Monday, 16 February 2015

conversations with the SKY - SLIA National Conference '15

This year the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects National Conference is going to be a blast with the participation of international starts as Glenn Murcutt (Australia), and Kengo Kuma (Japan) with contemporary maverick from Lebanon - Bernard Khoury and  Malaysian Kevin Low. From Sri Lanka, the well-known Vinod Jayasinghe, Palinda Kananngara, Philip Weeraratne and Hirante Welandawe will make their mark. 

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Thursday, 19 June 2014

Seven wonders of the university...!

In full agreement...!
copied from fb

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Aptitude: capability; ability; innate or acquired capacity for something; talent:

aptitude  (ˈæptɪˌtjuːd) 
— n
1.inherent or acquired ability
2.ease in learning or understanding; intelligence
3.the condition or quality of being apt

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

STOP cutting down trees in the name of 'landscaping' stupid!

Which stupid idiot(s) decided to cut down the few remaining trees inside the University of Moratuwa premises?

If this is what 'they' (whoever they are) call 'Landscaping', please be reminded that 'We Don't Want It'!

It seems that those responsible for this dastardly act, may not heed the calls by many to 'STOP' this madness right away and protect what is remaining.

I think they should get their heads examined by a psychiatrist without any delay. In the meantime let the voices against this be hear loud and clear!

Sunday, 9 February 2014

next bike project

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Friday, 3 May 2013

the difference between wives and lovers....

classic paper-cutting with the kind courtesy of Mr.Nandadasa...

Thursday, 26 July 2012

CDP 2012 - Post Script

International Juror Prof. Don Gray's post CDP 2012 eight pointer to ponder;
  1. CDP's lined up with the Dissertation: Would be better if can be done. 
  2. Watch-out the 'extent' (ha, the length and breadth) of drawing display: Carefully 'edit' to preserve high-quality, potent substance and avoid repetition of information
  3. Time for Research vs Time for Design: Carefully manage both and identify important aspect without allowing 'Paralysis by Analysis'!
  4. Precedent Studies: Look for relevant precedents.
  5. Using physical models to develop schemes: This is still and effective and powerful method as proven once again.
  6. Presentation: Rehearse, prepare, appropriate techniques, effective speech training may be good for better design presentation.
  7. Structural Resolution: Provide useful information to immediately understand the structural scheme and systems used in the designs.
  8. Theatres on the top floor of buildings: 'Why?' this fascination. Rethink the strategy when locating theatres in buildings.  
This year the projects were of higher standards as compared to the last year according to a crit panellist who was there over the two previous years.