TA N J I - K E N
Everyone has convictions about life and these
Where the reward of artistic expression in
convictions guide decisions.
Architecture, comes from a deep understanding of materiality and playful imagination.
For me the conviction is this, that the design and delivery of Architecture are synonymous and one.
Applied to my own context, I personally felt that the
I believe that a grasp on how things are built
more I understood how things were built or made,
helps me make better design choices.
the better I would be as an Architect. Guided by this conviction, I’ve placed myself in experiences
Looking back at the seeds of this particular
where I sit between the design and the build
conviction, I recall two formative experiences.
process in an attempt to be a better Architect.
One, as an enthusiastic art student in life drawing class, where we were encouraged to respect the
My name is Ken Tan and this is my humble attempt
medium so as to achieve the best mark making.
at getting better.
The second was in my undergraduate days of Architecture, and being inspired by the works of Louis Khan.
”THE MORE I UNDERSTOOD HOW THINGS WERE BUILT OR MADE , THE B ETTER I WOULD BE WITH IT’S EXPRESSION IN DESIGN”