Monday, September 19, 2011

Tanah Merah Heights

Located in Tanah Merah, Tanah Merah Heights seeks to provide high end housing in a more tranquil, peaceful environment unlike the hustle and bustle of the city. The shopping centre of the development also provides the experience of shopping in orchard road, but closer to the people in the east. As there is no major shopping malls in the area around Tanah Merah, Bedok, Eunos, and the area around it and as such people living in the area can take a short trip to the shopping mall.

Tanah Merah Heights has a sleek smooth design, and no sharp corners unlike

Monday, July 11, 2011

What makes a good architectural design?

Contemporary Architectural Design of Axis Viana Hotel
Located in Viana do Castelo, this is Axis Viana Hotel. This building's overlapping stacked volume generates a series of different perspectives, ranging from a full box in a frontal view, to a complex column when seen from the sides. The 2 lower levels have a concrete structure, with the rest of the boxes resolved in a steel structure sitting on top of it. This hotel has been built with materials like glass, aluminum and stone. When you see the front view it seems that it has no order in the windows, with different widths and spaces.
My criteria for good architectural design:
-Out of the box contemporary design.
-Aesthetically appealing
-Building having a useful purpose 
-Easy to maintain
-Cheap to build

I consider the aesthetically appealing contemporary out of the box design good architectural design. The hotel has a restaurent and a business centre that contains 5 conference centres for business thus it has many useful purposes.

Monday, June 27, 2011

What is Architectural Design?

1)Architectural design is a concept that focuses on the components or elements of a structure or system and unifies them into a coherent and functional whole, according to a particular approach in achieving the objective(s) under the given constrains or limitations.

Architecture, Architecting and Architect, terms heard a lot nowadays. A couple of years ago we called someone programming software applications a programmer, now such a person is called a Solution Architect. Much more examples can be given according to the number of job descriptions containing the word ‘Architect'. Yes, I have to admit, my contract also states that I am an Architect. However, if the work an Architect does is architecting and the result of that work is an architecture, most job descriptions seems to be a little bit inaccurate in my opinion. To make that more clear, I will define what the architecture of a system is.

  • The art and science of designing and erecting buildings.

  • Buildings and other large structures: the low, brick-and-adobe architecture of the Southwest.

  • A style and method of design and construction: Byzantine architecture.

  • Orderly arrangement of parts; structure: the architecture of the federal bureaucracy; the architecture of a novel.

  • Computer Science. The overall design or structure of a computer system, including the hardware and the software required to run it, especially the internal structure of the microprocessor.