Chen Yue & Matthew – Week 7

Having a mechanical installation could best represent NTU as a technological university and having to power the installation using a series of cooperative movements depicts the “Nantah Spirit” and teamwork. This week, we looked into the technical aspect and forms of the pedal boat.   Technical Aspect As discussed last week, we will be using two pedal boats to drive… Read more →

Chen Yue & Matthew – Week 4 (Part 1)

Research: This week we wanted to push our ideas further and we started questioning ourselves what exactly is unique to NTU? We went back to the roots of NTU. In 1955, the university was founded as Nanyang University, which is the first and only Chinese university outside mainland China and Taiwan. As it is known as the people’s university, students… Read more →

Reflection on The Split Wall: Domestic Voyeurism

Introduction Having done the reading on The Split Wall: Domestic Voyeurism, it is interesting to note that there is another view towards architecture – sexuality. The book Sexuality & Space discusses the relationship between sexuality and the hidden spaces in daily practices. Philosophies of sexuality are being reread in architectural expressions and vice-versa. Having such interpretations dislodges architecture, and it… Read more →

Chinese Heritage Centre

For today’s Spacial Design lesson, we had a field trip to NTU’s Chinese Heritage Centre. It was a good learning experience as I learnt a lot about NTU’s origins. It wasn’t the first time I step into the Chinese Heritage Centre but this time it was a more educational one. This build is the heart of NTU and also the… Read more →

Design Triangle of Aesthetics

The design of products in our everyday lives can be classified into three main categories; function, emotion and human factors. The aesthetics is what binds them altogether. The most ideal case is when the aesthetics is right in the middle of the function, emotion and human factors as shown in the diagram above. However, everybody have different preferences and hence… Read more →

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