eATSA 08/2013
The colour green is incorporated on to our logo to represents our efforts towards Green and sustainable design in all our projects and we aspire to become the exemplary Architecture firm that adopts to the "2030 Challenge". [read more]
Greetings again.
Welcome 2013!

ATSA Architects Sdn. Bhd. wishes you HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013.

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AIA 2030 Challenge Adopter and Commitment

It's official, ATSA Architects in Malaysia has been successfully accepted as an Adopter of the prestigious international movement, The AIA 2030 Challenge.

Architecture 2030 is an organization that has issued The 2030 Challenge to motivate the global architecture and building community to adopt the following targets.

- All new buildings, development and major renovations shall be designed to meet a fossil fuel, GHG - emitting, energy consumption performance standard of 50% of the regional (or country) average for the building type.

- At a minimum, an equal amount of existing building area shall be renovated annually to meet a fossil fuel , GHG-emitting, energy consumption performance standard of :
50 % of the regional (or country)
60 % in 2010
70% in 2015
80% in 2020
90% in 2025

Carbon Neutral in 2030 (using no fossil GHG emitting energy to operate).

These targets may be accomplished by implementing innovative sustainable design strategies, generating on site renewable power and / or purchasing (20% maximum) renewable energy and/or certified renewable energy credits.

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Viewpoints

The Green Building Index (GBI).

The eventual goal of sustainable living is by using current and future technologies to build houses with zero / low energy or renewable energy.

With the world’s population growing rapidly, reaching 7 billion in October 2011, the rapid changing of the climate, which is said to be the main cause of the depleting food supply (to feed the world’s population), and the increase of fuel prices, the scarce supply of raw materials and poor connectivity has now caused us to reconsider how mankind should live in this 21st century. It is now the right time for us to start planning for a more sustainable life for future generations to adopt. The world population also needs to manage and share its resources with each other to avoid future unrest or wars.

It is also said that the world’s population will continue to rise to approximately 9 billion people by mid century (2050) before it reaches to a more stabilizing growth or even negative growth towards the end of this century. Most of the population growth will be in countries which are the least developed and poor.

According to the Population and Housing Census of Malaysia, Statistic Department, Malaysia is expected to reach to a maximum population of 57 million by the year 2090. After that, it is projected that the population of Malaysia is expected to experience negative growth.

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Ideas & Sketches - Langkawi, Kedah (click image to preview)
The Mat Chincang Series by Victor Chin.

This series was inspired by the 50 million-year-old mountains of Langkawi. This group of 99 islands contains the best and most complete record of the geological history of this unique natural landscape in Malaysia.

My artwork is an attempt to visually celebrate the variety of rock and limestone formation in this magnificent landscape. A painting or a drawing is not to copy the landscape as we know and see it. As an artist, one's job is to absorb what is seen and the put together something new from one's understanding of its basic elements.

All the variety of shapes, lines, colours and textures found are recomposed into a painting to suggest the essence of the place. The sea, the islands and the rock and limestone formations take on a new life. This new life is that of the painting. It's now an aesthetic object of appreciation.

This painting has the same sort of slow and gradual life of the formation of our planet earth. It also may hold the secrets of the power of creation.


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Victor Chin
   
 
Ideas & Sketches - Temasya Glenmarie - 3 Storey Superlink Homes (click image to preview)
The proposed development of 174 Units Double Storey and Three Storey Terraced House (Superlink) (Phase 2) at Temasya, Glenmarie, Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan.

ATSA Architects Sdn Bhd (ATSA) has been appointed by Temasya Development Co. Sdn Bhd (TDCSB) to undertake the design and development of the abovementioned project. Situated in a prime area of Glenmarie, Shah Alam and flanked by major highways such as the Federal Highway to the south, NKVE Highway to the north and linkage to the Guthrie Expressway to the northwest, the site is a location that provides opportunities for TDCSB to further enhance their standing in the property market in Malaysia.

TDCSB is a subsidiary company of I&P Group Sdn Bhd, one of the major players in property development in Malaysia. Corporate information about the group is available at http://www.inp.my, the official company’s website.

TDCSB intends to build a Superlink Terraced Houses to cater for the professionals in private sector as well as businessmen whom are searching to upgrade to a bigger built-up, landed and guarded properties. SPPK requires three (3) major designs of Double Storey Terraced Houses based on the land plot which had been pre-determined in the earlier approved Master Plan.

Other types of design will be for the identified end lots and corner lots of the respective plot sizes. TDCSB had provided ATSA with detailed design brief as described below:

Design Statement

1- Tropical design language; pleasant tropical look façade, eco-friendly house, large opening and natural ventilation, natural lighting, shading device, water harvesting, solar heat water, screening and so forth.
2- Up market detailing work, building finishes material, sanitary plumbing and low energy fittings product which will contribute for the energy saving or green product.
 
 
Rahsia Estates, Resort Residences & Spa, Langkawi - In Progress (click image to preview)
 
ATSA Updates

Picture taken with Dhiraagu officials and The President of Maldives Dr. Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik (4 from right).
President of Maldives Inaugrates New Dhiraagu Head Office designed by ATSA Architects.

President Dr. Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik today officially inaugurated the USD18 million new Dhiraagu Head Office building.

Speaking during the ceremony President Waheed said that the new Dhiraagu Head Office building opened today symbolizes the telecommunication advancements achieved in the Maldives.

In his speech, the President noted the many areas in which Dhiraagu continues to contribute to the development and progress of the Maldives. The President said that the development of a country depends on the telecommunication system established in the country. He mentioned with gratitude, the contributions of Dhiraagu in finding better and more feasible means of telecommunication in the country, especially via the most modern technology.

President Waheed also noted that Dhiraagu was an exemplary company in providing the best service in the country. The President also noted Dhiraagu’s involvement in the various social events.
At the ceremony, Dhiraagu presented a commemorative plaque to the President, following which he took a tour of the new building.

Source from : Haveeru News Online
 
Recent Travels (Courtesy from Azim)
Dhiraagu, Maldives [view album]
 
Koh Samui, Thailand
 
Events
ATSA Aidil Fitri Open House 2012
Restoran Sri Melayu

 
 
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