On 17th January 2015, we had an Official ARCASIA Handover Ceremony and Office Bearers Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand hosted by the Association of Siamese Architects under Royal Patronage (ASA). We had a very smooth administration transfer, followed by a fruitful meeting and discussions.
I am happy to say that our administration will carry on with the policies and projects initiated under the capable leadership of Immediate Past President Ar. Tan Pei Ing. I also wish to provide you with our goals and objectives, and list the projects we planned to achieve in the two next year.
The Council of the ARCASIA consists of all the Presidents of the National Institutes.
The organization itself serves as an extension for each member institutes' regional programme and relations.
Annual meetings are held in different member institute countries, to deliberate and to give collective directions and representation to matters that affect the architectural profession in the Asian region.
A 10% discount for group registration for a minimum of 5 persons, through one single registration, for both ACA17 and ARCASIA Student Jamboree 2016 is offered. Under the group discount, the rates for ACA17 and the ARCASIA Student Jamboree are as follows:
Early-bird & Standard Registration USD450 per head
Early-bird Registration USD405/ Standard RegistrationUSD450 per head
Early-bird Registration USD450/ Standard Registration USD495 per head
Early-bird and Standard Registration USD270 per head
Those who registered under the capacity of "young architect" is eligible to join the events from Day-4 to Day-6 only.
For member institutes who had done group registration in one single registration, refund of the amount difference will be made.
Please use the following revised registration documents :Form A for ARCASIA Office Bearers and Official Delegates
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!
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 :
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
Architecture is a process of design at a specific location for one or a group of people who share similar purposes with their own characteristic. Architects as creative lot of professionals many a times tend to branch out to other disciplines but use their training in school to nurture and improvise what they do best.
Life is a process of evolution. To ‘survive’ evolution, one must be able to adapt to the changes logically and sincerely. Design should be able to evolve to adapt efficiently to its locality, weather, users, functions, advantages or disadvantages and that is what we call ‘sensible design’. Today’s young architect is unique and brings together a strong history that combines compromises and respects the knowledge and ideas to customize a personal design philosophy. These new generations are designers, academia's, musicians, set & furniture designers, event & project managers, Choreographers, interior consultants and even fashion consultants. The theme of this talk is “Reiterating Horizons” and the presenters are:
We are pleased to announce that Architecture Asia (AA), the ARCASIA’s magazine, which is published by Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM) for ARCASIA in both printed and e-formats, will be restructured and revamped with the objective of elevating it to a publication that captures and reflects the design excellence of the Architects within our region.Read more