SBEA2148 Design 4 2019/2020-02



| 26.07.2020 – 01.08.2020 |


| 5 workbase masters | 61 students | 20 weeks |

Course Synopsis

The aim of Design 4 studio is to develop the students’ ability to become a ‘Translator’ designer within environmental design paradigm.  The intelligent design process will include alternative design process (environmental), analytical thinking, site/space planning, concept, ideation, working model, design synthesis and communicating architecture. The feasibility study will include client-user analysis, program analysis, site analysis and case studies.  The design inquiries will include objectives, identity, values, aspiration, behavioural, communal, structure, construction, space planning, site planning, space-form, space-making, place-making, building regulations and building by-law.



Environmental Understanding of Tropical Site Study & Analysis  | workbase group work | 


Site Planning, Precedent Studies & Design Options | Individual work |


Extensive Study on Building Daylighting Performance | individual work |


Designing Environmental Sensitive Institution/ learning centre/ office/ resource centre | individual work|

Generating Ideas. Solving Problems

Workbase Dr Leng Pau Chung (Year Coordinator) |  Workbase AP Dr Abdullah Sani Ahmad  | Workbase AP Dr Lim Yaik Wah  |  Workbase Dr Doris Toe Hooi Chyee  |  Workbase Ar Zazarena Mohamad 

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Malaysia Green Building Council (Southern Chapter) Office & Learning Centre | Workbase Dr Leng Pau Chung|


Malaysia Green Building Council (MalaysiaGBC) southern chapter was formed in 2019 and currently it is well represented by architects, academicians, engineers and local authorities. Since its formation, MalaysiaGBC Southern Chapter has organised varies of green awareness and training programme to professionals, students and public, co-hosted with public institutions, developers and local authorities.
The design brief calls for the new building for Malaysia Green Building Southern Chapter office and learning centre.


Adam Harzani bin Ezumi Harzani | Ahmad Kamil bin Ahmad Kamal | Ahmad Najib bin Muhammad Hairi | Eng Yi Mei | Kristine Low Sze Min | Mohammad Safwan bin Shafee | Muhammad Faiz Hakimi bin Abd Latib | Nur Amiera binti Md Suhud | Nurul Izzati binti Ahmad Jamal | Putera Nur Irffan bin Mohd Rohizi | Sarah Haziqah binti Md Rashidi | Zulkifli

Office & Training Centre for Paddy Environmentalists | Workbase AP Dr Abdullah Sani Ahmad|


Paddy within Malaysia is topic of production for more than half of the world consumption. Due to the large number to acquire in the market, numerous stretch of lands are reserved for the industry. However, the production of rice and the unethical system within the paddy field draws negative impact to the farmers and the environment. Paddy NGO’s in Johor are in need of a building design to host their motion as an appropriate platform to gather environmental activists alike, students & educators, as well as to draw the general public to create awareness of the injustice that comes with our main source of sustenance.


Abigail Jane Madrigal | Ahmad Januar Akbar Mubarok | Aida Nafisah Binti Zaiful Hisham | Aiima Binti Mohd Yussoff | Mohamad Nurhafiz bin Ahmad |Muhammad Hassan Asyraf Bin Mohd Iqbal | Muhammad Hayat Azizi bin Nik Wan Megat | Muhammad Hazazi bin Mohd Hanafi | Muhammad Junaidi bin Mohd Jusan | Nurul Aina binti Yusni | Wong Yee Roe | Zaid Fikrie Bin Zaidi

Malaysia Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MAGIC) Office & Training Centre | Workbase AP Dr Lim Yaik Wah|


MaGIC is an agency under the Ministry of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives (MEDAC) with a mandate that realises the aspirations of the National Entrepreneurship Policy 2030 (Dasar Keusahawanan Nasional 2030) and contributes to the evolution of Malaysia into an entrepreneurial nation.
MaGIC helps entrepreneurs at every stage of their journey by collaborating with other government agencies, industries and stakeholders. To build our nation’s innovation and creativity skills as well as grow talent, MaGIC offers dynamic programmes and capacity-building initiatives. It also positions Malaysia as a gateway into ASEAN for entrepreneurs to expand their business and reach. The brief calls for the design of “a new building for Malaysia Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC) co-working and learning centre”.


Amirul Irfan Bin Ibrahim | Angie Lee Xiao Fong  | Ani Nadirah binti Anuar  | Anis Maisarah Binti Yuswadi | Auji Najwa Binti Mohd Azmi | Ivan Tong You Jing | Izryn Nadhirah Binti Rosli | Muhamad Al Amin Bin Muhamad Suod | Nur Hasanah Binti Norizan | Roman Obed Raymond | Thuraiya binti Mohd Daud | Usman bin Roslan

Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) Corporate Office in Johor Bahru| Workbase Dr Doris Toe Hooi Chyee|


The KTMB Corporate Office in Johor Bahru is to house the main Railway Administration Office in the southern state of Malaysia (Gemas – Johor Bahru line) and public spaces including a Customer Service Centre, and a Historical Gallery and Experiential Centre. The KTMB Corporate Office is envision to become a show case building or a ‘living building’ to response to the inherited tropical architecture in Malaysia with good environmental design. The brief is to design a building for KTMB Corporate Office in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.


Ain Najwa binti Abdul Ghafar | Alya Shatrah Bt Mohd Anuar | Diana Then Khe Jing | Ili Damia binti Mohamad Idris | Mohamad Shahril bin Abdul Razak | Mohammad Sukhri Bin Ismail | Muhammad Irfanshah bin Hermanshah | Nurul Izzatie binti Mohd Fadzil | Nurul Naziha binti Mohd Rizal | Sabrina Binti Josli | Sim Fong Yuen | Syazwan bin Saidi

Pertubuhan Arkitek Malaysia (PAM) Southern Chapter Office| Workbase Ar Zazarena Mohamad |


Pertubuhan Arkitek Malaysia (PAM) – Malaysian Institute of Architects – is the national professional institute representing architects in Malaysia. PAM was founded in 1920 as the Institute of Architects Malaya. In 1948, the name and consequently the Constitution were changed to the Federation of Malaya Society of Architects (FMSA) which was allied to the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). The brief is to design a building for PAM Southern Chapter Office in Johor Bahru.


Farah Natashah Yazidp | Iszal Akaleel Bin Azreen | Lim Xiao Teng | Mohamad Aqmar bin Mohd Hatta | Muhammad Khairul Imran bin Mohd Rozi | Muhammad Zarfan bin Kamaruzzaman | Muhammad Zulfikar bin Kadir | Nabeella Binti Muhammad Redza | Nada Hatem Abdelraheim Moussa Kamar | Nor Ezzati binti Razali | Noraqilah Nadhrah Binti Mohd Soh | Nur Hazirah binti Abdul Samad | Nurul Hidayah binti Mohd Fadzil

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