Original Artwork by Papa, Azhan and Nine (click image to link)
‘In the Name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. By Time, indeed humanity is in a state of loss. Except those who believe and do righteous deeds, and (join together) in the mutual teaching of truth and in the mutual teaching of patience’ (Surah al-`Asr, 103:1-3)
"Professional Architect lives almost by faith. When called upon he can do the job without fear or favour. He possesses aspecialized skill and lives by a code of ethics cloaked in honour andintegrity. He is expected to speak his mind and give his views. Whenfaced with absolute wrong, he can resolutely disagree and walk away." quote from THE PROFESSIONAL MAN by Ar Dr Tan Loke Mun PRESIDENT PAM

Saturday, 25 August 2007


This is a group work assignment for Environmental Science and Services (ESS) Subject. Looking back at the study in 2002 I felt funny to find that the study should be done more thoroughly for the building but we simply presented the half-done research and was bombarded by the lecturer. We did not cover everything that should have been covered and obviously not much critical thinking was put into it and we didn't have much experience to better understand highrise building. We should have covered the lift system, the AHU, or even the impact of the building to the surrounding environment. Most of all, it was very time consuming and we were so naive about good mangement. Nevertheless, this excercise is an introduction towards a better understanding of highrise building and methods of getting information.

I could vividly recall during that period of time, we hardly heard of architects making their ways to help develop highrise building in Dubai or Abu-Dhabi or Shanghai and I never know I could eventually expand my knowledge and experience at that part of the world.

Let's refresh a bit and have a good laugh at the past and smile to the brighter future.

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