Sunday, November 20, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
Regarding to the Haiti housing competition, everything is on the move right now. The most excited moment is Manfred and his firm is preparing all the construction drawings right now. The second fundraising event will be held on 22nd September which is so near to my convocation..I can’t wait to earn money and fly to USA.
This is the email that I would like to share if anyone loves to donate for this event.
“• At the January 12 event we were able to raise about $21,000; the next
fundraiser is scheduled for September 22, 2001. In addition, we have
commitments from the International University Center Haiti to build one of
each of our four designs, the first already funded as a Community Center for
orphaned and abandoned children for Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW)
• We are searching for additional sites in the town of Petite Goâve and are
in communication with C2C (Community to Community) a 501(c)3 organization
towards that end.
• We have translated the descriptions of each board into French. Two weeks
ago, one of our board members went to Haiti and presented them in Petite
Goâve for feedback from the community. "
Hereby is the website: http://www.haitihousingcollaborative.org/final.html
Currently, I am busy with my working permit in Singapore and doing model for design 4 (mainly for the fundraiser in New York).
Design 4: A combination of my design with others design strategy during the second stage of competition.
By the way, thank you to my beloved 38 group….U all are so amazing. Without friends, I think I couldn’t be so strong to go through so many crit and challenge. Eventhough sometime I might be very stubborn and weird in term of my thinking and behavior, but I know this is very subjective. And you know what- this is choon wah.. and u guys would never forget me..hahaha..
Special thanks to my roommate as well.
Well, this is my thesis. Nothing much. Just continue all the researches from 1st stage. Finally, the design is done with different layers of thought and experiment the impossible. This process is tough, but once you go through, there will be a goal on what you want to achieve. The lacking of this entire thesis is the physical model! I love to do it, but it is really hard in term of “construction”..Seriously..I believe my building is not going to work in the real practice. lol
Monday, January 3, 2011
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Saturday, January 1, 2011
HAITI HABITAT-The 5mx6m design proposal demonstrates a flexible unit design and the combination of six units to form a small community. Cooking, washing cloths and sanitary activities are located at the common area where the residents could share the same function. It is significant to encourage the existing sharing culture and social activities within the Haitian.
Each house is designed with a courtyard- a principle which is then extended to the site planning as well. The units are grouped around a hierarchy of open space and private area. (Living room and bedroom-Private; Internal courtyard- semi private; common area- open).The basic unit consists of living room and one bedroom. It can be easily expand to fulfill the different size of family in the future.
Recycled materials are used such as recycled plywood, plastic bottles and corggurated plastic roof. The half brick walls not only reduce the construction time but also avoid the deterioration of plywood. Plastic bottles are used to increase the ventilation of the house.
Water and Waste water Management:
The roof structure performs as a funnel to collect the rainwater into water tank located at the courtyard in each unit. After filtration, the water can be used for drinking, cooking and bathing. All waste water turn into grey water and it will be stored in the grey water tank. Grey water can be used for irrigation and flushing toilet. Finally, human excrement and crop’s waste will be collected to produce methane for spark-ignition engine. Spark-ignition could generate electricity that overcome the power supply issue.
Haitian art will be the source of inspiration for the wall design. The usage of recycled plastic bottles can be arranged according to their creativity to form a unique art work on the wall. At the same time, the plastic bottles act as a ventilation element as well.
Any comment are welcome..It may help me to improve the presentation...Just SHOOT!!
I am glad that my entry has been shortlisted recently. Honestly, I am damn nervous when I received all the timetable and schedule this morning. Ok. I need to be strong to handle this and all my effort will be the benefit for the Haitian. There are nothing more meaningful compare to this. The other entries are damn good.
Anyway, only my entry doesn’t look like build-able..paiseh. I am happy that I can go so far..Thank you Charles Correa and Geoffrey Bawa- my mentor. They are just brilliant and humble in architecture.
Good luck and Happy New Year.