Think City Projects Highlight

FuturArc conducted an interview with Gan Yi Reng and Daniel Lim of Think City about placemaking to create more equitable cities. Here are some of their projects. GYR: When we first started in Johor Bahru, we did a baseline study and tried to understand the population and land use of the city. And from there, […]

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Celcom Headquarters

Roof view

Oreintation and Building Design The site is located at the frontage of Persiaran Barat, facing the Federal Highway. The building overlooks the highway, occupying PJ Sentral Garden City’s western boundary and is directly accessible from the Jalan Timur-Jalan Utara ring road as well as the Taman Jaya LRT Station. The building has a northwest orientation […]

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Filem Nasional Malaysia (FINAS)

FINAS Headquarters overlooking the North-South Expressway

In order to minimise ecological impact on the greenery at the site entrance, access into the building is done via a 300-metre-long overhead bridge in which greenery can still thrive underneath. The building is also raised onto a platform 7 metres above ground to allow growth of vegetation tucked at the perimeter of the platform. […]

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Aemulus at the Runway


John G N Bulcock has 36 years of experience working as an architect, planner and landscape designer on a wide variety of projects in Europe, Turkey, India and Southeast Asia. His experience encompasses architecture as well as architectural, master, urban and sustainable planning. Since 1994, he has been commissioned to carry out a variety of […]

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FGLA 2019 Winner: Planter Box House


RESIDENTIAL: INDIVIDUAL HOUSES Planter Box House is designed to grow food for self-sufficiency. Apart from injecting multiple passive design strategies to create a low-energy home, the house is all covered—from the front to the roof and back—by more than 40 types of edible plants, and essentially tripling the green area of the site. These plants […]

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Suasana Putrajaya


Lying along the main boulevard in Precinct 2 in Putrajaya, the Suasana Putrajaya building has received the Green Building Index (GBI) silver rating (provisional) in 2014 and is scheduled to be completed by the middle of this year. It is designed to fulfil the owner Putrajaya Holdings’ vision of having an anchor project within the mixed-use development […]

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Heriot-Watt University Malaysia


CONVERGING NATURE AND TECHNOLOGY Completed in July 2014, the Scotland-based Heriot-Watt University Malaysia’s campus is the first purpose-built Green campus (GBI-certified) in Malaysia. The campus, owned by the Putrajaya Holdings Sdn Bhd (PjH), is located on a 6.2-acre site fronting the view of Putrajaya’s Precinct 5 waterfront commercial district. Currently, the first phase of the […]

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Greenhouse by Muir


Nestled in Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Greenhouse by Muir is a three-storey building that houses four different restaurants, a café and a fully equipped bakery kitchen—each has its own story and distinctive ambience. The client had a vision of having a space that functions as a restaurant and promotes urban farming to the community. PROJECT DATA   Project Name […]

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Cyberjaya Community Recycling Collection Centre


Cyberjaya is a 7,000-acre township with a daytime population of around 64,000 people. Currently a work in progress, it intends to accommodate approximately 250,000 people once completed. With science and information technology development at its core, the city is also planned to be one of Malaysia’s Green townships, together with Putrajaya, the government administrative centre […]

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