Bamboo Micro-library Completed

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.

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 2020 program.

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 on topics including food diasporas, the archives as commons, capitalism and the extreme self, emergent medias and speech, ecofeminism and community, poetics of migration, strategies for combatting climate change, speculative futures, and more.

Wangsa House

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.

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 Studio” intervention by IKN students from the weaving, ceramic, metalwork, woodwork and batik studios. Look up our twitter and Instagram accounts for updates of their progress.

Click here for more project details

 

A New Year at the Studio

We are looking forward to a new year at the studio with a number of projects in various stages of completion. Look out for updates on EJA.

Just completed! An Interior Fit-out for a Research Office

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 to workers without cutting off visual connection completely.

For more details of project, click here.

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 a better city by writing them down on the coloured bamboo rings.

WUF09KL Bamboo Pavilion in progress

 

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.

 

WUF09 Urban Brain Bamboo Pavilion – Part 1

 

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.

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 safe pedestrian crossing between the main commercial areas and the LRT (light rapid train) station.

Read further on designboom

Shadow Garden Pavilion @ SGFA PavilionNow 2016

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

Bamboo Playhouse shortlisted for LEAF Awards 2016

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.

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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Sri Rampai Pedestrian Bridge Completed

Rampai Bridge_1We have recently completed a pedestrian bridge spanning across a busy road in Wangsa Maju area of Kuala Lumpur. The bridge allows pedestrians to safely cross from a large retail/business park to a light rapid transit (LRT) train station nearby.

Click here to learn more about the project. Photo by Pixelaw.

Sepang House completed

Sepang House

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.

Bamboo Playhouse shortlisted at WAF 2015

Bamboo Playhouse
Bamboo Playhouse

The Bamboo Playhouse is shortlisted in the ‘small projects category’ at the World Architecture Festival 2015. We will be presenting the project at the festival in Singapore which runs from the 4th through to the 6th of November 2015.

Sri Rampai Pedestrian Bridge in progress

Wangsa Maju BridgeOur pedestrian bridge in an expanding city suburb in Kuala Lumpur is currently in progress. Spanning across a busy road, it creates a safe crossing to the LRT train station.

‘Spiral Pedestrian and Cycle Link’ shortlisted in WAF 2015

The proposed Spiral Pedestrian and Cycle Link in Kuala Lumpur is one of our projects shortlisted in the World Architecture Festival Awards 2015. We will be presenting the project during the festival which runs from the 4th to the 6th of November 2015 at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

Bamboo Playhouse in ARCHINESIA

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Bamboo Playhouse has been featured in the ‘upcoming project’ section in the 7th Edition of ARCHINESIA, an Indonesia-based architectural publication.

Bamboo Playhouse in progress

 

The playhouse proves to be a very challenging project for us but is slowly taking shape along the lake in Perdana Botanical Gardens

Global Challenges: Local Solutions, Manila

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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 here

 

Vermani House Completed

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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 the house will be rough, to feel real, inside and outside – and to do away with ‘cosmetics’ of paint and plaster. As such, the house displays raw construction and tectonic quality – giving it a special poetic dimension.

See Vermani House on Designboom & Archdaily

Photograph by Marc Tey

Bamboo Playhouse shortlisted for World Architecture Festival 2014

 

 

Our Bamboo Playhouse project has been shortlisted in the “Future Culture Projects’ category at the World Architecture Festival 2014. We will be presenting the project during the festival which will run from the 1st to 3rd of October 2014 at Marina Bay Sands Singapore