IA Design Assignment 3

Model 5

For the model 5 , we were required to do a context for model 5, I did some research of my Malayan tapir on the context of zoo in and out of Malaysia. I did a pond for the model 5, I cut the foam board in 3 layers which represent a pond.




Model 5 and Model 6

There are some part have changed is the fitting area, add on 1 more layer for the context (pond) and also add on the sunken part on second level from model 5 to model 6.

Photos can be show below are the comparison/difference between model 5 and model 6.


Front: model 6 Behind: model 5

Model 6

For the model 6, we need to do fittings such as table, chair, cabinet and so on.

There are some photos I took  below.




All students must done everything on that day.


Final Review Day

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Final Look of Panel

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I was so happy after I done everything, thanks to my lecturer and my friend give some suggestion/ opinion and help me. Thank you!






















Thanks again to my lecturer and my friends who kept helping me and encourage me to explore more about the interior and exterior design on the model. I really enjoy for this module and I learned  a lot of things. Finally, it is the end of the semester 1. Happy Holiday !




This assignment focuses on investigating historical works to not just enrich student proficiency in architectural language, design and ideas but most importantly to develop and hone students historical and architectural criticism skills. Through the study of an existing building (from a list issued by the lecturers), students will be able to communicate and expand their own architectural vocabulary and develop design concepts. In a group of 7-8, students are required to conduct precedent study analysis on specific buildings via site visits and through on-line forum discussion, sketch analysis
journal, verbal and digital presentations. The precedent study analysis project should help clarify questions of “why” the case study is historically, culturally and architecturally inspired and “how” the design concepts derived from the past have influenced and/or been reflected in the case study, and by extension how these can be developed and expanded to be creatively and innovatively integrated
into a prospective design project.

In developing students’ historical and architectural criticism skills the objectives of the project are:
1. To introduce basic architectural theory through a consideration of intentions, concepts,
patterns, disciplines, architectural language and contextual relationships.
2. To creatively and innovatively develop and expand the design concept derived from the
precedent study analysis.

Learning Outcomes:

1. To produce building analysis which document intentions, concepts, patterns, disciplines,
architectural language and contextual relationships.
2. To produce graphical development, expansion and elaboration of intentions, concepts,
patterns, disciplines, architectural language and contextual relationships in developing
architectural critics’ skill.


A precedent study is an effective approach in learning architectural history as well as an essential research stage for any architectural design project. To be a good architect it is crucial that one thoroughly understands what came before a successful architectural creation. Precedent studies provide understanding of these contributing factors. The information learned from this process will give architects wisdom to create architecture that is at par or even better than what has come before. In addition, precedent studies might also reveal reasons for design failure, thus giving designers that understanding so as not to repeat the same mistakes.


The study of precedent requires students to gather architectural information, so that they truly
appreciate the essence of the building; have in-depth understanding of the building systems at work,
as well as recognize the series of important elements that realize design aspects of the building.
Each group is required to collectively address the questions below :

1. i. What is the main function of the building?
ii. What was the concept or philosophy of the architect or founder that makes the
building significant / meaningful?

2. i. What were the major influences of a historical era of architecture on the building?
ii. How does the context, building period and evolution makes the building significant
and meaningful?

3. i. What is the form or shape of the building?
ii. How does the form or shape of the building connect / contrast / derive from a
historical era of architecture

4. i. What were the materials and construction technology or method used?
ii. How do these materials and construction technology or methods compare / contrast
with the historical methods from the ‘influencing era’?

Submission Requirement

Part 1. Precedent Study & Analysis Sketch Journal (25%)
You are required to generate in-depth precedent analyses that include the accounts listed below:
1. With reference to a historical timeline of an ‘influencing (or contrasting) era’ of historical architecture, generate a comparative analysis of the contemporary Malaysian example vis-à-vis the identified ‘historical era’
2. With reference to the era in question, critically analyse the contemporary Malaysian example for its differences and similarities compared to the ‘historical model’. Assess the positive and negative aspects of the modern example versus that of the ‘historical model’.
3. Keep a hand-written & hand-sketched record of your findings in an A4 ring-binder. These should be brought in for discussion and formative assessment with your tutor at every weekly
tutorial session.

Part 2. Digital Analysis Presentation (25%)
(10 minutes)
The digital presentation should consists of illustrative and abstractive diagrams, drawings and annotations of the precedent study that compares it to its influencing ‘historical era’. The drawings should include actual and conceptual floor plans, building sections, analysis diagrams and sketches expressing clarity and in-depth investigation of the precedent studies. Precedent study and the analysis presentations should be digital reproductions of original, strictly hand-drawn and handwritten information from the sketch journal in Part 1. For the digital presentation, these should be supplemented by original photographs and/or videos of the Malaysian study taken/produced by your
student group. You should find as much information on your assigned building as possible. Some projects have more information available than others. Your assignment is to provide an in-depth analysis of the building and provide thorough reflections of the questions listed in the subsequent section.
Analyses should include answers to the questions below:
1. How does the building reflect the spirit of the time and place for which it was built?
2. How was the building influenced by a given historical era of architecture (or for eras that do
not directly influence, how does the building contrast with a given historical era)?
3. How did the contrasting influences of a Malaysian site and a historical model affect the final
architecture of the building?

Student are to select and conduct analyses of the following from # 1 to 5 and are to synthesize the
design concept Partí of # 6.
1. Concept and Architecture analysis (i. Architect and/or Building concepts, ii.
Architecture/Style/Identification of Place, iii. Person-Container-Social relationship)
2. Building massing analysis (i. Material and Structure- geometry of making, ii. Geometry –
alignment/anthropometry/social geometry/ideal geometry)
3. Circulation Analysis (i. Circulation to Use-Space, ii. Natural ventilation)
4. Spatial Organization analysis (i. Spatial planning & Landscape/Site Siting, ii. Building
sequence and process, iii. Public vs. private, iv. Axis, v. Symmetry/Asymmetry & balance, vii.
Repetitive to unique, viii. Additive and subtractive, ix. Hierarchy)
5. Building plan-section/elevation analysis (i. Plan to Section or Elevation, ii. Natural light
penetration, iii. Significant architectural element)
6. Partí – Culminates and Summarizes (i. gesture, ii. essence, iii, dominant idea, iv salient
characteristic of the building)

Submission Requirement:

Review and assessment/submission date: Week 12 (22 Nov 2017)


GOH CHONG YUE (0327827)





VINCENT LIM (0333484)

WONG CAI YING (0327196)

WONG JIA WEN (0329320)

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Full Presentation slide can read below

Hope you like it!


Sunway Pyramid, The New Ancient Egypt Architecture?


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IA Design Assignment 2

Interactions Between Human and Animal 

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These are the activities that allow to interact between human and animal. As a worker who taking care of Malayan tapir. Activities that  I can do to Malayan tapir are feeding, check up, caring, bathing and observing.

Transformation Process  Model 1 to Model 4

Base Model Ideation

This is my base model ideation. The model I did was inspired by my animal, Malayan tapir. For all of my model we were required to use 6 keywords of 3 tangible ( teardrop, short round, long flexible)  and 3 intangible ( anger, playful, isolate). The formal organisation I used is radial form. The language I used for my all models is geometric.

Model 1

For the model 1 ,we were required to use polystyrene foam cut it in 4m x 4m x 4m using 1: 25 scale and do our model. From this model we learned mass.

Base Model Ideation model 1 to model 2.

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Model 2

For the body of the model, it show the keywords of teardrop shape, the shape of aeroplane wings repeated show the keywords of playful and anger. The entire of my structure has shown the keyword of short round.

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Model 3


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I use modelling board to do my model 3. There are 2 level ( upper and lower part ) Upper part is enclosed and lower part is semi enclosed.  My model is radial form.

Base Model Ideation model 3 to model 4.

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Model 4

For the model 4, I removed the shape of aeroplane ‘wings’ because it shown isolated without the ‘aeroplane wings’ , the roof shown the keywords of playful and anger. Teardrop shape can be see if look from top.


IA Design Assignment 1

For Assignment 1, we were required to choose an animal which have only exist in zoo Malaysia.  I decided to choose Malayan Tapir as my inspiration. The reason I chose Malayan Tapir is because the skin is monochrome and it is cute whenever they play in the pond or run, they are kind of shy animal.

1.1 Sketch Note

First of all, I did research and study about Malayan tapir and compile all the information into sketch note in A3 size cartridge paper. I draw and colour the sketch note in order to show the different information with different colours which is easier for me to remember.

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A3 Sketch Note

After that, I redraw it in A2 size which is only black and white without colours. I used different style of sketch note to apply it on A2. A2 sketch note is more clear and neat than A3 sketch note.

Final Outcome :


A2 Sketch Note

1.2 Poster

I also did the research with more detail about our inspiration. We were required to find 6 keywords of  3 tangible and 3 intangible for each of them. I transform them into poster.

3 keywords of tangible :

  • Teardrop
  • Short Round
  • Long Flexible

3 keywords of intangible :  

  • Playful
  • Isolate
  • Anger



1.3 Anthropometric

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There are 12 activities I drew of what I did for  my daily life .

1.4 Ergonomic

From 12 activities, I need to choose 3 as my exploration for human figure.

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Assignment 8

Design Project Integration

Introduction :
Presentation drawings are used to illustrate design concepts to a client. When
completing a set of presentation drawings the main focus is to ensure the drawings
highlight the key areas of the design and that the client can understand the
drawings presented. Any construction detail is eliminated to avoid confusion.

Develop an understanding of the basic composition in producing presentation

Learning Outcome:
On successful completion of this module the student will be able to:
CLO 3: Draw and compose two dimensional 2D & 3D orthographic drawings with
correct architectural drafting symbol & a working knowledge of manual drafting

Task 1: Orthographic drawing [15% test]
To show I understanding of orthographic drawing 2D and 3D, I produce
1. Plan
2. Sections
3. Elevations
4. Oblique
5. Perspective
Drawing scale and other requirements are as my design project briefs.

1. Plan


FLOOR PLAN  (Scale 1:25 )

2. Sections


SECTION A-A (Scale 1:25 )

3. Elevations


SIDE ELEVATION X  (Scale 1:25 )

4. Oblique



5. Perspective


Task 2: Presentation layout [5%]
Develop an understanding of the basic composition in producing presentation

Learning Outcome:
On successful completion of this module the student will be able to:
CLO 1: Communicate design idea & process using freehand sketching & rendering
techniques to signify elements of architectural sketches in expressing ideas.
Based from the previous orthographic drawings produced, I will need to
compose a presentation board for my  final review. Composition is to be colour
rendered (monochrome).

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This is my final presentation board, all drawings were put on the panel.

For this entire semester, I learned to draw the perspective with scale,  oblique, sketching, plan, paraline drawing and so on. Thanks lecturer teaching and helping us to improve our drawing skill. I learned a lot!



Assignment 7 ( Design Comm)

Paraline Drawing

Plan Oblique can be constructed quickly because it’s projecting directly from the
plan. Exploded view illustrates how structure and major design component relate
to each other.

Learning Outcome:
On successful completion of this module the student will be able to:
CLO 3: Draw and compose two dimensional 2D & 3D orthographic drawings with
correct architectural drafting symbol & a working knowledge of manual drafting



1. Isometricvv_2

Paraline Drawing Isometric 30-30 degree

Plan given by lecture and we must draw it in 3D object.

2. Axonometric / Plan Oblique

There are 2 option I can choose and I choose option 2 which is Plan Oblique.

Plan Oblique have 45-45 and 30-60 degree.

I use 30-60 degree to complete my model plan oblique.

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Plan Oblique 30-60 degree


Assignment 6 ( Design Comm I)

Plan & Section

Orthographic projection refers to a system of interrelated two-dimensional
views of a building. The information in the drawings needs to be both
accurate and interconnected to tell the story of the building and
communicate the proposed scheme clearly using a system that is universally
recognized and understood. These drawings are two-dimensional images
that need to be read and interpreted as a three-dimensional building or

Develop an understanding of the basic principles of drawing using a range of
media to record and communicate visual information.

Learning Outcome:
On successful completion of this module the we will be able to:
CLO 3: Draw and compose two dimensional 2D & 3D orthographic drawings
with correct architectural drafting symbol & a working knowledge of manual
drafting equipment.
we are required to produce orthographic projections for a residential
building that given to us. List of drawings as per details below:

1. One Plan (two floors)
2. Four Sectional Elevations
The drawings need to be perfect with all the criteria’s stated below:
 Grid Line – According to column arrangements or main walls.
 Proper dimension – in millimeter only (do not write mm on dimension)
 Dimension line to be in proper order and with slash style.
 Proper architectural symbols for stairs, windows, doors, etc.
 Section line with proper architectural symbol.
 Floor and wall material properly indicated and drawn.
 Furniture & fittings
 Drawing title in larger writing
 Title Block


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Final Tracing

Before I did trace the plan on the tracing paper using pen, I do the draft first, when I done, I trace it on tracing paper using artline pen.



Section B-B and Section C-C

Section B-B and Section C-C need to use pencil to draw and apply it on cartridge paper.


Section A-A Section D-D

Section A-A Section D-D need to use pen and apply it on tracing paper.

In class, we learn how to draw plan and section in order to improve our drawing skill which I think it is improving after i did these. This is individual work and it takes times to do this, so our teams decided to divide some part of work to all of us and do it together so it will be easy to us to finish our assignment quickly and make sure we do in a correct way. I have fun when I do assignment with group mates.