The Architects Regional Council Asia (ARCASIA) handing over ceremony took place on Saturday 14th January 2017 at the Serena Hotel, Islamabad. This austere evening where the Presidency of ARCASIA was handed over to Pakistani architect Jahangir Sherpao was well attended by foreign architects, Ambassadors, dignitaries and Pakistani architects.
The Architects Regional Council Asia (ARCASIA) comprises of architects from 21 countries with the institute of architects Pakistan being one of its members and for the next term of 2 years this council will be led by a Pakistani President. The Council meets annually to deliberate and to give collective direction and representation on matters that affect the architectural profession, in general, and the professional.
Masum Ul Huq
In Search of Temporary Shelter for Urban Homeless People
Filter Floating House
Hoi Kwan Cheung
Furniture for Flood : A System of Furniture Designed for Self-rescue upon Flooding
It is our pleasure to announce the three winners of ARCASIA Travel Prize 2016 from Country Zones A, B and C. The winners and their winning research proposals are as follows :
One of the key feature of ARCASIA is the Asian Congress of Architects (ACA) Forum which is a major regional congress held every two years that take the form of a large international congress for fostering intellectual exchange and strategic discussion on regional challenges, initiatives and development amongst hundreds of architects.
One of our Travel Prize 2016 winners, Masum Huq from Bangladesh, has now completed his research trip in Bangkok, sponsored by NS Bluescope, on the urban homeless and their use of urban public space as temporary shelter. He has collaborated with the local mentor Chutayaves Sinthuphan of Site Specific. We and all mentors including Patama Roonrakwit [Case Studio] and Vipavee Khunavichayanont [Design for Disasters] look forward to meeting Masum again at his project presentation in Hong Kong this September!
ARCASIA Council at the 34th Council Meeting has selected the Association of Siamese Architects (ASA) on 7th October in Kathmandu to host the ARCASIA 18th Forum in 2015 in Ayutthaya, Thailand. We will keep you updated on the theme and dates of the events progressively.
Official website: ARCASIA FORUM 18Download: Call for paper for ARCASIA Forum 2015 (pdf)