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d:CON_4 Final Design of Drive Thru Gallery

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The form of the building was twisted by the structure, the roof fold down as a wall, to provide the feeling of chaotic and borderless of building elements. When people experience the time spaces, they cannot recognize the location and also the time they have been traveled. While they reach the end of the building, the impact of walking into history will be stronger.
Sketches to form.

d:CON 4_08 Function follow form?

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Form - Space planning - Floor plan

This is the first time for me to use this kind of design method to complete the studio. Especially when I saw the sketch of my lecturer, my whole brain was stop working. I spend a lot of time to digest the design proposal as well as lecturer's approved.
"How deconstructivism show Malaysian's identities?"I asked.
"It's like using chopstick to eat hamburger, " he said.
Sketches by Ar. David Yek.

The initial form of my building design.
Honestly, it's ugly.
I was stuck because of the form of the building. The shape of wormhole should be twist and warped.
Structure of building form experiment. Structure of building "legs" sketches.

However, during the tutorial, the structure was rejected due to the design language of neighbor building. My heart was broken as my model's structure.
Restart and redo.

d:CON 4_07 WORMHOLE

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The concept of Wormhole was inspired by the installation A Slice of Space Times, which is a theoretical passage through space-time that could create shortcuts for long journeys across the universe.  According to the article written by Nola Taylor Redd, Space.com Contributor, meanwhile in 1935, Einstein and physicist Nathan Rosen used the theory of general relativity to elaborate on the idea, proposing the existence of "bridges" through space-time. These bridges connect two different points in space-time, theoretically creating a shortcut that could reduce travel time and distance. The shortcuts came to be called Einstein-Rosen bridges, or wormholes. The keywords "Linear", "Warped space time", and the "Fabric of space" was inspired by the concept of Wormhole. At the same time, the program proposed was Drive-Thru Gallery, which located at the beginning of Papan Main Street. 
Problem Statement:  1. Road as the site, the proposed building might block…

d:CON 4_06 Papan Transcript 2.0

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These few days, d:CON 4 was rushing on model making and video shooting, the group all-nigther become group sleepoverler after the disaster of assignment due date and examinations. However, the teamspirit was upgrade till the max as everyone was struggling to finish the studio.



A massing model was built to present the ideas of "A Slice of Time Space".

BEHIND THE SCENE
For me, the process is so much important than the outcome. We exchanged ideas, sharing information and helping each other during the work. This is the first time I used to be enjoyed the studio work with teammates since 3 years of study. Everyone is enjoyable and laughing a lot during the studio. 



When LED lighted up, all of us was touching at the moment as we felt that our effort have paid off.

"Planting" satay stick trees in the site model.

Yinnie, our group mama sent a picture into the group chat to prevent our lecturer, Mr.David, which kept spamming us in the midnight. We pretended sleeping, and swit…

d:CON 4_05 Papan Transcript 1.0

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On 9 February, after taking 3 hours of journey from KL, we arrived at Papan, a small town which well know for tin mine in the early 20th century. Papan is also noted for being the home of war-time heroine Sybil Kathigasu, and today was called "dead town" due to the Papan Riot and Japanese Occupation. Half of the town lies in ruins but still has many memories to cherish. It is quite and peaceful, what is left is old people and some activities still going on. At the moment entering this abandoned town, a strong impression of walking in time came to me. This town is pretty much dead, with rows of shophouse on both sides of road, one primary school, few houses, and an Istana Billah.










I have the opportunity to visit No.74 in the main street of Papan, which used to be Sybil Kathigasu's house and clinic during WWII. I almost cannot describe with words to express my feeling while walking into the houses. I walked into the spaces of time, experienced how Sybil healed and gave medi…

d:CON 4_04 A SLICE OF SPACE TIMES

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A Slice of Space Times is a model of invisible time line of Sybil Kathigasu's life. To reconstruct a model of a space time continuum in the life of a main motherly figure of a wife, midwife, nurse, mother, communist sympathizer, criminal of war and later a forgotten heroine of the British Empire that the Neo-Malay dominant "ketuanan" Malaysia desperate to forget by exclusive from the Malayan History, almost unheard of in the history textbook of the secondary school of Malaysia.

The first day of tutorial was the first time to meet Sybil Kathigasu from the novel "No Dram of Mercy".  After reading the story, the first impression that came into my mind is that she is a super bossy lady who was known for her bravery of being a brave freedom fighter in WW2. I have done a paper mock up to describe the timeline of the story as how the story of her life goes. Apart from that, I have developed the design of the timeline which provide a capacity for every time zone that …

d:CON 4_03 Final Installation Progress

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Two days ago, I saw an old wooden block in a truck during the tutorial session with Mr.David. Thanks to the deliveryman, he gave me the wooden block as I asked for. Apart from that, I got some rusty nails from the workers of the construction site on the way to school. The old wooden block was the base of my installation while the rusty nails was used to hold the perspex. Li Cheng, my coursemate have booked the make-lab for whole day, which provided us a working space to work on our installation. 
The design was developed from the "Timeline" I made last week. Instead of using the four different types of light transmission boxes to represent the main plots of the novel, "No Dram of Mercy" by Sybil Kathigasu, the "Timeline" was developed by using perspex to form an invisible timeline on what Sybil experienced. The "Timeline" will be "twisted" with the angle of perspex to form a movement and will be "shrink" and "expanded&quo…