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Oasis Of The Seas: Completed

Oasis of the Seas is Royal Carribean’s largest class of ships.  It is a unique ship in that it has an interior courtyard garden, a first of its kind.  My team and I did a massive modernization which required many design approvals and working drawing submissions under very aggressive deadlines. …

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Symphony of the Seas

Symphony of the Seas is one the latest ships by Royal Caribbean.  One of its key features is that it’s one of the largest ships.  It’s quite impressive in size as it resembles a floating city.  My team and I were involved in doing a few spaces which turned out…

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Navigator Of The Seas Completed

It seems like yesterday I reviewed the final shop drawings from the contractor who did the Pool deck project in Navigator of the Seas.  It was quite an experience as we were given the project at the last minute since the previous architect was fired from the job.  The original…

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Navigator Of The Seas

One of the major projects included in this ship is a large renovation of a pool area.  This is the first time that I designed a pool which involved me learning many technical components and creating a space that is both engaging and fun.  This was in particular a very…

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Rhino and V-ray As a Design Development Tool

Rhino is a 3d modelling tool that I heavily use when visualizing a design.  It is effective in that it is intuitive to use and capable of producing complex geometries.  Rhino alone cannot be used effectively for visual representation.  One needs a rendering engine to visualize a space and form…

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Mariner Of The Sea

Recently my team and I went to see a completed ship that we worked so hard on.  It’s called Mariner of the Seas which is an older ship roughly 20 years old amongst the class of ships that Royal Carribean has.  These older ships have an outdated style being very…

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Uses Of Bamboo As A Construction Material

Bamboo is an amazing material and I see firsthand when I go to Bangladesh, my parents’ and my wife’s country.  Bamboo is heavily used in Bangladesh as structural material for many uses It has the strong structural strength allowing for reliable stability when workers utilize for scaffolding.  It is also…

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Upcoming Rhino Class

Rhino 3d is a highly versatile and effective 3d modelling tool.  I was first introduced this tool while I was an architecture student at the Boston Architectural College in 2005.  I took a design studio where we were required to find a connection between plant life and architecture using Rhino…

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Learning V-Ray

Learning Vray has been quite productive.  I’ve been using Brazil to do my renderings and wanted to learn Vray as Brazil is quite limited.  While taking this online course, I have learned how to manipulate the sun, enhance renderings with post production techniques using Photoshop, getting great looking lighting, create…

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Teaching my first design studio at MDC

I taught my first design studio at the Miami Dade College.  It was an introductory class. So, this was the first design experiences for m students. Much of the class was devoted to having my students acquiring design exercises to understand the different forms of architectural representation. I gave a…

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