *Functional Design

The function or purpose for building the building.Depending on what it wishes to serve to the target audience.

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One Example is the School of Art,Design,Media and Technology.The turfed rooftop and grass have a role in helping to lower the temperature and heat,to minimize the "work" for the air-conditioner and also functioned as a public space for students to hang out.

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*Craftsmanship and Materials
The quality of the materials used for the building to be built,and the craftsmanship of the builder can affect what makes a good architectural design.


One example is the Great Pyramid of Giza,one of the wonders of the world.The pyramid of giza is made up of strong materials to survive centuries of wind,rain for example.The Egyptians also have good craftsmanship. 


A good architectural design depends on the Designer"What is the significance of the building to the designer?(The importance of the building)".Themes and Style of each building differs and varies with each individual designer.

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Thursday, June 30, 2011

What is Architectural Desgin?

What is Architectural design?

*Architecture design refers to the actual design and layout of spaces. Architecture encompasses many different elements including construction, design, and the manipulation of light as it relates to shadow.


*Concept that focuses on the components or elements of a structure or system and unifies them into a coherent and functional whole, according to a particular approach in achieving the objective(s) under the given constraints or limitations. See also behavioral design.


*It seeks to integrate engineering and architecture in ways that blend innovative architectural design with cutting-edge engineering technologies. Combining hands-on architectural design studios with a wide variety of courses, students can choose from a broad mix of elective courses concerning energy conservation, sustainability, building systems, structures, as well as design foundation and fine arts courses.