Interview with designer chih wen chaw (cc), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning design Manor Properties Office Interior.

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Interview with chih wen chaw at Saturday 9th of March 2013: DI: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
cc : Office with a touch of domesticity

DI: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
cc : The main focus was to design a fully funtioning space for work but through the planning of spatial relationships and use of materials , a sense of "home" is injected. This is in line with the core competence of the Client who are boutique developers in the fields of residential and hospitality.

DI: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
cc : NA

DI: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
cc : 1.5 months

DI: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
cc : It was a mix of the client's vision in their own business model as well as our impetus to question conventional office spaces. Commisioned by Client

DI: Is your design being produced or used by another company, or do you plan to sell or lease the production rights or do you intent to produce your work yourself?
cc : NA

DI: What made you design this particular type of work?
cc : A belief that an office space should be more humanistic

DI: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?
cc : NA

DI: Who is the target customer for his design?
cc : NA

DI: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
cc : A spatial design that balances between Client's vision and personal design ethos

DI: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
cc : NA

DI: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?
cc : Auto Cad , 3D max

DI: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
cc : A unique spatial rearrangment to re define an office space while paying close attention to their everyday needs.

DI: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?
cc : NA

DI: What is the role of technology in this particular design?
cc : NA

DI: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?
cc : NA

DI: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?
cc : Getting the builders to build certain details to our specifications

DI: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?
cc : I have always been interested in competitions

DI: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?
cc : To be able to change one's details to the capabilities of the contractor wthout loosing the main design vision.