Tag: Architectural Design
LITRATONG PINOY : MASINOP (NEAT)
Isa sa pinakapaborito kong desenyo sa bahay ay ang ZEN type of design. Napakasinop kasing tingnan. Walang masyadong maraming borloloy. Tulad na lamang ng desenyo nitong palikuran na ito. Minimal ang gamit at napakalinis tignan. Tunay na kaayaayang gamitin ang ganito kalinis na palikuran.
Sa totoo lang ang ZEN kasi ay hindi naman isang tipo ng desenyo ito ay isang pangkabuoang kalagayan ng kasarinlan o “state of mind”. Ang state of mind na ito ay nang-e-enganyo na maging calmado, mapayapa at bukas lagi ang isipan. Kung saan ay pinapraktis ang pagiging mabait di lamang sa kapwa tao kundi sa lahat ng nilikha ng Diyos. Mas madali da itong gawin kung ang tao ay mag me-meditate gamit zazen style kung saan ikaw ay nakaupo ng tahimik at sentro ang iyong paghinga.
Oo nga naman, paano ka naman makakapagisip nga maayos kung makalat ang iyong paligid. May puntos din itong ZEN na ito.
Ilan sa mga patnubay upang makamtan ang ZEN type of design ay maliwanag, walang “clutter”, wala masyado abubot at bawasan ang pagamit ng kulay. Hmmmm? Sa mga nabanggit na iyan, mukang kaya ko lahat maliban lamang sa huli, kasi mahilig ako sa kulay.
(The ZEN type of design is one of my favorites. The neatness and the simplicity is what attracts me to it. It has less decorations and clutter. Just like the design of this toilet, it’s simple and classy. Truly inviting for anyone to use
The truth is ZEN is not a type of design, it’s a state of mind that encourage you to have a calm, clear and pure attitude towards life. It upholds one to practice kindness not only to the human race but to all creatures of the world. It’s easier to achieve this state of mind by meditating the zazen style, where you sit on a quiet place and focus on you breathing.
ZEN has a point there. I guess you really can’t concentrate if you have all these clutter around you.
One of the things in achieving a ZEN type of design is to have clear, free of clutter, lots of space, minimal ornaments and reduce the color palette. Hmmm, amongst those mentioned. I think I can do all except the last one, cause I really love color.)
Weekend was as usual full of activities for me and my family. The highlight of my weekend was a trip to my hubby’s construction site. Hubby is an architect by profession and he’s into construction, apart from his day job. His latest project is a residential house. Hubs usually takes me to his project in three phases : just before it starts, right before its finished and after the homeowners have transferred.
Since I am a layman in terms of construction, those phases are the only times I can truly appreciate the beauty of his work. The photo below represents the “right before its finished” phase. Only a week more before he turns it over to the owner.
If there’s one thing I can truly be proud of is that Hubby never sacrifices the quality of his work. Below is a picture of one of his workers finishing of a varnished door — the almost finished product is at the right side.
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Here are some of the photos from the interior of the house… (continue reading…)