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DOMA Initiatives Breakfast Club
Jun
15
9:30 AM09:30

DOMA Initiatives Breakfast Club

I took the chance when Professor Robert Powell suggested my name to do a sharing on my architectural thesis “The Unending Square”. I presented myself as a fresh-grad student to talk about the project in the DOMA Initiatives Breakfast Club of June 2019.

DOMA Initiatives Breakfast Club
is a monthly casual event on one Saturday of each month for the club community to share their latest project, ideas and resources.

In the past, the speaker varies from designers, architect, photographer, and other interesting people. This is the first time (that I am aware of) in the Breakfast Club session for a fresh-grad architecture student in sharing the work done in their academic year. The next upcoming breakfast club on 13th July 2019 would be featuring Pamela Tan and Jun Ong of Pow Ideas, who are both super talented and have only recently graduated in the last 5 years.

For more information regarding DOMA Initiatives or the upcoming breakfast club event, check out https://www.facebook.com/doma.initiatives/ !

Feel free to also check out the upcoming SHIFT 2019 Conference by DOMA Initiatives at https://domainitiatives.org/
It is highly anticipated and is coming soon on 23rd June and 24th June 2019, to be held at Taylor’s University.

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A video for Taylor's University
Jun
3
9:30 AM09:30

A video for Taylor's University

I was approached by the social media team of Taylor’s University in May to collaborate and come up with a video towards audience who might be interested behind the architectural or creative programs in Taylor’s University.

The video is an experiment by the social media team to test interest from the audience. If the video were to receives positive feedback, there might be more video coming up by the university to showcase student’s work from all creative program such as architecture, interior design, performance art, culinary art, etc.

The talented team behind the video!  Left - Darren Arvid of Pathera, Right - Razlan Yusof of Creative Match Photo taken by Razlan Yusof

The talented team behind the video!
Left - Darren Arvid of Pathera, Right - Razlan Yusof of Creative Match
Photo taken by Razlan Yusof

The 4m41s-long video is published on Taylor’s University Instagram page at https://www.instagram.com/p/ByOfQrolq4V/ on 3rd June 2019.

The video is directed by Darren Arvid @darrenarvid and filmed by Razlan Yusof @razlany of @creativematch. (check them out!)

Darren had helped me with the with the scripts, gestures, postures, facial expressions, video editing and taking in charge for turning the project into a reality. Razlan took care of the cinematography, lighting, filming, recording, and coping with me on the many video retakes.

As it was my first time speaking towards the camera, the 4 minutes video took a whole day to be filmed from morning to late evening. I have plenty of experience doing public speaking, but talking to a camera lens is a whole new experience. Nevertheless I knew that I needed to overcome this and embraced the experience as much as I could.


Note: the script was summarized from a text body of 3000 words. While filming there was’t a screen to look at. It was more of presenting from a few key memorized terms from the script, and trying to speak about them into the camera as naturally as possible in each of the video take.

The content of the main video held true in regards to the origin of the video. If it wasn’t because I share and show the work on Instagram, it wouldn’t have captured the attention of Taylor’s University social media team, and consequently being converted into a video to further amplify the potential value of the project.

I am so grateful and honored to be able to contribute back to the school. I am looking forward to continue exploring and improving the ability to amplify and convert knowledge and experience into values.

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Mar
8
3:00 PM15:00

PAM-ZSR Architecture Prize 2018

Architectural Thesis “The Unending Square: Disjunctions & Cospacing for Coworking” has won PAM-ZSR Architecture Prize 2018 in Part 2 category!

PAM-ZSR Architecture Prize is an annual competition open only to local architecture students. It is hosted by Pertubuhan Arkitek Malaysia (Malaysian Institute of Architects) and funded by Z&SR Architectural Ventures.

This year for part 2 category we see only a total of 35 entries from all the university. The award runs in a five year cycle and the year 2018 is the fourth year out of the five year cycle. However, it is rather saddening to know that the award would probably get discontinued if the number of entries continue to decline. Despite numerous complaints from the local student regarding the lack of support and architectural event hosted locally, the response and hype of the event seems to be lacking when opportunity is given for the students to interact, participate, and compete.

Regardless how much effort and money is invested into promoting interaction and architectural education excellence by the relevant authority, we as student and actual benefactor should show our support as much as possible.

The two main questions remain the same:

1. Why should people/student care about architecture/architecture education?

2. How do we make more people/student care about architecture/architecture education?


Would the answers get stronger or weaker as time goes by? it is entirely dependent on the effort and passion of the individuals living and breathing the relevant field within the current generation.

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Oct
26
5:00 AM05:00

KooZArch interviews The Unending Square

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Some thoughts about the process behind drawing, representation, thesis, academic and theories of The Unending Square are discussed over an interview between Caleb Ong and KooZ/Arch.

Check out the interview at https://www.koozarch.com/interviews/the-unending-square-disjunctions-and-cospacing-for-coworking/

KooZA/rch is a Visionary Design Discussion Platform for Architects and Curious People Worldwide. Do check out their website for constant update on latest student works around the world.

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Oct
21
3:00 PM15:00

Academic Excellence Award 2018

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As written in the certificate above, I am awarded for having academic excellence and best overall performance of a student in an accredited school under Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia. (Board of Architects Malaysia)

The award is given out during the PAM Annual Architecture Student Works Exhibition 2018 held at 1 Utama Shopping Centre. Each accredited local architecture school was to nominate one student from Part 1 and Part 2 architecture program of the year 2018 to receive the award. When I was on the stage and looking at Ar Mohd Zulhemlee passing me the award certificate, I still couldn’t believe I am being awarded.

I still has flashback when I was only 20 years old that I first attended PAASWE. Being acknowledged as best overall student is the least expected outcome prior and during my stay over at Taylor’s University doing my Part 2. (Masters in Architecture) This post is made to show my deepest gratitude to Taylor University’s School of Architecture, Building and Design, readers, and all the peers (especially taylor.tribe) for the support and acknowledgement. Thank you.

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Oct
1
to Oct 2

Thinking - Alternative Designs for Offices

The Unending Square is among the finalists for Non Architecture Competitions, to be published in their upcoming "Thinking - Alternative Designs for Offices" book. Check it out if you’re interested!

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Sep
25
1:00 AM01:00

Tamayouz International Graduation Project Award

The Unending Square is one of the honorable mentions (TOP10) for Tamayouz Graduation Projects Award 2018! It is the largest annual graduate student works competition with 587 graduate entries from 164 universities and 74 countries.

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Aug
5
to Aug 9

The SABD 20th Anniversary Exhibition

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Exhibition Poster 1

Exhibition Poster 2

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Exhibiting works of featured projects on this site such as  The Unending Square,  Aspects of Origination and Spotlight in the upcoming Taylor's University SABD 20th Anniversary Exhibition (SABD stands for School of Architecture, Building & Design)

It is open for public and anyone is free to visit and have an overview on the collective architecture student graduate works produced by SABD in the past 20 years. Would be helpful for student, alumni's or the enthusiastic public in architecture to visit and have an evaluation, perhaps continue the conversation around the quality of student's works produced by the school within the past 20 years, and perhaps getting a glimpse on the future aspects of architectural education in Malaysia.

Date: 5th August to 9th August 2018
Venue: Taylor's University Lakeside Campus Block E, Level 3
Opening Hours: 10:00am-9:00pm
Opening Reception: 5th August 10:00am
 

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