Sunday, September 18, 2011

WriteUp_Cheng Hao En

This writeup will be about the proposed design of the Alumni Club for SST. This club aims to foster the bond between the school and the pioneer batch of students, and eventually the subsequent batch of graduates. The club will revolutionize the way schools in Singapore keep their graduates close. The School of Science and Technology will be the first secondary school to have a venue for something so grand. The club will be designed and structured according to SST's very own cultures and character. Each and every student and teacher will be thoroughly considered, and the club will aim to attend to everyone's interests.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

What makes a good design?

1. Creativity
2. Originality
3. Awe Inspiring
4. Serves its purpose

A good design should appeal to the audience and consumers, and at the same time serves its original purpose.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

What is architectural design?

Architecture can mean:
  • The art and science of designing and erecting buildings and other physical structures.
  • The practice of an architect, where architecture means to offer or render professional services in connection with the design and construction of a building, or group of buildings and the space within the site surrounding the buildings, that have as their principal purpose human occupancy or use.[1]
  • A general term to describe buildings and other structures.
  • A style and method of design and construction of buildings and other physical structures.
Concept that focuses on the components or elements of astructure or system and unifies them into a coherent andfunctional whole, according to a particular approach in achieving the objective(s) under the given constraints orlimitations.

Architecture, Architecting and Architect, terms heard a lot nowadays. A couple of years ago we called someone programming software applications a programmer, now such a person is called a Solution Architect. Much more examples can be given according to the number of job descriptions containing the word ‘Architect'. Yes, I have to admit, my contract also states that I am an Architect. However, if the work an Architect does is architecting and the result of that work is an architecture, most job descriptions seems to be a little bit inaccurate in my opinion. To make that more clear, I will define what the architecture of a system is.