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Studio tutors Ati Rosemary Mohd Ariffin, is the 5th year studio coordinator, is a senior lecturer at the dept of arch. She has 16 years of teaching experience in Malaysia and Australia. She had obtained her Diploma in Mara Institute of Technology. Her Postgraduate Diploma and Masters was obtained from Oxford Brookes, United Kingdom. She is currently finishing her PhD degree. Her specialization is on sustainable design and energy efficiency buildings

Assoc Prof Ar. Saari Omar is the Associate Professor at the dept of arch. He obtained his Masters in Architectural Association School London. His is also the Board Member in Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM) and the corporate member of PAM.

Ar. Jasmi Salleh, is a part timer 5th year studio tutor. He is a Principal Architect at JasSalehArchitect. He obtained his BA Arch, Dip. Arch from University of Hull, MA Environmental Design (Lincoln University, UK) and currently doing his PHd degree on ‘Low energy thermal comfort’ (Sheffield University, UK) BREEAM Environmental Assessor (Educational buildings). He has 20 years experience in architectural industry

Kevin Mark Low, earned a bachelors degree in architecture and a minor in architectural history from the University of Oregon, Eugene (1988) and a master of science degree in architecture from MIT in Cambridge (1991). He has worked in architectural practices in the United States; SRG Partnership, Portland, Oregon(1988) and GBD Architects, Portland, Oregon(1989). He has lectured at the department of planning and architecture at MIT in 1990 and has been lecturing at the University of Malaya since 2002. He joined GDP Architects upon his return to Kuala Lumpur (1992) where he stayed for the next ten years, running the research and design. Smallprojects was born in 2002


Student’s Profile

PERDANASISWA COMPLEX, Student Life Centre Problem Statement / Design Issues Building a better student experience is rather important and other facilities and amenities on campus are key factors that contribute to making the student experience more attractive to current and prospective students. School life cannot be all about books and classroom; students need to have a conducive environment to let them explore their own interest. There is no a real centre for students in the heart of campus and Perdanasiswa Complex does not work well to create a quality student community.

Lim Wei Ban- Born in Melaka. In 2009, he has graduated from UM obtained his B SC Arch part 1. Currently, pursuing his b Arch UM, working on a thesis of Perdanasiswa Complex, Student Life Centre.

Advisor’s Profile

Mr. Megat Ariff Shah Bin Megat Omar, is the 1st year studio coordinator. He had obtained his B Arch from University Malaya and currently pursuing his Master's thesis.

Concept / Design Objectives The concept of vitalizing and refurbishing Perdanasiswa Complex by giving the greatest power of expression in order to create a new sense of place that can encourage socialization, recreation, and a conducive learning environment. The design objective mainly is to increase and widen students’ world view, perception and social skill. The design objectives: To encourage students’ active participation in co-curricular activities. To produce active students who will become future leaders and well-mannered and integrated individuals. Allow students the opportunity to develop their potential to the maximum. To enhance students’ experience by having formal education and informal education. To provide various cultural experiences for divers student communities to learn ad prepare for mature participation in a diverse society. Proposed Special Study The special study that I will address is the campus architecture and campus landscape study. The focus will be more on creating a conducive environment and how it can be succeeded by introducing good campus architecture and campus landscape in the particular area, the heart of campus. Besides, to study the sustainable aspects in term of student activities, building a structure and services.


Student’s Profile

Center for Second hand Exchange Issues

Chai Boa Er- Born in Pahang. In 2010, she has graduated from UM obtained

High consumerism and purchasing behaviour making a lot of unnecessary needs and create wastage in our daily lifestyle. This behaviour is unavoidable from modern shopping trend result from increasing of affordability and accessibility to the shopping activities in our daily lifestyle. In the bigger picture, shopping is a not sustainable activity because we are consuming on every new product from shopping. Are the public aware on how much of natural resources that taken from our earth for the new production?

her B SC Arch part 1. Currently, pursuing her b Arch UM, working on a thesis of Center for Second hand exchange.

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Pn Norafida, is the 4th year studio coordinator, is a lecturer at the dept of arch. She had obtained her B. Arch in UiTM. Her Postgraduate Masters was obtained from Oxford Brookes, United Kingdom. Her specialization is on Urban Design, Interior Architecture, Islamic Architecture, Housing, Building Conservation and Building Construction

This design thesis is aim to how I going to reinventing the idea shopping activities that we don’t have to buy new things anymore but recycle, buy and reuse second hand items. As shopping is an unavoidable modern trend in our daily lifestyle, the objective of this design thesis is to encourage public to recycle, shop and use second hand items as a daily lifestyle practice, make people feel that buying second hand items is acceptable in their daily lifestyle. Besides that, this second hand exchange centre is the place to increase public awareness on the important of recycle and reuse through repair workshop gallery displayed to the public and shops for recycled second hand items in the centre.


Student’s Profile

Farhana Mohammed Isa- Born in KL. In 2009, she has graduated from IIUM obtained her B SC Arch part 1 and has one year working experience in architectural firm, Cipta Teguh Architect, Puchong from 2009-2010. Currently, pursuing her b Arch UM, working on a thesis of KL:ACHC. Her interested in floating architecture and future hospital design.

Advisor’s Profile

Ar. Aniza Aziz is the 3rd year studio coordinator, a lecturer at department of architecture , University Malaya for the past 7 years. She obtained her Bachelor of Architecture from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. She has been practicing for the past 16 years (1988-2004) as a professional architect at the Architectural Network, YK Chow Chartered Architect and Nesa Arkitek. Her area of expertise are in building technology, professional practice and building services.

Alternative and Complementary Healthcare Centre, Kuala Lumpur Alternative and complementary medicine is seeking its demand when western medicine offers nothing to cure and may lead to deterioration of body to patients. Western medicine This is where the integration of design and innovations of alternative and complementary healthcare centre is needed in Kuala Lumpur city centre. This project is to integrate alternative and complementary medicine in General Hospital Kuala Lumpur into the mainstream as well as to rejuvenate the HKL master plan for future sustainability. KL: Alternative and Complementary Healthcare Centre will be a platform for all the practitioners as well as students to give the best treatment with standards and regulations set by Ministry of Health to unsure the genuine product use and certified practitioners give treatment to public. The centre also will serve and help the conventional services of existing hospitals with the complementary medicine and treatments for the betterment of the public health. At the same time, the centre is also as a hub and exhibits the local product as promoting the local herbal product to be well-known and established in the worldwide market. This design thesis objective is to discover how the sensitiveness of the architectural solution can change the healthcare patterns by designing a ‘hospital’ not ‘ a warehouse for sick’ but to become more ‘wellness hub’, patient-centric, community connectivity, environmental responsive with the advance green technology. The idea of ‘complex’ type of hospital will be changed to ‘non conservative’ healing approach to bring back justice to Kuala Lumpur Hospital, as the general hospital in the city centre. A new healing and curing treatment and environment can be achieved through integration of alternative and complementary healthcare centre in Kuala Lumpur Hospital


Student’s Profile

Lim Keian Ann- Born in Perlis, he has graduated from Politeknik Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’Azam Shah, Kedah in 2001-2003, obtained his Diploma in Ungku Omar Polytechnic in 2004 and B SC Arch part 1 in University of Malaya 2009. He has work as assistant architect at Architect Fong and Architect K.H.Goh from 2003-2007 and specialize in detailing and constructions. Currently, pursuing his B.Arch in University of Malaya, working on a thesis of Museum of Independent.

Advisor’s Profile

Associate Prof. Dr. Yahaya Bin Ahmad, He had obtained his BA, Washington University, St. Louis, mo , MCONSMGT, Washington University, St. Louis, mo, MARCH, Washington University, St. Louis, mo and PHD, Liverpool University, UK. His areas of expertise are Vernacular Architecture, Conservation Management (Conservation policy, management) and Conservation Of Historic Buildings (Conservation, Heritage, Historic).

MUSEUM OF INDEPENDENT Manipulation of sense through architecture Issue and Problems National Monument is one of the important sight and significant place in Malaysia especially when it becomes one of the city's predominant image. However, people who visit the monument does not really know what the monument is about, hence it create confusion among Malaysian and tourists. Even the existing design of the monument does not portray the function itself and cause the trival "insignificant" result . This make the challenge in how to design a great shape of history moulds on the site. Concept and design The concept of manipulation of sense through architecture by revealing the significant of the existing monument. The design objective mainly is to propose a museum as a locus solus on the site. Secondly is to propose systematic and preserve archive space specific for the museum of independent. Thirdly is to explore social, physical and emotional dimensions of the space to create a vibrant atmosphere in relation to the history. Finally, is to express a new archetype that retransforms the neglect of museum interpretation by adopting new function and commemoration of the museum, responding to its surrounding social-community and context. Proposal Special Study The special study of the design were the aspects of architecture elements and sustainable features. The architecture elements will be focus to sense and phenomena of the space and the sustainable aspects will focus to the activity integrations, services and design of the building itself.


Student’s Profile

Mir Shariffuden Mustafa – Born in Penang. In 2008, he has graduated from UM obtained his BSc Arch Part 1 and has two years experience in Akitek Suria from 2008 to 2010. Currently, pursuing his BArch UM, working on a thesis of Aquaculture Commercial + Tourism Ventures, Kinta Valley.

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AQUACULTURE COMMERCIAL + TOURISM VENTURES, KINTA VALLEY

[ Abstract ] The project takes place in Batu Gajah, Kinta and is the perfect setting for Aquaculture activities.Historically, Kinta used to be the biggest tinmining area in the world and produced one-third of theworld tin resource. What is left today on Kinta Valley geography are large area of abandoned landsand ex-mining lakes. Socially and economically, aquaculture activities are nothing new to the people of Kinta Valley. It hasbeen practiced for decades. Thus, taking aquaculture to another step higher will boost the community’s socio-economy status of not only the people from the vicinity but also to the state andthe nation as a whole. Providing a specific specialty to the community will reduce the urban-rural dichotomy and balancing the gap between cities and villages.

The project is not only addressing the business component of aquaculture, but also promotes it tourism component by having a discovery centre. By providing such facilities, it will not only flux the locals and the tourist, but also raise awareness and educate both parties. Tourism component is also crucial in raising professionals and possible investor.

Kamarudzaman Mat Rejab is the 2nd Year Studio Coordinator, is a senior lecturer at the Department of Architecture, UM. He has 18 years of working experience. He has obtained his Diploma in Mara Institute of Technology. His Bachelor of Architecture was obtained from University of Queensland, Australia and Master of Art from Thames Polytechnic, United Kingdom. His specialization is on Design Practice and Project Management.

By having such complete integration of both commercial and tourism activities, it creates a new identity of the Kinta Valley as the new aquaculture hub of the nation. [ Proposed Special Studies ] 1. Renewable energy 2. Floating architecture


Student’s Profile

Origin from east coast of Malaysia peninsular, named Mohd Hisyam Mohamed Yusoff, obtained his part one degree, Bsc in Architecture from IIUM. In pursuing his second degree of BArch, he is doing on a design thesis of Urban Vertical Secondary School incorporating in the new Kampung Baru proposal. In gaining experience in the field, he used to work with Z&SR Architecutral Ventures Sdn Bhd for a year in July 2009-July 2010.

Advisor’s Profile

Elected as Hisyam’s advisor, Dr. Zakaria Alcheikh Mahmoud Awad is a lecturer in Department of Architecture, Faculty of Built Environment Building. He is qualified from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. Furthermore, he also had contributed quite a number of publications in terms of planning and urban design. Rather than that, he had also been in the professional practice as urban designer for several firms in the past

VERTICAL URBAN SCHOOL INTRODUCTION In an age of ever increasing urbanization with massive migrations from the countryside to the city, existing urban architectural models will continue to be recycled to accommodate increased populations with devastating effects on land, infrastructure, and the environment or new models of urban architecture will be formed to take on the specifics of the local urban development. Lots of urgencies to develop ideas and theories in urban and architectural form related to density, livability and sustainability parallel to the rapid and exponential growth of urbanism in Malaysia. DEFINING THE TOPIC In short, this proposal is to design a compact vertical secondary school that integrates with the surrounding facilities and amenities. By applying well designed vertical school and adopting 21st century educational system (changing curriculums, ICT and etc.) that will blend within the city itself as one whole learning institutional. DEFINING THE MAIN SUBJECT In urban city like Kuala Lumpur, the need of compact vertical school is almost necessarily implemented due the rapid growth of population and rapid development that contributing to the scarcity of land in the surrounding area. At the same time implement design quality that encompasses a number of issues including sustainability, flexibility and adaptability and value for money. PROBLEM STATEMENT In recent years, educators, school facility planners, and local government land use planners have questioned the size of school sites. It is known that large school sites clearly benefit their communities by providing ample outdoor recreation space, but excessively large sites can also work against principles of good community planning.


Student’s Profile

Mustaffa Khair Johari was born in Petaling Jaya and received his primary and secondary education in his hometown. He graduated with Bachelor of Architectural Science (LAM Part 1) from International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur and joined RIDZA Associates as an Architectural Assistant upon his graduation in 2009.

Advisor’s Profile

Nazli Che Din received his early education in Architecture from Oita University, Japan and furthered his studies in Bachelor of Engineering and finally graduated with Masters of Engineering. Upon his graduation, he joined LEMBAGA JURUTERA MALAYSIA (BEM) as a graduate member (2007), a professional member of Acoustical Society of America and Acoustical Society of Japan (2008) and currently an international member of Architecture Institue of Japan (AIJ).

Interactive sound and motion centre A proposal for the extension of KLPac Academy and the enhancement of KLPac. The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPac) was built and completed in 2003 as an initiative by the government and corporate bodies in support of the local performing arts scene. Besides being a centre for the performing arts, the former Railway Workshop of the British Empire turned Performing Arts centre is also home to the academy for the performing arts. At present, the existing spaces utilised by the academy only cater mainly for theatre classes. The existing spaces could not accommodate for musical learning and rehearsals due to limitation of space. The condition of the existing spaces is also unsuitable to be used for these purposes. Learning spaces are often encapsulated spaces, confined by the walls of the classrooms. The performing arts education, on the other hand requires children to learn through gestures and imitation using various senses. Therefore, this design thesis aims to provide an Interactive Sound and Motion centre, which is an extension to the existing KLPac. The proposed extension shall consist of additional learning spaces and supporting facilities which cater for formal and informal performing arts learning experiences. This is to fulfil the academy’s objectives in becoming the hub for the performing arts and to foster creative excellence through the development and nurturing of performing arts culture. In addition, to meet the needs of an ever more demanding and diverse performing arts scene, KLPac also requires additional spaces to facilitate the programmes carried out. At present, the building is active during weekends and on weekdays, activities within the building and the area surrounding it area limited due to limitation of recreational and commercial spaces. The proposed extension will add richness by introducing these spaces which will further enhance KLPac as a performing arts centre. With its location within the lush green Sentul West Park in the heart of Sentul Raya Development, KLPac will become the heart of Sentul Raya which connects both Sentul East and West development area once the future development proposal around the site is completed. Therefore, this design thesis also looks at how the extension can be linked to the future development through the proposed spaces thus improving permeability within the area.


Student’s Profile

Nadiah bt Mazli is from Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor. She graduated from University of Malaya and obtained her Bachelor in Science Architecture in 2010. She is currently continuing her Bachelor of Architecture in University of Malaya. Her interest is in architectural design for senior citizen. The title of her design thesis is Retirement Centre – The Blue Zone.

Advisor’s Profile

Puan Sri Datin Nila Inangda Manyam Keumala Binti H Daud has been teaching in University of Malaya for more than 15 years. She graduated her Bachelor in Architecture as well as Masters of Philosophy in Architecture from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. Her expertise are in Architecture Of The Muslim Word, Built Environment (Thermal Comfort, Day-light, Indoor Air Quality & Sustainable Design) as well as conservation Of Timber Buildings. She is currently a research fellow in Faculty of Built Environment University of Malaya.

Retirement Centre – The Blue Zone In today developing world, every country is experiencing the same trend of high growth percentage of elderly population. It is an ongoing challenge for every nation to carefully prepare and execute a proper planning to create an environment that allows elderly to lead life to the fullest and remain independent and active as they grow older. In Malaysia, the demand for care and services for elderly are clearly being recognized due to the increasing number of aging population. However, there are no proper regulation in design standard of existing care facility in Malaysia, and the current environment of does not fulfill the needs of elderly in terms of their physical and mental abilities as well as spiritual. This project is trying to see what contribution can architecture gives in terms of providing a better space for the aging, which takes in consideration of their physical and mental needs. The psychology of spaces for elderly will be the main focus in designing the centre. That will include an understanding of physical and operational environment that stimulate, enhance, and assist social exchange as well as built competency within their physiological constraints. The design should also address how the environment can respond to the changing sensory modalities of the older person in ways that compensate for aging losses. With the concept of the Blue Zone, this design thesis proposal aim to create Retirement Centre that provide a comfortable and safe environment for communal activities and resources for aging population in urban area that encourage the sense of family and social engagement among the community.


Student’s Profile

ONG AI QING Born in Selangor. In 2005, she graduated from UM obtained her B Sc Arch Part 1 and worked with CGNA Design Consultancy from 20072010. Currently, pursuing her B Arch in UM, working on a thesis of KLWAC – Kuala Lumpur Women’s Aid Centre.

Advisor’s Profile

ZUNAIBI BIN ABDULLAH He is the current HOD and a senior lecturer at the Department of Architecture UM. He obtained his BSc and Master of ARCH from University of Nebraska, Lincoln. His specialization is on building structure and technology.

KUALA LUMPUR WOMEN’S AID CENTRE (KLWAC), SENTUL Have you ever heard of woman’s crying, quarrelling between woman and man and sound of banging door come from your neighbour houses? She may be in the incident of domestic violence and being victimized. In 1980s, the Malaysian feminist organizations instigated a growing awareness of Violence against Women and the dangers and suffering endured by the victims. Recent statistics show that Kuala Lumpur is the only state of having increasing number of domestic violence cases, where Sentul particularly has the highest reported violent crime rate which includes rape cases and voluntarily causing hurt. This prompted the need of safe place to escape and to get emergency and immediate support prior for the victimized women in this area. However, most of the existing women’s shelters in local are lack of specifically designed physical properties to provide conducive environment needed by victimized women in their healing and recovery process. Studies of environmental psychology show that spaces can evoke certain responses from occupants, ranging from induce fear to produce calmness and relaxation. The objective of this design thesis proposal is to investigate how physical environment, when partnered with efficient treatment programmes, can create nurturing healing environment for victimized women compared to the existing shelter model. Victimized women experience not only physical or biological pain but longer lasting emotional and psychological scars. The result of this thesis will be an emotionally responsive haven for women in crisis in a high-risk women victimization area. Special Studies Discreet entry sequence design to avoid causing embarrassment or difficult for women in crisis. Visual connectedness as environmental therapeutic strategy for rehabilitation of victimized women.


Student’s Profile

Revitalisation of Clan Jetty

Problem Statement / Design Issues

Ooi Chun Khai - Born in Penang. In 2010, he graduated from UM obtaining his Degree in Science of Architecture (Part 1) and currently doing his Degree in Architecture (Part 2). The title of his thesis is Revitalisation of Clan Jetty, Penang

Advisor’s Profile

Clan Jetty was a historical settlement dwelled by the Chinese coolies who worked in the port industry. Economy and social disintegration are the most obvious impacts following the lost of free port status in George Town. Majority of them either engaged in some form of self-employment or work in different parts of Penang. Soon, they moved out as a respond to reduce the time and expense of commuting to work. Socially, the community bond has weakened significantly due to the increasing number of new settlers. Lastly, the absence of basic infrastructures and deteriorating living environment make the site unfit to dwell. Design Objectives

Ar Lim Take Bane is a professional architect and also a lecturer at the Department of Architecture, UM. He obtained his diploma and degree in architecture from Canterbury College of Arts in UK. His specialisation is on building conservation and theory of architecture.

Promoting economic sustainability is the main theme in the revitalisation work. The first design objective is to develop local commercial activities, create job opportunities and generate income to the local community through rental. Second, to establish stamping ground to support and promote social networks and residents’ leisure time activities. Finally, to enhance the physical living environment of Clan Jetty.


Student’s Profile

Born in Penang, Rosnizal bin Baharum has deep interest about George Town and conservation. Obtained his BSc Arch (Part 1) from University Malaya in 2009. One year experience as an Assistant Architect at LNL Sdn Bhd from 2009-2010, he is currently persuing his B Arch (Part 2) in University Malaya. He is working on Chow Rasta Urban Market Renewal Project, in George Town for his design thesis.

Advisor’s Profile

Ar Lim Take Bane is a professional architect and also a lecturer at the Department of Architecture, UM. He obtained his diploma and degree in architecture from Canterbury College of Arts in UK. His specialisation is on building conservation and theory of architecture.

CHOWRASTA MARKET RENEWAL PROJECT The Issue The City of George Town in Penang, with a history of urban growth of more than 200 years, grew as a British trading port with traders and settlers coming from Europe and other parts of Asia, bringing with them their religious and cultural beliefs and practices. The existence of trade societies based on ethnic differences further reinforces the strong ethnic divisions between the trades. Collectively this concentration of identities formed strong characteristic of Georgetown. However, Penang traditional trades are now posed a threat due to few issues. The number of trades that still surviving are at the alarming situation. George Town, one of the World Heritage Site recognized by UNESCO is striving in preserving it built heritage. However, what make the George Town unique, the living cultural heritage such as its traditional trades are being neglected and now deteriorating. It needs to be revived and sustained in order to continue the essence and identity of George Town before it too late. Chowrasta Market or Pasar Chowrasta is one of the two community markets in inner George Town is a perfect site to house the program proposed. The Chow Rasta Market is very significant to the people of George Town and tourist. However, the market is now in a very bad condition especially at the wet market area on the ground floor. The businesses on the first floor is start to close down due to the poor permeability of the above floor of Chow Rasta Market. The area is also dead after the market time. Furthermore, the IKRAM report saying that the building and unsafe. The proposal here is to house the program of the dying trades and to revitalise the current wet market of Chow Rasta and the market will be turned into craft market for the apprentices.

Proposed Special Study Cleaning system for wet market Apprenticeship program training system


Student’s Profile

TAY WEE JEN Born in Melaka. In 2009, he graduated from UM obtained her B Sc Arch Part 1 and worked with Perunding arkitek Bobby Low for 1 year. Currently, pursuing his B Arch in UM, working on a thesis of Urban Health Community.

Advisor’s Profile

MUHAMMAD AZZAM BIN ISMAIL He is a SLAI fellow of Department of Architecture UM. He obtained his BSc in University Malaya and University of Glasgow, Scotland. His specialization is on environmental sustainable design.

URBAN HEALTH COMMUNITY Problem Statement / Design Issues Physical inactivity is now identified as the fourth leading risk factor for global mortality. Physical inactivity levels are rising in many countries with major implications for the prevalence of noncommunicable diseases and the general health of the population worldwide. People’s participation in physical activity is influenced by the built, natural and social environments in which they live as well as by personal factors such as sex and age and ability, time and motivation. The current levels of physical inactivity are partly due to insufficient facilities and poor living environment that discourage participation in physical activity at public housing and an increase in sedentary behaviour during occupational and domestic activities. Likewise, an increase in the use of "passive" modes of transport has also been associated with declining physical activity levels. Concept / Design Objectives The concept of green active living is chosen to improve the design of urban housing for promoting an active lifestyle and physical activity in urban environment through design. Physical activity can be part of the routine activities of day-to-day living, such as farming, gardening, walking or cycling for short distance travel instead taking the car and using the stairs regularly. The design objective mainly is to design a green active living community model that provides opportunities for daily physical activity. Secondly is to create quality architectural living space that promotes physical activities and active lifestyles in an urban environment. Finally, to design a model that applies ecological principles to deliver better environment. Proposed Special Study 1. Ramp structure design for cycling that connected from ground to upper floor which encourage use of bicycle as transportation. 2. Staircase designs that prominence and invite users. 3. Urban farming: roof garden, vertical green wall, community garden


Student’s Profile

Vigneswaran Mayachandran- Born in KL. Graduated from Liverpool John Moores University and obtained BA Hons Part 1. Currently, pursuing his B Arch UM, working on a thesis of Padang:Chow Kit Youth Centre

Advisor’s Profile

Mr. Megat Ariff Shah Bin Megat Omar, is the 1st year studio coordinator. He had obtained his B Arch from University Malaya and currently pursuing his Master's thesis.

PADANG-CHOW KIT YOUTH CENTRE Issue Issues involving or affecting youth can range from macro level issues such as global, urbanisation, migration, economic, geographical, government policies to micro level issues such as sociological, biological and many more. How does the environment or the built environment affect youth in an urban area such as Chow Kit? and in return, How does the built environment become a solution to the youths in Chow Kit? This study has shown that the two main issues faced by youths are the lack of space for their needs such as for learning and playing and the 'bad' neighbourhood in Chow Kit. 'Padang', Chow Kit Youth Centre would further establish the justification of the building typology. The concept The concept of 'Padang' is derived from the metaphorical field that carries the memories of childhood, collectively owned and the sense of belonging. 'Padang' Chow Kit Youth Centre would add an element of responsibility to further justify the program and stand independent from other youth centres. The element of responsibility is further broken down to three Architectural programs, Community Architecture, Social Integration and Ownership. These three programs leads directly to the bridging of the youths and the communities of Chow Kit. The 'Padang' further demonstrates the responsibility aspect by being initiated, planned, designed, build and maintained by the youth and community itself. The decentralised programs runs independently and inserted between the grains of its community fabric to move away from being 'institutionalised'.

Special Studies The study of 'Homezone' and CPTED for the Ownership Program and sense of belonging to back lanes and unused streets.


Student’s Profile

Zoological School + Animal Health Facility Due to the wide range of veterinary topics, veterinary schools in Malaysia do not have the facilities and capability of including extensive coverage of exotic, wildlife and zoo animal medicine, which lead to a shortage of zoological professionals in Malaysia that we have to rely on foreign professionals on wildlife conservation and management. Besides, it also causes difficulties among Malaysian graduate veterinarians in treating and handling wildlife and zoo animals. This phenomenon has lead to a very low public awareness on animal welfare, and low efficiency in conservation and preservation of wildlife animals in Malaysia.

Yeap Sze Min- Born in Taiping, Perak. In 2009, she has graduated from UKM (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia) and obtained her B SC Arch part 1 and has 6 months working experience in YHSA Architect during the year of 2010. Currently, pursuing her b Arch UM, working on a thesis of Zoological Teaching Hospital in Hulu Kelang.

Advisor’s Profile

Emeritus Prof. Ezrin Bin Arbi, a studio coordinator in the Department of Architecture, is a very experienced lecturer especially in the field of heritage architecture conservation. He has more than 40 years experience in the academic field in University of Melbourne (1960-1962), Kementerian Perindustrian Indonesia (1962-1969), Universiti Teknologi Mara –UITM (19691981), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (1985), and University of Malaya (1995). He is a specialist in Building Conservation, Urban Planning and Design, Vernacular Architecture and Muslim Architecture Heritage.

The objective of the design thesis proposal is to find out how far architecture and context can help to create a new facility that resolve the above issues by involving real life learning experience to the users which include the professionals as well as the public. The key of the scheme is the choice of site which is near to the National Zoo, where students and professionals can experience real life hands on learning environment. The challenge is to create a ‘zoological hub’ by incorporating a new institutional facility as the zoo main supporting structure in the aspect of recreation, conservation, training, educational and research with both facilities (inistitutional facility and the zoo) contributing to each other. It also aims to improve the poor maintenance of outdated educational and research facilities, and incomplete/inadequate self-supporting system for conservation breeding programs (which include the education centre, library, kitchen for animal food preparation, and zoo veterinary hospital, research laboratories and facilities, thus contributes to the welfare of zoo and wildlife animals in Malaysia. Typically this building typology calls for a special study on safety of animals and users (humans). To narrow the scope further down, a study of spaces based on animal architecture, exhibition architecture, institutional architecture and service architecture. Animal architecture including animal confinement zone which resembles their natural habitat, as well as the quarantine area. Exhibition architecture including the viewing area which has to be friendly to animals as well as viewers. Institutional architecture including the learning and research areas for students and professionals. Service architecture including spaces for animal health facilities and management. E.g. surgical suites, food preparation area, zoo clinics etc.


Student’s Profile

You Li San- Born in Pahang. In 2008, she has graduated from UM obtained her B SC Arch part 1 and has two year experience in Sacha and Tan Architect from 2008-2010. Currently, pursuing her b Arch UM, working on a thesis of Aves and Nature Center in Kuala Selangor

Advisor’s Profile

Ezlina Adnan, is the 3rd year studio coordinator, is a lecturer at the department of architecture. She has 5 years of teaching experience in Malaysia. She had obtained her Master of Arts from University of Westminster, Australia. Her Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture was obtained from London Metropolitan University. She obtains BA from Univeristy of Sheffield, UK. She has works as Senior Architect in Zaini Dubus Richez Sdn. Bhd. for 4 years.

Aves and Nature Interpretive Center Design Issues Tourism is a multidimensional phenomenon and it has many activities in a community or region with ecological, economic, social and cultural effects which require planning and coordination (H.L.G. Sanjeewani, 2008). Kuala Selangor Nature Park is famous for bird’s observation and the mangrove forest. Due to human settlement with the creation of the bund along the mangrove forest of Kuala Selangor, the nature habitat has been affected. Since 1967 Malaysia Nature Society is managing the reserved park until today.Now the nature habitat is polluted by the local people that have lack of awareness of the nature environment. Moreover, illegal deforestation of the mangrove forest has affected the nature habitat. Due to lack of financial support, Malaysia Nature Society is facing the issues of lack of maintenance on the park; hence the ecosystem of the park is imbalance. Some of the facilities provided in the park have been leave abundant and damaged due to lack of maintenances. Furthermore, the size of the spaces provided is limited; hence the center could not support the numbers of tourist at the certain period of time. Moreover, this center is shortage of some facilities that necessary and useful for the tourist, local people, researcher and the management themselves. Therefore the numbers of international tourists has been reduced.

Design Objectives The main objectives of this thesis are conservation of nature heritage, education to public toward the important of nature heritage and eco tourism that allow tourist to appreciate the nature. Hence in order to achieve this objective there is a need by using architecture knowledge To design a center with adaptation of the principles of sustainability to benefits the environment and the center in long term. To design a new center that provides spaces that allow local community involvement to increase the awareness of nature environment. To design a new interpretive center with additional spaces that essential for the usage of the public and the management with careful planning and sensitivity to the site condition. To design an appropriate, flexible and innovative planning strategy that suitable to the target numbers of tourist and there need to achieve tourist satisfaction and generate maximum economic benefits


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