How we work: Focus on Added Values
One casual day of April, one of our past clients of Studio Jonah approached us with an unusual, unique mission: to assist her to choose the right condo unit to purchase. Often, potential clients’ request for help starts like “I have a project in mind. What is your fee (all in one sentence)?”, but this…
Renovation is an intriguing concept. Once a “good” design solution becomes a problem over time, whether an issue rises from an outdated building system or simply a change of mind. Surely, it’s often more complicated than that and there are other social and economic influences. What are some unique renovation solutions for existing problems?
Imagining Architecture & Its Previous Life
It is October! Officially this means every day of this month has to be something related to the sorts of Halloween, so, I’d like to exercise your imagination in preparation for all the ghost, goblins, and witches to come.
What is space? How is space created? The immediate answer would be: through the interaction between solid and void. Can void, the absolute empty space, create space that’s intangible through interaction with solid?
The Organic City Grid
Back at it again in the archiving of an architecture student’s journey in Italy, this time about the urbanicity of Rome and alike. Since arriving in Rome, I have been living in Trastevere. It’s close to all the main attractions like the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and the Pantheon. What I have noticed, however, is…
Commercial vs. Residential construction: why do you have to choose?
I run into MANY construction industry professionals. They can be at various events:-conference, continuing education seminars, or even through an introduction by someone I already knew. Although, there are many such events, I find them to be mostly not so helpful….Most of those chance meetings stay as typical networking events which mean to talk a little about…
72 Hours Wayfinding in 3 Airports & 2 Train Stations
Hi everyone! For those of you have read my introduction on the Onah Jung Blog, you will know that I am an undergraduate student studying architecture at the University of Waterloo. In part of this degree for our 4th year, we go to Rome for a semester to study. I hope you all will look…
Condos, Condos, Condos
We’ve heard enough; in fact we’ve seen enough too. With the rapid densification and developments in Toronto, the housing demand keeps on rising and so do the condo towers. If you have been keeping your eyes on recent condo trends in Toronto, you’d notice these three significant, recurrent patterns.
Green and Grey
Green and grey are the two colours that immediately come to our minds when we visualise green space in a city, and we call this image a ‘sustainable design’.
The Art of Doodling & Sketching (by hand)
Every new year, I start off with a new sketchbook, feeling determined and resolute to fill in every page by the end of year. Saying hello to August already, I see my sketchbook looking rather empty and lonely, even pathetic. Put all excuses aside, I questioned what’s happened to my habit of doodling and sketching.