Come to think of it, there are only a few problems that architecture can actually solve. In this blog post, I will be trying to guide you through your thesis topic selection process by thinking of Architecture as a solution to a grounded problem. Disclaimer: the following information was brought about by students asking me […]Read more "Thesis Problem: Architecture as Solution to Grounded Problems"
If you look at where these two are positioned within the diagram below, you should already have an idea how the Design Consideration and Design Strategy are related. There are some aspects of the Concept Sheet that some students misunderstand. These two in particular, the Design Considerations and the Design Strategies, get confused/ blurred into […]Read more "The Difference between a Design Strategy and a Design Consideration"
I’ve always wanted to go and visit The Pinto Art Museum. Today I got a chance to do so since my cousin had to go on a Sunday for a school plate. Could I just say: it’s so cool that you get to do shoots for a plate! Anyway, it’s a good thing I had […]Read more "The Pinto Art Museum"
You know that idea taught in physics about action and reaction? My understanding of how learning works, especially getting better at design, is very much related to inertia. Observing from experience, I reflected on what makes a good design consultation? Why is it that some students have a hard time with AD consultations? Good consultations […]Read more "How to make your Design consultations better"
Last Saturday, I was invited to talk to our graduating students on How to Sell their Design through a Concept. This blog post is somewhat a gist of that without the thesis challenge. Now that you know what’s the difference between a Concept and a Design Philosophy, let’s discuss the following: makings of a good […]Read more "What’s a good Concept?"
Today I got a chance to share something I wish I knew during my formative years in architecture school: The Field of Architecture. One student asked me a question I also had as a student: how do I come up with my own Design Philosophy? Let me just first say this: it’s very hard to […]Read more "How do I come up with my Design Philosophy?"
I hate it when I read unprofessional bantering/ complaining at different social media outlets as to who should build/ design/ sign documents. Where there are still bounds of laws, ethical standards and moral obligations as a professional, how are we to respond in a shifting market? This one would be quite a long post. I’ve tried […]Read more "Relevance > Complexity"