Disk 39

At a recent seminar held on January 7, 1993 organized by the HAD, the Minister of Housing and Local Government YB Dato Dr. Ting Chew Peh commented that accidents on sites may be a direct result of lack of professionalism among consultants. Without naming which profession the Minister proceeded to suggest means to alleviate this trend in the building industry.

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Architects Typology

Disk 39

With architects gather at PAM during committee meetings, we see each other as serious minded professional discussing and deciding on issues affecting the Institute or the Profession. The occasional lighter moments during members’ night or President’s night had seen the other side of some members with their hair down and having fun. We have among us talents, the likes of Fred Artrane and imitation Elvis Presley. There are of course, other members whose mask never come down. It is this colourful mix which has made the profession strangely strong, interesting and colourful.

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Disk 53

The Berita Akitek is always touching on serious issues, trying to take a stand on issues relating to our profession. PAM has also exalted its members to all that which is right and correct within the practice of architecture. However, for all that is said and done there are still many within the Institute, who still fall by the wayside. That is life! Regrettably those that fall by the wayside have to be picked up or sometimes cast aside.

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Disk 39

Archasia heralds a new era in the history of ARCASIA. After 16 years ARCASIA Council at its annual meeting in Beijing 1991, concurred that an Architectural magazine transcending national boundaries to bind the works and views of Asian architects under the banner of ARCASIA be produced. The Malaysian Institute of Architects (P.A.M.) was entrusted with the task. It was to be self-financing with no funding from ARCASIA. Malaysia’s head of delegation, the President of the Institute was appointed the Editor in Chief and Coordinator of Archasia.

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Disk 39

Everything to do about
Very subjective – Beauty in Eye of the Beholder

Must embody the following:-

  • Spatial Control
  • Play of light and shade
  • Element of surprise and delight
  • Texture
  • Decorative Element
  • Clarity of Geometry
  • Therefore Clarity of Shapes and Forms
  • A sense of Tradition
  • An understanding of Climatic Response
  • Contextualism and Regionalism
  • (Not a passing fashion)
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