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  • It feels like forever sometimes

    By dibster
    Nov 2, '06 2:07 AM EST

    Its that feeling where the project just refuses to end..where it continues to haunt you day and toss and turn to see your structural problems to haunt you. You close your eyes and you imagine a 3d model of your project in your head..

    it just feels like forever...

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  • I know I'm supposed to but just excuse me for a moment.

    By dibster
    Oct 17, '06 1:01 PM EST

    Its 1am right now and i know i'm supposed to be reading so that i can write my Urban Design essay which is due in 2 weeks time. I also know that I should be reading the disserations assigned to me so that i can do a critical review of them for my Research Methodology module. I also know that I... View full entry

  • Tech Module is over..

    By dibster
    Oct 14, '06 1:55 PM EST

    Its been a long and tiring journey for this module. We have to inherit a thesis project and then resolving its M&E systems, structural systems and curtain wall to a higher degree of resolution.Given the nature of schemes from NUS, projects are usually not exactly resolved, if one is lucky, one... View full entry

  • How do you all do that?

    By dibster
    Oct 13, '06 9:50 PM EST

    again..another long time since my last post. I really wonder how all you other bloggers have the discipline to blog ever so often. Its been crazy to say the least. But one major submission for my technology module is over. However, i'll be having an interim design crit on monday isn't... View full entry

  • Term Break (Not)

    By dibster
    Sep 24, '06 10:05 AM EST

    Its supposed to be the one week term break now.. But as usual, there's no such thing as a break. Its really a time to catch up on all the readings and essays that have been left behind due to studio commitments. at last count, there are 5 essays to write, 1 museum to design,another museum to... View full entry

  • 5 signs that you've just finished interim crit

    By dibster
    Sep 13, '06 10:02 AM EST

    5 signs that you've just finished interim crit: 1- You feel tired but you know you are only halfway there 2-You only have conceptual diagrams and you are wondering how to manifest the concepts. 3-Everyone in studio hopes that studio will be suspended for a week so that we can have some time to... View full entry

  • Singapore Biennale 06

    By dibster
    Sep 9, '06 2:54 AM EST

    The Singapore Biennale is now on.. its a contemporary art biennale so we have a few interesting artworks around Singapore now. This year's theme is belief and its the inaugural year. I read in the papers that there've been good reviews on it especially on how Singapore managed to put together such... View full entry

  • Site pics

    By dibster
    Sep 9, '06 2:40 AM EST

    This building is where i will be locating my design. A multimedia art museum. A poor abandoned and forgotten school that was the first few bilingual (English/Chinese) schools in Singapore. View full entry

  • Pin up properly and aesthetically

    By dibster
    Sep 6, '06 8:08 AM EST

    Its interim crit next monday and right now frantically digitizing all my sketches and little diagrams. My tutor for this semester insists on a high aesthetic value even during discussions and since tomorrow will be the last studio session with him before interim, i'm trying to get as many done as... View full entry

  • Takagi Masakatsu Museum of Multimedia Art

    By dibster
    Sep 1, '06 9:11 AM EST

    Been some time since my last post and like all architecture school goes, a lot has happened since then. Its been really busy in school with stacks of readings for the other modules and also discussions for design studio and our technology module. But for now, i'll focus on my design studio. We've... View full entry

  • My studio space

    By dibster
    Aug 19, '06 10:28 PM EST

    thats my table in my studio.finally, a window seat!! View full entry

  • The programme: Art gallery

    By dibster
    Aug 16, '06 11:01 AM EST

    My studio will be exploring the issue of creating an art gallery in Singapore. The direction of the whole project isn't exactly set in stone yet and the studio is currently engaged in preliminary readings of essays written on museums and art galleries. To kick off the project, we will be going... View full entry

  • A mac and a studio space (soon)

    By dibster
    Aug 16, '06 10:34 AM EST

    Lets start by announcing that this is the first ever entry made using my new macbook! just collected it today and it'll be my good friend as we embark on another semester. I've been assigned a studio and we are having our first site visit tomorrow.Haven;t gone to my studio space yet but once i... View full entry

  • I just want to be myself this time

    By dibster
    Aug 6, '06 8:42 PM EST

    the semester officially starts today.Its going to be the typical briefing and go through the handbook lecture today and i wonder what will be our focus this year. But all i really want is to be myself this time. I just want to be myself this time. I want to explore design and create and not create... View full entry

  • Design Blog

    By dibster
    Jul 16, '06 12:03 PM EST

    I have started my very own design blog. A place to discuss edgy issues on design but with a focus on the Singapore scene. I hope some of you will drop by and help to provide comments (and hopefully come back to it again next time) I am slowly building up the coding of the site in my free time... View full entry

  • ACAU is over

    By dibster
    Jul 14, '06 9:34 AM EST

    ACAU workshop ended yesterday. It has been intense and exciting to say the least. As stated previously, my studio explored the concept of senses in the city. We ended up with a sub-theme of 1 site, 5 senses, 13 stories. As the subtitle suggests, we ended up with 13 different manifestations of our... View full entry

  • ACAU so far- sonic identity?

    By dibster
    Jul 8, '06 7:46 AM EST

    The previous post is the brief that was given to my studio to explore. Its been 3 days of ACAU and its been pretty eventful to say the least. I'm on medical leave today, so missing one day of the workshop.Should be back in action tomorrow though. So far, we've had a few paper presentations during... View full entry

  • ACAU project brief

    By dibster
    Jul 8, '06 7:24 AM EST

    Studio B- Sense in the City: Singapore River Banks How do we sense the city? How do we feel the city? Beyond the visual, what are the sensorial qualities that make up a city? How would we use the senses in sensing the city? This studio will explore to answer these questions. What do we sense in... View full entry

  • ACAU workshop

    By dibster
    Jun 28, '06 7:32 AM EST

    Currently working on the Universal Design project but will be taking a break (not exactly a break actually) and going to participate in ACAU workshop which starts next week. The workshop is supposed to be about rediscovering the urban waterfronts in cities. Its basically an urban design workshop... View full entry

  • Archinect Discussion: Dissertation/Thesis

    By dibster
    Jun 19, '06 8:11 PM EST

    Started a thread of discussion at Archinect a few days back. Trying to ask around for some guidance and direction on how i can formulate my dissertation/thesis. Discussion can be found here Its been an interesting and informative especially for someone like me with a weak base of knowledge and... View full entry

  • Universal Design

    By dibster
    Jun 18, '06 3:09 AM EST

    Currently doing research work on Universal Design. Reviewing the local codes and guidelines and then supposed to recommend a new set of guidelines. So what this involves is an extensive reading of codes and guidelines (both local and overseas) I'm placing updates on this project on my own blog... View full entry

  • Introducing Cultural Studies

    By dibster
    May 16, '06 11:32 PM EST

    The importance of cultural studies was highlighted in this lecture by Mr William Lim. He emphasizes the point that for us to critically understand the world as we know it today, it is important for one to appreciate and understand the key events that has passed. In the lecture, he put forward... View full entry

  • The Art of being profound

    By dibster
    May 9, '06 8:32 PM EST

    How many times have we heard that our concepts are no depth.Have no substance, simply scraping the surface. All of this trying to point that we lack the profundity, the art of being profound. I was recently involved in a project where the commissioning panel decided that the project was not... View full entry

  • New plans for hols?

    By dibster
    May 2, '06 10:28 AM EST

    I just came back from a meeting at MICA. seems like the job as a curatorial assistant will take a considerable amt of time. So..i might have to re-think the part about intern-ing at DP. Cant say much abt this new job but i can say something about the other thing which i'm doing. Well..doing some... View full entry

  • External Exams

    By dibster
    Apr 27, '06 8:18 AM EST

    The school will have selected work from the yr 3 cohort for a 2nd round of crit. These selected works will be reviewed by professionals (not tutors) and then make recommendations to the eventual design grade. (well, at least thats what the students know) the list of names will be out next week on... View full entry

  • Exams and then..intern-ing

    By dibster
    Apr 22, '06 9:35 PM EST

    Its the exams period now and school is almost officially over. 2 more papers to sit for and more school till August. i should be going out to work as a student intern.Already applied for the position and waiting for a reply. I've applied to DP architects, (a conglomerate kind of... View full entry

  • Crit-Comments

    By dibster
    Apr 19, '06 4:48 AM EST

    I had my crit on monday..panel was Philip Bay, Chan Yew Lih and Ruzica.. i'm not really sure how to classify the crit.. the main points of contention was why it was such an inward-looking space and Philip insisted that the elderly wants to be outdoors although i argued that air-conditioning helps... View full entry

  • Uploaded PDF portfolio

    By dibster
    Apr 12, '06 7:22 AM EST

    tomorrow is submission day and thank god i've completed my work..anyways, i've uploaded a pdf format of 20 of my works onto my site. hope for some comments.. Dibster Portfolio View full entry

  • back from the dead

    By dibster
    Apr 9, '06 8:26 PM EST

    i would like to apologise for not making an entry for the past 10 million years. To make it fair, i havent even been updating the blog on my own site for some time until recently(last 2-3 weeks) but anywyas, i have just completed my project!! yeah.. i have uploaded it onto my site so..perhaps you... View full entry

  • been away..

    By dibster
    Jan 26, '06 10:29 PM EST

    its been some time since i wrote an entry..well..the next project that we are dealing with is the 'center for new elderly'.. currently we are at the site analysis stage and also in the process of writing a detailed brief for the project. My site will be somewhere near duxton plain where... View full entry

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