Dialoque 3.0 : Goreng Pisang Session

Dialoque 3.0 : Goreng Pisang Session 2016, After the main forum program conducted in DBKL, the committee decided to organise a Sharing Session on organising Ampang Great Streat Forum to lower years of Architecture Students particularly in managing and securing sponsorship in sustaining such public events.There were many views in the completion of the project which took place at Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL). Secondly, this sharing session improves the communication skills of participants as well as communicate with other parties. There were techniques on evolving program into a larger program and involving more parties. Next, on the outcomes of the program, the ideas exchange among participants that it could enhance the relations between junior and senior. Finally, Impromptu learning process could be achieved coherently bringing the relationship between the students, academician and lecturers more closer and intimate. As the preliminary results, this program produced new ideas that can be designed based on the academic front that this program can be continued by the next student’s generation. It encourages students involved in fixing flaws in the responsibilities entrusted better in the future. Conclusively exchanging opponents and ideas are the important elements in the components of a program. Due to this sessions, the future program which will be held can be implemented properly and weakness of program can be improved towards better and more successfully.


Student’s work featured on The Star, Press Media 2015

Architecture students share ideas on developing communal side of Kuala Lumpur by by YVONNE T. NATHAN

The young people are concerned about excessive development and want to see the nation’s capital developed as a people-friendly city.

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Johor Baru Masters in Architecture students collaborated with Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to bring fresh ideas for the city and kicked off with proposals on how to redevelop Jalan Ampang.

Around 50 students from the University who were divided into five groups shared ideas on developing the communal side of the mainly corporate area of Jalan Ampang.

The students who were accompanied by UTM senior lecturer Dr Sharifah Salwa Syed Mahdzar, created five “master plans”, detailing proposals to incorporate leisure and social activities in the bustling Jalan Ampang area.

Three of the master plans were displayed for public viewing at Menara DBKL from Oct 3 to 9 as part of the Jalan Ampang Great Street Forum.

The plans titled “Ampang Broadway”, “Corporate Concrete Jungle at Jalan Ampang” and “Walkable Street” focused on creating a pedestrian-friendly city.

UTM final year Masters in Architecture student and the forum’s operation director Amirul Hakim, 24, said one of the main issues Jalan Ampang faced were abandoned buildings.

He said this was mainly caused by the decrease of connectivity due to the construction of the Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway (AKLEH).

“The problem is Jalan Ampang is on the edge of the city centre, blocked off by the Klang River and visitors started bypassing the area when AKLEH was built.

“It is also separated from Kampung Baru.

“If we can connect Kampung Baru into the city centre through bridges or underpasses, we can then promote it as a tourist destination, “ he said, when elaborating about the Kampung Baru Pavilion idea.

“Corporate companies can do their part by providing social connectivity through public spaces that look corporate as these are lacking,” said Amirul.

Student Syed Izmir, 24, advocates to fully utilise the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve by integrating and accentuating the city with its natural green surroundings.

“Jalan Ampang has a lot of history and nature is still preserved in this area compared to the Golden Triangle,” said Syed Izmir.

Fourth semester student Daniel Kan Xin Jian, 24, is in the early stages of addressing the need to beef up Jalan Yap Kwan Seng which is connected to Jalan Ampang.

“We plan to solve the contrast between corporate and residential areas by creating a smooth transition of development, infusing different buildings and activities with ‘human magnets’ such as shopping malls or food.

“But it boils down to walkability, so first the streetscape needs to be addressed because like Jalan Ampang, if there are too many abandoned buildings, the street will look like a ghost town,” he said.

Among the other proposals were one-stop bicycle centres, vendors’ square, electric vehicle power centre, reactivating backlanes and a modernised Malaysian Tourism Centre (MaTiC) to assist visitors.

Read more at http://www.thestar.com.my/metro/community/2015/10/22/architecture-students-share-ideas-on-developing-communal-side-of-kuala-lumpur/#PfUtdv08M8rRmDFi.99


Ampang Great Street Forum 2015


In conjunction with KL Design Month in October 2015, DBKL in collaboration with UTM & PAM was organising an annual exhibition and workshops for architectural and design related activities in the field of built environment. The aim of these participatory activities is to give opportunity for researchers, stakeholders, as well as the public, to be involved in the design decision making process for the growth and development of cities. Presentation of Research Development Incremental Structure And Infill System For Low Income Housing : Adaption From Traditional Malay’s House (UTM Scholars with University of Northumbria, UK)

Cameron Highlands Ecotourism Research 2013

The Cameron Tea Valley research is a collaboration of studies on integrated forestry landscape and tea valley ecotourism activities at Cameron Highland, Pahang. The studies were conducted by UTM Architectural students and the youth group from Persatuan Nakhoda Johor Bahru, and headed by Dr. Sharifah Salwa Syed Mahdzar. Establishing ecotourism activities provides the most convincing argument to government to enforce protection of forest in Cameron Highlands. The research has shown that ecotourism pulls together many Government departments making abroad case for preservation and conservation alike. Throughout the research programs, many sharing session and seminars have been conducted in giving benefits to publics.

The tea valley and the surrounding forestry sites in Cameron Highlands show tremendous evidence and highly suitable in support for the eco-tourism land uses, products and activities. By providing scientific method and approach in establishing eco-tourism activities in light with the aim to protect the forestry areas around the tea estates, such motion is most likely to succeed. Around BOH Estates in Habu site, the research has identified three separate areas forming a ring of integrated activities between the forestry landscape and the tea valley, which will make a clear case for protection of the forest. The case is further forwarded to be included in a potential Unesco Listing that can be classified as an innovative ecotourism activities, with the preservation of Cameron tea valley as a world class tourist destination

World Day of Architecture 2012

World Day of Architecture 2012

Collaboration among Architech Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Pertubuhan Arkitek Malaysia (Southern Chapter), MBJB ( Majlis Bandaraya Johor Bahru). Leaded by Dr. Sharifah Salwa