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architecture portfolio. naim ahmad mukif bachelor of science (hons.) Ar. 2012 - 2015

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“Whether it be the sweeping eagle in his flight, or the open apple-blossom, the toiling work-horse, the blithe swan, the branching oak, the winding stream at its base, the drifting clouds, over all the coursing sun, form ever follows function, and this is the law. Where function does not change, form does not change. “ Sullivan, Louis H. (1896). “The Tall Office Building Artistically Considered”. Lippincott’s Magazine (March 1896): 403–409. Modernist architecture is one of the design principle I followed during my time in the design school. The above philosophy by Louis H. Sullivan talks about the principle of how the shape of a building or object should be primarily based upon its intended function and purpose, in other words, functionality. My focus in designing a building is more about what the building serve and how can it serve its users. The second design principle that I follow during my design is contextuality. “Context comes from the Latin contexere meaning to weave together, to join together or to compose. The context is the interconnected whole that gives meaning to the parts.” - George Butterworth Contextual Architecture is an architecture style where the design inspiration comes from acknowledging not only the immediate, but the larger context of the building. I like to practice in a manner where I incorporate the site context into my design in a very substantial way. I believe that a building should respond towards its site, the surroundings, the culture and the people. Incorporation of good spatial layout, spatial experience and excellent building performance is my main goal whenever I start designing. After all, we are designing for the people. I have a set of well defined design formula that have always been incorporated in my design : - Simplicity of form - Openness of plan - Strong emphasis on natural light - Environmentally responsive

2012 - 2015

PERSONAL INFO. muhammad naim bin ahmad mukif naim ahmad mukif 22 november 1993 bachelor of science (hons.) ar. taylor’s university lakeside campus

name sobriquet d.o.b eportfolio course university

table of contents design statement. retreat tea house. tree planting school. graffiti art market. maritime boat making center.

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architecture design studio 2. retreat tea house

2012 - 2015

retreat tea house_sungai palas, cameron highland “The house is a machine for living.” - Le Corbusier The tea house denotes ‘A place affording peace, quiet, privacy and security’ .. where its occupants would reside for a short period of time. The tea house function as habitable architectural spaces to enable the activity associated with living, dining, cleansing, cooking, storage and such.

The design concept is FLUIDITY. Inspired by the shape of the contour of the hill on the site. Based on that concept, the idea behind the curved floor plan is to trigger the feeling of curiosity and sense of discovering towards the occupant/s. In addition, the interior spaces are arranged according to the spatial hierarchy in which as it goes further, it become more private.

The building envelope is almost “transparent”. The reason behind this is that the house should “collaborates” with the nature to give maximal relaxation sensation towards the users. Besides the usage of longitudinal ribbon windows, there are also a set of rotating pivot walls install on the side of the tea house to allows the occupants to directly engage with the nature.

This house unique features is the conceptual butterfly roof that is based on the intention to merge the house with the site. The zig zag shape is my personal interpretation of the how the hills with different height and slopes fit each other on the site.


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architecture design studio 4. nature appreciation center

2012 - 2015

north elevation

tree planting school_sepang Sepang Tree Planting School is a natural appreciation center aim to teach and create awareness among the young generation about the nature. One of the main programme is tree planting school, where the students will learn basic knowledge about trees and necessary techniques to plant different type of trees. The school also focus on the conservation of nearby mangroves ecosystem and the Sepang rivers where they house a numerous number of unique species of flora and fauna. The building consists of 2 main blocks with an open planting ground sandwiched in between these blocks that connects to the workshops. The design idea is to create an environment that blend seamlessly with the site, blurring the boundary the building and nature. Thus, the building should have minimal solid walls usage that connects the building and the nature indirectly. This intention of bringing outside to the inside will give a unique experience to the users.

west elevation

site plan

east elevation

first floor plan

south elevation

section a-a

section b-b


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architecture design studio 5. graffiti art market

2012 - 2015

graffiti art market_jalan tun h.s lee

“The core issue here is that you are dealing with young people who just like to draw. So why not encourage them? Graffiti is art and if they can beautify Kuala Lumpur at a minimal cost to the authorities,why not give them a place to express themselves?� - Datuk Seri Ahmad Phesal, Mayor of KL

“Canvas of the city� Graffiti Art Market is a market that sells and promote graffiti art. The center is located at Jalan Tun HS Lee, Kuala Lumpur. The aim of this project is to celebrate the culture of graffiti as well as the artists that can provide them income by selling their arts and mainly as an effort to reduce vandalisme around Jalan Tun HS Lee that houses historical building which has become part of the Malaysia history and identity. The location of the site also will helps create a new major nodes in the area and adding something bold, new and different. The flexible programme of this building varies from different function such as an art market,exhibition, event place, soup kitchen.

series of diagrams

section a-a

sun & wind diagram

section b-b


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architecture design studio 6. maritime boat making center

2012 - 2015

maritime boat making center_ Port Klang

Port Klang is a town and the main gateway by sea into Malaysia. Known during colonial times as Port Swettenham but renamed Port Klang in July 1972, it is the largest port in the country. It is located about 6 km southwest of the town of Klang, and 38 kilometre southwest of Kuala Lumpur. Located in the District of Klang, it was the 12th busiest container port (2012) in the world. There are many unique maritime culture that are still being practice by the local but less awareness from the younger generation and people outside from Port Klang. One of the culture is the traditional boat making. Ranging from sampan, perahu, rakit and other local wooden boat design, these unique traditional boats are slowly diminished due to modernization

site response diagrams

design diagrams

The design started with the idea of combining the different layers and levels of the Bagan Hailam fishing village. How the different planes with different heights create a boundary of its own without needing a clear line to define the spaces. This idea is further develope with the idea of void, openness and connectivity that response to the site. The building consists of two main blocks flanking an open platform which over viewing the Klang River. The main spaces are arranged according to the sketch section where the dry dock (production) area is situated on the lowest ground, while the studio (planning) is placed on top and is interconnected with the dry dock. The gallery is located above both spaces which the visitor can clearly overview those respective spaces.

lower ground

ground level

1st level

2nd level

section b - b1

section b - b2

boat making studio exhibition space

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