Monday, December 18, 2017

Jakarta project pinned up as of December 15, 2017

The term has ended, and I required the students to print out a single A1 sheet of the scheme as it now stands and create an exhibition in the front hall of Paton House. These are quite remarkably developed considering that there is more than four weeks remaining of the project, and that they have already exceeded the requirements of the first semester. This has been like a research study because they have developed unique and unprecedented prototypes of tropical high density low income mixed use high-rises for the Indonesian environmental social economic and transport context.
(Please excuse the quality of the images, they are photographed off the wall with an iPhone.)

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Graduation 2017

December 13, 2017: graduation day for the students of TallBuildings.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Structural checks with Arup and final design discussion

We are a week away from presenting the design, and progress has been good. We have the pleasure of a visit from Rozina Aslam from Arups, and we also had Luke Brown from civil engineering, and Nur Mizraty from the MSc course. Everybody has a complete and very very large building, and we are finalising the details. The buildings are as far as developed as it is possible without having a larger team and getting specialist consultants in. So I am happy for them to draw their projects up in detail.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Early design images from end of November

1 December 2017: we started this project on 30th of October and already, all of the groups have a substantial complex building. Here are some images. This is a unique structure which could not happen in New York, London, Singapore or Hong Kong.... Responds to the Genius Loci of Jakarta in a distinctive way, considering culture, climate, context.

Jakarta Reviews : interim stage but looking good

30 November 2017: It is difficult to believe that we have only been going since 30th October, but we have six buildings which are virtually complete in all planning and section details. We will now move on to 3-D and facade and interiors. Akhil, Alisdair, David N-C and Lei Li were reviewing.
This has been a truly research like studio, because we have developed a unique regional response to Jakarta that could never be conceived or built in Hong Kong, London or New York.