Our Karwa mosque located in the urban setting of Tanjong Tokong in the island of Penang is in its final lap of completion. This new urban mosque replaces an old structure located in a busy intersection of an old Malay neighboourhood within the bustling north eastern part of the island. More details coming soon.
The proposal explores the potential of using bamboo to build permanent and comfortable contemporary homes in urban and suburban areas. It references typical terrace houses built across Malaysia characteristic of 22 feet wide frontages that overlooks out to the street. The underlying idea is change the perception of bamboo into a modern and everyday construction material just like bricks, steel or concrete. Read about the project on designboom
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Wangsa House is a refurbishment of an existing semi-detached house in a state of disrepair to bring in more light and air through blurring f boundaries. More details of this project to follow soon.
We have just completed a new community centre called the Buzz.ar for a new housing township in Kota Kemuning, Selangor. Click here for more details.
Our work form part of an exhibition at ARCHI-DEPOT Museum in Tokyo running from 6th of February through to 6th of May 2019. In conjunction with the exhibition, our principal is invited to speak at the ‘Commemorative Talk’ at the museum on the 23rd of February 2019. Also speaking are Indonesian architect Andra Matin and Japanese architect Fuminori Nousaku. Photos by Takuya Wakabayashi
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This week we are running one of the masterclasses for the Crafting Futures Pop-up Studio at Institut Kraftangan Negara organised by British Council Arts Malaysia and Glasgow School of Art, where we are also commissioned to design a ‘pavilion-like’ bamboo structure. The pavilion will act as a framework and a physical symbol of the “Pop-up Studio” intervention by IKN students from the weaving, ceramic, metalwork, woodwork and batik studios. Look up our twitter and Instagram accounts for updates of […]
We are thrilled to announce that we are in the running for the Architect of the Year Award in the inaugural Dezeen Awards 2018 We made the ‘longlist’ which comprises of 10 practices worldwide.
We have just completed an interior fit out exercise for a research institute in Kuala Lumpur where workspace partitions are crafted from industrial polycarbonate sheets and acoustic fabric panels framed with laminated rubberwood. Rubberwood are obtained from rubber trees and is considered an eco-friendlier source of timber than other hardwood types as they are faster to grow and are often leftovers from plantations after their ‘trees have ceased producing rubber sap’. The semi-translucent polycarbonate panels of the partitions provide privacy […]
Eleena will be speaking at Design Forum 2018 organised by PAM Sarawak Chapter on the 28th of April 2018. Speakers include Jeremy Mcleod (Breath Architecture, Melbourne), Vin Varavarn (Vin Varavarn Architects, Bangkok), Lim In Chong (Inchscape Sdn Bhd, Kuala Lumpur) and Ling Hao – Linghao Architects, Singapore
Eleena will be speaking at the Department of Architecture, School of Design & Environment, National University of Singapore on 16th of March 2018 as part of the Construe & Construct Lecture & Exhibition Series.
Its been hectic for our team trying to complete this little structure in a week, but we are extremely pleased with the results. As part of World Urban Forum installations, the pavilion – called the urban brains – will act as an incubator of ideas where visitors are encouraged to express their urban pledges for a better city by writing them down on the coloured bamboo rings.
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One week to WUF09 KL and the Urban Brains Bamboo Pavilion slowly taking shape. World Urban Forum 09 Kuala Lumpur runs from the 7th through to the 13th of February 2018.
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2 weeks to WUF09 KL and we’re testing a mock-up of bamboo rings on frames at the workshop for Urban Brains Bamboo Pavilion. World Urban Forum 09 Kuala Lumpur runs from the 7th through to the 13th of February 2018.
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We are pleased to announce that we are working on the “Urban Brain” pavilion, a bamboo installation designed by us in collaboration with UN-HABITAT (represented by architects Carmelo Ignaccolo and Anastasia Ignatova) for the World Urban Forum 9 Kuala Lumpur running from the 7 through to 13 February 2018. More details will be available soon.
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The Sri Rampai Pedestrian Bridge spans across a busy dual-carriageway in a thriving residential and business neighbourhood of Wangsa Maju, to the east of Kuala Lumpur. It forms part of a wider redevelopment of the area that turned it into a vibrant self-contained township featuring housing, malls, shops and offices. This 110-meter-long bridge provides a safe pedestrian crossing between the main commercial areas and the LRT (light rapid train) station. Read further on designboom
We have recently completed a new studio designed by ourselves in Cyberjaya where spaces are conceived as a series of dark and light zones to suggest quiet and livelier collaborative working environments. The main working studio has a layout that is light-filled and open, allowing everyone in the EJA family to sit together in a single tall space, creating a vibrant and efficient communicative environment. https://ej-architect.com/portfolio/eja-studios/
Eleena will be serving on the judging panel for Inde Awards 2018. INDE Awards are an annual industry recognised awards program for the architecture and design industry in the Asia Pacific region. https://www.indeawards.com/
Eleena will be speaking at the SIA Conference@ArchXpo running during Archifest 2017 Singapore. The conference will be held on 4 OCT, 9.30AM-6.00PM @ ArchXpo, Marina Bay Sands Singapore, Halls B & C. http://archifest.sg/2017/
Eleena will be delivering a lecture at the Department of Architecture, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) Surabaya in Indonesia on the 16th of September 2017 where she is also serving on a jury panel for the architectural competition titled Kompetisi Nasional Tugas Akhir. Other jury members include Zenin Adrian (MA-RU) and Andra Matin (Andra Matin Architects) https://www.events-arch-its.org/
EJA has been shortlisted for the 2017 Firm of the Year Award for Sustainable Architecture by the American Architecture Prize Awards Program. Link to AAP Awards site can be found here.
The process of architecture is complex and at the building site is where ideas start to take shape under the impact of a complex handcrafted process. During the making of a building, the character of the project, its material presence and construction language start to emerge. For us, building construction is a reciprocal process – we feed information to help it take shape but we also learn from it. Our Bamboo Playhouse exhibit for KLAF2017 documents the complex and lengthy […]
Pleased with the efficient ‘mock’ assembly of timber modules at the workshop, the Meranti Pavilion is now ready to be disassembled and shipped to Orlando for the AIA Conference on Architecture 2017. The pavilion will be placed at the expo hall booth 1147: Malaysian Timber Council.
We are pleased to have been selected to design Meranti Pavilion for Malaysian Timber Council at the AIA Conference on Architecture in Orlando, Florida running between April 27th and 29th 2017.
Together with SABD Taylor’s University, EJA will be at Ruang by Thinkcity on the 25th of November, 3 pm to talk about the building process and construction details of the Shadow Garden Pavilion.
Ida and Yusri of EJA at our newly completed ‘Shadow Garden Pavilion’ at Shalini Ganendra Fine Art Gallery after labouring away for the past month together with Taylor’s University students to complete in time for the opening. Thank you! More details of the pavilion will be available soon
Our bamboo pavilion in Kuala Lumpur has been shortlisted for the LEAF Awards 2016 (Leading Architecture Forum Award 2016) in the Best Sustainable Development category. Winners will be announced at the LEAF Awards Gala Dinner in London on the 14th October 2016.
An update of one of our current projects working in collaboration with SGFA Gallery and SABD Taylor’s University. A workshop was held at the Timber Lab at Taylor’s recently with participating students to test the pavilion’s connection details based on traditional wood working methods.
Eleena will be speaking at LIVING MONSOON Design Talk 03 in Cochin India on the 23rd of April 2016. The talk is organised by the Indian Institute of Architects – Cochin Centre and will be held at the Gateway Hotel, Marine Drive, Cochin. The Theme: ‘LIVING MONSOON’ is a curated series of design talks with the objective of igniting deliberations on authentic culture of architecture and urbanism appropriate to the climes, environs and socio – cultural dynamics of regions with […]