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New Straits Times

TSCSL Architecture Award 2013 s
Type : Newspaper Article
Date : 27 September 2013
By : Yvonne Yoong

The Malaysian Reserve – Unreserved

Unreserved Magazine (1)Unreserved Magazine (2)Unreserved Magazine (3)
Type : Magazine Article
Date : August 2013 Issue #69

Berita Harian – Hias

Hias-Selasar Niaga

newspaper BH GTH 2013

Type : Newspaper Cover Story
Date : 21 July 2013
By : Bennie Zie Fauzi

New Straits Times -RED

mdrxa vertical farming NST Malaysia Asia mdrxa vertical farming NST Malaysia Asia Swiftlet

Type : Newspaper Cover Story
Date : 29 March 2013
By : Khairul Khalid

Berita Harian

Ikon Varsiti 14 Feb 2013Type : Newspaper Spread
Date : 14 february 2013
By : Rosniza Mohd Taha

Berita Harian

Ikon Varsiti BH 26-01-13Type : Newspaper Clipping
Date : 26 January 2013
By : Khairina Yasin & Farah Marshita Abd Patah

New Straits Times

Ikon Varsiti BH New Straits Times 26-01-13

Type : Newspaper Clipping
Date : 26 January 2013

Berita Harian

Ikon Varsiti BH Voting Page
Type : Berita Harian Voting Spread
Date : 27 Dec 2012 , 3 & 10 Jan 2013

Berita Harian

Ikon Varsiti BH 2012 20-12-2012 s

Type : Newspaper Clipping
Date : 20 December 2012
By : Khairina Yasin

Berita Harian

Ikon Varsiti BH 2012 20-12-2012 2s

Type : Newspaper Clipping
Date : 20 December 2012
By : Nas Norziela Nasbah

Berita Harian

Ikon Varsiti BH 2012

Type : Newspaper Clipping
Date : 19 December 2012
By : Nor Azma Laila

Designscape Magazine, December 2012 Issue

Designscape Magazine
Type : Magazine Article, page 63
Date : December 2012
Link : http://www.designscapemag.com/index.php/download-archives

Media Selangor Ku : UiTM Kaut Hadiah Pertandingan Rekabentuk Rumah Mampu Milik Selangor

SHAH ALAM 20 SEPT : Sekumpulan pelajar arkitek daripada UiTM Shah Alam memenangi tempat pertama dalam pertandingan rekabentuk unit rumah mampu milik (RMM) anjuran Kerajaan Selangor.
Kumpulan itu yang dinamakan “Superblock” menerima wang tunai RM 12,000 beserta sijil.
Manakala tempat kedua dimenangi kumpulan “Rekabentuk S&V Residents” juga daripada UiTM Shah Alam yang menerima RM 8,000.
Tempat ketiga pula dimenangi kumpulan “Rekabentuk Urban Renewal Openness” daripada UiTM Seri Iskandar di Perak.
Tujuh perserta lain menerima saguhati RM 1,000. Kesemua hadiah tersebut disampaikan di dalam satu majlis di sini oleh Menteri Besar, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim.

Dalam ucapannya Abdul Khalid berkata, pertandingan yang dianjurkan ini diharap mampu merangka garis panduan baharu bagi pembangunan RMM.
“Kita harap agar idea yang diserlahkan oleh para pelajar IPTA pada reka bentuk ini dapat menghasilkan bangunan dengan kos yang berpatutan di pihak pemaju dan mampu dibayar pembeli rumah.
“Ia juga seharusnya berkonsepkan green building, mesra alam sekitar dan berfungsi sebagai pusat pembangunan komuniti berpusat,” jelasnya.
Pertandingan anjuran bersama Lembaga Perumahan dan Hartanah Selangor itu disertai 65 peserta daripada empat Institusi Pengajian Tinggi Awam (IPTA).
Mereka adalah Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) dan Universiti Malaya (UM).
Pertandingan tersebut bermula pada 10 September lalu dan diadili oleh tujuh juri professional yang diketuai Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Perumahan, Pengurusan Bangunan dan Setinggan, Iskandar Abdul Samad.

Type : Internet Article
Date : 20 September 2012
Link : http://www.selangorku.com/?p=14859

Berita UAC Berhad

   

Type : UAC Berhad Newsletter
Pages : Cover, 3, 4 & 5 (of 16)
Date :  January 2012
Reference : No. 69 PP4702/10/94

PAM-Berita Akitek

Type : PAM Monthly Newsletter
Page : 04 of 16
Date :  June 2012
Reference : PP 1022/03/2010 (025751)
Link: http://www.pam.org.my/images/publications/ba2012/files/BA_June_Newsletter_Final.pdf

New Straits Times

Type : Newspaper Clipping
Date : 27 May 2012
By : Suzieana Uda Nagu
Link : http://www.nst.com.my/channels/learning-curve/architecture-a-legacy-in-putrajaya-1.87978

New Straits Times

Type : Newspaper Clipping
Date : 6 March 2012

Utusan Malaysia

Type : Newspaper Clipping
Date : 1 March 2012

The Edge

Type : Online Article
Date : 5 March 2012
By: Sharon Kam

New Straits Times

Type : Newspaper Clipping
Date : 6 Januari 2012
By: Veena Babulal

New Straits Time

Type : Newspaper Clipping
Date : 18 November 2011
By: Naveen Mathew Menon

Sinar Harian

Type : Newspaper Clipping
Date : 22 November 2011

BFM Radio Interview

On the 5th of February 2011 (Saturday) the BFM 89.9 Business Station radio interview was aired at 11am. Miss Lynn, the assistant producer of The Property Show for BFM 89.9  conducted the interview with Mr. Bruno Plasse, the Director of Alliance Française KL and Qhawarizmi Norhisham, the first prize winner of the Green ARC competition. The competition was held last November and it was organized by the Alliance Française de Kuala Lumpur (AFKL), Goethe Institute Malaysia, University of Malaya’s Architecture department, NST (Property Times, Think Green) and Sime Darby Property.

This 30 minute interview included topics such as the inspiration behind his ideas as well as his views towards sustainable architecture. Mr. Bruno Plasse was asked as well about the motivation behind this competition and what caught the judges eyes for the winning design. For the full interview, please visit the link below:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/31202608/BFM%20Radio%20Interview%2005.02.2011%20The%20Property%20Show-Green%20ARC.mp3

For more information about the winning design, visit:

https://mdrxa.wordpress.com/architecture/container-city/

New Straits Times – Property

Type : Newspaper Clipping
Date : 19 December 2010
By: Pavither Sidhu

Utusan Malaysia – Mega Kampus

Type : Newspaper Clipping
Date : 20 December 2010
By: Siti Nurazlina Jamaludin

Berita Harian – Pendidikan

Type : Newspaper Clipping
Date : 29 December 2010
By: Nik Sukry Ramli

New Straits Times – Property

Type : Newspaper Clipping
Date : 31 December 2010
By: Pavither Sidhu

Malaysia Today – Upfront

Type : Newspaper Clipping
Date : 24 February 2011
By: Su-Lin Chee

The Star – Property


Sime Darby Property and partners advocate green architecture challenge to young Malaysians

In its continuous efforts to promote a positive culture towards sustainability of the built environment, Sime Darby Property together with Alliance Francaise (AF), the Goethe Institute Malaysia (GI), University Malaya’s Architecture Department, and The New Straits Times – ‘Think Green’ have collaborated to organize the “Green ARC: Affordable Residential Challenge – Urban Social Housing 2010” competition targeted at young post-graduate student designers from Malaysian Tertiary Institutions as well as other architecture related organizations.

Started in May this year, the competition was introduced to raise awareness about the importance of sustainable development and green buildings, as well as expose current and future academicians, students and professionals in the building industry to the concepts of sustainable development and affordable housing. The competition received a total of 28 entries from 34 architecture students from Department of Architecture, University Technology Mara and Faculty of Built Environment, University of Malaya.

The winners of the competition were honoured at a prize giving ceremony held at the Sime Darby Convention Centre in Bukit Kiara. The first prize was awarded to Muhammad Qhawarizmi Norhisham from Department of Architecture, UiTM Shah Alam who won RM3,000, while Nuriana Bt Mohd Hashim and Siti Yisrime Bt Yusoff from Faculty of Built Environment, University Malaya won the second prize and third placing went to Faiz Azri Bin Che Soh from Department of Architecture, UiTM Shah Alam who received RM2,000 and RM1,000 respectively. The Top 3 winners received their prizes from the Managing Director of Sime Darby Property, Dato’ Tunku Putra Badlishah, H.E Dr Guenter Gruber, the German Ambassador and H.E Marc Barety, the French Ambassador respectively. Six other students received Honorable Mention Prizes of RM 500.00 each.

Speaking at the prize-giving ceremony, Datuk Tunku Putra Badlishah said, “We are pleased to collaborate with our partners who share the same vision with us to encourage our budding Malaysian architects to start thinking early in their career about the importance of sustainable architecture. It is hoped that this competition has given participants the opportunity to showcase their architectural talent while learning from industry professionals to ensure they get maximum benefit from the experience”. Datuk Tunku Putra Badlishah also commended the participants for taking up the challenge to design affordable housing for the future.

Meanwhile, Goethe Institute Malaysia Director, Dr Volker Wolf said that the Goethe Institute Malaysia is very glad to have been able to play a part in raising awareness, educating and challenging the minds of Malaysia’s future building industry professionals on the applications of green building technology and sustainable development.

Director of Alliance Francaise, Bruno Plasse said “The exposure to industry professionals from Europe and Malaysia during the program that was held in conjunction with the competition was very beneficial for the students as it allowed them to realize that green building technology had become mainstream and was rapidly being adopted as a standard practice to achieve sustainability.”

Participants were required to design an affordable green housing scheme in any central urban site in the country taking into consideration the Malaysian Green Building Index criteria. Participants had to formulate and design affordable green housing with social infrastructure (e.g. encounter areas like playgrounds, sporting facilities etc), flexible space (minimum of three bedrooms and two bathrooms), at an estimated cost of below RM100,000 per unit, in a central urban area of medium rise (5-8 stories), high density building.

The entries were judged on concept, sustainability and energy efficiency of the dwelling, practicality and aesthetics of the design. The participants also received guidance and education in the form of lectures on Green Buildings by design and environmental experts from France, Germany and Malaysia, as well as free training and design input programmes which were further complemented by site visits and workshops to provide additional theoretical, technical and practical knowledge.

Type : Internet Article
Date : 9 December 2010
Link: www.starproperty.my/PropertyScene/TheStarOnlineHighlightBox/8882/0/0

CIDB Malaysia: 1Bina

KUALA LUMPUR, 5 April – Sektor swasta digesa meningkatkan penggunaan Sistem Teknologi Berindustri (IBS) dalam setiap projek yang dibangunkan bagi memastikan agenda pembangunan negara dapat dicapai.

Demikian menurut Ketua Setiausaha Kementerian Kerja Raya, Datuk Thomas George ketika berucap merasmikan Malaysia IBS International Exhibition (MIIE) 2011 di Pusat Konvensyen Lembaga Pembangunan Industri Pembinaan  (CIDB) di Jalan Chan Sow Lin di sini hari ini.

Katanya, buat masa ini kebanyakan projek perumahan yang dibangunkan menggunakan IBS sepenuhnya hanyalah melibatkan projek-projek awam.

Manakala bagi projek-projek swasta tahap penggunaan IBS masih rendah.

“Saya percaya pelaksanaan IBS melalui projek perumahan awam di jajahan Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur kelak akan memberi manfaat kepada lebih 20 ribu keluarga.

“Walau bagaimanapun penggunaan rendah IBS dalam projek-projek swasta tentunya amat merugikan sekaligus membantutkan inisiatfif kerajaan untuk menjadikan Malaysia sebagai sebuah negara maju menjelang tahun 2020,” katanya.

Beliau berkata demikian di hadapan lebih 500 hadirin yang terdiri daripada pemaju, kontraktor, pembekal dan perunding bahan-bahan binaan, golongan penyelidik dan pelajar, wakil agensi kerajaan, persatuan dalam sektor binaan serta orang perseorangan.

Hadir sama pada majlis perasmian ekspo MIIE kali ketiga itu ialah, Pengerusi CIDB Malaysia, Datuk Ir. Hamzah Hasan.

Sementara itu, berdasarkan tinjauan yang dibuat pada tahun 2003 didapati hanya 15 peratus sahaja projek pembinaan di Malaysia menggunakan IBS.

Walhal menurut rekod, IBS telah bertapak di negara ini hampir 50 tahun.

Justeru, pada tahun 2008 kerajaan mengeluarkan arahan supaya semua projek pembinaan membabitkan kerajaan perlu menggunakan 70 peratus kompenan IBS.

Langkah itu dibuat bagi memberi keyakinan kepada semua pihak terhadap keselamatan dan kos efektif apabila menggunakan kompenan IBS.

“Kejayaan projek Iskandar Malaysia yang menggunakan kompenen IBS telah membuktikan bahawa dengan adanya IBS projek tersebut bukan sahaja siap lebih awal daripada jadual yang sepatutnya malah, hanya menggunakan sepertiga daripada guna tenaga.

“Bayangkan jika ini diterjemahkan dalam ukuran wang, sudah pasti ia merupakan penjimatan yang sangat besar,” ujarnya.

Oleh yang demikian sebagai langkah drastik, Kementerian Kerja Raya turut meminta agar ‘sistem tertutup’ yang mejadi punca kepada kelembapan implementasi IBS dalam industri pembinaan negara supaya dianjak dan bersifat lebih terbuka.

“Saya percaya melalui sistem terbuka ini atau dalam bahasa standardnya liberlisasi ia akan membuka persaingan yang lebih luas dan telus disamping memberi banyak pilihan kepada pemain industri dalam pasaran IBS.

“Lebih utama melalui liberlisasi ini tidak akan wujud lagi isu monopoli oleh syarikat-syarikat besar”, jelasnya.

Dalam pada itu, MIIE 2011 yang berlangsung sehingga 7 April 2011 turut menyaksikan Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) mengungguli Pertandingan Video Animasi IBS untuk tempat pertama dan kedua manakala tempat ketiga disandang oleh Univerisiti Putra Malaysia (UPM).

Type : Internet Article
Date : 5 April 2011
Link: http://www.1bina.my/blog/2011/04/05/kerajaan-gesa-swasta-guna-ibs

New Straits Times: Putrajaya A Model Green City

(From left) Datuk Azlan Abdul Karim chatting with Datuk Ahmad Phesal Talib and Dr Masran Saruwono.

In a world where the weather is wreaking havoc and animals such as the Western Black Rhinoceros/West African Black Rhinoceros have recently been declared extinct, sustainable development has become imperative.
Putrajaya is a shining example of a modern Malaysian city that has embraced sustainable development and green technology, said Putrajaya Holdings chief executive officer Datuk Azlan Abdul Karim at a symposium  at the Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside Hotel recently.
He said the township was intended to be an eco-friendly, modern city from its inception and would continue to adhere to the principles of sustainable development.
“We look forward to developing green buildings in the coming development phases as well as equipping the premises with renewable energy. We hope to be recognised as Malaysia’s first green city,” he said.
“Sustainable development is not limited to concerns about direct and obvious negative impacts on the environment but also the creation of sustainable, connected communities.
“It is in this spirit that Putrajaya develops its residential, commercial and recreational spaces.”
Azlan  said this at the symposium on “Experiential Learning For Sustainable Development” organised by Putrajaya Holdings and Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM).
He said      Putrajaya was already  gearing up to achieve its 30:70 target ratio for traffic and parking facilities.
He said there were about 80,000 residents  in Putrajaya.
Azlan said the  city would maintain a 30 per cent designated space for parks and landscape even when its population density reached the maximum target of 350,000 residents and 500,000 working population.
“The jewel in the crown of  the city’s greenery is the 170ha Putrajaya Wetlands.
“It is deemed to be the world’s largest man-made freshwater wetlands in the tropics.
“It helps to promote nature conservation, especially of endangered flora and fauna,” he said.
Azlan said  it was Putrajaya Holdings’ strong belief in the values and importance of sustainable development that made it collaborate with UiTM to host the event.
“We see no better way than to invest our resources in thought-provoking programmes such as this, that allow an exchange of ideas between industry professionals and innovators,” he added.
More than 160 participants took part in the symposium.
It was launched by   Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Ministry secretary-general   Datuk Ahmad Phesal Talib, who represented the Minister, Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin.
Associate Professor Dr Masran Saruwono, the dean of UiTM’s faculty of architecture, planning and surveying, spoke on behalf of UiTm vice-chancellor Datuk Professor Dr Sahol Hamid Abu Bakar.
He said he hoped that Putrajaya Holdings’ efforts to revitalise the green agenda in the realm of the built environment in Malaysia would provide the impetus to drive the national green agenda through the exchange of ideas and the sharing of experiences at the symposium.

Type : Internet Article
Date : 18 November 2011
By : Naveen Mathew Menon
Link: http://www.nst.com.my/streets/central/putrajaya-a-model-green-city-1.7539

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