Category: Research

Another Scale of Architecture – Junya Ishigami

Artificial versus natural. Shelter against versus shelter within the natural environment. Giant in the manufacturing world versus tiny amidst the vast nature. Ishigami is clearly aiming to rethink the definition of architecture through the consideration of scale. As an anthill may be small in the face of mankind, our grandest of buildings are still incomparable to the great structures and… Read more →


As I was reading through the article, the concept of phenomenology popped into my head. Products, in the world of design, have largely been associated with form and function, which gives a direction for the designer to follow, yet would also allow the consideration of the user to escape from the designer’s thought process. The article mentions a user’s inherit… Read more →

Takram – Prototyping

Prototyping may be seen by some as a method to prove that their concepts or ideas work and could be manifested into the physical realm. With this thought, one may deem it necessary to perfect the conceptualisation process through research, discussion, simple sketches and ideation before delving into the physical labour of making the actual prototype. Perhaps this may be… Read more →

The Infra-Ordinary

The article, Infra-Ordinary, allows one to reflect on and question the matters we usually place emphasis on. What usually attracts our attention? Why do we tend to gravitate towards the more magnificent matters, neglecting the things that make the big matters big – the infra-ordinary.   We are accustomed to highlighting the magnificent, the successes, the spectacular. However, by doing… Read more →

Curiocity: Initial Ideation

Initial Phrases: Experimental education from young Experiences as opportunities for survival Pausing life to think/reflect Reflect respawn rethink recuperate/recover Empathy Family work and play Speculative living   Poetry for Ideation: Pausing life is not wastage Getting lost in experiences is an opportunity To reflect, rethink and regenerate.   (Letting go of routines and certain societal standards to innovate) Oftentimes, people… Read more →

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