Apr 30

Nothing But Love

2007 • Posted by Kai @ 9:15 PM

This is my most favorite poem “On Love” by Kahlil Gibran:

Then said Almitra, “Speak to us of Love.”
And he raised his head and looked upon the people, and there fell a stillness upon them. And with a great voice he said:
When love beckons to you follow him,
Though his ways are hard and steep.
And when his wings enfold you yield to him,
Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.
And when he speaks to you believe in him,
Though his voice may shatter your dreams as the north wind lays waste the garden.
For even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you. Even as he is for your growth so is he for your pruning.
Even as he ascends to your height and caresses your tenderest branches that quiver in the sun,
So shall he descend to your roots and shake them in their clinging to the earth.
Like sheaves of corn he gathers you unto himself.
He threshes you to make you naked.
He sifts you to free you from your husks.
He grinds you to whiteness.
He kneads you until you are pliant;
And then he assigns you to his sacred fire, that you may become sacred bread for God’s sacred feast.
All these things shall love do unto you that you may know the secrets of your heart, and in that knowledge become a fragment of Life’s heart.
But if in your fear you would seek only love’s peace and love’s pleasure,
Then it is better for you that you cover your nakedness and pass out of love’s threshing-floor,
Into the seasonless world where you shall laugh, but not all of your laughter, and weep, but not all of your tears.
Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself.
Love possesses not nor would it be possessed;
For love is sufficient unto love.
When you love you should not say, “God is in my heart,” but rather, I am in the heart of God.”
And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
Love has no other desire but to fulfil itself.
But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires:
To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.
To know the pain of too much tenderness.
To be wounded by your own understanding of love;
And to bleed willingly and joyfully.
To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving;
To rest at the noon hour and meditate love’s ecstasy;
To return home at eventide with gratitude;
And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart and a song of praise upon your lips.

Apr 17

GHOST BAR Grand Opening

2007 • Posted by Kai @ 6:05 PM

The GHOST BAR is now grand opening on the main station, and offering 20% off discount for first two weeks. If you never have this kind of experience, and wanting to have a contact with the human and demon half-breed, now there is the time and place to go.

Apr 16

Institutional Device

2007 • Posted by Kai @ 5:57 PM

After a lot of experiments, altered the shape of structure, changed the tooth number of the gears, adjusted the size the wheels…….the Institutional Device is finally done.

Apr 14

GHOST BAR Interior Design

2007 • Posted by Kai @ 5:53 PM

• The GHOST BAR serves around 52 people, operated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
• Water Tank located on the top of the storage.
• Outdoor Bar area is designed for warm season use when canopy and deck fold to the position.
• Mechanical and Electrical units are located on the roof.
• Waste Collector located on the bottom of the storage, and can be cleaned up at the sani-dump station.

Apr 12

Technical Drawings

2007 • Posted by Kai @ 5:47 PM

Structure’s plan and elevation drawings.

Apr 10

The Story: Underworld

2007 • Posted by Kai @ 5:27 PM

In the study of Underworld is not just the mythology and religion, it actually exists in the real life. The bar is owned by the mix-blood of a half of human and a half of demon, considering they are nice people. There are actually a lot of mixed from underworld around us, but we never tell.

A live music is performed by the underworld band, and shared the experiences with local rock bands. Therefore, this is also a place of connection between real world and underworld.

Apr 08

The Program: Speakeasy

2007 • Posted by Kai @ 5:22 PM

A bar is a place that sells alcoholic beverages for immediate on-premises consumption. It’s a night club for people who don’t want to get to bed that early can always hanging around here, have a drink and relax. The speakeasy is basically a moving structure, which slowly moves along the rail line in Winnipeg. Customers can choose the closest stop to get on the bar when they hear the music or follow the schedule.

However, the bar could be more similar to a Cafe?, where people go during the day. Especially for people who working on the night job, they usually come here to take a coffee, and some kind of snack like bagels and sandwiches for their breakfast.

Apr 06

Device Spatialization

2007 • Posted by Kai @ 5:20 PM

The site device will be devoted to the development of an architectural scale project. Based on both the approach and the nature of spatial engagement that the device has chosen for the installation of the site, the architectural project must go through a spatial expansion into the realm of usable program. In this stage will develop a working program for the function of the building itself, and an interpretation of the existing urban condition. The programmatic use in public buildings of an institutional nature is merged with the symbolic, social cultural and even historical fabric of the city.

Continuing from the previous work, the institutional device will still be operated by gears and wheels. To transform the device into architectural present, the structure will be flipped over to extend the possibility of the development.

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