Fiabci Prix d Excellence 2016: y.architects' projects Batu Batu and Senibong Cove won Gold and Silver in the awards ceremony held in Panama!
Bandar Alam Masai: Building Plans Approval are received for 320 units of 2 and 3 storey shops in this new township containing a hypermarket and a transportation terminal.
Taman Gaya Sales Gallery: Contract for the Community Sales Gallery is awarded to Brightcon. This tropically themed gallery will feature amongst others, punch through roofs, marine ply ceilings, tree columns and silk screen concrete.
Thompson Medical Hospital: Building Plans for RSP Singapore's Hospital are approved for a 33 storey building in Johor Bahru.
UTM Praxis Seminar on Green Building Practice: y.architects delivered a presentation entitled Romancing The Tropics to UTM students and staff.
UCT Sarawak visit: 25 students and staff led by Andy, Ms Wong and Oliver visited y.architects and had an afternoon stroll along the rivermouth boardwalk of Senibong Cove. They were introduced to the sustainable efforts of Senibong Cove and waterfront living.
Women Maternity Hospital: Building Plans are submitted for a 3-storey private hospital in Johor Bahru.
Sketch Design Talks No. 7 "of art, architecture and photography", Galeri Hanzhen, JB:
Presenters: ho gay lin (interior design student, raffles ui), boey ying yan (architect, infra ukl), leong jia chi (architect student, taylor's ukl), pauline see poh chen (artist, ehhe) and shafiq samsuri (architect, photographer)
Guest commentors: cp tan (jb cultural activist, cartoonist), keith tan (associate dean, taylor's ukl) and yk tang (interior architect, oriwise)
Pre-function music: fiona on vocals, whitta on piano
Accompanying Exhibition: shafiq samsuri
Moderator: lim wan chyin
Interpreter: lam jiih kui
Attendance: 84 pax
Cub8teens (18s), JB: Building Works are nearing completion and it is turning out to be a sophisticated addition to the cluttered surroundings. The language is of uncluttered clean lines and reductive detailing set in a dark rendered background.
Penawar Sentral: y.architects are preparing Building Submission for 224 units of 2-storey shop offices in the bustling town off the east coast of Johor.
Senibong Cove: Winner of Fiabci's Malaysia Property Award 2015 for the Masterplan Category and Environment Category!
Batu Batu: Winner of Fiabci's Malaysia Property Award 2015 for the Resort Category!
Senibong Cove: Front Concept won 2 awards in the South East Asia Property Awards 2015 in a ceremony held in Singapore's Shangri-La Hotel. One of the winning projects is the Isola Grandeur for the Best Villa/Housing Development Category.
Sketch Design Talks No. 6 "environmental initiatives", Galeri Hanzhen, JB:
Presenters: Alvin Choo (landscape architect-escape), Cheah Kok Ming (assoc prof-NUS), Chan See Siong (renewable energy enthusiast), Claryl Chan (student-raffles ui) and Alex Kee (environmentalist entrepreneur).
Guest commentors: Hj Abdul Halim Ali Hassan (environment management/urban planner), Mr Buz Walker (senior design lecturer, RUI) and Mr Rui Hoe (businessman/enterpreneur)
Pre-function music: fiona on vocals, teeyau on guitar
Accompanying Exhibition: Grace Lim from Art 52
Moderator: Ghinlon Wang
Attendance: 80 pax
Senibong Cove: Front Concept won a massive 4 Awards and 1 High Commendation in the South East Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) 2015 in a glittering ceremony in JW Marriot KL. Included is the Best Housing Development (Malaysia).
Emerald Bay Clubhouse, Puteri Harbour, Johor: y.architects' implementation of WATG's new iconic private clubhouse for BRDB is now under construction by Kalsari.
Cube176, JB: Constuction of the 1st phase is nearly completed for 176 units of minimalist form terrace/cluster houses at Kangkar Pulai. It follows from the the cubist theme of cult deisgner Joseph Lee.
Taman Gaya 4C, JB: Contract for 123 units of clusters, semid and bungalows for Phase 4C has been let to Fook Yu.
Design Forum 2015 on Sustainable Architecture, PAM Sarawak, Kuching: y.architects presented talk on sustanability entitled "Climate Place Time" at the BCCK, Kuching.
Leo Club SMJKPJ1, JB: Yew Peng and Yvonne Yap gave career outline for Architecture in a Lions Club JB sponsored event for SMJKPJ1 Leo Club which was attended by 200 Fifth Formers.
Isola Grandeur, Senibong Cove, JB: Showhouses wtih swimming pool and id are completed for viewing. Designs are derivative of the tropical environment taking advantage of greens, water and light. Outdoor living are promoted with strategies made to embrace the water and river biodiversity that surrounds it.
Sebana Cove: Show houses for 102 units of double storey tropical courtyard bungalows facing the golf course off the south east coast of Johor are completed for launch. Bungalows feature courtyards and pavillions that epitomise tropical living.
Hilton Double Tree Hotel (35s)/(30s), JB: The hotel is completed. Trial stay has concluded and is now open for operations. Congratulations all round!
PAM Awards 2014: y.architects received commendation award for Batu Batu Island Resort in a trendy black-tie ceremony at the Pullman Hotel, KL.
Design Lecture: y.architects presented talk on Matahari School entitled "Planes Layers Form" at the PAM Centre in KL.
Batu Batu: y.architects' Batu Batu is featured in the Vol 26 Issue 2 of Architecture Malaysia and had the edgeless pool gracing the front cover.
Seventh Cove, JB (41s): Planning permit approved for twin blocks of sharp modern skyscrappers.
Senibong Hills, JB: Designs are prepared for 53 units of courtyard homes where tropical outdoor living is exemplified by the introduction of private garden spaces.
Horizon Hills Ph7C7H, Nusajaya, Johor: 38 modern pristine white bungalow designs are developed for a wonderful golf course facing site. Views take predominance.
Horizon Hills Ph6A1, Nusajaya, Johor: Building plans are approved for 68 units of high cost double storey semi-d homes. Homes face the rear gardens and golf course in a new definition of lifestyle. Tender drawings are being prepared.
Emerald Bay Bungalows, Puteri Harbour, Johor: y.architects, together with RTnQ, are preparing building plans for Bandaraya's new iconic avant garde bungalows.