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  • Quote Of The Day
    on Oct 7, 2011
    I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying. - Michael Jordan...
  • Urban problem solution for the day
    on Aug 3, 2011 in Archi-photos
    I love how today even in the car-and-motorcycle-loving place like my hometown there is this growing consciousness of not relying too much on them. There's in fact a whole community dedicated of going to the workplace by bike. Whether the reason is ec...
  • Tentang Kearifan Lokal
    on Aug 2, 2011 in Archi-text-ure
    Kearifan lokal adalah kata kunci yang mulai santer terdengar di masyarakat awam. Ada semacam 'kesadaran' untuk menggali kembali sesuatu dari masa lalu. Melihat artefak masa lampau dengan sudut pandang yang berbeda, bukan sekedar nostalgia atau eksoti...
  • Awesomely detailed Sketch Up work
    on Aug 1, 2011 in Archi-pix
    Even though Sketch Up is fairly easy to use, I'm still awed at the draftsmanship and insane detail of this image. The long hours sacrificed alone is pretty scary to imagine. Whew!
  • How to Build 15 Stories Hotel in 2 DaysI found something, well, rather unique in YouTube today. The video is actually quite old, dated about one year ago (in this Information Age, that's ancient, right?) This is actually a time-lapse video of the construction of a hotel in China, which to...
  • Bahasa Indonesia? Gampang!
    on May 13, 2011 in Archi-photos Rambling thoughts
    Kadang-kadang kita demikian meremehkan kemampuan berbahasa Indonesia, apalagi dengan baik dan benar. Padahal yang kita pakai setiap hari belum tentu benar. Apalagin kini kita orang Indonesia punya kebiasaan 'asyik' menyerap kata asing begitu saja t...
  • Sebuah Pertemuan
    on Apr 28, 2011 in Archie-pix
    Ada satu masa, pertemuan kolom dan atap dirayakan dengan begitu meriah. Penuh detil dan ornamen,tapi tetap tertib struktur. Lokasi : Stasiun KA Bandung Published with Blogger-droid v1.6.8...
  • The Awesome Architecture-Inspired Typography I have to confess I am a bit of a font nerd. I have a folder in my hard drive that contains around 1000 fonts (of which I only fool around with about 1/3 of them). Okay, maybe 'font nerd' is not right, 'font hoarder' is more like it. Anyway, there...
  • Interesting Interior Planter
    on Apr 11, 2011 in Archi-photos
    When you think of how to define different areas in your place, you usually go with walls. However, you can always use plants as space definers (in this case between dining room and bedroom). The result? More spacious area in your place than the usual...
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  • Cool Stuff From My Hometown part 5-Reaching For The Sky
    on Mar 30, 2011 in Archie-photos
    Published with Blogger-droid v1.6.8 One of the two towers of the Great Mosque of West Java.
  • A reminder...
    on Mar 17, 2011 in Rambling thoughts
    Islamic Thinking posted this following reminder today. It speaks loudly for me as I have just been through a personal tragedy that still shocks me profoundly. It's nice to find something to hold on to in this times of turbulence, both for me personal...
  • Architect today...according to people 100 years agoIt's retro-futurism and it's awesome! What is retro-futurism? According to this copy/pasted Wikipedia entry : Retro-futurism (adjective retro-futuristic or retro-future) is a trend in the creative arts showing the influence of depictions of the fut...
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    on Sep 27, 2010
  • The Transcendent City / Richard Hardy
    on Aug 9, 2010 in Another World Architecture
    As everyone who's a regular visitor to this blog knows, my love for everything comic books/sci-fi/fantasy/speculative fiction/geeky stuffs has no bounds. That is why with glee I share this post. A prove that architecture can also be a interesting sci...
  • Cool stuff from My Hometown part 4, Bandung Hilton / WOW Architects | Warner Wong DesignI often drive past this building. While it's awesome,one question remains : what happened to local architects? Can't we be trusted to build something of this quality or magnitude?I believe we can. How to gain trust (or the feeling of 'prestige' from...
  • Batman Married Wonder Woman
    on Aug 2, 2010
    Now I know what my wedding day would be like...Batman Married Wonder Woman: "​Shockingly, this is not from an official DC comic. Instead, it's just a couple of British nerds who tied the knot this past weekend in England, while dressed as the...
  • Modern Wing Chicago Art Institute, Chicago Illinois
    on Jul 21, 2010 in Awesome Architecture
    I admire Renzo Piano  and I like the way he thinks through a sketch. Just look at the sketch above. There's a "story" there, even if it;s just one piece of sketch. Taht, my friends, is the true art of architecture is here. The uniqueness o...
  • Cool Stuff From My Hometown, part 3
    on Jul 20, 2010 in Archi-photos Render-vaganza
    As I posted earlier, Bandung my hometown is a city full of beautiful, old buildings from the Dutch colonial era. One of such building is the Driekleur building. Literally translated as "The Three Colours" and situated between Jalan Ir. H.