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2012-2017

Architectural PORTFOLIO Selected architectural projects

Farhan Shah


Professional Summary

WORKING EXPERIENCE

I am driven by passion and the thirst for new experiences. Through my experiences, I am able to balance technical and art when needed. Although I would prefer the position of Design Architect, I’ve had experience in being a draftsman as well as a site supervisor. My capabilities encompass detailed site analysis, measured drawings, schematic and development stage design process, post-production graphic work, CAD tender documentation (manual or computer aided), Costing and estimation, Building science analytical study alongside with environmental sustainability consideration, 3D and physical architectural modeling and by-law submission drawings. Other exposure that I have experienced is being a graphic designer for an accounting firm for a short period of time allowing me to grasp on the skill of graphic design.

Architectural Intern

Design Architect (freelance)

DBA Architects Sdn Bhd (Kuala Lumpur)

Alex Partiban (Kota Kemuning)

Involved in project meetings for several projects. Designed schematic stage for an apartment and residential houses. Residential House schematic design approved by developers and developed for future completion. Site analysis, post-production and documentation

Designing a residential bungalow from schematic design stage to design development stage. Concept sketches and, spatial planning and CAD drawings

Jan 2015

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

Assistant Architect (freelance) Dato’ Mahadi (Kampung Bharu, Kuala Lumpur)

Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

I helped architect Emanuel Canlas in developing the designs for the landscape parks of Kampung Bharu in Kuala Lumpur and prepared the proposal to be presented to the Prime Minister

2010 2011

Bachelor of Science (Honors) (Architecture)

Oct 2015

Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Nov 2015

2011

2015

AUTOCAD

SKETCHUP

music drive

VRAY

LUMION

Nov 2016

Dr. Syed Amanullah & Dr. Anita Suleiman (Shah Alam)

Emanuel Canlas (Damansara) Amend Drawings for Emanuel Canlas’s Residential Bungalow design

Mar 2016

game

Handle tender drawings and site supervision. Also handle communication with subcons, contractors and engineers as project manager as well as involvement with submission drawing procedures and drawings. Filing, documentation and practical work

Freelance Architect

Draftsmen (freelance)

Jan 2016

draw

John Koh Architects (Damansara Heights)

Apr 2017

PERSONAL INTEREST

paint

Nov 2016

Assistant Architect

Mar 2015

Foundation in Natural Built Environment (FNBE)

Oct 2016

shoot

Oct 2017

Aug 2017

travel

ILLUSTRATOR PHOTOSHOP

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Designing a stage 1 Pavilion from schematic design to development stage. Coordination with client, engineer and contractors. Prepared proposal approved by client and ready for tender drawings.

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01 09 27 41 61 76 92 Farhan Shah

Tea House bharat tea plantation, cameron highlands, pahang, malaysia

Nature Appreciation centre jalan sungai pelek, sepang, malaysia

Brick Hills Coffee House jalan gereja, kuala lumpur, malaysia

KL Music Center Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Air Angin Jalan Balau, Bukit Damansara, Malaysia

Wanaka The Bungalow Lorong Dungun, Bukit Damansara, Malaysia

Memory House Pavilion Jalan Jed, Shah Alam, Malaysia


MOROCCAN TEA HOUSE

Site Plan NTS

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MOROCCAN TEA HOUSE Vacation house with a view The Tea House is to accommodate the users who seeks a get-away from the busy city and to enjoy tranquility with tea and landscapes. The design takes the influence of Morocco culture in tea drinking and considerations for achieving optimum tranquility. The tea house embeds itself within the landscape on site portraying respect to the site as well as a water feature that connects to the existing river creating a calming environment. Special tensile membrane installation on the roof shades the outdoor spaces while becoming a landmark within the Bharat Tea Valley, Cameron Highlands. The aspects of the site, shapes the design and hope to shape the users to be one with the site.

Moroccan Tea House render superimpossed to a photo of the site in Cameron Highlands; Located in bharat tea plantation, cameron highlands the Tea House sits high on the hill alongside the existing river.

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MOROCCAN TEA HOUSE

In between the valleys cutting through the river providing an impactful experience for the user. From first glympse, the Tea House delivers and interesting if not, different aproach greeting you with the unique angular form of the building whilst being blanketed with an abstract canvas canopy tensile membrane. With the very noticable stretched retaining wall behind it

GROUND FLOOR PLAN alienates the structure from the surrounding nature. The intension of the Tea House is to act as a lantern. Its suppose to stand out. This creates awareness or visibility from a distance resulting in a lantern like view. The entrance from the ground floor greets you with a traditional moroccan influenced door with a floor to ceiling height creating a grandiose effect. Opening the entrance you will be looking at the spiral staircase, living room as well

Moroccan Tea House ; Ground Floor Plan, NTS

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as the the dining table from a distance which is surrounded by glass curtain walls. Right from the entrance itself you could see the outside trees and tea leaf plantation through the dining area glass curtain walls. The living room is accompanied with an accesible verandah that cantilevers over the existing river. The whole house is designed for a phenomenal tea drinking experience. The verandah can be accessed through the glass sliding door from the living room as well as from outside walkway from the entrance. The thrill of floating above the tea leaf plantation and above the running river allows maximum immersion with the outdoor without having to step outside the house. Notice the angular design of the Tea House serves an aerodynamical purpose. The prevailing wind builds up high velocity that might be too harsh, this defeats the aim of designing a calming tea drinking experience. The angle cuts

Top left; Moroccan Tea House physical model Bottom right; Abstract painting illustrating an artist’s impression of the architect’s vission for the tea house

the wind into a controlled ventilation. The private tea area will reveal itself as along the long wall of moroccan influenced canvas light diffuser that allows air to sip in appreciating the ambience of cameron highland’s cool breeze while displaying the view of the trees and tea plantations.

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MOROCCAN TEA HOUSE

Taking the spiral staircase will bring you straight to the great room surprising you with a

FLOATING INFINITY POOL THAT PORTRAYS ITSELF AS A MAN-MADE WATERFALL which the water that falls will be collected and pumped back into the pool making it look like it fell right into the river as if it was from the river itself. The function of the man-made waterfall is simply to create an evaporative cooling effect during the hot seasons of cameron highlands ensuring optimum tempreture for the human comfort level.

FIRST FLOOR PLAN Moroccan Tea House ; First Floor Plan, NTS

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FRONT & BACK ELEVATIONS GEOMETRICAL WINDOW FRAME INSTALLATION The bedroom sheltering the entrance below retains its privacy with a geometrical moroccan influenced pattern on the massive window as frame.

Materials contrasts from bricks on the ground floor and rendered concrete on the first floor shows the juxtaposition of modern contemporary and traditional moroccan architecture being fused into one building. The house sits on strong reinforced concrete stilt foundation holding the structure like a tree root.

Top right ; Front elevation, NTS Bottom right ; Back elevation, NTS

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MOROCCAN TEA HOUSE

RIGHT ELEVATION SAIL SHIP LIKE FORM TRIBUTES THE MOROCCAN TRADE Parts of the house is divided into different zones to deliver an exciting multi-experience for a small house. From the right elevation, the geometrical moroccan window frame, Infinity pool, private garden plaza, masterbedroom and the angular balcony that represents a sail ship as a tribute to the trade of tea leaves. Simple bedroom designed for the Masterbedroom is to emphasize on the spirit of the house instead. User is to experience the spaces as to always be one with the site in order to take maximum advantage of the beautiful site.

Top Left ; Right elevation, NTS Bottom Left ; Moroccan Tea House, annotative sketch

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Series of conceptual sketches of the early stages of design and ideas. The Tea house was planned to cut a alittle bit from the hill and be built on it while blends in contour creating a more natural built as it mimics a cave protuding out with a small waterfall that falls into the existing river. Other sketch displaying dynamic ventilation system through the use of evaporative cooling and aerodynamic form factor.

FILL IN THE VOID OF THE NATURAL ECOSYSTEM Simple section sketch shows the major spaces in the Tea House and the special Private Moroccan Garden Plaza in the heart of the Tea House that also functions as a transitional space from the Bedroom and the Masterbedroom allowing maximum privacy .

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SUNGAI PELEK SEPANG

NATURE APPRECIATION CENTER

NATURE APPRECIATION CENTER “unintentionally the user experiences nature. The building and the site works as one.”

With the concept of ‘Tree House’, the N.A.C embeds itself with the context, taking advantage of the site. The building holds the feature of ‘Nature Routes’ which gives an opportunity for the users to experience nature by walking through the routes that is planned to surround the mangrove trees whilst providing a learning and appreciative experience. In sustainability, implementation of natural lighting and ventilation is considered. Careful planning of orientation considering the spaces creates a facade of the building. Activities the NAC offers are nature tour guide, star gazing and nursery. The biggest factor of the building is the journey it gives to the user throughout the built routes. It is an activity by itself.

Sungai Pelek, Sepang Location of where the site site marked with boundary line.

Opposite page; Rendered Site Plan with Nature Appreciation center roof plan.

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NATURE APPRECIATION CENTER

Nature Appreciation Center; Ground Floor Plan, NTS.

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GROUND FLOOR PLAN Spaces Connected by bridges surrounded by nature

TREE HOUSE CONCEPT EMPHASIZES ON VARIABLE ELEVATIONAL LEVELS FIVE BUILT VIEWING DECKS MAXIMIZES NATURtE ENGULF

The whole design on the floor plan was to make it exciting for users to walk across bridges as from one space to another mimicing the experience of a ‘Tree House’ or so to say, I’ve had inspiration from from a familiar sci-fi movie “Star Wars”. The story from the movie includes a nature dwelling creatures that they call them ‘Ewoks’ as I was fascinated with the bizzare architecture of they’re living spaces and the idea was incorporated into The Nature Appreciation center. Ramp bridges connects from block to block as the design follows a clustered spatial planning. Users will be surrounded by the preserved wild mangroove trees on site. The design of the building aims to instead of excavating the existing trees, it is preserved and the building is built around it as nature shapes the building itself. The Ground Floor consist of five major blocks which are the Lobby, Cafe, Library, Nursery as well as the Souvenier shop. The blocks are separated with different elevational levels in order to achieve the tree house concept. Viewing decks around the building encourages users to appreciate the nature outside as well as the courtyard garden in between the blocks as a feature.

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NATURE APPRECIATION CENTER

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SPARK A PASSION FOR APPRECIATION SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT FROM INEVITABLE FUTURE MISTAKES The site of the Nature Appreciation Center is neighboring an exisiting EIC (Environmental Interpretation Center) in Sepang. Its sits on the brim of the river (sungai pelek) where the soil is relatively softer. Being a shallow river, it apears as a swamp site which is a perfect condition for mangroove trees to grow. The calm transition of nature and human civilization happens to be a suitable site for the Nature Appreciation Centre or an extension of the exisiting EIC. Left top; Photograph of the EIC (Environmental Interpretation Center) nature trail. Left bottom; Photograph of the existing swamp where mangroove trees grow. Opposite page; Nature Appreciation Center photo montage of render on site.

Current raising issue of the modern generations are that most people dont engage themselves with nature anymore as they dislike the wild untammed environment. This project aims to turn the table and inspires people to appreciate nature by going with a fun aproach. Malaysians don’t really have a history of building tree houses unlike the western culture where parent’s would build a small

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NATURE APPRECIATION CENTER

FRONT ELEVATION LEFT ELEVATION

Opposite page, top; Nature Appreciation Center, Front Elevation Opposite page, bottom; Nature Appreciation Center, Left Elevation

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SITTING ON STILTS WITH SPECIAL ROOTING PILING FOUNDATION tree house for their children to play with and this is the closest personal experience they could have with being with nature. Having a building that gives the same excitement and experience to the users would hopefully spark a passion to new generations and let them not forget to

appreciate them as this would have a huge impact in the future where our growing civilization gradually destroys nature. The form of the building was inspired by classic tree house apprearance to give out that fun impression. Major use of timber creates a very nature blend allowing mangrooves to apear in harmony with the building. The NAC sits on reinforced concrete stilts with special piling foundation that avoids

DOMINTANT USE OF TIMBER MATERIAL TO BLEND IN NATURE

damaging the roots of the existing mangrooves by having multiple small injections around the roots. These are crutial as the soil condtion of the site is very sensetive being at the edge of a swamp site. The nursery block however, does not sit on stilts as it needed the ground to nurture the garden within the NAC where users can view from the designated viewing decks around the building.


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NATURE APPRECIATION CENTER

BACK ELEVATION JOURNEY TO THE NURSERY THROUGH THE COURTYARD GARDEN WITHIN Nature Appreciation Center; Ground Floor Plan, Back Elevation.

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From the back elevation, the NAC appears relatively high as the variation of elevations demonstrates itself. Users can walk across or under the Library block. The Library block offers a large viewing deck to view the river with alongside the magrooves. Users can read books emphasizing on nature whilst enjoying the view from the second floor of the library as well as the provided viewing deck on the 1st deck level. The libary block is directly connected to the Nursery block and the journey towards it is through the courtyard garden within the NAC.


Holes on certain parts of the walls is to promote natural ventilation as can be seen from the Right Elevation. The NAC practices passive design strategies to ensure a sustainability. Vernacular architecture is also adopted in the design as the roof is carefully designed to control the flow of air where there is a large opening on the facia of the roof uninterrupted by heavy rain. Large glass windows are installed to allow maximum view of the nature. Interior lighting will be sufficient through focused ‘god rays’ through the featured holes.

RIGHT ELEVATION NATURAL COOLING ADOPTED FROM VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE Nature Appreciation Center; Ground Floor Plan, Right Elevation.

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NATURE APPRECIATION CENTER

FIRST FLOOR PLAN The NAC has two blocks which consists of two floors which are the Lobby block as well as the Library block. The first floor level of the Lobby block houses a working office that functions as a center to manage the NAC in terms of documents, managements and also meetings as a dedicated meeting room is provided. Accessing the first floor from the lobby is through a special spiral staircase that leads you to a middle space separating the meeting room and the office space. The meeting room has a special balcony that allows users to oversee the whole building.

PRIVATE SPACES ALLOCATED ON FIRST FLOOR LEVEL LEAVING THE WHOLE GROUND FLOOR FREE TO PUBLIC

Nature Appreciation Center; First Floor Plan, NTS.

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Right, top; Rendered interior of the Library, Nature Appreciation Center

RETRACTABLE CANVAS ROOF FOR SHADE ON THE DAY AND STARS AT NIGHT The library block on the ground floor houses the same function only to separate public and semi private. Users will get to experience individual raised cubicles to mimic the tree house privacy concept where you can choose a book of your liking and climb up a stainless steel ladder to a private cubicle for a fun reading experience. The library block is double volumed, creating a grandiouse effect on the whole space.

TREE HOUSE INSPIRED RAISED MEZANINE PRIVATE CUBICLE The library block on the first floor is separated into a star gazing deck as well as a private classroom where users can access it through an outdoor staircase that you’ll be able to view the courtyard garden . The classroom can be used for any user that wishes to rent it either for private use or for school trips activities. The star gazing deck is the pinacle of the NAC where you will be able to oversee everthing in an arial perspective as well as the stars at night given that the site is isolated from city lights avoiding light polution. Right, bottom; Rendered arial view, Nature Appreciation Center

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NATURE APPRECIATION CENTER

It wouldn’t be a nature appreciation centre if it doesn’t have a space in the building that nurtures nature itself. On the ground floor of the NAC you will find a nursery maintaining common, if not exotic plants for showcase as well as for sale. The nursery has two serparated spaces which are outdoor and indoor.

EXOTIC PLANTS WITH INTERACTIVE FURNITURE The outdoor nursery is partially shelterd by a ‘rib-cage’ stainless-steel structure that contrasts with the NAC dominant materiality that balances out with all green in the inside. The outdoor nursery offers weather treated swing sets as featured furniture to further incorporate the ‘tree house’ concept. Creating a fun and interactive spaces encourages younger users to spark an excitement that would hopefully ignite a sense of appreciation towards nature and educate them that nature is wild, fun and just raw beauty. The indoor part of the nursery houses the indoor plants and seating areas.

Nature Appreciation Center; Nursery interior render.

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SECTION A-A

Through the section (A-A), the apparent variations of elevation levels are visible. Being on high reinforced concrete stilts, the NAC creates activity spaces on the ground floor that can be used for many creative events. The relatively thin stilts scattered around below the NAC creates a mimicry of a poetic forest.

Nature Appreciation Center; Rendered section a-a.

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NATURE APPRECIATION CENTER

I believe that architecture should respect the site of where the building is going to be sitting on. We should give back whatever we take. How the building responds to the site could create a huge impact to user aproach. In certain locations, such as this project where the site has a rare oppurtunity of authentic natural flora that has inhabited the area, I decided to let the site design the NAC itself.

Memories created from a visit of a place plays a big role in how a person will progress their life The Nature Appreciation Centre (NAC) aims to deliver a dynamic spatial experience where users who visits will not forget the visit. What would be the point of teaching appreciation without touching the psychological aspects of the design. The impact through psychology has a much stronger influence to a user. Designing a building that constantly tails you with new experiences I believe would have users remember their experiences better in the future. The new younger generations are the future of the country, if not the whole of man-kind and it is very important that these values are not forgotten. The NAC practices sustainability, vernacular design, passive design stratergy and contextual response. Materials used in the NAC are low in carbon foot print. Timber is a popular sustainable material as it has minimal environmental impact. The use of Airconditioning is narrowed down to only office use and only when necessary, if not required the building has been carefully tuned through building-science calculations in meeting the requirement of

achieving the optimal human thermal comfort level. Heat transmittance is lowered gradually by improving the ventilation and choosing materials with lower thermal mass. The Site itself has natural vegetation shade that reduces the amout of direct sunlight from heating up the building. By carefully tuning the building, hopefully it would be able to deliver a comfortable spatial experience toward users. Renewable energy will be implemented with built in solar panels that is embedded on the roof tiles itself. Rain water will be collected, filtered and re-used in the provided public toilet outside the NAC as well as for use of cleaning. This project also aims to attract more users to keep using the NAC for activities, events and other uses. That way, more people would learn to appreciate nature and thus achieving the desired mission of the building. The NAC is an expression of tribute. It shows respect and poetically reaching out a hand towards mother nature as well as a hint of reminicent of the traditional Malay ‘kampung’ house as a reference of vernacular architecture.

Opposite page; series of diagrams explaining the key features of the NAC.

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NATURE APPRECIATION CENTER

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“Nature exists not only on ground level like flora and fauna, sometimes we forget the bigger meaning of nature such as the stars above us. The moon, the galaxy, the cosmos are all nature. We are so insignificant compared to the size of the galaxy we live in but yet we could still forget our place.�

Opposite page; A perspective render of the Nature Appreciation Center.

Nature Appreciation Center; Rendered image of the star gazing deck.

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BRICKHILLS COOFEE HOUSE

Site Plan NTS

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BRICKHILLS COFFEE HOUSE

BRICKHILLS COFFEE HOUSE Vacation house with a view Following the concept of ‘resurrection’, the coffee shop aims to improve the site countering all the site issues and thus, bringing the site back to life. The coffee shop markets on locally grown coffee beans, educating people about the values of coffee as well as the history of the site by means of relation. Designed as an urban getaway as well as appreciation with the feature ‘Zen Courtyard’ and carefully absorbing noise from the streets, users can feel at peace even from within an urban site. The programs include the main café, market, coffee art classes and event spaces to allow students or anyone to create events as it helps in attracting people, thus, one of the ways to solve the site issues. Hopefully by understanding the value of site, then shall the site issues will be solved.

Brickhill Cofee House render superimpossed to a photo of the site in Jalan Gereja; Located in Jalan Gereja, Kuala Lumpur, the Brickhills Coffee House sits in between two exisiting building as an urban infill.

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BRICKHILLS COOFEE HOUSE

RESURRECT THE SPIRIT OF THE STREET The building is designed to house the market of the locally grown coffee beans and to sell them widely as a main goal. The design of the spaces are to create a historical remembrance in order to create a sense of appreciation towards the people in the the streets. Thus, attaining the concept of ‘resurrection’. To resurrect the spirit of the street. The building is designed to bring people together and relive the spirit of the past where people are not ‘anti-social’ and the streets were more safer compared to how it is now. Hence, the coffee market. Behind the idea of coffee, it is very well known to be a market that brings people together. It is one of the biggest influence socializing people and the same time making

Brickhills coffee house; Ground Floor Plan, NTS.

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ENCOURAGE LONGER STAY TO PROMOTE SECURITY Shooting down issues of site to create a building that would create a turn over

them stay at the space for a longer time as the design achieves solebility. To create a very welcoming spaces, making people feel ‘at home’ , meaning the space is very comfortable as well as safe. Following the concept of ‘Resurrection’ by creating an experience of space that reminds people of the past, of how the street used to be. Thus educating them in street heritage, which is one of the aims of the experience of the spaces. Also educating them in the origins of coffee and how the connection of coffee

left; A perspective render of the Cafe space on the ground floor. right; Perspective render from the stage view of the cafe on the ground floor.

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BRICKHILLS COOFEE HOUSE

FRONT ELEVATION Subtle reflection of contextual response to create familiarity psychologically comforting

and Malaysian timeline is somehow parallel. To make them understand how much coffee has effected the history of Malaysia in terms of social and how they use to come together in the ‘Kopitiam’ and that was where they socialize and they stay there for a long time and this is the spirit of the street. Current time, this shows a realization of the site being ‘dead’ and thus the main concept of the project, ‘resurrection’, to resurrect the spirit of the street.

Brickhills Coffee House; Rendered Front Elevation.

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PSYCHOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS Improving security considers more than just structures but psychologically

Creating a welcoming environment to solve one of the issues from the ‘SWOT’ analysis of the site. The building is designed for human comfort, creating a sense of welcoming (as considered in the idea of solebility), improve security of the street. The five meter setback creates a safer back alley, changing the private space into a public realm and public realms are much safer. The idea of solebility to achieve the aim of making people stay at the space much longer because they feel

Top right; Diagram sketch showing the vantage point of the brickhills coffee house. Bottom Left; Diagram sketch expplain prominent ‘art deco’ influence. I believe that the first glympse of a building from a user is very important to trigger psychological response

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BRICKHILLS COOFEE HOUSE

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A BALANCE OF BEING ENCLOSED AND EXPOSED A welcoming strategy to attract users

‘at home’ and comfortable as well as safe. The building is designed to be visible to the people from street level view. Showing how open and interesting the building is from ground to second floor. People from the street level can see other people inside the building creates and attraction, as more people in the building creates a habitual place. A welcoming environment guarantees safety. The building supposedly to becoming a tourist attraction. So it has to lure people in to attract more people. In achieving this, the building should not follow the context. But instead, understanding the context itself. The real context itself is actually the idea of ‘not following the context’. Seeing evidence of building not far apart from dates are trying

Using people to attract people to promote safety

to stand out and trying to look different because being in an urban region, blending in is not the best idea. Tho if the building is designed to not stand out too much, the sense of comfort and welcoming is diminished. So the design is to stand out enough to attract people but respecting the context in a way by following the elements of design of the facade but designed in a modern contemporary way that attracts people’s attention whilst attaining the general comfort viewing. Building designs in the context is ‘Art Deco’ influence. But the context has been changed. They didn’t like the idea of ‘urbanism’. They have elements of repetition and stands out but yet always providing shelters to the five-foot way. Creating a public realm space makes Opposite page; Architectural render illustration of the back facade showing safety. Top left and right; Concept drawings showing process of design.

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BRICKHILLS COOFEE HOUSE

FIRST FLOOR PLAN The zen garden being the connecting core of the whole building in multiple levels

the environment of the space more safe. Most tourist’s looks for Malaysian culture and heritage. The market could not achieve the culture due to coffee but it can achieve the heritage education through the design of the building. Taking the grand stair case from the zen garden, users will experience a higher view of the streets. The first floor is split into two wings wich are private and public. The left wing houses a library, outdoor seatings, another barisata with semi-private seatings. The right wing houses a coffee gallery, as well as a dedicated coffee painting class room. This is the education part.

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Opposite page; Brickhills Coffee House, First floor plan, NTS. Brickhills Coffee House; A perspective render of library maze on the first floor level.

The library on the first floor is designed as a maze of shelves that will get the users slightly lost in the book in order to further immerse the experience of being the surroudned by books. There are seating lounges inside as well as outdoors. The outdoor seatings are located at a special balcony facing the streets to give users a poetic view in appreciation of the origins of the streets. Users are able to bring their coffees up to this level to enjoy drinking it while reading a book from the library. This helps to keep users stay longer and thus creating a safe environement whilst achieving the goal of the project.

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BRICKHILLS COOFEE HOUSE

Top right; Diagram indicating the sun path analysis of the site. Brickhills Coffee House; Rendered sectional perspective view, NTS.

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Bottom right; Diagram indicating the windrose analysis of the site.


Buildings hould respond to site and I believe that passive cooling strategy could guarantee better sustainability

The design hypothesis of this building is fulfilling the concept of the design which is the concept of resurrection. Appropriate architectural elements are added in the design in order to achieve that. Although the building’s main purpose is to market the locally grown coffee beans, through the idea behind it has always been an

one’s emotional behavior slightly and it is taken in consideration in the design. The zen courtyard space is designed to bring the user to a sense of peace and as understood, people are more likely to think deep while they are at peace. The aim of this is to create a trigger to the users that the message the building is conveying.

important concern, which is the intention to bring people together, socializing them, thus solving the site issues as analyzed from the SWOT analysis. Modern day people are ‘anti-social’, which is the main cause of emptiness of the street and the emptiness of the street is what makes the street understood itself as a dangerous

WINDROSE AND SUNPATH

place. The design of the building can solve this issue with the poetic spaces designed to educate the users. Ideas reflecting the juxtaposition of the street heritage by using coffee market as a medium

Taking consideration of the wind-rose direction, the design aims to achieve maximum passive cooling system thus, the shape of the angles is designed to create a ‘wind-tunnel’ effect taken from the strongest prevailing wind which is at the SSE. SWOT analysis suggests the implementation of vegetation. The design utilizes the natural vegetative shading as a form of shading device to spaces

which are exposed. Creating an effective stack ventilation, the building is carefully design to enhance the cooling system to achieve an optimum comfort level. The win of teaching, through the marketing of passes through the pond, thus creating an coffee. The experience of spaces are design evaporative cooling effect. Natural lighting to create a slight awareness. As we know being controlled from the most exposed side which is the east and the west and the spaces has the ability to change implementation of louvers reduces and controls the amount of light entering.

SECTIONAL PERSPECTIVE

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BRICKHILLS COOFEE HOUSE

SECOND FLOOR PLAN Taking either the elevator or the zen garden courtyrad special staicase, users will find themselves in the highest vantage point to view the streets and almost the whole district of the city. Divided into public and private again, the left wing houses a public event space with a viewing balcony thats built facing directly into the streets. The event space can be rented for anything like art galleries, music, dancing and ect. Also a private event space for users who priotize a more quiet and enclosed space. Theres also a provided rental locker room to store valueble items. The opposite wing houses all the offices which are the finance office, management office, discussion room or meeting room as well as an I.T department office. Brickhill coffee house; Second floor plan, NTS.

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Abstract painting; illustrating an artist’s impression of the architect’s vission for the project.

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KL MUSIC CENTER

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KL MUSIC CENTER

KL MUSIC CENTER The hotspot for music enthusiasts The KL Music Centre encourages users to build the passion for music by a journey of spaces withholding psychological aspects whilst providing education as well as entertainment. It revives the community triggering minds of the young and the old with the art of music. The Music Centre situated at Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur caters locals and international performers to perform in the provided music theatre as well as music education integrated with a music library holding collections of music from all genres through histories of music. The KL Music Centre intends to improve the Malaysian tourism by a milestone.

Left; Site Plan of the KL Music center, situated at Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur. NTS. Left page; Kl Music Center, Rendered photo montage illustration.

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KL MUSIC CENTER

GROUND FLOOR PLAN The zen garden being the connecting core of the whole building in multiple levels

The proposed program is a music Theatre Learning Center. It houses the musical theatre for local or international performer to perform. The program also provides spaces for classes and activities to educate people and also encourage them to play music as to create an appreciation to art. This is one of the strategies to improve the site, creating a connection of community that leads to the site becoming a potential tourist hotspot attracting people locally and also from other countries. It could be a potential landmark that would help improve Malaysian Tourism. The program helps

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Opposite page; KL Music Center, Ground Floor Plan, NTS. Top Right; Photograph of the skyscrappers around the area of site. Bottom right; Photograph highlighting the KL tower as the prominent view of the site.

PSYCHOACOUSTIC CONCEPT IMMERSE THROUGH SOUND AND PSYCHOLOGY. to achieve this by taking full advantage of the site potential, turning weakness and threats into opportunities. The program helps to revive the creative arts, embracing the artistic minds of Malaysia as well as connecting people from the area to solve the problem of the low population within the area. Through hard analysis, the attraction of users can be assured by the availability of public transportation, provided parking spaces, the public realms, architecture that plays with psychology intending to

attract people and bringing life to the building. Users can educate themselves as well as play music in the provided spaces in the building that will trigger the interest of many others. Thus, creating opportunity for schools or universities to plan trips to the Music Center triggering the minds of many. From the impact, problems of the site will eventually be solved as well as improvement strategies has been taken into consideration. The design of the building

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Left; Photo montage rendered view of the Bamboo Plaza, Kl Music Center, ground floor. Opposite page; KL Music Center, Front Elevation. NTS.

FRONT ELEVATION was shaped by contextual and climatic response, spatial functionality, as well as strong application of psychology. Following the design concept of ‘Psychoacoustic’ the spaces brings the users through a psychological spatial narration of the ‘Hear, Love, Learn, Play’ narration. The main feature would be the Green Stairway. This staircase is the eye-catching point of the building in order to achieve the attraction strategy, the building is coated with large step and sit staircase. This large width staircases have wide steps that allows users to sit as well as step up. It is a form of vertical transportation public realm. This staircase leads the users throughout the whole building circulating it and leads them to the roof top garden ‘Skypark’ which is also a public realm complimented with views as well as provided view tower for maximum views.

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The featured staircase revolves around a ‘Bamboo Plaza’ which acts as the main public realm for the community. The bamboo plaza has installed steel cable supported canvas canopy providing mild shelter to retain longer periods of inhabitation as well as a bamboo tile set which is with different hollowness that creates natural music when rain drops over it. This is another strategy to trigger awareness in the origins of music. It is based on the narration of the concept. The placements of public realms are planned in a circulation manner which will help attract people as well as circulate them throughout the building. These proposals create an identity where a green environment exist within an urban district. The design is has taken a great consideration towards the climate and pedestrian flow from within the site. Every space of the building has been divided and arranged according to climate, function, private & public, hierarchy, concept and reflection to program. The longitude stretched site land shape gives an advantage in reflecting the program and concept to creating a rhythmic façade and form. In solving the site issues, many steps has been taken such as proposing a public realm that is carefully planned to lure the pedestrian flow as well as planned visibility of adjacent spaces which follows the narration of spaces based on the concept which plays a lot in human psychology.

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Top right; Concept sketch of the lobby space, KL Music Center.

Bottom right; Concept sketch of the ampitheatre, KL Music Center.

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SECTIONAL PERSPECTIVE

Careful planning of sound travel and deflections in acoustics in the design of the theatre space

Other site improvements are the provided parking spaces which are designed for ease of circulation and carefully thought through to not cause any congestion in traffic as the chances of congestions are high in Kuala Lumpur. The valuable views around the site has also been considered such as the view of the KL tower and also the existing river which is planned to become the well utilized and cleaned river with boats as the project ‘River of Life’

stated. All these factors has been considered and the design of the building integrates all opportunities.. The objective is to create an awareness to the creative arts of music and music arts as well as establishing a sense of appreciation which will help trigger the creative minds of Malaysians and encourage them to learn and play music. In believing that a having a creative mind can help achieve wonders and have a broader thoughtof things.

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KL Music Center; First Floor Plan, NTS. Opposite page; Phot montage render of the Cafe in KL Music Center, Ground Floor.

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This creates an impact to the society as it helps develop the minds of Malaysians. The objective branches out to creating a connection to community. The design has been taken consideration in strategies to create a public space that helps to connect the people by sharing common interests. Means to create a landmark by itself as the building sits on a very high opportunity of a tourist hotspot. This will help improve the tourism of Malaysia. The building aims to elevate the issues of the site with careful analysis and consideration design based. As a result of an improved neighborhood, safer environment, tourist hotspot landmark creating an impact to Malaysians and creating awareness and appreciation of music and arts.

FIRST FLOOR PLAN accessing the first floor of the KL Music Center, you could walk along the feature green stairway that allows you to experience the dynamic elevation with vegetation surroundings. From the stairway, you’ll be able to view the bamboo plaza and the different perspective of the streets. The bamboo Plaza’s feature intergrates with the psychoacoustic concept. It is passive in a way when rain falls on the bamboo with different volumes, the natural sound will vary in pitch thus, creating natural music. This makes a suitable place for users to jam or play music as a group.

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LEFT & RIGHT ELEVATION Rythemic elements in details of the building

Along the way up the green stairway, users will be greated with a rhythemic pattern of windows. From this point of circulation, it is carefully designed to allow visiblity to the continuing stairway leading up to the view tower as well as the outdoor first floor cafe and the third floor view deck though view analysis data. This is to promote the use of staircases instead of the elevator by displaying reward system. The services zone of the building is carefully designed to be hidden.

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KL Music Center; Rendered Left Elevation, NTS. Opposite page; Rendered Right Elevation, NTS.

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Top left; Isonometric image of the KL Music Center.

IMPROVE SITE

Top right; Program strategy diagram for the KL Music Center.

ATTRACTION OF PEOPLE

IMPROVE SECUTIRY EDUCATION

Bottom; Back Elevation of the KL Music Center, NTS. Opposite page; Photo montage render of the ampitheatre in the KL Music Center, Ground Floor.

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CREATE A LANDMARK

CREATE CONNECTION TO NEIGHBOURING CONTEXT


The program strategy implies that in order to achieve the goal of the project which is to attract as many people as possible so that the building would be given life, the program will need to have music that is linked to education, community and play. These activities are all linked by a public realm. The site itslef has to offer a larger public realm that would provide freedom towards users. In making the suitable public realm to achieve the goal, improvement of current site and improvement of security has to be considered. Furthermore, I plan to create a connection to the neighbouring context, or a response, improve tourism by becoming a landmark that would attract tourists.

BACK ELEVATION Biggest contextual response from the KL Music Center to the site is the intergration to the river as seen on the back elevation image. The music center provides a large overhanging platform hanging above the ‘River of Life’ as been planned by the goverment to improve the current river. Also a staircase leading dowwards closer to water level where there is a boat deck. Boat travelers would have stop destination to the KL Music Center as well as the students or any users from the music center could use the boat to travel.

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Opposite left; Second Floor Plan of the KL Music Center, NTS. Opposite top right; Vegetation analysis zoning of the KL Music Center. Opposite bottom right; Green Stairway circulation analysis of the KL Music Center. Top Left; General circulation analysis of the KL Music Center. Bottom left; Zoning analysis of public, semi public, semi private and private spaces of the KL Music Center.

SECOND FLOOR PLAN

When you walk up the second floor, given that you use the feature green stairway, you will get to experience a higher view of mostly the KL Music Center and other activities and programs it offers will be visible from one location. This level is where performers will gain access towards the backstage and only performers will have access. Users will still have access to the theatre but is filtered

by a buffer zone in order to control. From this level the outdoor cafe will apear more prominent. You will begin to realize that the cafe doesn’t end on the ground floor. It is well integrated all the way up to the Second Floor. Refering to the ‘vegetation analysis’, the green highlighted zones are all around the core (bamboo plaza), green stairway, cafe and the sky plaza. The building is designed to have a fluid circulation as to create a sense of freedom of movement towards the users. This floor level is where mostly the ‘education’ part of the program will be held, where theres classroms, workshop and even jamming rooms. The jamming rooms extends out into a balcony that provides view of the ampitheatre down on the grond floor. This would create a inter-level jamming session with the jammers on two different levels. Having a dynamic circulation, the users of the KL Music Center will always have a peace of mind that they could see and cross over to any part of the building as they please without having to go through tough routes around it like usual conventional buildings. It is likely that users will notice the last stairway leading up to the visible tower on the top floor. This is intentionally designed through the consideration of human psychology, in order to encourage users to feed their curiousity .

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Left; Photo montage render of the View tower in the KL Music Center, third floor level. Opposite page; Third Floor Plan, KL Music Center, NTS.

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THIRD FLOOR PLAN experience the highest level of the KL Music Center from the view tower with highlighted view of the KL Tower

I really want users to experience the top most floor of the KL Music Center so in a way, i designed three main accesses to find yourself on the ‘Sky Plaza’ part of the building. You could keep climbing the featured green stairway, or take the elevator. Users from the accomodation block will have another bridge that will connect to the elevator landing, thus connecting to the Skypark. The Skypark offers a vry different kind of public realm. It oversees the streets, river and KL skylines. The view tower leads higher up for a panaromic view of the city. This is part of the improve tourism program.

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EARLY CONCEPT SKETCHEST

A place you can embrace music and be a part of it

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Tourist will be able to take photographs of the Kuala Lumpur skyline and gets a clear view of the KL tower. It also helps in inspiration for music learners to have a different perspective on things, open up thier minds. Other music jammers can use the Skypark to experience jamming with a view. The sound of the wind will create a calming atmosphere as the

The wind the cuts from the neighbouring buidings forms high velocity. The building encourages people to play music anywhere around the building to create freedom and just let people have fun. Anyone can jam, bring their friends and family and theres more jamming spaces hidden around the building.


Abstract painting; illustrating an artist’s impression of the architect’s vission for the project.

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AIR ANGIN AIR ANGIN REJUVENATES Ordinary Malaysians continue to be plagued by many unresolved sustainability issues within the country. Some of these are water and energy costs are increasingly expensive in a country where there is abundant sunshine and rainfall. A bottle of mineral water is MYR 1.50 when the country has the annual rainfall of 250mm. Increasing levels of water, air, visual and noise pollution with an increasing pace of deforestation occurring in low and high lands. The encroachment into open spaces in towns and cities along with rapid urbanization leading to a deteriorating environment. Consequently, our neighborhoods become increasingly degraded.

Left page; Airangin, Rendered photo montage illustration. Left; Site Plan Airangin situated at 52, Jalan Balau, Damansara Heights, NTS.

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GROUND FOOR PLAN Increasing cost of owning a home for many in the country at even MYR 45,000 is beyond the reach of many ordinary people. Many still live below the poverty line, with 60% of the population living at an income of MYR 1600 / month. Thus it is proposed that we bring back the generalization of home, bring back the parks and forests, harness the sun for energy and hot water, harvest rainwater, adopt ‘reduce, reuse, recycle and renewal’ in design of our homes & cities. Airangin; Rendered Ground Floor Plan or the Airangin, NTS. Opposite page; Photograph of the physical model of the Airanging as featured in the Venice Biennale exhibition.

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Top; Series of diagrams of the Airangin showing transformation from 1968 to 2014. Opposite page; Airangin, Rendered Left Elevation, NTS.

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As a demonstration of our ongoing journey of designing sustainable homes, we are featuring the evolution of Airangin a family house in Kuala Lumpur over a period of 45 years. AirAngin is rooted in the traditional Chinese Generalization Family Houses, promoting family ties and linkages. A series of courtyards encourages family interactions while the clusters of enclosed spaces allow for privacy and personal freedom.


A permeable Architecture founded on the principle of self-sufficiency through the conservation of the existing built forms engaging with the natural environment of sky hills and trees. It is climate responsive, ecological and able to strike a balance between the built and the natural through the ‘drama and passage of the day, month and year’.

LEFT ELEVATION Adapting through climate seasons as well as growing dwellers

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RIGHT ELEVATION The wind the cuts from the neighbouring buidings forms high velocity. The building encourages people to play music anywhere around the building to create freedom and

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Top; Airangin, Rendered Right Elevation, NTS. Opposite page; From left, photograph of existing Master Bathroom and Existing Living Space.


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FIRST FLOOR PLAN Ramps. terraces, decks and courtyards allow for the passage of man, water and wind. Jungle and fruit trees providing shade creates a sense of place for an intimate relationship between man and nature. Currently in its third phase of transformation, a gallery, music / meditation studio and family / guest wing housed in two storey structure is added; connected by ramps and decks to the central courtyard and mother house. Growing from the slope, the light structure floats among the tree tops. Major renovations is undergoing on the First Floor of the building which focuses on the Bedroom that is designed to have a double volume ceiling height which allows for a Loft Floor to be constructed.

Opposite page, Left; Airangin, Rendered First Floor Plan, NTS. Opposite page, Right; Photograph of the physical model of Airangin used for discussions.

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SECTION F -F Perforated metal screening to allow ample sunlight to light up the two levels of the hoouse without sacrificing privacy.

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SUN PATH ANALYSIS AND PREVAILING WIND ANALYSIS

Intensive study of the sunpath and the prevailing wind path ran though ‘Ecotech’ software for accurate building science data, is being implemented and is kept in considerations for future transformation of the Airangin. The building being relatively high in altitude as it is on a hill, captures pleasent wind breeze.

Top left; Diagram of Sun path generated through ecotech, montage over rendered roof plan. Bottom left; Rendered Roof Plan of the Airangin with vegetation labeling.

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Airangin; Rendered Front elevation, NTS. Opposite page; Airangin, rendered Back Elevation, NTS.

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FRONT & BACK ELEVATION


Previous the pavilion wasn’t designed to cantilever out of the hill, Ar. John Koh decided to re-orientate the pavilion to extrude out over the hill with large reinforced concrete support columns and beams constructed through ground piling. This is one of the most challenging part of the construction because of the exisiting soil and retaining wall of the lot.

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LOFT PLAN The loft is the special part of the First Floor level renovation part. It is one room but with two floors. Almost like a minature house. The bedroom is equiped with large feature windows that lits up the whole two floors of the room with sliding that opens up to a glass handrail, creating a sudden balcony and transforming the room into partly outdoors. Library area is designed cleverly under the stainless steel staircase where also leads to a planter box. User will get a private and personal hanging garden. Bathroom of this room mirrors the opposite room and both shares the featured perforated metal screening allows a dynamic shadow casts for a phenominal bathroom experience. Loft level acts as a lounge.

Airangin; Rendered Loft Plan, NTS.

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Left; Photograph of the fish pond courtyard, Airangin. Right; Photograph of the balcony of the existing master bedroom, Airangin.

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WANAKA THE BUNGALOW

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WANAKA

WANAKA THE BUNGALOW AIR B&B Over the years, Wanaka the Bungalow has transformed in form following its ever-changing function. Located in the business district of Damansara Heights, its accessibility in terms of public transportation and its strategic placement near offices, a mosque, a school and a university make it a hotspot for multiple user groups. From its original function of a residential space to an office and event space, to now a bed &breakfast and event space; its flexibility in usage have never made it lose its essence of a home. The continuation of its existing architectural language also helps retain its soul, making the new merge with the old.

Left page; Wanaka, Rendered photo montage illustration. Left; Site Plan of Wanaka situated at 22, Lorong Dungun, Damansara Heights, NTS.

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WANAKA THE BUNGALOW

Wanaka the Bungalow; Ground Floor Plan, NTS. Opposite Page; Photograph of the Indoor Event Space, Ground Floor Level.

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GROUND FLOOR PLAN One house to shelter multiple programmes always adapting and always lively.

Maintaining the use of terrazzo floors and recycled timber ceiling panels are one of the few ways to achieve this. Wanaka is divided into two prominent zones – the public and the private; which are are

instance, features a skylight while the ‘Enggang’, has a mini Zen garden to itself. The event

space, on the other hand, can accommodate up to a hundred people at a time, which includes both an indoor and outdoor the event space and the bed area, making it suitable for and breakfast respectively; many different uses such as both of which can be used weddings, parties, exhibitions simultaneously. In the bed or even as a workshop space. and breakfast, each of the Throughout the design process, seven rooms brings a unique sustainability is always a key experience. The ‘Pipit’, for

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Wanaka the Bungalow; Photograph physical model of Wanaka the Bungalow. Opposite page; Photograph of an old tree in which was preserved on the outdoor event space.

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WANAKA PRESERVES TREES AND MOST OF THE VEGETATION AND BUILT AROUND IT.

consideration. Up to seventy percent of Wanaka is made up of recycled or re-purposed materials; its windows, doors, timber wall panels and even its furniture, making it an ideal model of a timeless building with minimal environmental impact. Solar panels and rainwater harvesting system are installed to promote the use of renewable energy. Contrary to its modern faรงade, Wanaka preserves its traditional emphasis upon delivering the spirit of a welcoming ambiance. The architecture speaks for itself for its everchanging adaptation through time.

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Left; Wanaka the Bungalow, First Floor Plan, NTS. Right; Photograph of a the physical model of Wanaka the Bungalow. Opposite page; Wanaka the Bungalow, rendered drawing of section A-A.

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Comments given by the architect was reflected on the drawings to be detailed for the submission to the authorities. I was also given the responsibility to alias with the Civil Engineer to coordinate towards completing the construction drawings for submission to the authorities. A considerable amount of time was spent on the submission drawings to

SECTION A-A

get the approval of the building. Once the CAD drawings were submitted to the respected authorities, any rejection on the drawings was immediately amended based on DBKL comments. It is critical to implement the UBBL guideline into the drawings to avoid any occurring penalty that may

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LEFT & RIGHT ELEVATIONS drawings was one of the tasks given, to ensure it is progressing based on the architect’s vision. Any arising defects or changes is immediately solved and reissued to the contractor to continue the workflow. Other than coordinating with the engineer, contractor, and the authorities, outsourcing was also my responsibility. Coordinating with the kitchenware, sanitary, tile suppliers to

Opposite page; Photograph of a view out the feature window of the Bedroom, First Floor Level. Top; Wanaka the Bungalow, Rendered Left Elevation. Bottom; Wanaka the Bungalow, Rendered Right Elevation.

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Top; Photograph of the ‘tatami room’ bedroom, Wanaka the Bungalow. Bottom; Photograph of the lounge area in one of the bedrooms in Wanaka the Bungalow.

FRONT & BACK ELEVATIONS

work hand in hand with the contractor was critical. Final stage of construction was to rectify any defects before completion of the construction. Such as leakage problem on the second floor window, uneven paintjob , uneven brick flooring , water stains , sanitary pl umbing leakage , non functioning water heater and outdoor A/C compressor to name a few.

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Top; Wanaka the Bungalow, Rendered Front Elevation.

Bottom; Wanaka the Bungalow, Rendered Back Elevation.

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Wanaka the Bungalow; Photograph of a view of Wanaka the Bungalow From outdoor event space. Opposite page, left; Photograph of the new feature shelving in Wanaka. Opposite page, right; Photograph of the lounge table used during renovation in Wanaka.

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“IT FEELS LIKE A FLOATING SHIP SAILING THROUGH THE OCEAN OF TREES AND BUILDINGS” Very noticably the visibility of vegetation as view from inside Wanaka creates an illusion that this house is almost like its located in the middle of the rainforest. Being situated on a high altitude site, Wanaka sits on a hill over viewing a decent amount of Damansara Heights. Characteristics of the building triggers a different kind of feeling, some would say it feels like a pirate ship very slowly sailing over the city skyline.

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Wanaka the Bungalow; Photograph of the view of the almost completed Wanaka at night view. Opposite page, Left; Photograph of the view of the almost completed Wanaka in the morning, taken from the outdoor even space. Opposite page, Middle; Photograph of the access gateway towards the back side of Wanaka surrounded by vegetations. Opposite page, Right; Photograph of a closer view of the exterior of the Indoor Event space taken from the outdoor event space, Wanaka.

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WANAKA THE BUNGALOW Adapting through any functions or programmes the spaces needed to be.

Wanaka is relatively large building but it is not as large as you think. Its the architecture that shapes it, creating dynamic spaces in which size and volumes doesn’t play a huge role in how grand the building is. Wanaka offering spaces and activities that reshapes according to what client needs is what makes it increadible. Wedding events would get to either book the event space or even the whole house and the experience would still be mesmerizing. Rooms are inter-connected dynamically, and different floor levels bends fluidly without you knowing that you’ve came from the first floor level and ended up passing through the ground floor and back to the first floor plan. Accessing different parts of the building is fluid and most of the time users won’t even realize it and this makes the building feels more larger than it looks.

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MEMORY HOUSE PAVILION

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MEMORY HOUSE

MEMORY HOUSE PAVILION A pavilion that tributes to blood The memory house pavilion houses the extended living style. The concept aims to trigger a feeling close to remembering client’s history poetically. It caters to achieve the state of Zen directly linked to the existing house as a space of isolation and relaxation. The building encompasses psychological memory trigger features such as the memory tablet which displays engraved name of the family bloodline. Other aspects are recycled items from the past used as the part of the building to create a nostalgic journey. The memory house is equipped with public and private spaces carefully separated whilst not losing the event vibe public space. The study room acts as a private multipurpose

Left page; Memory House, Rendered photo montage illustration. Left; Site Plan of Memory House situated at 7/5, Jalan Jed, Shah Alam, NTS.

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Memory House; Rendered Ground Floor Plan, NTS. Opposite page; Handsketch of an isonometric view of the Memory House Pavilion.

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GROUND FLOOR PLAN Designing a space to achieve a calm and quiet environment

working space as well as a meeting room for business discussions and other family related documentations. It is caused by the wind tunnel concrete wall that reflects noise from outside traffic while collecting maximum wind velocity to maximize ventilation throughout the whole building. Focused skylight to create ambient environment for working. The user will experience Superior privacy with the revolving door that blends with the wall as an architectural feature contributes to mental peace. Lounge space connects to the bonsai skylight as well

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Top; Memory House Pavilion, Front Elevation, NTS. Bottom; Memory House Pavilion, Back Elevation, NTS. Opposite page; Rendered view of the outdoor kitchen and gym space.

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FRONT & BACK ELEVATION Contrast of timber and concrete designed for raw aesthethic

as a clear view of the built in Zen garden complimented by the timber louvers to create an open space allowing calming wind to enter while acting as a sun shading device from the West sun set. These are indoor public spaces that retains Zen state by creating shadow casts from the louvers and focused skylight feature. It is also a reading space equipped with the built in shelves and

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Memory House Pavilion; Rendered Left Elevation, NTS. Opposite page; Rendered Right Elevation, NTS.

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displays of antique memory remnants. Private event space differs from the public seishu park with featured skylight for Star gazing, and a white projector wall. It is transparently cased to allow vision from existing living room while

privately surrounded by plants creating a 360-green vibe without compromising visibly. The event space is detached from the pavilion as the user will enter the Zen park integrated with the Zen garden that offers the Master bedroom view from the

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Memory House Pavilion; Rendered Exploded Isonometrci Illustration. Opposite page; Rendered view of the feature Study Room, Memory House Pavilion.

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balcony above. Barbeque events will be held on the seishu park that looks to the outdoor kitchen which is both accessible for public as it is designed to link through the poetic corridor walking pass through the timber, glass and gabion materiality. The griller will be placed in the built in outdoor pantry for any preparation and can be moved towards the provided BBQ stage for dining and swimming location wise allowing visitors to make use of all the public spaces around the gazebo area. The memory house is equipped with an indoor gym that can transform into a semi outdoor gym to allow bigger

head count for yoga or any other exercises routine with full ventilation. The circulation throughout the building is as fluid as possible while retaining public and private values of the spaces. Climate considerations are integrated poetically shading from most exposed to direct sunlight to rain cover. Materiality wise follows a flow of timber, rendered concrete, glass and gabion as the main materials. In time, the memory house allows possibility for opening a new opportunity for activities and thus resurrecting dead spaces and bringing Villa Rosa to life. Blood family could relive and remember history and envelopes and attachment to the building as one with the existing building.

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SECTION A-A The spaces in the Memory House Pavilion are carefully planned to according to it’s function. Every function has a give and take like for example, the Event Space will create alot of noise when there it is used for events and to block out the noises to maintain a quiet ambience in throughout the other half of the Pavilion, Thick insulated concrete wall and layers of sound damping has been put into the design especially around the event space. The Study Room beside the event space is one of the example of thick walls.

Opposite page; Memory House Pavilion, Section A-A, NTS. Memory House Pavilion; Rendered view of the Event Space.

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SECTION B-B Users who enters the memory house will not have the slightest clue that there is another room within the Pavilion which is the Feature Study Room. The reason of this design is made intentionally so that the family of the house will have a one space that will have total privacy. The door will be flushed with the wall and to open it, you’ll have to pivot turn it 180 degrees. Because the size of the Door is floor to ceiling, people will think its just a door.

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Opposite page, left; Hand sketched Memory House Pavilion solving ventilation issue. Opposite page, right; Hand sketched Memory House Pavilion conceptual study room. Memory House Pavilion; Rendered Section B-B, NTS.

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Memory House Pavilion; Rendered montage of the Zen Garden and Event Space. Opposite page, Top left; Memory House Pavilion, early stages of design sketch. Opposite page, Bottom left; Memory House Pavilion, early stages of design sketch. Opposite page, right; Memory House Pavilion, early stages of design sketch.

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Memory House Pavilion; Artist’s impression illustration of the Memory House before it was designed. Opposite page; Montage render of a perspective view of the Memory House Pavilion.

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