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Barlow Motor by Firadaus Khazis

Designed as a mixed use building (comprises a BMW showroom, BMW Service Centre, 300 Carpark Space, 9 Holes Miniature and a bachelor apartment), by assuming the project is assigned by Alexandra George Barlow and his son, Alexander Arthur Barlow within their era (1980s), Barlow Motor is a reminiscene of their adventurous lifestyle for future reference. Both father and son had set the first record of travelling from Darwin to Melbourne by car. This is portrayed in the building by having multi storey car parks with only one direction ramp (which is going up). This theoretically reflects the journey spirit which is not reversible and to go down,  there are 4 classic scissor car lifts provided. 

The Barlow family had thier favourite architect named Arthur William Purnell, who used to be famous of importing foreign architecture language in his building designs in Melbourne. As for Barlow Motor, arab culture of Islamic geometry is brought in because Darwin-Melbourne journey car’s front hood appear to be stamped with a word ‘CAR’ in Arabic. As for the showroom the brand BMW is selected, as the emblem representing the plane fan which is functionally dynamic, sporty and has corporate quality which I think are best describe The Barlows. 



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The Dumb Shall Speak by Nur Asriah

A metaphorical representation of a Melbourne city  by Nur Asriah, a Master student from RMIT. A beautifully done diagram with the right choice of colours. 

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Lake Kenyir Discovery Centre And Resort by Farhana Mohammed Isa & Roseanna Jamison

A work by Farhana Mohammed Isa (from University of Malaya) in collaboration with Roseanna Jamison (from University of South California) challenges the potential of nature inspired form and function. Programmed as a Discovery Centre and Resort, the design intention is to broadcast the visitors with knowledge of ecosystems. Moreover the building is flexible and responsive to the site through imitation of floating capability of lotus.

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Parasitos by Firadaus Khazis

Student: Firadaus Khazis

Subject: Digital Design Modeling

Software: Rhino v4 sr2

Render: Rhino v4 sr2

Site: City Square Melbourne (along Swanston street)

First comer to Melbourne Central, would definitely be fascinated with Kisho Kurukawa's brilliant way  of encapsulating the old architecture within new. The old melbourne central building is framed by a whole new podium, crowned with a glass cone. It shows the importance of heritage building, by preserving the aesthetic, meaning and functions. However looking at different perspec, it can't be denied that the new structure overpowering the old one, like a bloodsucker to Old Melbourne central's glamorous and prosperity.

PARASITOS thus portrayed the polemic drama between the new age architecture and the old. The brick built castle strangled and portrayed in struggling mode as to fight against the new age architecture which is made out of stainless steel and tinted glass built in complex form.
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    Presentation panel is not necessary to be a panel!

    A work by Hafiz Hajeedar

    Recently I have came across to an extraordinary presentation in BLDGBLOG by a group of students who did documentation, maps and filing as mean presentation. I think it is well proven that there is no exact method of presentation and panel doesn't need to be all printed out as long as the things (presentation) or what ever way you presenting, focuses on the idea (hey, can save money on printing cost!). Which mean it also could be done in very artistic way as long as it is comprehensive. Today post, Designpanels is delighted to share a blog by a young artisan, Hafiz Hajeedar who has very stimulating presentation of artworks and also thought about architecture and art.
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    LITEAROMA by Nur Arina Amin

    LITEAROMA, an Industrial Design project designed by NUR ARINA AMIN (from UIA). A multifunction home appliance product serves both as a night lamp and aromatherapy. 

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    "Can you hear me?" - exhibition + auditorium + lecture theatre by Firdaus Sunhaji

    Student: Firdaus Sun Haji
    School : Victoria University of Wellington
    Project: Auditorium Design
    Studio: 2nd year
    Software: Solid work, 3D Max, Revit

    © Firdaus Sun Haji
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