Posts tagged architecture.

I have been so much active with Instagram and so dead in tumblr and now that I have time to update this blog, I’ll be sharing my recent artsyfartsies, and if I can, I’ll add up some clever caption with it.
Doodles on photos are made through Samsung Galaxy Note x SPen and PicsArt app.
This is one of my creative photo of myself. Taken with Nikon D5000 using a remote.

I have been so much active with Instagram and so dead in tumblr and now that I have time to update this blog, I’ll be sharing my recent artsyfartsies, and if I can, I’ll add up some clever caption with it.

Doodles on photos are made through Samsung Galaxy Note x SPen and PicsArt app.

This is one of my creative photo of myself. Taken with Nikon D5000 using a remote.

  03/14/14 at 01:32am

Thesis Journey: The Golden Ticket to the Real World

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Whatever It Takes

Almost 6 months of hard work for the main thing to be nailed before the final march on March. I gave all I got- soul, heart, sweat and blood. I was drained, always tired, always hungry, and always thirsty for energy and ideas. There were nights that I was being haunted by nightmares of thesis as I sleep… times when I contemplated about the defence scenarios. Times when out of the blue, I just felt worried about tomorrow knowing my time was already running out.

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Panic Attacks

Since it would be the last plate before I graduate, I wanted to get a subject that would mark in this time of my life as a student. I want to remember all the sting and hard knocks from this experience and to do that, I should make it like a self-inflicted scars beneath my flesh. I chose to challenge myself, to get a complex and complicated in nature kind of project with sensitive and broad scope. Indeed, selecting a prison facility as a thesis was never a piece of cake. 

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[It is a feast of most of what I’ve learned through 5 years of  BS Architecture from housing, to hospital, religious facilities, school, office, sports facilities, security planning, landscaping, court rooms and everything in between.]

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There were times that crying was all I could do to release all emotional, physical and intellectual stress. I thought I was weak. I was weak enough to lose hope on myself, in life, in God. But I have realized that it was I who will decide in my future given that I am fortunate enough for the resources I need through my parents, that I hold my victory with Christ helping me all right the way through. I’d always tell myself, “gawa lang ng gawa, hanggang kaya.” But thank God,  I got through my endorsements and deadlines on time with just believing in myself that I can. 

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On Setting Expectations and Getting Disappointed

Nobody told me not to be too much hopeful of great outcomes. Perhaps I must have gotten so much confidence for my work and effort. Although not aiming for an uno, I knew in the back of my mind that I would pass my thesis and get a considerable grade because, I gave all my best and I know everyone did too. But I sacrificed many things just for this- Semestral Break, Christmas Break, etc. However, due to intricacy of planning A LOT of spaces considering the best circulation possible, I unintentionally sacrificed the aesthetics (which is indicated in the consideration of having the concept of Utilitarianism). The time to get all things done was very limited and it was all used for the planning part. Given that I focused more on designing the most effective plan for a prison facility, my work was judged about its building character which I didn’t give much attention to. Defending the only tricky question they asked from me was a pretty slap on my face, it was the only question the head juror asked from me and he was leading me to just agree with him and wouldn’t open his mind to take my concept, so I gave him what he wanted to hear. I must be thankful for that though, na at least, yun lang. On the other hand, I am grateful that there were no major questions about the planning, circulation and program – so hard work paid off on this part. 

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Well, thesis defence session went out smoothly, there were only few questions asked, far from considering it as guisado, and fortunately,I got through it with no sweat. Since defence turned that way, I was hoping for a very good grade.

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Thank God, I got a good grade, minus the very. It is unusual to receive a blank jury comment/s area on the grading sheet, so I was a little surprised and flattered, or maybe they were lazy to put some. I am also thinking that it is possible that they do not have sufficient ideas regarding my project so they gave me that grade.  Honestly, it was hard to accept that I didn’t reach the target grade that I wanted, but I’m still lucky to have passed it considering the complexity of the project, just like designing hospital facilities, it is also considered a suicide. Some remarks were also hard to accept most especially when the impact of it is a little degrading and personal. Honestly, it still hits me inside until now. . Acceptance is the key and will always be the key. Yes, it damaged me however I am also considering it as an inspiration for to prove the world wrong of what I can do in this career I’m taking.

The main thing is, I am graduating very soon, and that is nothing but bliss.

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Thesis Tips for the next post!

  03/12/14 at 12:07pm
My very first ipadart power by mybrushespro. What a fun way to release the archi-stic side of me during free time. I am missing school, all the stress and pressure

My very first ipadart power by mybrushespro. What a fun way to release the archi-stic side of me during free time. I am missing school, all the stress and pressure

  04/01/13 at 02:50pm
nicest work i have done with my team (francis cinco, andoy lagman) and it’s outside school project. Thank you for my first client, Macon Ricafort and friends. 

nicest work i have done with my team (francis cinco, andoy lagman) and it’s outside school project. Thank you for my first client, Macon Ricafort and friends. 

  02/21/13 at 03:07pm
WEAPONS.

WEAPONS.

  12/08/12 at 09:37pm
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Just before 1st semester ended, a friend asked help from me if I could find someone who could help her with her make a scaled model of a group project in school. I volunteered together with my friends to get the job done for her. It was a rush work and we were only given 2 days to work on it. We actually started from scratch. We were only given a draft/rough sketch/bubble diagram as a reference. We spent a day doing plans and elevations of the buildings and another day for the scaled model. I actually didn’t sleep for almost 65 hours and also, got colds for not having enough rest.

I like the product of my team’s hardwork despite of the very short time given to us. This is actually the second pay I got from a sideline. The first one I got was from editing the NAIA CREX 2012 video. I like getting paid from the things I love to do. I appreciate the people who believe and trust me.

This is Proposed Resort Complex located in Antipolo City.

 “Tropical Something Island Resort” Forgive me, i forgot. :)

credits to Maricon R. and the group, Andoy Lagman, and Francis Cinco

  11/02/12 at 10:24pm
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A quote from ARCH. GENE FLANCIA
An outstanding product of UST-College of Architecture and one of the most influential professors in UST.He also teaches in Philippine School of Interior Design (PSID). You are so lucky if you are/were/will be handled by this master who is also known as Ironman.
He got inspiring works, experiences and tips that will encourage you to do well in your works and to aim for success in the near future as an architect/designer.
He is a good source of knowledge because he is well-experienced man and a professional. And from his words, we can say that he is definitely thriving in his career.
Vision Magazine, 2012

A quote from ARCH. GENE FLANCIA

An outstanding product of UST-College of Architecture and one of the most influential professors in UST.He also teaches in Philippine School of Interior Design (PSID). You are so lucky if you are/were/will be handled by this master who is also known as Ironman.

He got inspiring works, experiences and tips that will encourage you to do well in your works and to aim for success in the near future as an architect/designer.

He is a good source of knowledge because he is well-experienced man and a professional. And from his words, we can say that he is definitely thriving in his career.

Vision Magazine, 2012

  09/06/12 at 10:51pm
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If I had known about this before, I would have considered a math-less course. I really never liked Math. What was I thinking, really
Jose Siao Ling
Vision Magazine, 2012 

If I had known about this before, I would have considered a math-less course. I really never liked Math. What was I thinking, really

Jose Siao Ling

Vision Magazine, 2012 

  09/06/12 at 09:58pm
My very first plate in Interior Design.
Primitive Store
Antre means cave
I got my inspiration from primitive culture of living in caves and treehouses. This one is my most favorite among the plates I have done with this subject. Well, i got a so-so grade here and i was kind of disappointed when I saw the mark, nevertheless I accept the challenge to improve.
Related plates can be viewed here

My very first plate in Interior Design.

Primitive Store

Antre means cave

I got my inspiration from primitive culture of living in caves and treehouses. This one is my most favorite among the plates I have done with this subject. Well, i got a so-so grade here and i was kind of disappointed when I saw the mark, nevertheless I accept the challenge to improve.

Related plates can be viewed here

  09/06/12 at 09:39pm
My Deconstructive Plate. 2 hours in the making. Gaaa.
Too much laziness. Im getting tired of my Interior Design Subject. I can’t fully focus on Design Subject because there’s always a plate every week in Interior. Sometimes, you ran out of ideas because you’re too tired to think and draw.
I hate 4th Year. Too much pressure. Plates get heavier and heavier
PS this is actually darker in real life

My Deconstructive Plate. 2 hours in the making. Gaaa.

Too much laziness. Im getting tired of my Interior Design Subject. I can’t fully focus on Design Subject because there’s always a plate every week in Interior. Sometimes, you ran out of ideas because you’re too tired to think and draw.

I hate 4th Year. Too much pressure. Plates get heavier and heavier

PS this is actually darker in real life

  08/31/12 at 01:57pm

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