Events & Seminars

The Making of A Book

PAM Northern Chapter No.3, Amoy Lane, 10050 Penang.
Prof Robert Powell
PAM Northern Chapter

Before 15 Feb
After 15 Feb


CLOSING DATE : 20 February 2019 or once seats are fully subscribed

Breakfast and registration starts at 8:30am

LAM CPD Points have been applied

Non-Attendance Fee RM120.00

In ‘The Making of a Book’, Professor Robert Powell takes us through the unique journey of writing his latest architecture book, ‘The Tropical Malaysian House 1’. He visits each building and upon arrival will search for the heart and centre of each house where he will sit, comprehend the spaces, sketch and then write from his sensory experiences of the 25 exemplary houses. He demonstrates how they reflect the diverse contemporary lifestyle of Malaysia, and highlights the essential qualities of each house in parallel with some of his observations on what constitutes good tropical architecture in South East Asia. The houses featured in ‘The Tropical Malaysian House 1’ include works by Wooi Lok Kuang, Eleena Jamil, Lee Cherng Yih, Dr Tan Loke Mun, Adela Askandar, Ang Boo Chung, Chan Mun Inn and Dr Ken Yeang.
Book Name: The Tropical Malaysian House 1 Retail Selling Price: RM 170.00 each
Author: Professor Robert Powell First Published 2018
Photographer: Lin Ho Copyright 2018 by Atelier International Sdn. Bhd.
Editor: Dr. Tan Loke Mun ISBN 978-967-16361-0-7
Book Designer: Alex Choo of Memo Publishing Sdn. Bhd. Printed in Malaysia by Oscar Printing Sdn. Bhd.
Publisher: Atelier International Sdn. Bhd.  
Publication Date: December 2018  
Book Summary
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.

Profile of the Author / Speaker
Robert Powell is Professor of Architecture at Taylor’s University, Selangor, Malaysia. He was previously Associate Professor of Architecture at the National University of Singapore. He is the author/editor of more than 30 books, principally on architecture in Southeast Asia. His publications include Living Legacy (1994), Singapore: The Architecture of a Global City (2000), The New Malaysian House (2008), Contemporary Houses in the Philippines (2014) and The New Sri Lankan House (2015). From the 1990s, Powell is widely credited with bringing Southeast Asian architecture to the attention of a global audience.
Profile of the Photographer
Lin Ho is an accomplished professional photographer. He has specialised in the architecture and interiors genre for the last 20 years. Lin Ho has collaborated with renowned international and local architects, interior designers and reputable property developers. He is also a frequent contributor to international architecture publications, in both print & digital media. Previous book projects include The Straits ChineseThe Residences of HRH Sultan Azlan Shah and Tropical Garden Design.