came across this very interesting pair of architects that had the idea of a Roof House which was completed in 2001. armed with a table, chairs, a kitchen and a shower all located at the roof top and it had a ladder linked to the interior of the house.
i believe that the idea was for the family to utilize the space up on a roof since living in a ‘space constraint’ country?
and with the similar idea, a kindergarten was constructed, fuji kindergarten was built, with the idea of a roof house for 500 children and the ability to preserve the large trees, it is a playground with no boundaries and space without constraint.
the amazing thing is also within the kindergarten has no walls, so no restrictions with colleagues, no hierarchy based on position/post, even the principle has no room of it’s own. just a space at a conner thus promoting the ability to see one another, i believe this brings everyone closer too.
// images via tezuka architects //
if you are living in singapore or has access to channelnewsasia, do tune in this coming Tuesday; 05th May 2009 at 8:30PM, this kindergarten has been featured in this show called ‘design A-Z’! do watch it to have a deeper understanding of how this place functions. i am definitely knocking off from work early, so that i can catch it.
Yes this is IT! Finally the day’s like HERE?! Well, I’m talking about my interview with my ‘next step in life’ LASALLE, pretty much nervous about it, but hell yah, I’m going to have much fun!! Just hope that they would let me know the result of the application straight away!! I can’t stand waiting you know!! I’ve known of some that get straight replies and some of which will have to wait a day or so, before they sent you THE letter that you’re waiting for!!
Okay, I’m getting much tired, so good nights and early good morning!! *cross fingers*
So my final year exams are just round the conner, and thats it! Finally graduating from ITE. Infact I’m starting to miss the times spent together, it was so fun but oh wells…
“Dear lord, if its meant to be, let it be! I’m putting my trust in You, and that i know that you’ll allow whatever to happens for a cause. thank you!! Amen!”
i have always admired how animators use stop motion to create such interesting videos that not only captures your heart and also props to the skills they have displayed. well, it’s not easy job, with the double work of producing the images on photography and still animating them, kudos!
one of the best that i have seen so far, and i totally enjoyed it.
in portland; oregon, a camera was hung and left to passerby(s) to take photos of anything, from themselves, animals, scenery to anything and at the end of the day, the owner came and collect the camera, thus these photos were developed.
while over in new york, two cameras were tied to a bench with a note attached by matt, “good afternoon! i attached this camera to the bench so you could take pictures. seriously. so have fun. i’ll be back later this evening to pick it up”.
see the rest of the photos here.
i presume all these were inspired by Jay; the plug.
in all, no matter who inspired or who got inspired, i wish something like this could take place in Singapore, but then again, would the camera(s) even be there at the end of the day? a friend suggested that it should take place in botanic gardens as the people there might be nicer and of course all photos would have been accompanied with an excellent view!