As part of our ‘About Making’ project, we produced a short film in collaboration with GarisPXL.Co, titled ‘Tukang‘ where three craftsmen – Adiguru Muhaimin Hasbollah, Elias Robani and Isma Sazali Rosti – talk about the process of building the traditional Malay timber house in Malaysia. These vernacular houses are a sophisticated form of rural domestic architecture consisting of rectangular volumes raised on stilts put together using an interlocking joinery technique known as tanggam.
A collaboration between @eleenajamilarchitect (Malaysia), Dr Stephen Knott, Abbe Fletcher & Dr Christoph Lueder (UK), different aspects of ‘making’ in art and architecture will be explored while carrying forward the materials and processes of traditional craft in a cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary mix.
Desa Mahkota School – one of our earliest built work – is featured in South Korea-based magazine CSFA REVIEW, Autumn 2021 No.06 edition published by CFSA (Creative Convergence Forum for School Architecture)
Read about our Bamboo Playhouse Model in The V&A Blog:
End-lot House has been awarded ‘winner’ of Iconic Awards 2021 – Innovative Architecture for the Single Family Home category.
ICONIC AWARDS: Innovative Architecture, established by the German Design Council, is the first independent international architecture and design competition to take into account the interplay between the various disciplines. Awards are given to visionary buildings, innovative products and sustainable communication in all sectors of architecture, the construction and real estate business and the manufacturing industries. The focus is on holistic production and interaction between the trades in the context of architecture
Kampung Endah Library: We have recently completed a library in a Malaysian west coast village called Kampung Endah with a population for 2000 people. The new library has been remodelled from an existing dilapidated structure. More details here.
On 19th September 2018, Director-General of UNESCO Audrey Azoulay named Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia as the World Book Capital for the year 2020. In conjunction with this, a series of micro-libraries were built all over the city. The Bamboo library located within the grounds of Perdana Botanical Gardens was designed by us as part of the initiative.
Rad about our story in ‘Self-Made: Creative Lives in Southeast Asia’ by Stephanie Peh – a book about ‘start-up stories of architects, artists, designers, photographers and filmmakers and how they navigate through terrains of uncertainty to pursue their dreams while keeping the lights on’.
Eleena has been invited to speak at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation on the 14th of October 2019 for its Fall 2019 Lecture Series.