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8th International Conference on World Class Sustainable Cities 2016 (WCSC 2016)

18:24 - 30 June, 2016
8th International Conference on World Class Sustainable Cities 2016 (WCSC 2016)

The 8th series of the ‘International Conference on World Class Sustainable Cities’ (WCSC) event is themed ‘City Spaces, Public Places’ with the objectives of addressing and focusing on the benefits of greater accessibility and better public spaces that will enhance social, economic and environmental elements of the city and its livability. Urban public spaces – sidewalks, parks, squares, traditional markets, and small plazas — and how people use them – humanize cities.

The Soul of a Community: How a Young Architect Helped Resurrect a Village Longhouse in Borneo

10:00 - 6 June, 2016
The Soul of a Community: How a Young Architect Helped Resurrect a Village Longhouse in Borneo, Construction of the split roof beside closed roof by the chief carpenter. Image © Josh Wallace
Construction of the split roof beside closed roof by the chief carpenter. Image © Josh Wallace

A version of this essay, originally titled "Rumah in the woods: Resurrection of the Nanga Sumpa Longhouse," reached the top 8 in this year's Berkeley Prize. It was shared with ArchDaily by the authors.

These bodies are perishable, but the dwellers in these are indestructible and impenetrable.

This verse from Bhagavad Gita (a Hindu religious scripture) speaks about the human body and soul. For me, even a piece of architecture has a soul which rests in its place. We can feel its presence even when the building is no longer there.

Construction of the communal gallery (ruai) with temporary bracing. Image © Josh Wallace Villagers using flipbook to understand the various options for the longhouse in a   way that is more coherent than verbal discussion. Image © Josh Wallace Post (tiang) splice detail. Image © Josh Wallace Village Chief’s post raised with the help of Borneo Adventure and the villagers. Image © Josh Wallace +24

SS3 House / Seshan Design

22:00 - 31 May, 2016
SS3 House  / Seshan Design, © Rupajiwa Studio
© Rupajiwa Studio

© Rupajiwa Studio © Rupajiwa Studio © Rupajiwa Studio © Rupajiwa Studio +51

  • Architects

  • Location

    Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Design Team

    Ramesh Seshan, Azlan Syarawi, Suherman Sadelan, Ralph Antonio, Amin Madhadzir, Jeslyn Ko, Fakhruz Zaman
  • Area

    4600.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Aedas Designs Private Island Residences and Retreat for Malaysia

06:00 - 16 May, 2016
Aedas Designs Private Island Residences and Retreat for Malaysia, Courtesy of Aedas
Courtesy of Aedas

Aedas has unveiled their design for the new Tebrau Waterfront Residences, located in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. The new two million square-meter waterfront community will combine villas and high-rise residential towers with a variety of commercial programs and a hotel.

Design Capital 21 Competition – Calling for Entries!

18:06 - 14 April, 2016
Design Capital 21 Competition – Calling for Entries!, Courtesy of BCI Asia
Courtesy of BCI Asia

Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your design ideas and win cash prizes!

Design Capital 21 is an interior design competition for a new integrated mall. The integrated mall intends to adopt as its conceptual design this theme: the world’s famous capital cities from the five continents. Each floor must be representative of the continent by bringing to life the characteristics and identities of its capital cities.

Clay Roof House / DRTAN LM Architect

19:00 - 23 March, 2016
Clay Roof House / DRTAN LM Architect, © H.Lin Ho
© H.Lin Ho

© H.Lin Ho © H.Lin Ho © H.Lin Ho © H.Lin Ho +39

8D House / DRTAN LM Architect

22:00 - 21 March, 2016
8D House / DRTAN LM Architect, © H.Lin Ho
© H.Lin Ho
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© H.Lin Ho © H.Lin Ho © H.Lin Ho © H.Lin Ho +41

Terrace House Renovation / O2 Design Atelier

19:00 - 18 March, 2016
Terrace House Renovation / O2 Design Atelier , © Ian wong
© Ian wong

© Ian wong © Ian wong © Ian wong © Ian wong +12

Industrial Estate Gallery / CarverHaggard

22:00 - 2 February, 2016
Industrial Estate Gallery / CarverHaggard, © Aaron Pocock
© Aaron Pocock
  • Architects

  • Location

    Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Director

    William Haggard
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Aaron Pocock © Aaron Pocock © Aaron Pocock © Aaron Pocock +27

Sasaki’s "Forest City" Master Plan in Iskandar Malaysia Stretches Across 4 Islands

06:00 - 2 February, 2016
Sasaki’s "Forest City" Master Plan in Iskandar Malaysia Stretches Across 4 Islands, Rendered VIew. Image Courtesy of Sasaki Associates
Rendered VIew. Image Courtesy of Sasaki Associates

Located on four man-made islands in Iskandar Malaysia, “Forest City” is set to be South-East Asia’s largest, mixed use green development. Designed by Sasaki Associates, the master plan has an estimated investment of S$58.3 billion (US$40.9 billion) and is expected to bring around 220,000 jobs to the area. Located near the economic centers of Southeast Asia, the new Forest City is ideally placed to become a hub of commerce and culture. Designed to encourage live/work culture, it is composed of “financial institutions, high-tech research and development facilities, headquarter offices, and a variety of creative industries that establish an innovative and sustainable employment base for the region,” write the architects. Read more after the break.

Rendered VIew. Image Courtesy of Sasaki Associates Rendered VIew. Image Courtesy of Sasaki Associates Aerial Rendered View. Image Courtesy of Sasaki Associates Rendered VIew. Image Courtesy of Sasaki Associates +23

Bukit Pantai Residence / OOZN

19:00 - 29 January, 2016
Bukit Pantai Residence / OOZN, © Lin Ho
© Lin Ho
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Design Team

    Chipik Alsi Tuinti, Rafal Kapusta, Stephanie Gunawan, Darmaganda Njoo
  • Local Architect

    I-Wen Foo
  • Area

    750.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Lin Ho © Lin Ho © Lin Ho © Lin Ho +23

The Bamboo Playhouse / Eleena Jamil Architect

20:00 - 17 November, 2015
The Bamboo Playhouse / Eleena Jamil Architect, © Marc Tey Photography
© Marc Tey Photography

© M Suhaimi Ismail © Marc Tey Photography © Marc Tey Photography © Marc Tey Photography +15

Sepang House / Eleena Jamil Architect

22:00 - 2 November, 2015
Sepang House / Eleena Jamil Architect, © Marc Tey
© Marc Tey

© Marc Tey © Marc Tey © Marc Tey © Marc Tey +24

Spotlight: César Pelli

14:00 - 12 October, 2015
Spotlight: César Pelli, Petronas Towers . Image © Flickr User: einalem licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Petronas Towers . Image © Flickr User: einalem licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

A diversity of approaches and locales is the calling card of American based, Argentinian born architect Cesar Pelli (born October 12, 1926). The common thread of Pelli’s work is a strong sensitivity to place and environment. Beginning his solo career with the Pacific Design Center (1975) in Los Angeles, and shifting through the World Financial Center (1988) (now Brookfield Place) in New York, to the Petronas Towers (1996) in Kuala LumpurMalaysia, and the now under-construction, Transbay Transit Center and Salesforce Tower in San Francisco, each project is a unique response to context.

Ittka House / Fabian Tan Architect

22:00 - 28 September, 2015
Ittka House / Fabian Tan Architect, © Eiffel Chong
© Eiffel Chong

© Eiffel Chong © Eiffel Chong © Eiffel Chong © Eiffel Chong +25

AD Classics: Menara Mesiniaga / T. R. Hamzah & Yeang Sdn. Bhd.

08:00 - 28 September, 2015
AD Classics: Menara Mesiniaga / T. R. Hamzah & Yeang Sdn. Bhd., © Aga Khan Trust for Culture/Aga Khan Award for Architecture/Courtesy of architect/NG K.L. (photographer)
© Aga Khan Trust for Culture/Aga Khan Award for Architecture/Courtesy of architect/NG K.L. (photographer)

Marking both an ending, and a beginning, the Menara Mesiniaga (Mesiniaga Tower) in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia (just outside of Kuala Lumpur), is the culmination of Ken Yeang’s years of research into passive strategies for tall buildings, and it marks the first in a line of buildings (what he calls his ‘Series 2’ towers) that fully realize Yeang’s bioclimatic design principles. The embodiment of his tenacious goal to bring passive design to the hot humid climate of Southeast Asia, the principles on display at Menara Mesiniaga have influenced subsequent skyscraper designs across the globe.

S14 House / archicentre

22:00 - 14 September, 2015
S14 House / archicentre, Courtesy of archicenter
Courtesy of archicenter
  • Architects

  • Location

    Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of archicenter

Courtesy of archicenter Courtesy of archicenter Courtesy of archicenter Courtesy of archicenter +39

The Arc at Bandar Rimbayu / Garis Architects

20:00 - 8 September, 2015
The Arc at Bandar Rimbayu / Garis Architects, © Steven Ngu, Andy Lim
© Steven Ngu, Andy Lim
  • Architects

  • Location

    Periwinkle, Bandar Rimbayu, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Design Team

    Ar Tang Hsiao Seak, Ar Steven Ngu Ngie Woon
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Steven Ngu, Andy Lim © Steven Ngu, Andy Lim © Steven Ngu, Andy Lim © Steven Ngu, Andy Lim +34