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Our story is featured on ‘Self-made’

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’.

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Bamboo Book Kiosk Nearly Completed!

Here are the latest pictures of our mini library at Perdana Botanical Gardens Kuala Lumpur. Nearing completion, this little structure will serve as a free book kiosk built out of bamboo and colourful translucent polycarbonates. It is located right next to the bamboo playhouse and is conceived as part of Kuala Lumpur World Book Capital…

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Solidarity With Nature Seminar Livestream

We’ll be discussing our take on ‘solidarity with nature’ at an online seminar program at NTU CCA Ideas Fest by @ntu_ccasingapore guest curated by IDEASCITY and NEW MUSEUM NEW YORK. Titled ‘Solidarity with Nature’ catch the livestream from 10.00am to 10.00pm MYT 22nd February 2020 here. Local and international artists and community leaders will speak…

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Happy New Year

Embracing year 2020 with much enthusiasm and excitement for forthcoming exhibitions, talks, a book publication in progress and a number of live projects due for completion. Image is of terasek house in its final stages of construction. More details of this project in the upcoming months.

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Sustainablity & Craft at IKN Masterclass

As we are struggling to cope with our consumption waste, carelessly disposing it into the atmosphere, land and ocean, we ran a masterclass at Institut Kraftangan Malaysia with British Council Arts exploring the relationships between arts and crafts and sustainability. Students gather surplus, waste and biodegradable materials found around their homes and studios and develop…

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Bamboo Terrace Homes

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…

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IKN Pop-up Studio & Bamboo Pavilion

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…

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Design Forum 2018 Kuching Sarawak

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  

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WUF09KL Bamboo Pavilion

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…

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Sri Rampai Pedestrian Bridge on designboom

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…

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Our New Studio

  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…

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Lecture at Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) Surabaya

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/…

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Bamboo Playhouse at KLAF2017

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 –…

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PavilionNOW 2016 Timber Workshop

  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.

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Bamboo Playhouse in use

We are pleased to see the playhouse being used as it was intended for –  a flexible space for the public to enjoy. A colouring competition was held there recently, with children using the space in numerous ways. A traditional dance performance also took place at the pavilion, with each dancer occupying an individual deck.

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Sepang House completed

Sepang House is defined by a large sheltering roof with deep overhangs and shaded terraces. Using a combination of material such as concrete, wood and bricks, it develops a material language that echoes its tropical setting. For further details, click here.

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EJA participates in Undo-Redo Workshop

Eleena is one of the four mentoring architects in the Undo-Redo Workshop organised by #BetterCities running between the 2nd of March until the 13th of March 2015. She is leading the ‘Progressive Future” group where it will explore new potentials for a public site in Damansara Jaya. The group will explore the idea of an interactive…

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Global Challenges: Local Solutions, Manila

Eleena will be speaking at the Global Challenges | Local Solutions: The Manila Urban Initiative for Southeast Asia organised by Goethe-Institut Philippinen which will run from 18 to 21 September 2014. Eleena’s talk will centre around ideas encouraging sustainable mobility and improving the ecological connections in the city of Kuala Lumpur. For more details of the conference, click…

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Vermani House Completed

Recently completed, this concrete house is a remodeling exercise of an existing 2-storey semi-detached house in the centre of Kuala Lumpur. To turn it into a new family home for a couple with a young child, the existing has been stripped bare leaving only its structural frames onto which new walls and roof are added. The idea here is that…

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Space-Time-Existence Preview

EJA will be participating in the Time-Space-Existence exhibition at the Palazzo Bembo, Venice which is a collateral event of the 2014 International Architecture Biennale curated by Rem Koolhaas. The Palazzo Bembo exhibition is curated by Rene Rietmeyer of Global Art Affairs Foundation and it brings together an international group of architects with different cultural backgrounds and who are in different…

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