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
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
My very first plate in Interior Design.
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 early morning drink. I’ve been drinking a lot of Cobra especially this past 2 weeks. I need it to stay awake for hours and be productive. Coffee doesn’t work for me though energy drinks contain caffeine too. Anyhow, Cobra is really effective to me. Mom said it’s bad for the liver, maybe i’ll just suffer the consequences soon. One more week and this goddamn plate will be over.
Yes, a very nice thought of Andoy Lagman. I remember Arch. Mercado underscored that Architecture is not only about Art but it is also the Science of building structure. It is the combination of Engineering and Design. Whereas Engineering pertains merely to Science of Building while Design is Art of Building. You see, Architecture students get more complicated programs that those two. Interior Design is included in our curriculum. We have subjects that are associated with Engineering. We got plumbing, electrical, mechanical and strength of materials and mind you, it is not just a crash course. We spend semesters and semesters dealing with those. All subjects mentioned needs to be considered while we work on the design, the aesthetics, the function and the beauty of every structure we conceptualize.
And you gotta love us. We need love, we need hugs! We get not only the most stressful but also demanding school and home works. We don’t get enough sleep every night plus we get 100% tired from thinking and putting it to paper by means of drawing. It’s like a Full-body workout.
But not lately. I’ve been staying up til morning, not to watch sunrise, but to do my plates. These nights of tribulation for sure will be over soon but then it still stresses me to think of how i will ever to go through it without even failing.
Sleep is for weaklings. Sleeping is a grave sin when the deadline is just around the corner. This is the life of an Architecture student. To pass Design means giving up social life and bed life. Sacrifice.
Let the sleepless night begin. Most critical week in my school life, so far.
This plate was kinda rushed since it was not my priority among my plates. There are Design and BT which are heavier than Interior Design Subject. We are told to make an interior perspective of a Record Studio, with Art Nouveau as inspiration. Art Nouveau is French term for “New Art” and associated with the concept of nature. Avoiding right angles is the key to achieve this design style.
Anyway. I dont think I designed this one well. My work lacks life and doesn’t comply that much with the demands of the theme. I was too lazy to even complete all the components and add entourage. One word to describe the lighting, fail. LOL
Sketch-up and a sucky renderer, Twilight.
Some professors would not allow computer-aided drawings on lower batch, they would require manual drawings and/or free-hand drawings. But since I’m in fourth year and took CADD classes already, we are now allowed to use any medium we want for presentations.
Before, I used to bitter over my mates who use sketch-up, then trace it on a paper for perspective presentations while I do my perspectives manually, with full effort. Mom would always say that it’s better to keep practicing manual sketching since a good architect should know how to draw. It’s the best way how to express your ideas, also, much more impressive for clients.
But not with the generation today. We have a lot of softwares we can use. Easy, accurate and quick, hassle-free as they say. I used to have these programs in my laptop for years, and didn’t even bother to check it out. My laptop was reformatted just recently and I lost all of them. And lately I felt the need of having them again so i downloaded all that doesn’t require a crack.
Of course, what topped my list is the most user-friendly software, Google Sketch-up 8! TBH, this was the first time i tried it. I also downloaded a sketch-up plug-in, Twilight, for rendering. I felt so much joy in my heart when I saw the outcome. i actually spent of hours and hours to complete this sketch. Rendering is the hardest part, or maybe because it was the first time to do it. Here’s the outcome, with so much failure with the lights.
(A spot perspective of my High-end Bathroom, a plate for my Interior Design Subject.)
The most suitable personal caption for this photo would be “Hey, not bad for my first try!” even though you may not agree.
This was given as seatwork so I won’t risk passing a computer-aided presentation so this is what I’m going to pass to my instructor:
It’s not that yellowish in real life, btw:)
And now it’s time to rant about my schedule for this coming semester!
I still can’t accept the fact that my dismissal everyday when school starts is 9pm!! 9pm!! I live in Quezon City and it’s far from UST. No dorm for me so that means I’ll be going home late everyday. No more social life after school! HAY. Oh the Cons of being in 4th year!
Good luck with me and my block. Especially with that 5-hour break every saturday! SATURDAY!!!!!
Photo courtesy of Kat Adriano :)
Here’s my block’s niceteenicetee float for Arkiesta Float Parade!
70% recycled materials. We used Plastic bottles, Banderitas from 40k voices, newspapers, tree branches, cartons.
Anyway, The theme was about festivals. We picked Japan: Cherry Blossoms Festival.
The class decided to have a Pagoda, Torii, Japanese garden Bridge and of course, cherry blossoms :) Time spent making this, if im not mistaken, was a week and a half. I think we did a really good job, Im proud of my mates :)
But things didn’t go the way we expect it to be.
We weren’t able to join the parade because our base was too big it wouldn’t fit the roads with vehicles parked on its sides. Council peeps told us that they wouldn’t allow cars to park to give way to the parade. But turned out, inconsiderate cars still parked along the path :( SAD. I don’t want to point people to blame, but i just wanna let this out,
you know guys, group work is group work. Any decisions to be made, must be approved by majority. You are not to decide on your own but you should know that any idea from a member is just an opinion, not a final decision.
Anyway, though we are considered a laughing stock by the faculty, I still see our float as the best one. :)
group photos: friends from 1st Year college. We belong to different sections now:)
Francis and Nico 3-8 Spain, Hot air balloon festival; Audrey, Emi and Nichole 3-6 France, Light Festival/ Circus; Paul, 3-5 Brazil; Yvonne, 3-3 India
I wore a kimono, a traditional Japanese attire. Andoy dressed up as Master Pogi of Dragon Ball Z :)