29 September 2014

Quick one

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I meant to say: a quick update on a quick-moving project....

Here are the quick lines from site before weekend:
Student lounge side:
They are working on form work of roof structure over student lounge
Chapel side:
They are almost finished working on steel reinforcing bars for 2nd floor over wc, storage, entrance lobby and 2nd floor of chapel. 
They are pouring concrete on to chapel building up to 2nd floor level on Saturday.








23 September 2014

Silent craft

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We have created a specific series of hand-made ceramic tiles for the facade of Doshisha Chapel Complex.
(prototyping process can be seen HERE and HERE).

It is nice to see that there are things irreplaceable by machinery.

17 September 2014

Day 3... What happened?!

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So this is what greeted me this morning on site...

 demolition can look scary...

salvaging the heritage timber architraves for later installation

carrying down the rubbles bit by bit

...make sure not to damage the lobby...

slowly....this is the largest vehicle that can fit on site to take away rubble...

16 September 2014

着々と... Surely and Steadily

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Lately I have been liking the Japanese expression "着々と".
It means "surely and steadily"; it gives a sense of certainty that the goal, will be reached.

No matter how small each step is, as long as we keep moving, we will get there.

...Well, Doshisha is moving fast!


15 September 2014

Good day to start demolition!

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Finally Sydney is warming up!

We have started on a residential renovation project overlooking the fabulous Rushcutter's Bay - how so glorious.  Can't wait to see the transformation!

beautiful Sydney

stripped wallpapers are somehow romantic...


sense of nostalgia...

11 September 2014

Facet Studio x Anomaly at the Strand

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The poster says it all...

Facet Studio collaborated with Anomaly to create a series of furniture for the inaugural collection.
SEP 15 - 28, be sure to drop us a visit!

More on Facet Studio x Anomaly... click HERE

8 September 2014

Today on Doshisha site

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After typhoon in Japan, construction has resumed as normal.
Some walls are up, some are going up.... 

The Doshisha project can be largely divided into 2 areas: 1. Chapel and 2. Student Lounge.
Chapel side includes chapel hall, meeting rooms, function spaces, whilst the Student Lounge side includes student lounge, exhibition hall, administration office, choir room.   

Construction completion is 2015 March in order to meet University semester opening (APR 01 in Japan), but the staff members need to be operational by then! 
It means the area for offices need to be prioritised in the construction, so it will be finished first - which is why the Student Lounge side is more advanced.

Here are photos from the weekend.

compare with August, we have gone up one storey..


footings no longer visible from the Student Lounge side

walls are up at the Student Lounge side

reinforcement and formwork are coming together for the Chapel side

...checking...more checking...

formwork for windows

this is the future administration office!

To find out more about Doshisha Chapel project click HERE