School Renovation Project

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Renovated Facade
Original Facade
I was commissioned to renovate the facade of an old school building. The client wanted to have a modern design. The client also wanted to retain the existing structure and limit the renovation to the exterior of the building.

Original Rear View
In order to preserve the integrity existing structure, we used light weight materials to transform the facade of the structure. Aluminum cladding panels were used to alter the form of the facade. Aluminum rectangular tubes were used to shade windows that are exposed to the heat from the afternoon sun.



Renovated Rear V









Toothpick Architecture

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There are ways to express ones creativity. Most creative people don't limit their creativity to the availability of materials to create their masterpieces. Their are a few who express their art using the most common materials available and still create magnificent masterpieces.
Toothpick Art

These artist below skillfully create wonderful sculptures using toothpicks or matchsticks as their main material. The amount of materials, the effort, and patience they put in their works will boggle surely ones mind. 

Unique Home Designs: Adaptive Reuse

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Some of the most creative design solutions I've seen were from existing buildings re-purposed for another use. The design constraints of the existing structure often results to innovative out of the box solutions. Whether if its a freight container, a barn or a silo these designers offer some inspiring ideas to to arrive at a design that caters their clients needs.

Back when I was still a student, I have always wanted to redesign an old warehouse into a modern home. I had a lot of sketches and concepts visualizing how these would come out. I always wondered about the possibilities of redesign those old abandoned buildings to make them useful again.


Images courtesy of SeARCH
Architect: SeARCH
Farmyard to Residential Building

Unique Office Designs

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For most of us, the office is where we spend a lot of our waking time. Whatever your line of work, mounting work and approaching deadlines will cause you stress. Working in a typical  cubicle office space will not only cause you more stress, it will also hinder you to think better and reduce your creativity.

Working in a well designed office will make your office routine more enjoyable, making the employees more productive. Different architects or designers have different approaches in arriving at a design office interiors. Whether they approach it through environmentally friendly design or a very dynamic and inspiring design, there goals are all the same, which is to arrive at a more conducive environment for the users of the office and increase productivity. Below are some great designs of unique offices.


Selgas Cano Architecture Studio Designed By Selgas Cano Architecture

3D Tips: Vray Ambient Occlusion

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One simple tip that can enhance your renderings is taking advantage of the ambient occlusion provided in vray. Ambient occlusion wasn't available back when I started using Vray. Ambient occlusion is basically a simplified way of using vray dirt in the scene.

The first scene is rendered without ambient occlusion. The walls are bright and joints and the corners of the ceiling isn't that well defined. There are also a lot of over blown highlights in the scene.

Twixtor Turn Normal Videos to Extreme Slow Motion

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I have always been fascinated with slow motion videos. Every time I see a extreme slow motion video I have always wondered how I could make a slow motion video at a minimal cost. When I found out that the Nikon J1 cameras had a slow motion video I did a research on other cheaper cameras which has this capability.

While doing my research I bumped in to Twixtor. I saw the video below which was slowed down to 4000fps. I was amazed on how smooth the transition of each frame were especially since the original video was only 60fps.


Speed booster Mirrorless Adapter

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I've been using the micro four thirds system for a while now and love the system for its portability. The only issue I have with the micro four thirds system is the lack of fast affordable lenses. I am a fan of prime lenses and I have a few fast legacy prime lenses to cover my need for fast primes.

A couple of days ago I read an article from 43rumors that made me love the micro four thirds system more. Metabones is going to introduce a new adapter which will increase the speed of the lenses by a full stop. It will also widen the focal length by a factor of  0.70x. Which will bring the crop factor of the Micro Four Thirds system to 1.40x.

Deshaker Stabilizing Sulotion to your Handheld Videos

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Lately I have been exploring the world of HD video using my DSLR. My fascination in video started when I attended a wedding and saw the works presented by those professional video and photographers. I was amazed on how they managed to create an incredible output using their DSLR. Although I don't have any plans on pursuing video/photographer as a career, I became interested in the video capabilities since I am the unofficial video/photographer in my family.

When I first tried using my DSLR on taking full hd videos, I was disappointed with the results. Most of the videos I took handheld were too shaky. I usually shot my videos at the tele end of my lens which increased the shakiness of my videos. After a couple more tries on shooting videos I eventually gave up on it since I thought all my videos were unusable due to the shakiness of the output.

Unique Shop Designs

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Shop designs are essential to attract the right customers. Having an eye catching interesting design for a store can draw the attention of curious people who may eventually be potential customers. A good shop design attracts attentions and highlights the products it sells.


I like the innovative use of paper tubes which resembles stalactites in a cave.
image source http://www.decodir.com


Designed by: Kirk Originals & Campaigns


I've explored some remarkable shops with unique designs which will probably make people passing by these stores take a second look. Some of these shops use normal materials in an innovative way and some are just out of the box designs.

Amazing Living Paintings

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Self-Satisfied

Most painters try to project what they see into their canvass. They create art by painting an interpretation of what they see. Their are some who create realistic paintings and others who create abstract ones. Each artist has their own preference in how they want to express their art. One artist I stumbled in the web does the opposite of what most painters usualy do.