Works

Pisces Pavillion

There is something about how fishes swim around each other in the symbol of Yin and Yang. Although I have never observed this in nature, it has been well observed that fishes swim in groups and that they often swim about in ever changing direction.In my road to improving my skills in conceptual presentation, I explored the form of the Pisces as a concept art. It started out as a concept model on 3d max. later on, I added a few lillies and changed the colors around to better reflect the story. The base shape is now showing two fishes swimming about in a pond with water lillies around them. This later evolved into a latticed version where it can be constructed with frames and frames of timber or steel members. and finally, a mans eye view of this pavillion concept art ...
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Interior Render : Patio Residence Studio Apartment

A quick 3d modelling and rendering exercise with 3ds max and Vray ...
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Environmental Vray Rendering

There is a sense of ubiquity when it comes to 3d rendering. Almost everyone, and every firm can produce renders these days using sketchup, revit, or Max. I have always been a "render raw, photoshop the rest" kind of illustrator. But for now, Im trying to sink my teeth into full render mode. I am experimenting with texture mapping, Atmospherics, and creating elements like grass and nature. The first step is to model the scene and get the light right: I then added texture maps, bumps and displacements to create the scene: To create depth, I rendered fog using Vray environmental fog in 3ds max Added water body with displacement and reflection to complete the image ...
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Speaking Engagement : Forum for Advanced Revit Training

Speaking Engagement : Forum for Advanced Revit Training in Singapore So I got invited by Forum for Advanced Revit Training in Singapore, and Autodesk to give a talk about my Helix Bridge project that I did entirely in Dynamo.  The forum was packed.  With a myriad of people in attendance (engineers,  architects,  developers,  and IT professionals from Singapore and guests from US) it was a very successful event.  One of the guests was none other than Zach Kron,  the guy who gave us the bridge tutorial that most of us probably took as our launchpad in learning dynamo. Thank you Phil of bimtroublemaker and Autodesk for the invitation to be the guest speaker for this awesome forum. Im also sharing the powerpoint and dynamo files used during the presentation. Just Click on the download link below. you can also get the powerpoint here and the dynamo file here ...
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Daily Doodle

Lately, Ive taken a penchant for doodling and quick sketching. It has been so long since I last tried to draw anything, and since the last sketch I did for my previous post, Ive taken a habit of sketching everytime I have free time. This post will be dedicated to all my quick sketches which I will compile from time to time. This is in a way, a means to document my journey to learn sketching and impressions. IMPRESSIONS : STREETS AND HOUSES (coloured) -a sketch on old houses and streets inspired by santorini -sketched in 120gsm paper using Uniball Signo. -Colored with tombow -27 July2018 IMPRESSIONS : STREETS AND HOUSES (coloured) -a sketch on old houses and streets, kampung style -sketched in 120gsm paper using Uniball Signo. -Colored in photoshop -27 July2018 IMPRESSIONS : SHOP HOUSES (coloured) -a sketch on how shop houses in singapore look like -sketched in ...
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Sketching a Concept

Sketching has never been my forte. Being born in the digital age, I have progressed mainly with the help of digital tools for drafting and modelling 3d. Once in a while, it pays to visit pen and paper. Studying spatial relationships with a pen poses a challenge for me. With the lack of ctrl+Z, you need to think faster than your hand can sketch. This is a good exercise and I plan on doing it more often. Sketched with felt tip pen on medium thickness white paper Colored and annotated in Photoshop ...
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Modeling Helix Bridge in Dynamo

I started this modelling study with much enthusiasm, sustained it with an abundance of curiosity and finished it with great relief. With neither training nor knowledge on using Dynamo, I leapt right in armed with hours-upon-hours of reading and video materials contributed mainly by the scholastic generosity of people from world-wide-web. I decided to use Singapore’s iconic Helix bridge as my platform for learning. I downloaded and studied plans, elevations and illustrations available online to get a better understanding on how the bridge was designed. The steps below does not aim to be a tutorial, but rather a means document my endeavors. There are far better methods and shorter ways out there that I for one am eager to learn. Just as well, this study does not attempt to copy every detail of the bridge, but only aim to model the general features of the bridge using the basic code ...
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Detailing With Revit

Revit is a powerful design visualization tool. But once in a while, I try to see just how much detailing I am capable of doing within its environment. Apparently, it can be as detailed as autocad too. The illustrations and specs below are done entirely in Revit ...
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Using adaptive component for performing routing check

The following is An excerpt from a paper on BIM for compliance of Handicapped Routing by Reinier Tinapay. ABSTRACT Current CORENET E-Submission Guidelines lack the template, tools, families and parameters that assist in creating a more intelligent means of generating Accessibility-Compliant Models.  As such, there is a tendency to revert to 2D methods to generate lines, paths and regions for routings. This 2d method is counter-productive. The Aim of this project is to explore, design and develop a compact BIM tool to improve productivity in utilizing BIM for modelling a BCA handicapped routing compliant model. Using Autodesk Revit as the Authoring Software, the project maximizes pre-loaded tools such as schedules, conditional formatting and shared parameters to create a family that can be used as a checking and measuring tool for handicapped routing requirements. The result is a quick and reliable tool for measuring gradients, and routing clearances using a parametric 3d ...
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Experimenting with Iterative Design

Revit and other BIM softwares are at the forefront of Parametric modelling. And with the advent of iterative modelling made possible by code block based systems such as Dynamo, it has become easier for architects and designers to experiment with shapes and designs. here are some of my recent works with Dynamo. parametric dome. adjustable elevation, radius and number of rings. a sports dome. parameters for stadium apex height as well as other functions are adjustible a study on helix modelling. trying to get a better understanding of how listing works ...
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Revit Design Options

Revit is a powerful design visualization tool. One of the very useful tools available for designer is the Design Options tool. This allows the designer to create multiple iteration of a certain design by changing portions of the model within the same project model. This allows for time saving compared to modelling an entirely new model as optionas any changes made that are applicable to both options can be shared. Below is a sample project we did....the first four images show the entire project in its option 1 stage. The last 2 photos are showing part plan and part perspective to emphasize the design options. ELEVATION 1&2 ELEVATION 2 & 3 ELEVATION 3 &4 ELEVATION 4&1 When client requested a slight design variation for option, we modelled the variation using Revit's Design Option tool. OPTION 1OPTION 2 ...
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Interior Rendering with 3d Max

Some presentations are best done in 3d max. Although my skills in the rendering software need more polishing, I still think renders done in 3d max give a more professionally finished look compared to quick renders from sketchup or revit ...
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Exterior Rendering with 3d Max

A peek of some of the rendering works I've done with 3d Max. Most of these projects were done for Archurban Architects. CHURCH OF SINGAPORE  HOTEL GRAND CENTRAL  CEYLON COURT 5 CHANCERY LANE HOTEL CHANCELLOR ORCHARD TEMBELLING COURT BAPTIST CHURCH SINGAPORE CHARTWELL  BUCKLEY ROAD ...
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