It’s been quite a busy year for me so far and I’m thankful for all the opportunities that has come my way ;-)
For starters, as part of a team, I joined a competition wherein I helped develop a concept for a museum. The good news? We were chosen as one of the three finalists who will be submitting design schematics. Go us! Heehee. I just love museums. I like visiting them, but I love designing them even more. I love being able to tell a story through the objects and I love learning. Here’s hoping that we get to submit a good design ;-)
Next, my good friend M over at the Escuela Taller Intramuros tapped me to help in one of their projects. I’m designing a table. And not just any table. The catch? It’s supposed to be a roof. Wahahaha! Ok, ok, in a nutshell, under a grant from Spain (AECID), the Escuela is training young residents of Intramuros in traditional building techniques. The scholars learn masonry, carpentry, painting, plumbing, welding, and others. At the end of each semester, they have a project and put on an exhibit. So the goal is to let students experience how to build a traditional wooden roof with all the joinery involved. The problem is space, hence the full-sized roof has been scaled down to the size of a dining table. However, all the elements will be present, including an almisate with all the requisite laceria. In short, nakakaloka sya, but if they manage it, wow!
Next, I’m also writing a paper on architectural research techniques with my dissertation on Locsin as a case study. It’s a 6-page paper due in early March. I'll be presenting the paper at the upcoming UIA conference in Tokyo in September. Help! Hahaha! I also might have to prepare for a lecture in late February.
Oh, and I’m taking care of a rambunctious 9 month old too.
What have you been busy with so far this year? ;-)