Architectural Work Portfolio (2019 - 2022)

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SCARLET KOON SI QI Architecture undergraduate with a passion for creative communication. An outgoing individual with a love for communication and books. A highly passionate and ambitious designer who hopes to create meaningful tropical architecture that communicate with the users. scarletkoon97@gmail.com

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education m ay 2016 - j un 201 9

bachelor of scien ce (hons) in architecture

tu n k u a bdu l ra hm a n u n ive r is t y c o lle g e _ _ CG P S 3. 55 __ dissertation: “circulation as means of enhancing user experience” explores how circulation could be a narrative on the spatial quality and experience __ dean’s list 2017, 2018 __ second place winner for best overall booth display at PAM Annual Students Work Exhibition 2017 jan 2010 - dec 2015

senior unified examination cer tificate k u e n c he n g hi gh sc hool

experience se p 2019 - p resent

archicentre sdn bhd / dr tan lm architect

a ssi sta n t a c hi te c t __ worked on projects of multiple scales and programs through all phases of work __ responsible for design coordination between client and consultants __ in charge of design, detail drawings and __ in charge of a project individually within two years, delivering project within budget

atelier international

editor __ lead editor for an architectural guide book “New in the Old: Chinatown Kuala Lumpur” __ in charge of coordinating between parties and meeting targets on time __ responsible for the organisation of book launch ju n 2019 - aug 201 9

mldc bhd

j u n i or a rc hi te c t __ in charge of the design of two sales galleries for upcoming developments __ worked alongside team to create the attention-grabbing sales gallery m ar 2019 - may 2019

t.r. hamzah & yeang sdn bhd

i n te rn __ worked on large-scale projects, delivering details and drawings within the given timeframe __ in charge of a graphics and diagrams for an international masterplan competition __ worked on concept development for masterplan development 2 0 1 9 - 2021

kuala lumpur architecture festival

orga n i se r, e m c e e __ organiser for festival, responsible for delivering successful events __ emcee for multiple events, in charge of ensuring a smooth program flow and crowd control 2 0 1 8 - 2019

architecture asia magazine

c on tri bu tor __ delivered three engaging and comprehensive articles on various conference proceedings __ delivered articles on time

skills

language

__ AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp, __ Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro __ writing, public speaking, sketching

__ English __ Chinese, Cantonese __ Malay


SELECTED ARCHITECTURAL PROJECTS Archicentre Sdn Bhd / DRTAN LM Architect T.R. Hamzah & Yeang Sdn Bhd


content s SUBANG JAYA MEDICAL CENTRE

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renovation DRTAN LM Architect

GREEN HOUSE

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TEJA

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TARUC STUDENT CENTRE

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RTS LINK STATION FACADE DESIGN COMPETITION

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SILVER BEACH MASTERPLAN COMPETITION

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small residential DRTAN LM Architect

residential terrace housing DRTAN LM Architect

institutional DRTAN LM Architect

competition DRTAN LM Architect

competition T.R. Hamzah & Yeang Sdn Bhd



SUBANG JAYA MEDICAL CENTRE D RTAN LM Ar chitect

S i z e: 3 0 0 0 m² Location: Subang Jaya, Malaysia Role: Project Architect Scope of work: Schematic design and development Typology: Renovation, Interior Design The client had a problem: a drop-off canopy that didn't shelter. The exsiting canopy was designed to have varying heights and did not account for wind direction. When it rained, rain would sweep into the drop-off area, the canopy serving little shelter. This caused many inconvenience to patients who were frail and required assistance. A more permanent solution is needed

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The Solution. Therefore, the solution was to build a large, sweeping, circular canopy that encloses the drop-off roundabout, as shown in the sketch by Dr Tan. This not only shelters the drop-off area, but also creates a semi-outdoor space underneath for staff and patients to relax and enjoy

The Design. The large canopy sits on the locations of the existing columns, and soars above the space up to the fourth floor. The structure are triangulated space trusses, spaning a maximum of 30m. A skylight is opened in the middle of the roof to allow natural light into the caverrnous space and the existing planter box within


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The Plan. We were also appointed to replan the interior spaces to make the patient experience and work flow more streamlined. I was in charge of developing the layout, working closely with the client on the needs fo the staff and patients

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The Tender. Proceeding to the tender stage, I took charge in completing the tender drawings and documents. I worked closely with the engineers and consultants to refine the details, especially the roof and flooring. I was also in charge of conducting the tender interviews with tenderers The New Drop Off. Envisioned as a new ourdoor extension to the lobby, it will be a space to relax while also being sheltered from the natural elements


The Pharmacy. I worked closely with the 3D visualiser to create the presentation visuals. I built the 3D model of the project, and finetuned the final visual The concept of the interior was "Warm zen". Timber is heavily featured, giving warmth to the spaces within, allowing patients to feel more comfortable in the waiting area

The International Patients Center. The center features softer, comfier furniture, to reflect the comfort patients would receieve from the hospital

The Admission. The admission counters requires both visibility and privacy, therefore a box-like projection is created for privacy between counters, as well as visibility between the counters and the seating area

The Reception. As the first point of contact between staff and patients, the reception counter is projects into the lobby. The open walls allow for 360 degree visibility as well as being inviting to patients



GREEN HOUSE D RTAN LM Ar chitect

S i z e: 2 8 5 m² Location: Port Dickson, Malaysia Role: Project Architect Scope of work: Schematic design and development, construction management Typology: Small Residential The project is a small experimental housing built on the farm of Ar. Dr. Tan Loke Mun. A personal project, I was in charge of completing the design and overseeing the construction. The house consists of four 3x6m modular systems, surrounding a center courtyard. The main structure is devoid of walls, with only a 3m high fencing all around for creepers to grow. The creeper wall camouflages and hides the building inside, creating a house in a jungle

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Floor Plan. The modules are arranged in a pinwheel pattern, centered around a courtyard. The kitchen and bath are detatched from the main space, a clear served and servant space

Section. The building profile is kept low and intimate, with the surrounding high fencing wrapping around the space

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TEJA

D RTAN LM Ar chitect S i z e: 3 . 7 acres Location: Putrajaya, Malaysia Role: Assistant Architect Scope of work: Design development, contract documentation Typology: Terrace Residential Teja, meaning radiant and light, conveys the feeling of light and warmth of the development. Located in the federal capital of Putrajaya, Malaysia, the development consists of 100 units of 2 1/2 storey terrace houses, complete with a clubhouse, green parks and a guard house, all located next to a national park. Taking advantage of the slopping terrain and minimizing ground disruption, the masterplan concept was a stepped terrace, gently winding up the hill. Units sit on varying platform levels, allowing each unit a unique view to the parks and lakes nearby

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Masterplan. The masterplan had to be constantly reworked to balance the earth disruption, road layout and overall planning. I assisted in ensuring the roads were in compliance to local requirements and ensured the workability of the site with 3D study models. I had helped on the phasing plan as the project developed.


Unit Plans. I was tasked to rework the interior layout based on the client's wishes. My layout was adopted and refined further into the final layout

Elevations. Alongside the plans, I had also reworked and designed the elevation to the latest layout

Masterplan Section. Carrying the terraced concept, I helped to work on the masterplan section, showing the relationship and levels between the units, ensuring each terrace had views to the parks and lake beyond

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Clubhouse. I was tasked with the design of the clubhouse. Working with Dr Tan, I developed the design and facade of the clubhouse. It features a multipurpose hall, a meeting room, and a vanishing edge pool

New Clubhouse. As the masterplan changed, and the location of the clubhouse shifted, I worked on the design on the new clubhouse, carrying the concept of "tropical minimalism" into the clubhouse


Submissions. I worked on the building plan submissions of the units. I looked into detail to ensure all information was included in the submission plan

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....................................................................... CIK AZLINA BT KHAIRUDDIN IC 631104-06-5310 GENERAL MANAGER

PUTRAJAYA HOLDINGS

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT DIVISION

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....................................................................... BADRUL HISHAM BIN KIDAM IC 760109-05-5243 HEAD DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION

ORANGEBEAM DEVELOPMENT SDN. BHD. NO 5, JALAN P16, PRECINT 16, 62150, PUTRAJAYA TEL : 03-8886 8888

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" Saya memperakui bahawa perincian-perincian dalam pelan-pelan ini adalah menurut kehendak-kehendak Undang-Undang Kecil Bangunan Seragam Selangor 1986 dan saya setuju terima tanggungjawab sewajarnya "

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Tender. I worked on the tender drawing and ensured every construction detail for the project was included. I learnt many new details and designed some as well

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DRTAN LM Architect 19 Jalan SS15/4C Subang Jaya 47500 Selangor Darul Ehsan, MALAYSIA Tel : +603-5635 2455 Fax : +603-5633 8213

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TARUC Student Centre D RTAN LM Ar chitect

S i z e: 5 acres Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Role: Assistant Architect Scope of work: Design development, contract documentation Typology: Institution A prominent university, Tunku Abdul Rahman University College has seen a rise in student numbers over the years. More space was needed for students to explore and express themselves. However, the only land available in the city campus was the existing football field that was important to the students. There was one solution: raise the football field into the sky and tuck the new student center underneath

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Plan. I worked with Dr Tan on developing the spatial planning of the whole project. The building consisted of many different sections with different functions, however I worked to resolve the different areas in line with the concept

Drop Off. Working closely with the 3D visualiser, I helped to fine tune the visuals for the presentation. On the North facade, the grand drop off is flanked by two feature staircases


Grandstand. The design of the grandstand was important to ensure sightlines were clear and comfortable for every spectator. Space on the rooof was tight, therefore the services and locker rooms were tucked underneath the grandstand. Working closely with Dr Tan, I refined the design of the grandstand

Bridge. As the existing nearby hill is not utilised, the bridge activates the hill, allowing users to access the hill as well serving as a means of fire escape. I worked closely with the C&S engineer on the design of the bridge

Colonnade. Visitors drive past the tall colonnades along the main road, evoking the feeling of grandness



RTS Link Station Facade Design Competition D RTAN LM Ar chitect

S i z e: 8 , 7 5 5 m² Location: Johor Bahru, Malaysia Role: Assistant Architect Scope of work: Schematic and design development Typology: Design Ideas Competition The design concept centres on the significance and the meaning of the RTS Link Station as a gateway between Johor and Singapore. Malaysia is a tropical country, filled with jungles with the most unique species of native flora and fauna, in contrast against the dense Singapore city. The station is conceptualised as a modern crystal "Jungle Greenhouse", exploring the notion of nature sitting calmly in the realm of the urban city. The structure is expressed through clumping tubular steel columns, intertwining into a tree-like profile, housed by some of Johor's native plants. The articulation of symmetry, sequence, verticality, and modularity through these elements withint the skin creates a gesture of iconinc architecture

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The New Gateway The New GatewaytotoJohor, Johor,Malaysia Malaysia Concept Features

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A Greenhouse” modern crystal “Jungle Greenhouse' explores the explores the notion Greenhouse” explores the notion of nature sitting calmly in the notion of nature sitting calmly of realm nature sitting calmly in the of an urban city. in the realm of an urban city realm of an urban city.

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Continuous ETFE (ethylene Competition. I led a team of Continuous ETFE (ethylene tetrafluoroethylene) interns in realising and producing tetrafluoroethylene) roofing roofing skin material with skin materialquality with translucent translucent that, This Biophilic Station will grow and become greener over time. It is a building that not only draws inspiration from nature the design and competition quality that, together with together with the structural butmaterials. is in everyI aspect part of nature itself the structural sunscreen workedaon coordinating sunscreen with ribs and with ribs and veins, lets in veins, lets in diffused between the interns, delegating diffused natural daylight natural daylight as anto and acts and as anacts insulator work, refining the design and insulator to passively passively keep the heat keep from the heat from penetrating to penetrating to the space producing the report under the below the space below guidance of Dr Tan and a senior architect Low energyfibre fibre optic Low energy optic lightlight points points Crown chandelierswith with Crown chandeliers ventilation fans ventilation fans High tensiletubular tubular steel High tensile steel roof framing arranged roof framing arranged in in fan shape fan shape over overthe thestation station with pin to the other with pinjointing jointing to the structural canopies other structural canopies High tensile steel High tensiletubular tubular steel clumping column structure clumping column structure encasing services and encassing services and rainwater goods rainwater goods Planter box Planter box

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Silver Beach Masterplan Competition T. R. Hamzah & Yeang Sdn Bhd

S i z e: 1 , 0 0 0 acres Location: Neom, Saudi Arabia Role: Intern Scope of work: Design development, graphics development Typology: Masterplan What would the city of the future look like? How would cities of the future live alongside and protect nature? The natural identity of Silver Beach, Saudi Arabia is a sensitive one, with a unique terrestrial ecology, hydrology and unique aquatic coral ecology. To preserve the sensitive ecology, the city of the future has to be sensitive to the ground, touching the ground lightly. Silver Beach would be a "city in the sky", occupying less than 5% of the land, allowing the previously fragmented land to reconnect and repair itself

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Site Analysis. With the baseline maps provided by the organisers, I worked on compiling the information and analysed the natural ecology of the land

Transportation. I also produced graphics on the main transportation routes to study the site's transportation importance and potential

Graphics. As the masterplan was developed, I was tasked with producing graphics to convey the design intent. I learnt to convey information in a more concise and diagramatic way

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Report Covers. I designed several cover options for the report as part of the submission. The cover had to convey the concept of EcoCity-in-the-sky and the local ecology

Masterplan. The final masterplan proposal occupies 5% of the site, and incorporates the natural ecology and wadis


PUBLICATIONS & OTHERS Atelier Inter national Mag azine Hosting Toastmasters Inter national


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Atelier International - New in the Old : Chinatown Kuala Lumpur - The Tropcial Malaysian House Vol. 2 - Terrace Transformantions in the Tropics - Blurring Boundaries: Living the the Tropics - Bamboo Ark 1: Contemporary Bamboo Architecture - Archicentre +: A Green Tragectory

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HOSTING

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TOASTMASTERS INTERNATIONAL

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- Architecture Asia - D+A Magazine

- Kuala Lumpur Architecture Festival 2019 - Kuala Lumpur Architecture Festival 2020/21 - Podcast - The Studio Leaving Project

- contests - workshops


New in the Old: Chinatown Kuala Lumpur Atel i er In t er n a ti o n a l

NEW IN THE OLD

NEW IN THE OLD

CHINATOWN KUALA LUMPUR

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Editors: Scarlet Koon, Dr Tan Loke Mun Authors: Scarlet Koon, Prof Robert Powell, Aw Siew Bee Involvement: Lead editor Launching: February 2022 Kuala Lumpur started at the muddy confluence of Klang and Gombak river. The first settlers set foot in 1850s, and with the boom in tin mining, Kuala Lumpur slowly grew in prominence.

ARCHITECTURAL TRAVEL GUIDE

ARCHITECTURAL TRAVEL GUIDE

Dr Tan Loke Mun Scarlet Koon Robert Powell

Fast forward a hundred years later, massive growth and modernism left many historical buildings dilapitated, abandoned, or even demolished, erasing the country's physical history. Thankfully, more young entrepreneurs and designers are seeing potential in the historical buildings and breath new life into them. Through adaptive reuse, these new businesses showcase the potential of these buildings. The book aims to capture these renaissance of Chinatown, the center of historical KL, alongside the history and culture of Chinatown // As lead editor, I was in charge of the production of the book. Conducting interviews and research, I curated the exemplary projects and landmarks to be included. I coordinated with the photographer and owners to document the spaces. Leading the book design, I oversaw and worked on the layout and texts and other details to complete the book. I am very proud of the result and it will be launching later this year

GUIDE 1

LORONG PANGGUNG

Concubine KL

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The story of Concubine KL started, incongruously, with decommissioned trains. Andy Yap, co-owner of Concubine KL and a demolition contractor, had been searching for an empty lot to turn some old train carriages into a restaurant bar when he heard about the refurbished row of shoplots along Jalan Panggong that would one day become Kwai Chai Hong – and the rest, they say, is history.

Today, the red light “district” of Concubine KL can be seen just past the bright yellow-and-blue façade of Kwai Chai Hong: it’s a dark space, with dim yellow lights spotlighting red walls painted with murals of sensual Chinese women in cheongsams. Kwai Chai Hong, literally “Little Demon Alley” or “Ghost Lane” in Cantonese, was once a hotbed of gamblers, drug addicts, Chinese gang lords, and prostitutes, but that isn’t the only reason Concubine KL got its name. In fact, as a former rental and quasi-hotel, the shoplot had a tame history compared to its neighbours, which included an opium den, a brothel, and a gambling den!

"Merdeka!" — The proud proclamation of independence by then-Malaya’s first prime minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman, on 31 August 1957, marked a new chapter in modern Malaysian history. Decades of rapid development have since transformed much of Kuala Lumpur’s urban fabric, including the latest mega-development, Merdeka 118, built on the grounds of the former Merdeka Park and surrounded by historical buildings such as the Chin Woo Stadium, Stadium Negara, and Stadium Merdeka, where Tunku Abdul Rahman’s proclamation took place.

The name “concubine”, in this case, pays homage to a selected group of women who played a pivotal role in shaping China’s history. Although mistresses to the emperor, concubines back in the day were highly educated, cultured and very powerful within the palace. The name also portrays and empowers the modern, independent women today. “Someone pointed out to me that the Chinese character for concubine is a combination of “female” and “to rise”, so that’s the story I’m sticking with,” Yap said, grinning.

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Terrace Transformations in the Tropics Atel i er In t er n a ti o n a l

Editors: Dr Tan Loke Mun Author: Prof Robert Powell Involvement: Co-editor, launch organiser, emcee Published: April 2021 Terrace Transformations in the Tropics focuses on the amazing, ingenious tropical designs, working between two parallel party walls. All the houses featured in the book showcase forward-thinking ideas of bringing in natural lighting and ventilation despite its constraints // I worked on the book design and coordinating the contents of the book between various sources, and proofread to ensure every detail was correct. I also organised the book launch for the book, curating the programme and events, as well as being the emcee for the launch // We had a collaboration with Design Seed Studio to produce a video on the houses featured in the book. I coordinated with the video team on the logistics and schedule for the shoot

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The Tropical Malaysian House Vol. 2 Atel i er In t er n a ti o n a l

Editor: Dr Tan Loke Mun Author: Prof Robert Powell Involvement: Book production, book launch organiser & emcee Published: May 2020 What is the Tropical Malaysian House? After the publication of the first volume, the second volume of The Tropical Malaysian House sets out to collect more examplary tropical houses in Malaysia. The book features more houses across Malaysia, most notably from the state of Sarawak, each having its own take on interpreting and adapating with the tropical climate // I was involved with assisting in the book design. I had also helped in the design of the book cover which was important. The book was launched during the pandemic, and I took the lead in organising an online book launch and being the emcee for the launch. The launch was followed with an online conference with some designers featured in the book

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Blurring Boundaries: Living in the Tropics Atel i er In t er n a ti o n a l

Editor: Dr Tan Loke Mun Author: Ar. Razin Mahmood Involvement: book production Published: August 2020 The book is the first of the monograph series by Atelier International. The first architect to be featured is Ar. Razin Mahmood, a local architect based in Johor. Blurring Boundaries: Living in the Tropics records the projects by Razin Architects throughout the years. Each project showcases the firm's take on tropical architecture and its unique solution to each project // I was involved with editing and proofreading the text provided by Ar. Razin. I also worked on the book design and the selection of pictures for each project

Bamboo Ark 1: Contemporary Bamboo Architecture Atel i er In t er n a ti o n a l

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Editor: Dr Tan Loke Mun, Sandy Chew Author: Ewe Jin Low Involvement: book production Launching: April 2022 Part of a series of bamboo books, the first book showcases the examplary contemporary bamboo buildings around the world. Bamboo is seeing a rise in popularity thanks to a few landmark bamboo buildings and bamboo pioneers such as Green School and Vo Trong Nghia. From small garage sheds, to large convention halls, the book truly showcases the vesatility and vast potential of bamboo in construction // I was involved with the book design and production, assisting the lead editor in cleaning the drawings and proofreading the text Contemporary Bamboo Buildings

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Archicentre +: A Green Trajectory Atel i er In t er n a ti o n a l

Editor: Dr Tan Loke Mun Author: Prof Robert Powell Involvement: book production Launching: mid 2022

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About the author — Robert Powell is an architect, city planner, author/editor and critic. He was, from January 2016 until November 2019, Professor of Architecture at Taylor’s University, Selangor, Malaysia. Prior to that he was Head of Master-planning with Llewelyn Davies Yeang, London, UK. Previously, he was Associate Professor of Architecture at the National University of Singapore (1984 to 2000). He is the author/ editor of 41 books, principally on architecture in Southeast Asia including The Tropical Asian House (1996), The New Malaysian House (2008), The New Sri Lankan House (2015), The Tropical Malaysian House Vol. 1 (2018) and The Tropical Malaysian House Vol. 2 (2020), Terrace Transformations Vol. 1 (2021).

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The second book in the monograph series by Atelier International, Archicenter +: A Green Trajectory is a collection of projects over Archicenter illustrious 30-year career, alongside DTLMG and DTLMA. The green trajectory is evident across the projects, where each project is a tailored solution to its site and response to nature

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// I was involved with the book production, collecting project information and projects to be laid out. I had also worked on cleaning up the plans for legibility. I had also helped to interveiw the directors of the firm to be included into the book

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Architecture Asia 2018 Q1

Ar c hi t ec t s R eg i o n al Co n ci l Ar ea (ARCA SI A) Title: The Future is in the Past Event: Asia Young Designer Award (AYDA) 2017/2018 Date: April 2018 I attended the AYDA 2017/2018 Awards ceremony, as well as the final summit with speakers from all across Asia. I wrote about the proceedings of the summit, condensing and relating the projects and design philosophies of the speakers

Architecture Asia 2018 Q4

Ar c hi t ec t s R eg i o n al Co n ci l Ar ea (ARCA SI A) Title: ESCKL2018 Event: ESC2018 KL Date: June 2018 The first architecture conference held by DOMA Initiatives, I wrote about the 2-day proceeding with fellow writer Chan Kit Yong. Featuring Richard Hassell of WOHA Architects and more, we covered all the speakers as well as the discourse at the end of the conference

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Architecture Asia 2019 Q2

Ar c hi t ec t s R eg i o n al Co n ci l Ar ea (ARCA SI A) Title: DATUM2019 Event: DATUM KL 2019 Date: July 2019 I attended the DATUM KL 2019 architecture conference as the emcee and was given the opportunity to write about the conference for the Architecture Asia magazine. I completed and delivered the write-ups on time, covering the whole proceedings and conveying the ideas and projects delievered by the speakers

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Title: Master of the Trade Date: November 2019 During the DATUM conference I had met the editor of D+A Magazine, and I was approached to write an article on the masters programme offered by several universities, namely National University of Singapore, Tunku Abdul Rahman University College, Tsinghua University and IE University. I conducted interviews with the deans and programme leaders on courses offered and the unique angle of each university

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area of interest within Architecture. There is also the option to enter academia after the course is completed. Other compelling reasons include a salary increase after graduation, and the network that you will be a part of. Here, we present a few programmes you might want to look further into.

The NUS School of Design and Environment (SDE) is a high-ranking architecture school in the world with a strong curriculum supported by research and development. The focus of SDE’s Master of Architecture program is the impact of context and region on design. Learn to design with consideration towards the climate, location, culture, social aspects and global issues such as sustainability and learning global theoretical concepts, and adapt them to local needs. Train to be architects that are leaders and integrators of projects, not only creatively but also technically for their careers in the future. As Asia becomes the centre of growth for new development, students are trained and equipped with innovative ideas backed by

strong technical skills and knowledge of the latest technology and materials to further their potential in future building developments. SDE is also leading the way in environmental design, focused on health and wellness, named “Well and Green”, with the school’s latest building being the first new-build Net-Zero Energy building in Singapore and the first university building in the world to be awarded Well-CertifiedTM Gold.

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Kuala Lumpur Architecture Festival 2019 Per t u b u ha n Aki tek Ma laysi a (PAM)

Date: July 2019 I was involved in the 3-day DATUM KL 2019 architecture conference as the emcee. The event featured Kevin Flanagan of PLP Architectue, Martijn De Geus of maison h, and Jeremy Mcleod of Breathe Architecture. As the emcee, I communicated with the speakers prior to their talk and ensured the event went smoothly. I worked with the organising committee on the flow and adapted to any last minute changes

Kuala Lumpur Architecture Festival 2020/2021 Per t u b u ha n Aki tek Ma laysi a (PAM)

Date: February 2020 - November 2021 As part of the organising team for the festival, I was involved in many aspects of the festival. I was in charge of coordination between parties, program curation, poster design, as well as being the emcee. I was also the emcee for six out of the eight events, including the 2-day DATUM M Conference. I was also involved in the curation of the festival logbook, writing about the proceedings of four of the events in the festival

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The Studio Leaving Project Po d c a st

Started: September 2021 Started as a pandemic project, The Studio Leaving Project podcast is a passion project for my friends and I. The goal for the podcast was to be a space for other architecture graduates to know that they're not alone in their architecture journey. Our podcasts focuses mainly on the life and nuances of an architecture education, with some architectural topics sprinkled in the mix. We have worked on content creation, content development, as well as my role of marketing and publicity, managing our social media pages

According to the 2017 Global Status Report from the World green Building Council, the construction industry accounts for 39% of all CO2 emissions. Green architecture and sustainable architecture is increasing in popularity as we become more aware of the global climate crisis, however what IS green architecture, especially in the tropical climate? This week, we're diving into something more architectural, as we talk about green architecture from the architecture perspective, is it really what it claims to be and what can we do on our parts.

Toastmasters

To a st m a st er s I n ter n a ti o n a l I was the Club President for my club, TARC Toastmasters Club. During my term, I have led the team in organising a public speaking workshop for TARUC students. Under my presidentship, our club has achieved the President's Distinguished Club honour, the highest achievement for a club. I had personally competed in several speech and evaluation contest and have won several contest. Soon after, I was elected as the Area Director for Area W5. I had four clubs in my care and I had helped grow each club according to their needs and goals. I organised and was the chief judge for several speech contests

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