By AP Dr Alice Sabrina Ismail (Director Architecture Program)
The Architecture Program, Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying (FABU), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), conducted an International Webinar on Culture, Society and Identity between Universitas Tanjung Pura, Kalimantan Barat, Indonesia, SASI Creative School of Architecture, Coimbatore, India and the UTM Architecture Program on the 15th of November 2021 using the online platform. This event was attended by 246 participants from 3 countries and five architecture schools from Indonesia, India and Malaysia, and was moderated by Dr Iziq Eafifi Ismail from UTM. Three speakers presented a wide range of topics under the indicated theme, discussing the built environment’s future in each country and lessons learnt from past culture to be adopted in the contemporary context. The first speaker, Assistant Professor Nivedhita, K.R from SASI Creative School of Architecture, India, provides an insight into the traditional cultural expression in Tamil Naidu’s context and its adaptation in modern buildings. Associate Professor Dr Alice Sabrina Ismail from UTM deliberate on the influence of political authority in determining the formation of national identity in the Malaysian context, whilst Assistant Professor Affrilyno ST, Msc highlighted the design approaches of public urban space in West Kalimantan, Indonesia, for collaborative development. In paralel with the UTM Online Global Classroom program, this international webinar provides an intellectual discourse and conversation to understand the built environment from diverse cultures better. This will help support the sustained improvement of online course design and facilitation while benefitting students and their learning. Understanding how culture manifests itself from a different built environment can indirectly help shape a positive educational experience for students and academicians. This event that lasted for four hours also allowed the UTM architecture program to reach out to a more extensive network of students and academicians from India and Indonesia Architecture school instead of being restricted by geographical boundaries within Malaysia. The UTM Architecture program hoped that broader discourse on the built environment considers areas such as an interdisciplinary field that addresses the design, construction, and management can be conducted in the future for the benefit of all involved institutions.
Oleh: Dr. Zakri Tarmidi, Jabatan Geoinformasi, Fakulti Alam Bina dan Ukur, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Pensyarah FABU berkongsi Penilaian Kemampanan Kawasan Perumahan bersama Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS)
Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember Global Engagement (ITS Global Engagement) telah menganjurkan webinar antarabangsa yang dikenali sebagai Siri Syarahan Jemputan (Guest Lecture Series, GLS) berkaitan “Sustainable Development Goals, SDG”.
Program ini telah dilaksanakan pada 2 November 2021, dengan menjemput dua pensyarah jemputan, iaitu Prof. Madya Dr. Bram Entrop daripada Saxion University of Applied Sciences, dan juga Dr. Zakri Tarmidi daripada Fakulti Alam Bina dan Ukur (FABU), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). Moderator bagi program kali ini ialah Dr. Sarah Cahyadini, pensyarah Jabatan Arkitek, ITS.
Dr. Zakri Tarmidi telah dijemput bagi menyampaikan syarahan berkaitan tajuk “Social Sustainability Based on Location Based Indicators for Residential Area: Affordable Housing”. Dr. Zakri telah mengupas berkenaan kajiannya yang bertajuk kaedah bagi menilai tahap kemampanan dari aspek sosial bagi kawasan perumahan Malaysia, khususnya bagi Perumahan Mampu Milik. Manakala Prof. Madya Dr. Bram Entrop telah menyampaikan syarahan bertajuk “The Adoption of Energy Techniques and Measures in Residential Buildings: a Multidisciplinary Perspective”.
Siri Syarahan Jemputan ini berlangsung sekitar 2 jam, dan dihadiri lebih daripada 150 peserta antarabangsa, terutama pelajar dan pensyarah daripada ITS Surabaya. Selain itu terdapat juga penyertaan dari Malaysia, dan lain-lain negara.
Ini bukanlah kali pertama pihak ITS bekerjasama dengan UTM dalam siri syarahan jemputan ini. Diharapkan kerjasama antara pihak ITS dan UTM dapat dikembangkan lagi pada masa akan datang.
Sesi perkongsian bersama pihak ITS
Moderator daripada ITS, Dr Sarah Cahyadini
Latar belakang speaker pertama, Prof Madya Dr Bram Entrop
Latar belakang speaker kedua
Tajuk yang dikongsikan oleh Prof Madya Dr Bram Entrop
Sesi bergambar bersama peserta dan speaker di akhir sesi
Program Geoinformasi, FABU telah melaksanakan program webinar bertajuk”Technology Update: Geospatial in Pandemic Era” bersama Politeknik Sultan Ahmad Shah (POLISAS) pada 5 Oktober 2021 yang telah disertai oleh hampir 180 staf politeknik dari seluruh malaysia dan pelajar-pelajar POLISAS.
Prepared by: Dr. Muhammad Faizal bin Abdul Rani (UTM Senior Lecturer)
On 1st July 2021, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Architecture Programme had conducted International Design Colloquium Series 2 between Universitas Tanjungpura (UNTAN) and UTM. This event was a continuity from the previous Series 1, a version for architecture master students.
During this event, the selected undergraduate students have to showcase their work based on their studio project brief. There were more than 100 participants from Malaysia, Indonesia and China architecture schools.
This event was chaired by Dr. Muhammad Faizal Abdul Rani and started with a welcoming speech from Prof. Dr. Syed Ahmad Iskandar Syed Ariffin, the Director of Institute Sultan Iskandar. The event was then followed by a speech from Dr. Ing. Ir. Slamet Widodo, the Vice-Dean for Academic Affairs, Faculty of Engineering & Architecture, UNTAN.
There were four panellists from UTM Architecture school who had participated in this event such as Dr. Iziq Eafifi Ismail, Dr. Leng Pau Chung, Ar. Chan Wai Lai and Dr. Izura Tukiman. Meanwhile, UNTAN Architecture school was also represented by four panellists which were Dr. Uray Fery Andi, Bapak Affrilyno, Dr. Syaiful Muazir and Ibu Lestari.
In addition, six students from UTM Architecture school had also take part in this event. They were Alya Mohd Noor (Playlab), Ani Nadirah Anuar (Kempas Wellness Centre), Amirul Danial Othman Amin Nordin (ICIPD Research Center), Lee Zhi Kang (Sou Fijumoto Architect Office – Explore the in Between), Ahmad Januar Akbar Mubarok (A Marine Activist Training Centre) and Kristine Low Sze Min (Palace of Equity: Johor Bahru Inclusive Learning Centre).
Meanwhile, the student representatives from UNTAN were Surya Priva Jaya (Wasaloka – Science Techno Park & Innovation Center Universitas Tanjungpura), Yasmin Alifia Amanda (Lakuna – Hotel, Convention and Training Center), Grace Novika (Universitas Tanjungpura Science Techno Park – Unify Green and Sustainable), Muhammad Adji Maulana (Green Canyon Hotel, Convention and Training Center), Norita (Green Science Techno Park – Universitas Tanjungpura) and Anandea Maharani Azzahra (Arunika Hotel, Convention, & Training Center Universitas Tanjungpura).
Two parallel sessions were held at Room 1 which was moderated by Dr. Muhammad Faizal Abdul Rani from UTM and Room 2 by Dr. Azalillah Ramdani Musa from UTM. For each session, the panels had provided various comments and inputs based on the project presented.
Overall, this online event was extremely beneficial to both institutions because it had provided the platform and opportunity to share expertise and relate it with the current situation. This event also showed that more collaboration are possible to be done in the future to help strengthen bilateral networking between the two universities.
By: AP Dr. Alice Sabrina Ismail
An International Design Colloquium between Universitas Tanjung Pura (UNTAN), Kalimantan Barat, Indonesia and Architecture Program, Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying (FABU), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) had been conducted on 21 June 2021 through an online platform.
This event which was organized by UTM Architecture program was officiated by the Director of Institute Sultan Iskandar, Prof. Dr. Syed Ahmad Iskandar Syed Ariffin, and its opening speech was delivered by Dr. Purwoharjono, ST, MT, the representative from Dean of Graduate Studies, UNTAN.
Four represented panellists from UTM for this International Design Colloquium were Assoc. Prof. Dr. Alice Sabrina Ismail, Dr. Roshida Abdul Majid, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Khairul Anwar Khaidzir and Mr. Azari Mat Yasir. Meanwhile, six involved Masters of Architecture (MArch) students were Muhamad Jeffry Sofian, Wan Ashieryl Wan Azahari, Francis Chuah Kok Sheng, Veroll Valerius Wong, Mohd Nizarhamdon Rosli and Muhammad Arib Affan Mohd Hamzan.
On behalf of UNTAN Architecture program, there were Mr. Jawas Dwijo Putro S.T, Msc, Mr. Irwin S.T, MT, Madam Emylia Kalsum, S.T, MT and Madam B. Jumaylinda Gultom, ST MT as the represented panellist. The involved UNTAN final Year Architecture students were Andyani Eka Lestari, Elicia Javiera, Arif Affandi, Gaudensius Waldi Fernando, Hastika Tri Aprilla and Riesa Rizli Amalia. These two parallel sessions were moderated by Dr. Iziq Eafifi Ismail and Dr. Izura Tukiman.
The design colloquium has been beneficial for both academicians and students as it strengthens the relationship between both universities and valuable in developing a better appreciation of architecture from various cultural backgrounds. Understanding how culture manifests itself from a different built environment setting can indirectly help to shape a positive educational experience for students and academicians.
This event that lasted for four hours had also allowed the UTM architecture program to reach out more extensive network of students and academicians from India Architecture school instead of being restricted by geographical boundaries within Indonesia and Malaysia.
The UTM Architecture program hoped that the broader discourse on the built environment considers areas such as an interdisciplinary field that addresses the design, construction, and management, can be conducted again with Universitas Tanjungpura in the future to benefit both universities.