Minggu, 03 Mei 2009

Urban SOS student competition

Release date: 1st May 2009

Students to compete for $20,000 prize at World Architecture Festival

- Urban SOS student competition opens to students worldwide -

Students around the world are invited to submit innovative solutions to the environmental, social, and economic challenges confronting cities worldwide. The Urban SOS : Distressed Cities, Creative Responses competition, sponsored by EDAW AECOM, is offering US$20,000 in prize money to encourage creative ideas that could transform global cities and offer lasting improvement. The top four finalists will travel to Barcelona, Spain to present their designs to a jury made up of some of the world's most distinguished architects at the World Architecture Festival in November 2009. >>click here for complete information <<

Rabu, 29 April 2009

what a nice place


mmmhh coba ada tempat kaya gini... , semua orang bisa berkumpul bersama, kaya, miskin, tua, muda melakukan aktivitas yang menyenangkan olahraga, ngegosip, baca buku atau hanya sekedar melamun. Saya selalu ingat kuliahnya pak Ridwan Kamil " kota yang baik adalah kota yang bisa membuat warganya keluar rumah dengan sukarela", ada betulnya juga teori tersebut, kalo dipikir kembali kita keluar rumah kalo ada perlu saja atau stress tinggal terlalu lama di rumah dan tempat yang paling representatif untuk dijadikan tempat hang out adalah mall bukan tempat menyenangkan seperti yang di foto..

firman

Boat Quey


Kalo berbicara Singapore tidak lepas dari Clark Quaey sama Boat Quey, kawasan yang pernah menjadi dermaga bongkar muat dan gudang-gudang yang kemudian di sulap menjadi kawasan komersial yang sangat hidup baik siang maupun malam. pengembangan dilakukan dengan etika revitalisasi yang benar, yaitu dengan tetap mempertahankan bangunan heritage dengan menambahkan sentuhan-sentuhan kontemporer sehingga penggabungan tersebut menjadikan kawasan ini sangat menarik. selain itu memang fungsi yang di cangkokan pada kawasan ini merupakan cerminan "life style" dari kawasan tersebut.


firman

Jumat, 24 April 2009

so do you want to be an architect

Architecture like many things is about many things, so this some things out about architecture. Architect start getting into the school, then staying in the major, working harder then you use to, all nighter, problem solving, fine tuning, bad habit, getting side track, learning how to draw, make models, learning how to nervous you can get in front of crowd, maybe failing probably passing, getting in to degree, DEATH, Travelling, working, not getting pay so well (not wondering why you not an investment banker), finishing the intern development programme, studying seven part of your exam, taking the test, failing the one part you never told you never failed, taking it again, working for someone, getting client, keeping client, wondering why you took the exam, documenting the site, analyzing the site, evaluating zoning code, listening to the client, dreaming, inventing, learning, questioning, studying the programme, creating the schematic design, making changes, developing the design, making changes, wondering why you have clients, learning how to work with other people, evaluating complying to zoning to building code, working with structure engineer, mechanical engineer, electrical engineer, audio visual engineer, interior designer, landscape architect, construction manager, owner representative, general contractor, coordinating professional, drawing, plan, elevation, section, wall section, building section detail, redrawing the draw you just drew, writing specification, meeting with a client, making changes, preparing bid document, reviewing the bids, making decisions, absorbing the construction, problem solving, meeting with the client, making changes, argument with the contractor, teaching a little, learning a lot, running site meeting, making changes, losing sleep, creating changes order, getting earfull, doing punchless, approving final payment, working for yourself, hiring people, firing people, learning the law, putting all together, making money, working harder, dreaming the changes, inventing, inspiring, procreating, consuming, getting you always wanted, not really, living with what you got and hopefully, needing nothing more,