Teaching isn’t the kind of thing you just hastily decide upon one day out of a whim. Just like love, it’s something you choose everyday. Have I ever told you how I got into teaching? I guess not hah! In this lengthy post, I’ll be telling you a part of my story, some of my […]Read more "Upon Request: Teaching Arki 101"
Most of the problems in education raised that day seems to stem out of the disparity between what kind of professional the industry/market needs and what kind of student/ graduate the architecture school curriculum can deliver. It’s also about reality versus expectations. We have to recognize the battleground at which educators can fight and operate. The […]Read more "Architects in the Academe Assembly 2017"
It’s been two years since I posted about my first-time jury duty jitters. Being a part of the panel isn’t really something I truly enjoy, except when I actually see a project being presented with such gusto. It’s like I have to play a part, depending on what the situation calls for, I can be […]Read more "Thoughts: Post-Thesis Delibs"
For my Research Methods in Architecture (RMA) class, we’re starting to write Thesis Proposals. As I’m going through my class list, some of them still haven’t found “the one,” their chosen topic for their Thesis. Now I know it’s a lot of pressure to pick — especially if it’s something you’re going to be stuck with […]Read more "Building your Working Bibliography"
Whew! I haven’t really written about the things I’ve been doing lately, have I? For the past three months, I’ve always felt like time was liquid: here all at once, drowning you at one point, gone the next. I had to shape time and desperately try and grasp it in my hands — futile effort, […]Read more "Getting my feet dirty: two ways"
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"