Jerome Thia-Jpdoor Ventilated Pivot Door

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Interview with Jerome Thia : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. Jerome Thia : Jalousie window concept .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. Jerome Thia : To design a door that will brings convenience to the users, and at the same time to fulfill their requirements which is to keep the space ventilated and bright enough. .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. Jerome Thia : Whether or not the design going to win an award, i'm planning to promote the idea of this ventilated pivot door design and explore further on potential improvement on design or material .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. Jerome Thia : It took me about a week plus .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. Jerome Thia : At first the owners were agreed to go for typical door design for their main door but I suggested them to go for something different instead and i'm glad that they are excited to see the actual design like i do. .Frank Scott: 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?. Jerome Thia : This door was designed for one of my client and i'm more than happy to know if anyone else would agree with my design. Other than that, I haven't got any plan to sell or lease the production rights at the moment. .Frank Scott: What made you design this particular type of work?. Jerome Thia : This idea just came into my mind before the owner deciding to go for typical door design .Frank Scott: Who is the target customer for his design?. Jerome Thia : I've never thought of which customer category to target on. It is suitable for residential owners but it does suit well with retail shop as well, it depends on concept design of the atmosphere applied .Frank Scott: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?. Jerome Thia : This design is more convenient and safer as users only require to rotate the wooden panels and serving the same purpose. .Frank Scott: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?. Jerome Thia : I kept it simple, JPDoor. Jalousie Pivot Door .Frank Scott: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?. Jerome Thia : Google Sketcup & 3d Max with Vray .Frank Scott: What is the most unique aspect of your design?. Jerome Thia : It allows ventilation flow & clear vision without having the pivot to swing aside. .Frank Scott: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?. Jerome Thia : I seek for advises from contractors for better technical solution and my partner helped to improve the design. .Frank Scott: What is the role of technology in this particular design?. Jerome Thia : There is no technology involved in JPDoor. All assembles in a traditional way like typical jalousie window concept. .Frank Scott: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?. Jerome Thia : This rough idea came into my mind when I was suggesting owner to have a different door design instead. And I went through some tropical house design to support my idea. .Frank Scott: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?. Jerome Thia : This door design is really heavy and the only concern that worried me was the floor hinged to support the heavy load. .Frank Scott: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?. Jerome Thia : I never knew about this competition until I saw a friend of mine posted his winning deisgn in Facebook. It took me quite some time to think about joining as the fees is expensive after conversion to me. .

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