DAY 1 Reflection : Wear it
Q: What are your thoughts on the JFFA pathway presentation?
A: It was interesting to see how people can develop their
ideas from 2D to 3D. JFFA is just not for decorating human body
beautifully. It can be the way showing personal ideas attached
to fine art but express it other way.
It was impressive that can be a tool to use have a communicate
being not beautiful.
Q: How did you find working at a fast pace, drawing up 30 ideas
in 30 mins.
A: To be honest, I have never done this task before. I did croquis
several times but the way I did today was different and a lot under
pressure. I ended up having just a couple of drawing and
a few explanation. Also needed to think about how presentation will
look like. The personality with this task was kind of challenging.
Especially, I am not good at drawing fast and really stressed out.
At the end of lecture I was really disappointed of myself.
Only practicing for drawing is going to sort this problems out.
Q: Did you work well with restrictive materials?
A: What I designed with ideas wasn't suit any of materials I
provided from tutors. I had to figure out how to use it and
display from original design on time. This task was good to
think about how to manage with limited environment at given moment.
Q: What was it like working to the body, Is this something
you want to do?
A: It worked pretty well on the body after I struggled
for few hours. I wanted absolutely different material with
original design but solved problem with restricted material.
And I missed my tool box back home. Haha.
Q: How will you develop your final design?
A: I have a new idea with final design after I made my piece today,
but still not so sure. But would look better if I refine it.
I will try to draw a dozen different version of design based
on different material but same shape.
DAY 2 Reflection : Use It
Q: What is the narrative (story) behind your idea?
How does it link to the observations you can made this morning?
Can you describe it in ~ 50 words?
A: I used my old experiences for having ideas when I had
a moment with cousins. Also having problems with difficulties
for using a chair properly as it is. My design seems more focused
with functional way and I liked the way I put my ideas all together.
Q: What is your usual approach to designing something?
A: Basically, reading, writing, listening and watching.
All the activities I do brings a lot ideas and adopt to
create designs. Since I like science and mathematics as well,
I use a lot of formula for a project. For example, I like
from 0 up to 4 dimensional things and also fractal. Using these
kind of things for design is always fun.
The most important thing for me is writing a memo habitually.
Problem with this, sometimes I lose it or be easy to get messy,
so need to organize it well.
If I impressed by something, doesn't matter it is just a word
or a scene I liked, start to brainstorm. If is a phrase,
I copy with handwriting or print it out and try to use it.
Most of time I got my ideas out for conceptional way.
Q: How did your experience of the PDC area compare with your
A: Most of lecture from 3DDA, I expected a bit high and deeper
level to have. But I loved to design of chairs and learn how I could
come up with ideas through experiences.
DAY 3 Reflection : Build It
Q: How could ASD influence your current interests?
A: Somehow, I remembered one of 3DDA lecutre showed about ASD kids,
I thought this question was for Austism Spectrum Disorder and just
have found out it was shorten for Architecture & Spatial Design.
Last few years, I moved my interest to 3DDA from JFFA.
I lived alone for more than 4years and I spent home alone even
before when I lived with family, too. My parent, my brother, and
me were all busy with own thing and had different life rhythm.
For that reason, I started to think about living better life with
space I had. I usually had 2 or 3 jobs as career so didn't
stay at home for long enough just only for sleeping during 20's.
When I just turned to 30, I did two different work but reduced
the time I spent at work so I could look after myself well.
Once I started spending more time at home, I realized my flat
wasn't good enough to be called as HOME. That moment, most of
my friends were living their own and had some issue for living
their space practically in functional way and emotionally
at the same time as mine.
Being healthy is the most important thing. Out life is attaching
to a space called 'HOME'. By the the meaning, a house has more meaning
than just a space. The better space you are in, the better life
you can have. Filling with nice stuff we like in our space,
would make much bigger love and peaceful moment.
I wish this thought of mind won't be changed much once I start
specialist for 3DDA.
However, I will still leave my opinion of another ASD.
It was actually interesting to dig about ASD and think about it
with different perspective.
I have read a book about ASD long time ago which named 'Dips'
written by Virginia M. Axline. ASD was known same level as disable
and still a lot people think in that way. However, few recent studies
say that ASD has to be treated in a different way.
Especially, for ASD, it's more like curable comparing with other disorder.
If you find it out that your child has ASD on time means there is
a higher chance to open child's life to the world.
Any kind of disable or disorder can't be a reason to be discriminated.
ASD is same. The kids who have autism, they just are on different page
to look at the world and people and it doesn't mean that they are
absolutely strangers or special. They are just same as us but need
a little more attention.
The children who are suffering from ASD have many different abilities
and you can find a lot of ASD kids have a talent for art easily.
Thanks to high technology, I could see few documentaries about
them from TV and YouTube. Remarkably, some kids are capable
to do amazing work.
If the society can be more generate and open to people anyone,
we won't miss the chance to see these amazing works.
Having a communication in different way using other language
is always the given task and challenge as an artist. Art has to
be one of the way to exit from the disability. To connect with
ASD children and communicate with them, I have to be inside of
their world. The door that I have to make and use it to go to
isolated island and learn their language.
The different perspective for next door neighbor.
Q: How could you reuse the progress from today?
A: It can be a lamp for bedroom. Also can be a chair.
Research for Wear It
+ Primary Research
I have lived with depression for more than 10 years.
It begins with family problems and I commit suicide few times.
Whenever I felt under pressure with situation that I can't
control with my feeling, felt like going to die soon.
Committing suicide is kind of addiction that you can't get
away once you feel like there is a way that you can get out
forever from your life with a headache and heartbreak to
forget about it.
However, when I wasn't healthy enough mentally, this was the
+ Secondary Research
* Unknow designer founded from pinterest.
This was the part of design I founded that can be connected
with my original design.
Research for Use It
+ Primary Research
Usual folded chairs can be found from stores.
With this folded chair still need a space to storage for
small place and if you have a little space without a place
to hide or stand this on the way people need to walk through,
can't say it can be used efficiently.
+ Secondary Research
- The tradition Korean style house with the door.
One of my chair design was inspired by this door.
Korean traditional houses reflect Korea's architectural practices
and have a long history.
Ondol and maru: A unique architectural
Both a huge, 99-room tile-roofed house and a small, three-room
thatch or oak bark-roofed mud hut are counted as hanok (traditional
Korean house). This is because while there may be differences in
material, size or structure, all homes that are equipped with ondol
(an underfloor heating system) and maru (a wide wooden floor area)
are considered hanok. Ondol is an underfloor heating system that
originated in homes in norther regions with a continental climate,
while the maru is a structure for cooling that originated in homes
in southern regions with an oceanic climate.
During the hot summer, Koreans mostly stay on the maru,
while they spend time in rooms warmed by ondol in the winter.
The wood that forms the maru and the fire that makes ondol possible
are incompatible. Because wood is vulnerable to fire, no architect
in the world places these two elements together. However, due to
the Korean peninsula's circulating pattern of cold and dry air
in winter and hot and humid air in summer, the Korean people were
forced to develop a method in which both heating and cooling could
coexist. Therefore, hanok have been built since antiquity with
both maru and ondol—adaptable to both heat and cold.
This coexistence makes hanok an extremely science-based architecture
unprecedented anywhere in the world.
There are some reason why the doors hang on from the ceiling but
because of the system for the floor, the door can be attached to the
ceiling and open it up widely for the space.
In western culture, especially the people who need to deal with
small flat or studio, would be nice to have this kind of idea
that make more space and use their space more efficiently using
this idea as chair.
** No reference of the idea I could fine for the designers.