Empire Damansara / Ong & Ong

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Architects: Ong & Ong
Location: ,
Studio Directors: Lau Jak Shen, Tan Kee Keat, Yeoh Thiam Yew
Year: 2013
Photographs: Rupajiwa Studio

Desa Mahkota School / Eleena Jamil Architect

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Architects: Eleena Jamil Architect
Location: Desa Parkcity, Kuala Lumpur,
Architect In Charge: Yusri Amri Yussoff
Area: 13,000 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Rupajiwa

REX Proposes Retractable Facade for ‘Equator Tower’ in Malaysia

REX has been selected as one of five finalists for a 173,000 square meter proposal located near the equator in , Malaysia. Dubbed as the “Equator Tower,” the concept wraps a retractable, PTFE-coated, glass fiber-reinforced sun shade around a slender 80-story tower, blocking direct sun exposure from all four sides.

Zeta House / 29 design

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Architects: 29 design
Location: Kuala Lumpur,
Project Team: Amanda Teh, Stephanie Maignan
Year: 2012
Photographs: H. Lin Ho

Pile Houses / Pencil Office

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Designers: Pencil Office
Location: Batu Pahat, Johor,
Lead Design Consultant: Erik G. L’ Heureux AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Area: 526 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Pencil Office

The Deck House / Choo Gim Wah Architect

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Architects: Choo Gim Wah Architect
Location: Pahang,
Architect: Choo Gim Wah
Area: 370 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Kenneth Lim

Voila House / Fabian Tan Architect

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Architects: Fabian Tan Architect
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur,
Area: 475 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Eiffel Chong

House N18 / DRTAN LM Architect

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Architects: DRTAN LM Architect
Location: , Malaysia
Structural, Mechanical & Electrical Engineers: Sunway Construction Sdn. Bhd.
Contractor: Sunway Construction Sdn. Bhd.
Photographs: Lin Ho

Point 92 / Zlg Design

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Architects: Zlg Design
Location: ,
Area: 200,000 sqft
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Zlg Design

Bandar Malaysia Masterplan Winning Proposal / Broadway Malyan

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1MDB (1Malaysia Development Berhad) has just appointed Broadway Malyan to partner with local planner Arah Rancang to create a game-changing masterplan for Bandar , . Supported by world-class design and engineering teams from Arup and Sinclair Knight Merz, the 196-hectare Bandar Malaysia is envisioned to be one of the most desirable environments to live, learn, work and play in the Asian region. The strategic real estate development project aims to combine a vibrant mixed-use community with a commercial district to foster creativity and innovation. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Sekeping Kong Heng / Seksan Design

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Architects: Seksan Design
Location: , Malaysia
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Area: 4,000 sq ft
Year: 2012
Photographs: Rupajiwa Studio

No. 19 / ArchiCentre

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Architects: ArchiCentre
Location: , Malaysia
Engineer: Jurutera Perunding TSSC Lim
Contractor: LMK Construction
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of ArchiCentre

Starhill Gallery / Spark Architects

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Architects: Spark Architects
Location: Kuala Lumpur
Architect In Charge: Stephan Pimbley
Project Architect: Michael Gibert
Team: Kim-Lee Tan, Sevena Lee, Wenhui Lim
Lightning Designer: Snfor Sdn Bhd
Structural Consultant: RFR Shanghai
Area: 2,000 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Lin Ho

‘Arte s’ Residential Tower / Spark Architects

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Standing at 170m and 110m tall, the twin ‘Arte s’ residential towers sit at the base Bukit Gambir, a lush tropical mountain located at the heart of Island in the Indian Ocean off the Western coast of Malaysia. Designed by Spark Architects, the geometry and composition of the towers is inspired the dramatic surrounding land and seascapes mediating between the steeply rising verdant mountain and the flowing currents of the Malacca Straits. The project, which began construction in 2012, is due to be completed in 2014. More images and architects’ description after the break.

S11 House / ArchiCentre

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Architects: ArchiCentre
Location: Petaling Jaya, ,
Architect In Charge: Tan Loke Mun
Civil & Structural: Jurutera Perunding TSSC
Landscape: Tan Loke Mun
Contractor: Atlantic Builders
Year: 2012
Photographs: Lin Ho

Ikon Connaught / Spark Architects

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The design by Spark Architects for the Ikon Connaught seeks to create a lifestyle destination on an intimate neighborhood scale with the level of quality, impact and vibrancy of a city centre destination. Located at the heart of Cheras in , , the project will provide space for more than 100 boutique shops and restaurants over five storeys with five levels of office above. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Venice Biennale 2012: Voices / Malaysia Pavilion

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The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein, 1921)

The limits of our minds are reflected by the limiting capacity of our language. All the world we know is shaped by our external circumstances, which can be expressed through thoughts and outward expressions – our voices. The voice is typically regarded as a vocal manifestation; but it can also be visual and literal.

Shelter @ Rainforest / Marra + Yeh Architects

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Architects: Marra + Yeh Architects
Location: , Malaysia
Structural Engineer: Professor Max Irvine
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Brett Boardman