The Kuala Lumpur Architecture Festival is the main event of the architectural calendar in Malaysia. Organised by the Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM) - Malaysian Institute of Architects, the festival began in 2011, building from the success of the annual Datum:KL conference started in 2003.
In 2017, the Festival was re-designed as a platform for architecture, both within and outside the industry and discipline as an extended programme of two months. The main objective is to construct a concentrated moment to gather and galvanise a constituency of influencers, projects, speculations and ideas, and to present them to the public at large in Kuala Lumpur and internationally. A key decision to further expand into the public space outside our traditional boundaries of architectural, building and design professionals. KLAF intends to relocate its agendas to focus on the public and the city at large, to invigorate and to launch discussions and initiatives towards BETTER ARCHITECTURE, BETTER CITIES!
The Datum:KL series of conferences, symposiums and forums will this year again be refreshed in content and configuration. For KLAF2018, Datum:KL will have as its central thematic plank, RE:POSITION, to accompany and reinforce the overall festival thematic, CHANGES. KLAF2018 will also see the addition of a new Datum event focusing on architecture and design education.
Posted by A. M. A. S.
Latest Journal Papers (Selected)
- Lifestyle Trends and Housing Typologies in Emerging Multicultural Cities (JAU, 2017)
- Migrant Knowledge Workers' Perceptions of Housing Conditions in Gulf Cities (JIMI, 2017)
- Characterisation and Systematic Assessment of Urban Open Spaces in Glasgow City Centre (SPATIUM, 2017)
- Deciphering Urban Life: A Multi-Layered Investigation of St. Enoch Square, Glasgow City Centre (Archnet-IJAR, 2017)
- Teaching Architectural Programming: Cultivating a Culture of an Inquiry-Based and a Process-Centred Design Pedagogy (ACoR, 2017)
- A Decade of Architectural and Urban Research Published in Archnet-IJAR: International Journal of Architectural Research (Archnet-IJAR, 2017)
- Integrating Appreciative Inquiry (AI) into Architectural Pedagogy: An Assessment Experiment of Three Retrofitted Buildings in the City of Glasgow (FOAR, 2017)
- The Everyday Urban Environment of Migrant Labourers in Gulf Cities: The Case of the Old Centre of Doha, Qatar, (CITA, 2017)
- The Impact of Affordable Housing Developments on Sustainability in Gulf Cities (OHI, 2016)
- Nationalist Particularism and Levels of Legitimizing Architectural and Urban Traditions in Four Gulf Cities (TDSR - WPS, 2016)
- The Role of Mega Projects in Redefining Housing Development in Gulf Cities (OHI, July 2016)
- Knowledge Economy as an Initiator of Sustainable Urbanism in Emerging Metropolises: The Case of Doha, Qatar (Archnet-IJAR, March, 2016)
- Perceiving Urban Liveability in an Emerging Migrant City (ICE-UPD, Jan. 2016)
- Urban Traditions in the Contemporary Lived Space of Cities on the Arabian Peninsula (TDSR, Dec. 2015)
- When the Oryx Takes Off: Doha a New Rising Knowledge Hub in the Gulf Region? (IJKBD, May 2015)
- Examining Attributes of Urban Open Spaces in Doha (ICE-UPD, April 2015)
- Interrogating the Practice of Image Making in a Budding Context (Archnet-IJAR, Dec. 2014)
- Nature of Urban Interventions in Changing the Old Center of a Globalizing Doha (FOA, Dec. 2014)