If you have been reading my blog – then you probably knew that I have been studying on 3D Design and Animation. In our class, we have been working on a lot of furniture items such as chairs and tables – those easy stuff just because it’s main and base object is a square. I just recently realized this but we all tend to take things for granted – especially those in which we normally see on a daily basis.
Do you appreciate your furniture? That table you are using right now for your computer and laptop – the ones you are sitting in right now, those walls that protects and give shelter to your children and loved ones? There is beauty in these things that probably only the ones who made would understand – after all, they are the ones who did their best – probably working all night long to make the best of it for the ones who are going to use it – like you.
I have gotten a glimpse today of The Sustainable Asian House by Paul McGillick and Masano Kawana as the Photographer. This book has been popular in Southeast Asia, specifically Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and the Philippines. The book includes representation of tropical architecture and its growing interest in traditional materials and craftsmanship. It includes an emphasis on fresh air, natural light, and spatial variety. It has also talked about how designers are considering issues such as orientation to the sun and prevailing winds to reduce energy consumption and carbon footprint. There are about twenty-seven houses featured in this fascinating and stunningly photographed study which will give interest, learning and inspiration to all.
I am no architect and there might be some things I might not understand but as a student who is studying 3D designing, it’s very important to have a base on what kind of house you are going to make – their materials, the very detail how it was design and most importantly is to actually love what you will be working on. It’s not easy, it takes lots of time to even finish one design so, I personally think – wanting and loving what you do comes in first before anything else. Due to the holidays, I have been relax and haven’t been doing any practice in terms of making houses in 3D – thus, I find this book really good to use when I start doing my practices ones again. I’ve also heard from reviews that their Malaysian themed houses are to fall in love with, too!
Here’s by the way a sample that I saw in 3D Design of an Asian Modern House:
In 3D, you do everything from scratch – so again, it’s not easy. So imagine how we had to make everything from making the walls, how it should be designed and connected to each other – their materials and details including the windows, the doors, how it should be opened, even the shades and lighting as well. There is a beauty in it that probably only the ones who made it would really appreciate and understand – I am no architech but as a 3D Designer – I understood.