Wednesday, 16th January 2019,8:14:37pm

A.I – Architecture Intelligence

Date: 9 June 2018, Saturday
Speaker: Ar Dr Tan Loke Mun
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Venue: PAM Northern Chapter, No 3 Amoy Lane, Pulau Pinang

Speakers' Biography

Dr Tan Loke Mun is a prominent award winning Architect and Interior Designer from Malaysia. Dr Tan obtained his architectural training from Deakin University and later his doctorate from the University of Melbourne.

He is a member of the Board of Architects Malaysia (LAM), a past President of the Malaysian Institute of Architects (2005-2007) and was responsible for the setting up of the GBI green rating tool for Malaysia.

Dr Tan’s works are widely published and his practice is amongst the most awarded in Malaysia. Significant architectural awards include the Futurarc Green Leadership Award 2012, ASEAN Energy Award 2013, Asia Pacific Design Awards for sustainability 2012 and 2013, FIABI Prix D'Excellence Award 2014 and 2016, and numerous REKA and PAM Awards.

Often working from the basis of typologies, he has managed to interpret and translate green regional metaphors into his architecture.

He lectures widely on Architecture and Design, and is Adjunct Professor at University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, and also industry advisor to Taylors University and Tunku Abdul Rahman University College.


This paper presents small design ideas that have evolved over a period of practice. It looks at beginnings in the Asian context and reflects on ideas of relevance, significance and greatness, missed opportunities, thoughts and plans for a better tomorrow … from craft to art, big to small and from real to fake.


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Date: 26th May 2018, Saturday
Speaker: Dr. Nurul Hamiruddin bin Salleh
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Venue: Dewan Presiden, Level 2, PAM Centre, Jalan Tandok, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur

Speakers' Biography

DR. NURUL HAMIRUDDIN BIN SALLEH is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture at Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design, International Islamic University Malaysia, Selangor. He was the Head of Department of Architecture from July 2012 until June 2014 and October 2016 until December 2016. He obtained his Diploma in Architecture and Bachelor in Architecture (Hons) degree in 1996 and 2000, respectively from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia. He was awarded Master of Arts in Conservation Studies (Historic Buildings and Places) from University of York, York, the United Kingdom in 2003. Consequently, he pursued his studies and was conferred a PhD. in Architecture (Building Conservation) in 2011 from Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia. His research interest includes conservation of heritage buildings, building fire safety, building technology and, architectural documentation and recording. Nurul Hamiruddin is active in publication, research, supervision and consultancy. In 2015, he was accepted as a Registered Conservator by Department of National Heritage (JWN). He has been involved in various consultancy projects such as Johor Bahru Urban Forest Project, Proposed Master Plan for Azlan Malaysia in Perak, Proposed International Islamic University Afghanistan, Conservation of Masjid Sultan Alaeddin in Banting, KAED Malay Enclave Teaching Lab and Restoration of Rumah Chow Kit. Currently, he is a council member of ICOMOS Malaysia and member of PAM Heritage & Conservation Committee.


The talk is to share on a restoration project of Rumah Kutai Perak by Kulliyyah of Architecture & Environmental Design (KAED), International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). The project was begun in June 2017 and successfully completed in March 2018. The house is originally from Jalan Seputeh, Parit, Perak and believed to have been built in 1920. Its original owner was a village headman or chief. The house has Rumah Anjung measuring 2.76m x 4.52m with 16 columns and Rumah Ibu measuring 7.24m x 7.03m. This chengal wood-structured house also has a single room and kitchen house. All the house components were carefully dismantled at the original site before being repaired at the contractor workshop in Kuala Kangsar. After repaired, the house components were transported more than 200km to the new site at the IIUM Gombak’s campus. The house is a part of the KAED Malay Enclave Teaching Lab, a teaching laboratory for the students of KAED especially its architecture students. This project is also to help in preserving our traditional built heritage as well as promoting it to local and international visitors while visiting the university.

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