Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Recent Studio Works

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:

The play of light and air....

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

A month in Melbourne...

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.....

Petaling Jaya in Melbourne??
Sorry, Lame!
But yea, I saw this when I visited Glen Waverley during Chap Goh Meh..
Antique Police car

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!!
Creepy Crawly

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Thank You

Just a little while longer I wanna pray
Can't get You off my mind so I came to say
Thank You Lord just for loving me
Many times as I do forget
Every need that You have met
Oh thank You Lord, I know You're showing me
You are there when I am down and out
You're holding me, Your love is so amazing
Oh it changed me

Here I am with all I am
Raise my hands to worship You
I wanna say thank you, oh thank you
For everything, for who You are
You cover me, You touch my heart
I wanna say thank you

I could have died in my sin but You saved me
Didn't have any hope at all
You gave me peace divine, strength to carry on
I should have been the one to pay
But instead You took my place
My Jesus, words cannot explain
Even though I don't deserve Your love for me
You look beyond my fault and You showed mercy


I wanna say thank you for the sun
I wanna say thank you for the rain
Everything You do is beautiful
I'm so grateful for Your love

Here is a song I hope can cheer you up but if you are having a great week, Praise the Lord. Well, I am having a great week so yea. Thank you Lord.... This song is originally by The Katinas but this version is by Janice and Sonya, the two whom sand Officially Missing You.. Enjoy!

Have a Great week!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Update from Melbourne

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.

Friends on the same flight to Melbourne
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.

Blue skies in the Docklands
Beautiful Docklands. Love the Architecture here.

Blue Skies in the Docklands
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.

Last days of Summer in Melbourne
Beautiful White
Last days of Summer in Melbourne

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.

Blue skies in Melbourne city

Interior of Federation Square
Interior of Federation Square

Flinders Station
Flinders Station...

St Paul, Melbourne
St. Paul's

Melbourne Uni Buildings
An old building in Melbourne Uni
Beautiful aye?

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,