Monday, September 30, 2013

Design Workshop in Sibu

Last week, Chai Si Yong, Ivy, Siew Ling, Felix and I conducted a one-day architectural design workshop at Kolej Laila Taib (KLT) in Sibu with 100 students taking part. They were given a design brief to ‘stretch the envelope’ of the typical terrace house to come up with ideas for a new housing prototype in Sarawak. The students were divided into groups of ten students from the various academic years to come up with solutions in 24 hours.

Here are some of my notes taken during the workshop;

'cut and fill' house

open sided house

the cage

The workshop received support from the college's course leader, Mr Allen Lipan who regards this as a rare opportunity for his students to broaden their design thinking. These workshops are part of PAMSC's mandate to encourage fellow architects to play a greater role in mentoring Sarawakian architecture architects.

The winning team gets to attend the PAMSC Design Forum in Kuching next year; all expenses paid, not bad for a day's work.

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