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Friday, October 7, 2011

Quote Of The Day

I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.

- Michael Jordan

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Urban problem solution for the day

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 ecological, economical, or people simply just want to stay in shape is irrelevant. What matters is riding a bike is now hip again and I hope this trend stays strong and not merely a fad.

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Tentang Kearifan Lokal

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 eksotisme belaka

Monday, August 1, 2011

Awesomely detailed Sketch Up work

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!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

How to Build 15 Stories Hotel in 2 Days

I 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 took only two days to build. And it’s said to be level 9 earthquake resistant.
To me, this sounds too good to be true, especially when it is from China unless they have an army of speedsters like The Flash to do the all the construction. So what do you think?


Saturday, May 14, 2011

Bahasa Indonesia? Gampang!

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 tanpa mencari padanannya terlebih dahulu pada bahasa Indonesia atau bahkan mencari terlebih dahulu arti kata tersebut di kamus. Ah, kalau yang ini, memang karena kita malas membaca ya?
Contohnya pada foto di atas (klik pada gambar kalau kurang jelas), maksud hati menulis 'sintetis' yang ditulis alih-alih adalah 'sintesis'. Dua kata yang maknanya jauh berbeda.
Ketidaktahuan atau ketidakpedulian? Entahlah. Yang jelas, ini objek yang asyik buat fotografer/blogger iseng dan nyinyir seperti saya .^_^

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Sebuah Pertemuan

Ada satu masa, pertemuan kolom dan atap dirayakan dengan begitu meriah. Penuh detil dan ornamen,tapi tetap tertib struktur.
Lokasi : Stasiun KA Bandung
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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

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 are several fonts that I love to use on daily basis. For my architecture/CAD works I love to use Damned Architect because it's free, representing my hand written drafting font close enough and can be found here.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Interesting Interior Planter

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 wall.
I love the brilliant execution of such a simple premise.
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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Cool Stuff From My Hometown part 5-Reaching For The Sky

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One of the two towers of the Great Mosque of West Java.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

A reminder...

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 personally and hopefully for all the people in this disaster-ravaged world :
The stronger the faith you have the more difficult the tests/trials you will face, but if you see the hidden blessings of the difficult trials then you have the potential to increase your wisdom, increase your faith and develop your personal character, so be happy when Allah SWT tests you with difficulties as he has given you an opportunity to get closer to him through the trials. Allah is the Most Wise.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Architect today...according to people 100 years ago

It's retro-futurism and it's awesome!
What is retro-futurism? According to this copy/pasted Wikipedia entry :

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