It is a great honour for the Institute of Architects, Pakistan (IAP) and myself, personally, to take over as President of ARCASIA for the term 2017-18. I realize the enormity of responsibility and the expectations that the members of this 21-nation organization have from this office.
This is more so because my immediate predecessors Ar. Nui Sathirut Tandanand from Thailand (2015-16) and Ar. Pei Ing Tan from Malaysia (2013-14), who had been remarkably pro-active during their respective tenures, have set the bar at a very high level.
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.
The ARCASIA Awards for Architecture AAA 2017 - hosted by the Indian Institute of Architects - is now open for nominations. See details and submit entries online at www.arcasiaawards.com
CALL FOR ENTRY : Submit now for AAA 2017. The ARCASIA Awards for Architecture 2017 is hosted by the Indian Institute of Architects. Nominations closes on February 7, 2017. For more information please visit www.arcasiaawards.com
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
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