One day, I decided to look for a short course that would get me a glimpse of architecture and design. I thought this would help me start in going back to do what I love to do. I called my mom about my plan and she supported it by helping me find the right schools through the internet. She discovered AutoCAD through a conversation with my cousin who is a Civil Engineer and explained to me that there are AutoCAD technical courses being taught in schools and institutions around Manila. AutoCAD, as some of you may know, is a popular software used by architects, civil engineers, and designers alike in designing structures, buildings, down to furniture and fixtures. They suggested the Microcadd Technologies Training Center, which at first I sort of questioned but took into consideration. And then I almost said yes to the offer from DLSU but I was saved from paying the steep price by three discoveries: (1) I got to explore the website of the Philippine School of Interior Design (PSID) and saw that they are in current partnership with Microcadd, meaning that it is a trusted organization, then (2) the scope of the course from Microcadd is wider than that of DLSU, and (3) the cost of the former is just half of the latter. Thrilled, I enrolled right away.
So from November 2011 to February this year, I became a weekend student. I finished the class with so much fulfillment that I shared my final work on my Facebook page and got a good number of feedback from my friends! From then on, I began to experiment on furniture like chairs and tables, which I plan to share here on my succeeding posts!
Now this was my final project for the short course. It's a render of a bedroom and we were free to design it the way we want it. Since the summer season was about to enter that time, I chose the breezy look, dominated by the colors white and blue and a little shade of gray, to give off a cool feeling in the heat of summer. :D
(This is how the room should look like on daylight. I still need to practice the rendering in daylight though.)