Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Lets not forget the main reason I came to Melbourne is not just to know a different culture and experience a new city but to study and to develop myself to become a better design and architect in the future. Studio here is interesting. Not as stressful (so far), and lots on hands on; which is fun in many aspects. Learnt that sometimes, we just have to relax and not think of what the assignment is about, just do it. The 4 weeks workshop was to let us experiment with different media and experiment with different ways to come up with form and spaces. Something which was forgotten so long long ago. From hand sketches to 3D modelling to physical modelling, it was definitely something new. Not to mention, different kind (attitude wise) of lecturers.
Guess what? My studio theme is air and for my group (the Tuesday Group a.k.a. the Atmospheric Group) is doing Phenomenology in Architecture. So, experiences is the idea for the final project (will intro in the future post). But my favourite project at the moment is the 3D models...
Here are the 3D models:
Then a 360 degree rendering:
And for the physical modelling exercise:
Well, nothing much to write on these project because its all experimental. Just to share with you all who are still reading.
Yawns..... Time to sleep....
Next project is based in Victoria Harbour! HURRAY!!!! A building next to the river... Can't wait till the briefing on the project. Till then...
Monday, March 22, 2010
Well, lectures and tutorials just started for nearly a month and already overnighting in the University finishing and uploading the works/assignments required to be passed up via internet. Surprisingly, the University applied the "blog" system so that everyone can view what you have done so far. Well, if you are wondering why I haven't updating this blog much, here is the reason; first, there is still no internet at the place I am staying at now, second reason is that the University limits us to 1GB (I think) a week on their internet and I am saving that quota for more important things. So after staying here for nearly a month, I am starting to enjoy the cold weather and surprisingly, started going to the gym with my house mate. I really hope it works and I get to finally shed the fat. LOL....
So here are some pictures I took in Melbourne recently, I mean apart from those I shown in the previous Melbourne post.
First of, do you know what or where is Petaling Street in KL? If you don't, go google it. It is basically the China town of K.L. But did you know there is one in Melbourne too? It's located in Glen Waverley...... Really don't believe me? Well, here is the proof.....
But yea, I saw this when I visited Glen Waverley during Chap Goh Meh..
Oh yea, some cultural things I did here, I went for an art performance with my cousin Marlene and her husband Jag at the "THE ARTS CENTRE". But that day, I had time to explore Federation Square more. Never did I realise when you look at it closely, its actually very interesting at different angles.
I absolutely love the floor!
A view of the City...
City at night, taken with my Nokia N95 while having dinner with Marlene and Jag.
If you wonder where "THE ART CENTRE" is at, just look for this structure...
The performance was very interesting, because it is based on an Hindi film but instead of playing the movie, the DJ and his band played or rewritten the music and complement in to the film.. The show was delayed due to the shower but Thank God the rain stopped and I enjoyed the show called "Mother India". Did I forget to mention that it is an outdoor theatre? Oops... But it was fun. I enjoyed the music more than the film. Its a very touching movie and the musicians did a great job complying to the emotions of the film. Here are some not very nice shots of the film.
But I did have a good time and seeing this type of art.
Ok, that folk is all I have for the moment.... I do hope I will get a proper line soon and hope to take more pictures to show you guys. Back to work... I need to put a creepy crawly up my bed so I won't sleep... Weather is just too good to sleep in... Tomorrow's forecast, 13-23 degrees... Cold cold day..... ZZZzzzZZzzzz....... *slaps self* Wednesday History test! STAY AWAKE!!! CREEPY CRAWLY ATTACK!!
Monday, March 8, 2010
It has been awhile huh, since I last updated this blog of mine. For those who are still checking in, thanks for reading still. To update you all, I am currently at Melbourne.. Yea, I need to update the profile like a.s.a.p. I am no longer a college student of Taylors University College. I am now a Third Year Bachelor student at Melbourne University. If you are wondering how long I have been here, well, lets just say I been here for almost a month and I am glad to tell you, I am loving it. And yes, I survived the hail storm last Saturday. So here it is, a month worth of post.
I left Malaysia on the 16th Feb 2010, yes, on the 3rd day of Chinese New Year to Melbourne from LCCT at 1 am with a bunch of Taylorians, which is lucky because the wait was killing.
Arriving at Melbourne airport, first group picture.
I was told that I came to Melbourne at the right time because its was the end of Summer. I did go through temperatures which reached 36-38 degrees but it was all good. For my first week in Melbourne, I stayed at my cousin's Will's place and he had a cute cute dog named Molly. A cute, active, hyper and cuddly toy poodle which I played with for the whole week and she was "tortured"/ entertained by me.
I am so thankful to Will who brought me around Melbourne City and introduced me to some places. One of my favourite places I first visited in Melbourne was Docklands which was absolutely gorgeous (I went there on a brilliant blue skied day). I feel like a little kid in a new playground. Okay, who said summer was hot? LOL... I felt that it was cold and dry.
Beautiful Docklands. Love the Architecture here.
Blue skies+Cool Winds = Lovely summer day out.
What I love about summer is that it's the final few moments where you can still catch some beautiful and most stunning flowers around. I didn't really take many floral photography because I didn't bring my camera out often.. But hopefully I will soon... Here are some for the moment.
By the way, the city is beautiful. Clean, air is fresh, people are friendly (most of them that is) and etc....
Not to mention, some of the beautiful architecture that I can see and experience.
Interior of Federation Square
An old building in Melbourne Uni
Well, more coming soon... Just wait for it.. It is a new adventure in a very new place. New cultures and new experiences and of course, more pictures to come in the future. I don't have a DSLR so I rely on my trusty compact for my time here. Look out for more updates.
All the way from Melbourne,