Minahil Muhammad Ali, Ailiya Zehra, Syed Wajahat Mehdi, Umaima Farooq
DEPARTMENT OF VISUAL STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF KARACHI
The courtyard of STU, Bratislava is surrounded by the departments of Mechanical Engineering, Food and chemicals and Civil Engineering, on all the four sides of… more
Ar. Tan Kwon Chong
I am Ar. Rien Tan Kwon Chong, a full time Professional architect and a part-time lecturer. I… more
The design proposal successfully created the connection between the existing building with the newly injected building program. However, there is lack of design exploration in term of material, space program and activity that can be more attractive as compared to the current design proposal. It would be better if the students can look into urban street design with pocket spaces like garden seating, nodal spaces, stalls and etc to make the entire street experience more happening.
In term of practicality, he students has put in the consideration of modular and prefabrication construction which has solve the site logistic issue since the proposal is built around the existing building. Well thought design proposal in term of construction.
Overall, the design could be better if more design exploration can be presented through sketches, development process and the final rendering. In my personal opinion, I would suggest the student to look into material, texture, form, space and order to make the entire design more interesting not just looking at the construction method. In order to create a space with better quality, the environment and the experience is very important. This is the thing that i would hope to see from the design proposal and I hope the student can improve further. In a nutshell, good effort and keep up the good work, most importantly let your idea flow.