Royal College of Art
2018 - 2019

This is a process journal of my last year at the Royal College of Art in Design Products. Documenting my design thinking, ideas, inspiration academic and personal projects.  


08.24.18  ::  
Gold living community in Tainchung



08.24.18 ::
Walden 7 by Ricardo Bofill

Ricardo Bofill designed Walden 7,  inspired by the book Walden Two,  to provide a solution to the problem of life in today's cities where there's a lack of community and lack of community activities. It consists of 16-storey complex clustered with 446 apartments grouped around 5 courtyards, 2 swimming pools and street-level shops–"Self sufficient city within a city". There's no centra ownership–residents are responsible of how the building is run. Neighbours band together for rooftop parties, cinema nights. Walden 7 provides a sense of interconnectivity between apartments. According to the residents, it is like living in a small village providing the sense of freedom and tranquility that you wouldn't have in a big city. 

A space that makes people feel free. Bofill's theory "The City in Space"

#modernhouse #urbanplanning #utopianhousing #futureliving #freethinking #interconnectivity #village #siheyuan #socialexperiment #flexibility

08.24.18 ::
Distributed Design Challenge x Tala

Distributed Design Projects and Tala will work with up to 10 emerging designers and makers that will use Tala's sustainable, LED bulbs as inspiration to create lighting fixtures that can be manufactured anywhere in the world, using accessible digital manufacturing techniques.

#flatpack #collapsible #readytoship #productionready  

Knauf and Brown's flat pack lamp.

Knauf and Brown's flat pack lamp.

08.24.18 ::
Upholstered chair (WOUD)

An upholstered chair that is designed to be distributed world wide with minimum carbon footprint. Flat-packed with environmental friendly textile like Kvadrat.

Next steps:

  • Ergonomic balanced
  • Solve technical aspects for installation and weight distribution
  • Material sourcing