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Arki Thesis blues: the Difference between Concept and Philosophy?


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Arki Thesis blues: the Difference between Concept and Philosophy?

During my student years, concepts and philosophy never got explained clearly. It’s one of those things you read from the Project brief and your kind of catch from comparing notes with what your best friend did in Architecture School.
Architecture Sketch - Design Concept -Frank Gehry Partners

Architecture Sketch – Design Concept -Frank Gehry Partners

One of the challenge during school was that in UST, it always rained. And the guys who top the board exams are simply brilliant, hard researching dudes with monster drawing skills. Back to Architecture – here’s the Question: What is a concept?

A design concept is a statement that expresses your approach to the design problem. The concept speaks to a specific problem/project but is still in line with your Design Philosophy. It creates a connection between the design problem and the design solution. The concept is consistent throughout the design itself. Your concept should relate

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The Jordan: Crossing the Promised Land


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The Jordan: Crossing the Promised Land

Filipinos are a breed of sentimental people. They seldom like goodbyes. But there was one goodbye from this land that was equally heavy emotionally: Moses who has fought and prayed and fasted to reach the Promise Land is a few kilometers of his goal but God says, this is as far as you can go.

This is Mount Nebo in Jordan.

How we ended there? is a long story. This how its happened.

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Singapore: Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest


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Singapore: Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest

“Architecture is man’s attempt to tame and imitate nature.” Arch Ian Jay Bantilan

The aim of man

Let’s see the Flower Dome.

The Flower Dome is the lower but larger of the two, at 1.2 hectares (3.0 acres). It replicates a mild, dry climate and features plants found in the Mediterranean and other semi-arid tropical regions (e.g. parts of Australia, South America, South Africa).

The Flower Dome is 38 metres (125 ft) high and maintains a temperature between 23 °C and 25 °C, slightly lower at night.

The Flower Dome features seven different “gardens” as well as an olive grove with a bistro and a central changing display field has also been incorporated to enable flower shows and displays to be held within the conservatory.

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History: Early Christian Architecture


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History: Early Christian Architecture

History of Architecture 1 – University of San Agustin, Philippines

 

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History: Early Christian Architecture


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ArchiTheory: Principles of Composition


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ArchiTheory: Principles of Composition

When children learn art, it is like learning to read and write the language of vision. When they develop a style of expressing visual ideas, it helps them become visual poets. Looking for the visual effects of design principles does not have to limit an artist’s options. It can focus an artist’s experimentation and choice making.

Basic Principles of Composition of Space (2)

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HOA 1 – Ancient Near East – Notes


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HOA 1 – Ancient Near East – Notes

History of Architecture 1 – University of San Agustin, Philippines

History of Arch_Prehis - Sumerian 2015 (1)

History of Arch_Prehis – Sumerian 2015 (1)

History of Arch_Prehis - Sumerian 2015 (2)

History of Arch_Prehis – Sumerian 2015 (2)

History of Arch_Prehis - Sumerian 2015 (3)

History of Arch_Prehis – Sumerian 2015 (3)


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Tropical Design Fundamentals: Passive Design


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Tropical Design Fundamentals: Passive Design

Contrast of Passive Cooling and Heating

  • Passive design systems are techniques in lighting and ventilation, which primarily make use of natural energy sources such as solar radiation, ambient air, sky, wet surfaces, vegetation, internal gains etc. It minimizes or avoids the use of mechanical means in energy flow.
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  • It maximize comfort for users.
  • Minimize energy use and other impacts on the environment.
  • Utilizing natural sources of energy, such as the sun and the wind, to provide heating, cooling, ventilation and lighting.
Passive Tropical Design Fundamentals

Passive Tropical Design Fundamentals

Passive Design have 2 basic forms:

1. Passive Cooling – utilizing natural means to reduce heat gain and maximize cooling the building

2. Passive Heating – utilizing natural means to conserve energy and retain heat inside the building

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