THE RESPONSIBLE DESIGN GROUP

AR. RAZIN MAHMOOD

SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGIES THESIS UNIT

Sustainable design starts with responsible designers
We intend to promote sustainable design through holistic approach from defining efficient building programmes to strategic effort on reduction of carbon footprint in building construction
The aim of this studio is to develop skills, knowledge and understanding related to environmental sustainability, construction and building technology, adopting the principles and practices of sustainable building design, while responding to environmental challenges

THEME

2019/20 Semester 2

Brief:

AISYAH BINTI SHAFUDIN

REDUCTION OF CONSTRUCTION WASTE THROUGH ADAPTATION OF IBS SYSTEM

Construction industry has major contribution towards generation of solid waste in Malaysia. Therefore, adaptation of IBS system as the main design system in ensuring less on-site works by maximising usage of volumetric component, specified as Prefabricated Prefinished Volumetric Construction (PPVC).

With application of PPVC, modules will be transported to site as fully integrated assemblies and be made within controlled environment, better quality of product and much faster compared to conventional. Exploration on module design is not only limited on reduction of waste but also as overall system in achieving less waste, more flexible to create diversity of modules configuration with different social usage.

CHUAH KOK SHENG

A RENEWABLE SOLUTION: PICO-HYDROPOWER SYSTEM AS PRODUCTIVE ARCHITECTURE TOWARDS SELF-SUSTAIN ECOSYSTEM

Worldwide rapid development and economic growth continue affecting the growing demand for energy consumption in Malaysia. The crucial challenge faced by the power sector in Malaysia currently is the issue of sustainability, restricted energy scenario and unexplored alternative energy solution. All existing developments, from small to the large scale will make a long-term impact, especially on environmental issues.

If we want a sustainable environment for future generations, we need to slow down, stop, and reverse the rise in energy dependency. The design intention is to identify the importance of the alternative renewable approach in reducing energy dependency ecosystem in architecture.

KHAIRUNNIZA BT MAHYA

JB SKYRISE GREEN RESIDENTIAL

The loss of urban green space in developing cities with the natural vegetation slowly replaced by concrete pavement, massive building, and other land use bring environmental consequences such as a threat to urban climate and a negative impact on the urban communities’ satisfaction.

The focus of the study will be on designing skyrise greeneries features to serve as urban vertical green space to bring back the urban green through the limited plot land using the idea of vertical green expressed through building architecture. The spatial organization will act as compliment features towards providing a comfortable living environment to the users.

 NOR SHAHIRAH BINTI ABU BAKAR

MICROALGAE AS BUILDING ENVELOPE WITH SYNERGETIC CONTINUOUS SYSTEM TO GENERATE SUSTAINABLE ENERGY AND RECYCLE ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANTS ECOLOGICALLY

This study explores the potential, the possibilities, application, and technology of microalgae with building-integrated photobioreactor systems as a building envelope that contains microalgae cultivation closed module system place as synergetic continues system. The algae potential and application cover in this research with synergetic closed loop in harvest sustainable energy and removing waste and pollution ecologically through the integrated process ;

I. Generate energy using Bio-photovoltaic devices (BPVs).
II. Use nutrient and phytoremediation wastewater.
III. Capture Biogas through Anaerobic digester from a septic tank.
IV. Harvest mature algae to produce biomass onsite (capture carbon for algae cultivation).

NURUL AIN BINTI MOHD YUSRI

JOHOR BAHRU VERTICAL FARM

Urban farming is defined as food or livestock growth or processes that are undertaken within the urban area or around the urban centres with the purpose to generate income (Thoreau, 2010). Although the concept has long been applied in other Asia countries such as Singapore and Japan, unfortunately Malaysia has yet to be fully exposed on the ideation.

Participation of community in these activities is the main key for a successful urban farming and that is what our country is lacked. Advanced building technologies to be used must respond to local climate in order to contribute to sustainable environment. This paper also discuss on several types of vertical farming system. Out of the many references studied for this research, none of them discusses on case study of vertical farming ecotel in Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.

Hence, based on this theoretical framework, it is hoped that this project will be useful in promoting more green building design in Johor Bahru. The aim is to design a mixed-use occupancy high rise with implantation of urban farming with passive and active design technologies that helps to reduce carbon emission towards better environment.

 SABRINA BINTI SUHAIMI

VERTICAL SHADING FINS: OPTIMIZING SOLAR SHADING FOR EDUCATIONAL BUILDINGS

This study explores the potential, the possibilities, application, and technology of microalgae with building-integrated photobioreactor systems as a building envelope that contains microalgae cultivation closed module system place as synergetic continues system. The algae potential and application cover in this research with synergetic closed loop in harvest sustainable energy and removing waste and pollution ecologically through the integrated process ;

I. Generate energy using Bio-photovoltaic devices (BPVs).
II. Use nutrient and phytoremediation wastewater.
III. Capture Biogas through Anaerobic digester from a septic tank.
IV. Harvest mature algae to produce biomass onsite (capture carbon for algae cultivation).

THING KAI REN

SUSTAINABLE DISTRICT DEPOT LODGING PART

Urban Heat island is the phenomenon of heat accumulation that occurs in the urban built environment, where temperatures are 1 to 3°C higher compared to rural areas. The proposed site, a concrete paved parking lot is located in the heart of Johor Bahru city, the cultural set stone of Johor’s identity but falls victim to UHI. This design proposal aims to work hand-in-hand with the local goverement BRT initiative by reimagining a sustainable district transit depot that responses to the urban fabric while at the time reactivate the ground level with an mixed typology of urban park and highrise lodging.

All works featured here have been submitted as part of the academic exercise for the Master of Architecture programme in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

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