The Old:

Traditional or vernacular built environment holds many value in cultural and environmental aspect. They are rich with wisdom of the past and stayed true to the context despite evolving with new influences. Yet it is hard to maintain and as result, many were left to perished and forgotten…

The New:

The ‘new’ built environment was majorly influenced by imported style & trend and advancement of technology. Local values are sometimes disregarded. Not only does this  wavers the local identity, it also affect the environment and our culture.

The Old & New:

Instead of treating our traditional vernacular built environment as living museum or preserve them only as mere information, we should consider to bridge the OLD&NEW wisdom so that we can improve our built environment toward sustainability and strengthening our identity. Thus KALAM brings you:

Objective of this seminar:

The convention will be a meeting point between architects, designers, academicians, practitioners, the industry, researchers, students , administrator, NGOs and individuals who are involve with sustainable built environment:

  • Build local and regional capacity on local wisdom on sustainable design knowledge through sharing best practices on sustainable design, architecture education and technology of the past, present and future.
  • Accelerate the adoption of sustainable design principles and practices in Malaysia and the region
  • Provide a platform for networking and collaboration among various stakeholders in the private and public sectors, as well as, civil society and academia.


Our Contact Details:

Assoc. Prof.Dr. Eka Sediadi

Vice Chairman:
Assoc. Prof.Dr Aminatuzuhairiah Megat Abdullah

Jamilia Mohd Marsin
Tel.: 07-5530155
Fax: 07-5566155
Pusat Kajian Alam Bina Dunia Melayu (KALAM)
Jabatan Senibina, Fakulti Alam Bina,
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310,
UTM Skudai, Johor Darul Ta’zim.


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