Bamboo Playhouse

EJA was formed in 2005 by Eleena Jamil and is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It has a breadth of experience in delivering successful and imaginative projects. With a dynamic and committed team of architects and assistants, it focusses on creating enduring architecture by seeking tactile spatial solutions with strong references to context and culture.

Eleena is registered with Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM) and Persatuan Arkitek Malaysia (PAM) since 2005. She is also registered with Architects Registration Board (ARB UK) and a chartered member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Eleena’s CV

Eleena Jamil Architect
Unit 07-02, Jalan SU 1E,  Persiaran Sering Ukay
68000 Ampang, Selangor,  Malaysia
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Shadow Garden Pavilion

The Shadow Garden Pavilion is a temporary installation that sits in a small courtyard at the Shalini Ganendra Fine Art (SGFA) Gallery in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. Built by lecturers and students from the School of Architecture and Building & Design (SABD)Taylor’s University Malaysia, it forms part of SGFA-led annual art program called the PavilionNOW series.

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Desa Mahkota School

Desa Mahkota School formed part of the “Architecture of Necessity” exhibition at Virserums Kunsthall, Sweden (May 2013).

See Desa Mahkota School on designboom

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Millennium School (classroom prototype)

Millennium Classroom project formed part of the “Design with the other 90%: Cities” exhibition held at the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt Museum and the United Nations Headquarters in New York (2011-2012). It was also shortlisted at the World Architecture Festival 2010 in Barcelona.

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Bamboo Playhouse

This project has been shortlisted at the World Architecture Festival 2015 Singapore and in the ‘Best Sustainable Development’ category of the LEAF Awards (Leading European Architecture Forum Awards) 2016. It also received honourable mention at the American Architecture Prize 2016.

Sepang House

A single-family home in Sepang with large sheltering roof with deep overhangs, shaded terraces and balconies along its edges. It uses raw concrete, bricks and wood to develop a material language that echoes its tropical setting.

This house is a finalist in the ‘House’ category of the Italian Plan Award 2016.

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Housing in Flood Risk Areas (UK)

EJA won first prize in an RIBA-organised open design competition on behalf of Norwich Union (Aviva). The competition challenged designers to come up with innovative and interesting ideas for building housing in flood risk areas, taking into account practicability, buildability, liveability, and addressing both flood resilience and resistance.


RIBA website

Competition Catalogue


14th Venice Biennale 2014

We are very proud to have been invited by curator Rene Rietmayer of Global Art Affairs Foundation to form part of the Time-Space-Existence exhibition as part of the 2014 Biennale. Our installation features a series of bamboo projects in South-east Asia and will be on display at the Palazzo Bembo in Venice together with those of other selected architects in different stages of their career. The biennale will take place from 7th June to 23rd November 2014.

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Border School (School for Burma)

A design entry for an international competition organised by Building Trust International, this building is designed to provide teaching accommodation for children of migrant families in Mae Sot, Tak, Thailand, close to the border of Burma. This entry received commendation in 2011 competition.

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HOME for Singapore

This mobile prefab home for Singapore’s urban poor was a shortlisted competition entry organized by Building Trust International. It also formed part of the Smart City exhibition and symposium organized by Architekturforum Aedes in Berlin in June 2013.


Flitched Upcycle Competition

Our entry won third place in a competition to design a workshop garden at the Canning Town Caravanserai site (London) using waste material.

See our prezi presentation


Archtriumph Pavilion

Our entry for Archtriumph Pavilion 2013 was shortlisted in an international competition to design a memorial pavilion to be situated in Bethnal Green, London