Chinatown facade Singapore - Eu Tong Sen

This is a sketch of a facade in Chinatown, along Eu Tong Sen in Singapore.

Enjoy!!!!!

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The Helix Bridge – Singapore

This is my sketch of the Helix Bridge in Marina Bay, Singapore. The Helix Bridge provides a pedestrian connection across the head of the Singapore River between the city’s existing CBD and its new Bayfront district. Canopies (made of fritted-glass and perforated steel mesh) are incorporated along parts of the inner spiral to provide shade for pedestrians.

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Blue fritted-glass canopy to provide shade for pedestrians.

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Perforated steel mesh also to provide shade for pedestrians.

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View of Helix Bridge with the ArtScience Museum of Singapore in the background (right)

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My sketch of the Singapore Waterfront… and happy Chinese New Year to my friends and family! Here are some photos of the installations in Chinatown, Singapore below.

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Have a great day!

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Ponche de Creme (or punch ah creme) is a favorite from Trinidad & Tobago during the Christmas season. It’s an absolute delight! See you all next year, and until then,

Happy New Year!!!

2014 here we come!

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ArtScience museum singapore

Last weekend my friend and I spent the day sketching like I mentioned in my previous post. It took me a while to post this because I needed to get my grey markers for my shadows and shades. I have them now and so my sketches can do what they do.

Designed by Safdie Architects and completed in 2011, the ArtScience Museum of Singapore is a lotus-shaped beauty that hovers on the bay. I remember the first time I came to Singapore. I was in a taxi heading from the airport, eyes peeled and trying to soak in all I possibly could. I saw this strange, white form that I was only able to get glimpses of before it disappeared out of my sight. The cab driver was nice enough to point out sights of Singapore and told me of the lotus building. It is also quite beautiful inside. I will find my pictures from my visit last year and post some of them for you.

“The building form is made up of 10 “fingers” anchored by a unique round base in the middle. The design of each finger reveals different gallery spaces featuring skylights at the “fingertips” that illuminate the dramatically curved interior walls. The Museum’s roof channels rainwater through the central atrium of the building creating a 35-meter water drop into a small, reflecting pool. The rainwater is then recycled for use in the building.”

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I took this photo out using the “super vivid” setting on my camera. The colors are definitely vivid if I might say so myself. Here are a few links you can check out too:

Stay tuned for more sketches of this location, but what and where should I sketch next? Any suggestions?

Have a great day!

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It’s felt like forever since I have sketched and posted like I used to, and I miss it! I have had good reason to though.

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I am back in Singapore, like I think I mentioned last and I am sooo happy to be back. Yesterday my friend and I spent the day sketching and I could not stop saying how much I missed it. I have posted for you today a sketch I did when I was here in 2012. I never got the chance to post it, so here it is. I was staying at the Global Residence on Tiong Bahru Road, and this was my view from my apartment. Lush, green, and so much development.

Stay tuned for the ones I did yesterday.

Have a great day and it’s good to be back!

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VNoel-Thesis submission

Photo taken with theses before handing them over to the Department of Architecture here at MIT

It’s been soooo long! A lot has happened… and it’s been moving very quickly so hold on tight.. ;-)

1. I submitted my Masters Thesis to MIT!!!!

My thesis was entitled “Trinidad Carnival: Improving Design through Computation and Digital Technology”. In it I argued that computation could contribute to design in the Trinidad Carnival by (1) addressing the dying art of wire bending, (2) improving design, and (3) fostering a more inclusive design process. The Carnival of Trinidad has spawned more than 70 carnivals globally. It is the most copied, yet most understudied carnival in the world. My thesis fills a gap in current literature by taking a computational and design perspective to this phenomenon.

2. While writing my thesis, I was simultaneously a Program Assistant for MIT’s Summer Research Program. This was so rewarding words can’t describe! I miss my interns.

3. I said “see you later” and spent time with some of my many favorite friends, family, and professors. Here’s one of the coolest cats I know, Marty Demaine. See you soon Marty!

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4. I bid MIT farewell…Well done MIT, well done! You made me drink water from a fire hose… but it has shaped me into what I am 2 years later..

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So my summer thus far has been filled with accomplishments, rewarding activities, and last but my no means least, I left the US to return to Singapore!!! I arrived a few days ago, so… stay tuned for more!

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I did this sketch in November 2010 on my first visit to Boston..
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Have a great Wednesday everyone!

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Waiting for spring

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