Vermani House / Eleena Jamil Architect

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Architects: Eleena Jamil Architect
Location: , Federal Territory of ,
Area: 320.0 sqm
Photographs: Marc Tey

SP Setia Headquarter / Shatotto

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Architects: Shatotto
Location: Shah Alam, , Malaysia
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of Shatotto

Sufficiency – Inside the Malaysia Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale

Sufficiency. The Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale. Image © Nico Saieh

The Malaysia Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale focuses on the idea of sufficiency, and its role in creating sustainable and modest architecture.

In a statement, one of the Pavilion curators, Lim Teng Ngiom, writes that “while sufficiency suggests a modest but adequate scale of living, it can be reduced to only the necessity required for survival extended on a personal or collective autonomy. On the precept of sustainability it can be measured by one’s carbon footprint, or in construction it can suggest minimum building footprint or optimum structure.”

To represent the idea of sufficiency, the curators chose to display works on collapsible pet cages, which have “just enough space for existence.” Several of the pet cages are clamped together to form a suspended beam, creating a “fundamental component of architecture.” Additional works are displayed on pet cages that are sitting on the floor.

Enjoy photos from the Pavilion and a statement from the curators after the break…

Pulau Banding Rainforest Research Centre / C’ arch

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Architects: C’ arch
Location: Gerik, Perak,
Architect In Charge: Chris Wong Chee Seng, Wilson Sng, Lina Ooi
Area: 286.0 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: 807Studio Sdn Bhd

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 Kuala Lumpur, 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: , Malaysia
Project Team: Amanda Teh, Stephanie Maignan
Year: 2012
Photographs: H. Lin Ho

Pile Houses / Pencil Office

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Designers: Pencil Office
Location: , 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: , Malaysia
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: Petaling Jaya,
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: Ipoh,
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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 . 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.