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TERRACE TRANSFORMATION IN THE TROPICS
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BLURRING BOUNDARIES RAZIN ARCHITECTS
RM130.00
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THE TROPICAL MALAYSIAN HOUSE 2
RM150.00
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THE TROPICAL MALAYSIAN HOUSE 1
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TWIN PACKS
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TROPICAL MALAYSIAN HOUSE 1 + 2
RM280.00

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TROPICAL MALAYSIAN HOUSE 1 + TERRACE TRANSFORMATIONS IN THE TROPICS
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THE TROPICAL MALAYSIAN HOUSE 2 + TERRACE TRANSFORMATIONS IN THE TROPICS
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BLURRING BOUNDARIES RAZIN ARCHITECTS + TERRACE TRANSFORMATIONS IN THE TROPICS
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OTHERS

POSTCARDS
PACK OF 27
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DESIGNER POSTER
DESIGN IN SECTION
RM150.00

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DESIGNER POSTER
A TAXONOMY OF TERRACE HOUSES
RM150.00

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Terrace Transformations
in the Tropics

written by Robert Powell
photography by Lin Ho

Design In Section—Most terrace houses in Malaysia are dark internally and poorly ventilated. How then, given the constraints of the two party walls, can a mid-terrace house be better lighted? How can sunlight be brought into the interior while simultaneously excluding solar gain? How can a mid-terrace house be naturally ventilated so that it is comfortable without air conditioning? How can nature be introduced into the mid-terrace house?

Part of the problem is that architects and designers usually work in plan and developers rarely if ever show a terrace house in section. It is invariably about maximizing square feet. But innovation can only come about by designing in section, particularly in the tropical climate.

All 26 terrace houses in this book exhibit such innovative design in section. The reader is invited to study the sectional drawings and suitably inspired, we can move forward to a new generation of climatically appropriate terrace houses for the tropics.

Blurring Boundaries

a hardcover monograph by Razin Architects
foreword by Robert Powell
introduction by Ahmad Nizam Radzi

This book showcases the works of Razin Architects, an award-winning Malaysian architectural firm based in Johor Bahru, headed by its founding director Ar. Razin Mahmood, FPAM. The book features the evolution of the practice. From private residences to small offices, hotels and religious buildings, the selected works illustrate an attempt to create feel-good spaces that are responsive to the tropical climate. Blurring Boundaries is evidence of a passionate desire to explore ‘in-between’ spaces in the tropics. It also demonstrates the firm’s absorption of global influences, without losing sensitivity to the local environment and social context.

The Tropical Malaysian House 1

written by Robert Powell
photography by Lin Ho

The 25 houses in this book illustrate some of the most innovative and engaging residential projects by architects and designers in Malaysia, completed in the decade between 2009 and 2018. A strong ecological message emerges responding to the question what is a modern 'tropical' house. Collectively, the houses in the book serve as a primer for anyone embarking on a new residence.

The Tropical Malaysian House 2

written by Robert Powell
photography by Lin Ho

In the Tropical Malaysian House Volume 2 - the author and photographer go ‘outstation’, in pursuit of new examples of tropical living. Sarawak has proved a rich source of recent dwellings, mainly in close proximity to Kuching. Other exemplary tropical homes were found in Penang, Malacca, Batu Pahat and Johor Bahru in addition to Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Pahang.

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UPDATES

Invitation to Book Launch by Atelier International

TERRACE TRANSFORMATIONS IN THE TROPICS
by PROF ROBERT POWELL + LIN HO

10.30am - 2.00pm, Sunday, 11th April 2021

Cosentino Malaysia Centre No.1, Jalan TSB 8, Taman Industri Sungai Buloh, 47000 Sungai Buloh, Selangor

The Making of the Book by Ar. Dr. Tan Loke Mun
Designing in Section by Prof. Robert Powell & Lin Ho

Invitation to Book Launch by Atelier International Monograph series

BLURRING BOUNDARIES : LIVING IN THE TROPICS
By RAZIN ARCHITECTS

10:00am - 1:30pm, Saturday, 27th March 2021

Dewan President, PAM Centre,
99L Jalan Tandok, Bangsar 59100 Kuala Lumpur

Introduction and presentation by:
Prof. Robert Powell
Ar. Ahmad Nizam Radzi
Ar. Razin Mahmood

Speaker at INDOBUILDTECH EXPO 2020, Indonesia

Prof. Robert Powell will be the keynote speaker for ARCHINESIA Master Talk "Re-thinking on House" on April 4th at 2:00PM in Nusantara Hall 2, ICE BSD City.

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25 amazing homes in Malaysia that embrace nature

The words “open to sky” may need a bit of explanation but once you flip through the pages of *The Tropical Malaysian House*, the concept becomes much clearer. More importantly, it is one of the key characteristics that define the 25 Malaysian tropical houses featured in the book.

Written by Prof Robert Powell, the book which was launched last month, highlights some of the most innovative residential projects by architects and designers in Malaysia that were completed between 2009 and 2018..

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The Tropical Malaysian House

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Tropical Living in Malaysia

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