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Humour behind the tribe!

Surprisingly, the one thing I’ve learn from this tribe is that they enjoy laughing. As we talk to each others using Whatsapp for quite a while, Eleanor has mentioning about the comedy shows that she organise as well. It’s sort of the lifestyle that they all commonly have which interesting me a lot. A laugh a day keeps the doctor away.  This is the phrase she mention which inspired me a lot !!!! I kind of lead me to think about the project that I do would be related to laugh !!!… More

Dry pavement !

Another field that I have been research on the innovation that focusing no preventing flood which is call  “Permeable Pavement”. This kind of innovation is help to keep road being dry. This kind of idea could be useful for the place where there are at risk of flash flood. Here is the video of how the Permeable Pavement work. However this kind of idea only fix the problem when there is just small flash flood but it could not protect the major flood incase if the river Thames water level is over limit and there is no water way… More

Thames day out

Observing thames is one of the way that give me the information about how Londoner’s life link to the river Thames. From what I saw the water level effects directly to all activities related to the river such as Ferry, Cargo ship and restaurant by the river… More

Balloon journey

Using Stepper Motor & potentiometer to bring the balloon move around others destinations  ( inspired by Moe floating doggie snack!! ) Here is the code : #define DIR_PIN 2 #define STEP_PIN 3 #define anaPin A0 int sensorValue = 0; void setup() { pinMode(DIR_PIN, OUTPUT); pinMode(STEP_PIN, OUTPUT); pinMode(anaPin, INPUT ); } void loop(){ sensorValue = analogRead(anaPin); //rotate a specific number of degrees if ( sensorValue >=0 && sensorValue <= 1023) { sensorValue = sensorValue+1; } rotate(sensorValue*8, .1); delay(100); rotate(-sensorValue*8, .1); delay(1000); } void rotate(int steps, float speed){… More

Are we at risk ?

Elephant & Castle is in the zone ! According to “LONDON BOROUGH OF SOUTHWARK” ‘Elephant and Castle Supplementary Planning document’ ( DECEMBER 2011 ) they mention Elephant & Castle in the issue of water as one of the high risk place of flood. Here is the part I copied from the document WATER 8.19 A Strategic Flood Risk Assessment has been prepared to understand flood risk in Southwark. The northern half of the borough is within the Thames flood plain, which contains over two thirds of Southwark’s properties in well established communities. A large part of the borough is located… More

Stereotype of doing dumpster dive!

As I also interest about how society react to the people who do dumpster dive, I decided to find more evidence around this topic and I found this video that shows the life of a guy who is freegan. Steve is an educated man. A school teacher. A home owner. He also enjoys eating food from dumpsters! This video publish in 2009 but even this kind of social movement happen for nearly decade this attitude of people toward this group of people isn’t change that much. Here is the film . More

Fridge for everyone !

Another thing I learned from my tribe chat group is that they are talking about how people take some action on the idea of sustainability. David is a guy who sent us the pictures of ‘The people’s fridge’ that located in the south of London. The idea is also about sharing food using the public space to operate. However, the popularity of it isn’t good as it idea but it working as an iconic installation that somehow raise question about the idea of sustainability and wasted food. This is the picture of how to use the fridge. Thanks… More

Be sustained with OLIO

After a meet up with my tribe I decided to look forward to do some more research base on the topics that pop up during the meeting. One of the topics is the application OLIO as I mentioned on my previous blog about meet up day that it’s a food sharing application that connecting neighbours with each other and with local shops. here are some images to depict how this app work It shows the location of the Drop box where you can go and share your food in plastic containers at local shops and cafes. This is… More

Uncertain or certain protection ? : Thames flood barrier

Thank to Georgina today about the presentation about uncertainty architecture. She gave us on an idea of how people interact with the space, building or the place we considered it is a building! At one point, she mention about the ‘Thames Barrier’ which I’m now focusing in this kind of topic about ‘If climate change effect the way that architecture have to adapted to it, how the adapted architecture going to effect us on human behaviour ? ‘. After the presentation, I started to do some research about this barrier right away. The Thames Barrier is located downstream of central… More

Serious prevention of flood

Thinking of the scenario of how people come up with the idea of dealing with flood and take my previous experience as an example. In 2014, a lot of houses in Bangkok decided to build a small wall barrier in order to protect their house from the major flood. At that certain time, it was kind of normal to see people trying so hard to protect their property, however, as I think back to this kind of structure is very interesting both in the way that people don’t really care about the aesthetic for their property but more about function… More