14.12.16
Senibong Cove B5B6, JB: Building Submission lodged for 129 landed strata homes and 491 units apartments for these Canal Residences.
01.02.16
Women Maternity Hospital: Building Plans are submitted for a 3-storey private hospital in Johor Bahru.
02.01.16
Penawar Sentral: y.architects are preparing Building Submission for 224 units of 2-storey shop offices in the bustling town off the east coast of Johor.31.08.15
Merdeka!! Hari Kebangsaan 2015.
27.06.15
Pekin Restaurant Sutera Extension, Johor Bahru: Pekin Restaurant's extension works are awarded to Ipcos and Creative Touch for completion on 01.07.15.
18.06.15
Emerald Bay Clubhouse, Puteri Harbour, Johor: y.architects' implementation of WATG's new iconic private clubhouse for BRDB is now under construction by Kalsari.
12.05.15
Sketch Design Talks No. 5 "ethnicity", Galeri Hanzhen, JB:
Presenters: Jacky Lim (architect), Tyler Lim (student), Jayaturka Kanagarajoo (kolam artist), abu hurai (architect) and Alvin Tan (abstract artist).
Guest commentors: Dato Ir Syed Sis bin Syed A Rahman (Ahli Dewan Negeri Tanjung Surat), Mr Teh Ku Yong (COO, Permas Jaya Sdn Bhd) and Mr Tay Hui Fong (Director, Daiman Properties)
Pre-function music: Claryl Chan on piano
Accompanying Exhibition: Abstract Art by Alvin Tan
Moderator: Sola
Attendance: 67 pax
17.04.15
Sketch Design Talks No. 4 "sustainability", Galeri Hanzhen, JB:
Presenters: Chris Parry (designer/artist), Harish Mustak (journalist), Ghinlon Wang (architect/lecturer), Michael Hinterbrandner (engineer) and Rui Hoe (real estate journalist).
Guest commentors: Tan Sri Shahrir Samad (mp of jb), Ian Mak (singapore consul-general), Dato Chua Jui Leng (lawyer/developer/hotelier) and Nooriani Mohd Yasin (school chairman).
Pre-function music: Ong Tee Yau on vocals/guitar.
Accompanying Exhibition: sketches of Johor Bahru by Buz Walker-Teach/Hanzhen
Moderator: Chin Zhen Xun
Attendance: 85 pax
10.02.15
Sketch Design Talks No. 3, Galeri Hanzhen, JB: Galeri Hanzhen again play host to Sketch #03. Presenters were Ong Tee Yau (singer/architect), Lee Min Cheng (arch student), Chan Wai Lai (architect), Tan Cher Siang (engineer/lecturer), Wan Chyin/Ee Jay (arch students) and Buz Walker-Teach (lecturer/artist). Guest commentors were Dr Sivakumar (psychiatrist), Steve Cowan (Sri Ara International School/One Alpha) and Chris Parry (designer/artist/Johor Green).
Pre-function music: Yap Hanzhen on Piano.
Accompanying Exhibition: Japan Para Art Exhibition 2015
Moderator: Chin Zhen Xun
Attendance: 73 pax
13.01.15
Sketch Design Talks No. 2, Galeri Hanzhen, JB:
Presenters: Sylvianne/Yannick (SLVinters), Claryl Chan (interior student), YKTang (architect/interiro designer), Edward Yoong (arch student) and Hong Lim Foo/Wen Yong (architect/student)
Guest commentors: Datin Patricia Lim (author), Mick Sedunary (civil engineer) and Jacky Lim (architect)
Moderator: Chin Zhen Xun
Music: Yap Hanzhen
Attendance: 60 pax
25.12.14
Suria Temporary Market, JB: The main building works for the market is nearing completion. It sports a couple of refreshing brickwall corner anchors to respond to the strong corner site. Fascia metal skins are fashioned like the pandan layered cakes, announcing the presence of the market.
11.12.14
Sketch Design Talks, Hanzhen Gallery, JB: Hanzhen Gallery hosted Sketch #01, a Design Talk series providing a platform for young people in the creative industry to share their ideas and aspirations in an unpretentious environment. Sketch #01 presenters were Lam Jiih Kui, Yvonne Koh, Chin Zhen Xun, Solahuddin and Norhairi. Guest commentors were Byran Teu (Uni of Melbourne), Peggy Loh (New Straits Times), Ghinlon Wang (Raffles Uni) and Priya Metcalfe (Raffles Uni). Initiated and sponsored by y.architects, this event was attended by 47 participants! This year long event will hope to attract a total of 60 presenters and will be compiled into a book.
Moderator: Chin Zhen Xun
Music: Yap Hanzhen

Attendance: 47 pax
16.10.14
Sebana Cove: Show houses for 102 units of double storey tropical courtyard bungalows facing the golf course off the south east coast of Johor are completed for launch. Bungalows feature courtyards and pavillions that epitomise tropical living.
16.10.14
OCBC Penang: Premier Banking Centre, designed in colloboration with OCBC and constructed by Pavillion Design has achieved completion. In a departure from the norm, this new centre sports exposed floor structure soffit, rusted steel, cement rendered floors, silkscreen floor patterns, track lighting, exposed brickwork, green walls and contrasted with decorated chandeliers.
17.08.14
OCBC Penang: Contract for the extension of the Premier Banking Centre was awarded to Pavillion Design. In a departure from the norm, this new centre shall sport exposed timber strcuture soffit, cement rendered floors, silkscreen floor patterns, track lighting and exposed brickwork.
01.05.14
Seri Alam Shops, JB: Contract for the 28-units shop office development awarded to Pancaran Temasek in a 12-months contract.
15.02.14
Senibong Hills, JB: Designs are prepared for 53 units of courtyard homes where tropical outdoor living is exemplified by the introduction of private garden spaces.
10.02.14
Seventh Cove, JB (30s): y.architects together with Casa Properties have submitted Planning Permit for twin blocks of sharp modern skyscrappers.
10.02.14
Horizon Hills Ph7C7H, Nusajaya, Johor: 38 modern pristine white bungalow designs are developed for a wonderful golf course facing site. Views take predominance.
10.02.14
Sebana Cove: Building plans are approved for 102 units of double storey tropical courtyard bungalows facing the golf course off the south east coast of Johor. The sales office and show houses are under construction.
05.01.14
Seri Alam Shops, JB: Building permit achieved for a development of shop offices. Tender drawings are being prepared.
05.01.14
Pei Hwa Chinese Primary School, JB: Construction is completed for the new 4 storey building accomodating the canteen, administration, teachers and an auditorium for new school academic.
09.02.14
Jaro-CNY visit: y.architects visited JARO to celebrate the CNY greetings with the rehabilities and to distribute goodies in a roller box.
24.11.13
Cub8teens (18s), JB: Piling works had completed. The MBWs is awarded to Wawasan 33 in an 18-months contract. .The language is of uncluttered clean lines and reductive detailing set in a dark rendered background.
24.11.13
Taman Gaya 4C, JB: Building submission plans are being prepared for 123 units of clusters, semid and bungalows for Phase 4C.
19.11.13
Pei Chun Chinese High School, Pontian: The new school block addition achieved completion for the new academic year. Designed in reinforced concrete precast modules, it facilitates economy and speed in construction. It features sun shading devices to reduce energy loads. The display of extensive fair face concrete construction will give this privately funded Chinese independant high school a new branding. Designs are being prepared for new block to be used as a green auditorium.
19.11.13
Trillium, Cyberjaya: 1st phase achieved completion.These superlink houses arranged in pairs sport sexy courtyards and spacious double volumes; displaying dramatic spatial interconnectivity.
17.09.13
JCSC club, Johor Bahru: The construction of the oldest club in JB in a strikingly new location in the city which overlooks a lake is completed. The design masterplan is made up of a series of pavilions with high pitched roofs and deep overhangs to respond to our climate and place.
23.08.13
Kulai Industrial Park: Plans are being prepared for 21 units of factories in 10 acres of gated industrial park.
23.08.13
Sebana Cove: y.architects had submitted building plans for 102 units of double storey tropical courtyard bungalows facing the golf course off the south east coast of Johor.
23.08.13
Penawar Sentral: y.architects are designing for 224 units of 2/3-storey shop offices in the bustling town off the east coast of Johor.
17.08.13
Perdana Residences (25s), Bandar Jayaputra Perdana, JB: Building submission is being prepared for a block of apartments featuring a veil of vertical and horizontal screens to mitigate the environmental elements.
15.08.13
Isola Grandeur, Senibong Cove, JB: Building approval has been obtained for parcel B2 of the island precinct where most of the 86 units of 0-lot line houses face water canals. Designs are derivative of the tropical environment taking advantage of greens, water and light. Outdoor living are promoted with strategies made to embrace the water and river biodiversity that surrounds it.
08.08.13
Selamat Hari Raya 2013: y.architects wishes all clients, associates, colleagues, family and friends a very happy raya!! The multicultural celebration transends cultural boundaries and forges closer ties amongst us all. Maaf zahir + batin...salam.
19.07.13
The Shades Apartment (15s), Tanah Sutera: Building permit received for 500 units in 2 blocks of bioclimatic apartments in Johor Bahru. These will feature green concepts starting with lowering down surface heat buildup with shading screens. The screens will present an ever changing dynamic facade to the street.
22.06.13
Horizon Hills Ph6A1, Nusajaya, Johor: Building plans are being prepared for 68 units of high cost double storey semi-d homes. Homes face the rear gardens and golf course in a new definition of lifestyle.
22.06.13
Cube176, JB: Building approval has been obtained for 176 units of terrace/cluster houses at Kangkar Pulai.
22.06.13
Emerald Bay Clubhouse, Puteri Harbour, Johor: y.architects, together with WATG are preparing building submission plans for Bandaraya's new iconic private clubhouse.
22.06.13
Senibong Cove B2, JB: Building approval has been obtained for parcel B2 of the island precinct where most of the 86 units of 0-lot line houses face water canals. Designs are derivative of the tropical environment taking advantage of greens, water and light. Outdoor living are promoted with strategies made to embrace the water and river biodiversity that surrounds it.
19.06.13
Kiwanis Hope Garden: Building Contract has been awarded to Gue Contruction for the 3-storey training centre for autistic and mentally challenged individuals. Set in a quiet neighbourhood, it is intended to provide them with intervention and training for integration into the society.
30.05.13
AR House, JB: CCC achieved for this modern tropical bungalow featuring a generous courtyard with sustainable and barrier free design concepts.
18.05.13
PAM Awards 2013: y.architects received awards for The Straits View Residences clubhouse and the Matahari Chinese School in a glittering black-tie ceremony at the newly renovated Majestic Hotel, KL.
01.05.14
OCBC Penang: y.architects are preparing tender documents for the extension of the Premier Banking Centre. In a departure from the norm, this new centre shall sport exposed timber strcuture soffit, cement rendered floors, silkscreen floor patterns, track lighting and exposed brickwork.
13.04.13
Mt Austin Residences, JB: Construction has commenced for the 322 units of double storey terrace house in the prime gated housing development in the fast growing corridor of Mount Austin. The contract was awarded to Ken Lip Construction in an 18 month period.
21.03.13
Cub8teens (18s), JB: Building Permit and Fire Department Plans for the 286-room serviced apartment are approved. Piling shall commence next month.The language is of uncluttered clean lines and reductive detailing.
21.03.13
Sebana Cove: y.architects are developing the sales office and gallery for the revival of the marina and golf course property off the south east coast of Johor.
21.03.13
Melawati Housing, JB: y.architects are preparing designs and building submission for 500 units of double storey terrace houses.
21.03.13
Mt Austin Residences, JB: Building approval has been obtained for 322 units of double storey terrace house in the prime gated housing development in the fast growing corridor of Mount Austin.
15.02.13
Matahari Private School, Tanah Sutera: First phase construction of this Chinese private school is completed and occupied for the 2013 year term. The construction by Kim Lun Sdn Bhd for the fast track project had most components pre-cast off-site. Laid in a courtyard-styled arrangement, this building adopts natural ventilation as the design generator for form and space planning.
15.02.13
Tebrau Central Market, JB: With the construction of the temporary market underway, TCM's building plans are now being prepared for submission so as to prepare for the relocation of the market and the clearance of the site.
14.02.13
Angerrik Villas, Kulai: Phase 1 of the feature stonewalled semi-Ds achieved completion. The semi-Ds are located in a gated and guarded pricinct adorned with an eclectically designed entry statement.
08.02.13
Lunar New Year 2013: y.architects wishes all a prosperous year ahead, an opportune time for respect, appreciation and greetings. Happy Lunar New Year!
01.02.13
Jaro-CNY visit: y.architects visited JARO to celebrate the seasons greetings with the rehabitities and to distribute goodies in a practical tool box.
09.01.13
Landmark Towers (35s)/(30s), JB: The works for the upgrading and hotel are proceeding on schedule. Contracts for the car parks upgrading (Fook Yu), Medical Centre (Brightcon), Office Entry (Yong Seng), Mock-up hotel rooms (Can-I), Electrical Works (Fook Yu) and Enabling works (Yong Seng) were awarded.
09.01.13
Pei Hwa Chinese Primary School, JB: Construction for the new school block is awarded to Lau Brothers. The new 4 storey building will accomodate the canteen, administration, teachers and an auditorium.
27.12.12
Happy New Year!: 2013 is here! Fill your heart with new hopes, reach out for new opportunities and celebrate the New Year! Thanking all our partners, associates, friends and loved ones for their round-the-year support and love with our heartfelt New Year greetings....
14.12.12
Cub8teens (18s), JB: Building Permit and Fire Department Plans for the 286-room serviced apartment are approved. The language shall be uncluttered clean lines and reductive detailing.
12.12.12
Massda Business Park, Danang, Vietnam: y.architects, in association with TE, are currently preparing building permit plans for a business park in Danang.
05.12.12
JCSC club, Johor Bahru: The construction of the oldest club in JB in a strikingly new location in the city which overlooks a lake is near completion. The design masterplan is made up of a series of pavilions with high pitched roofs and deep overhangs to respond to our climate and place.
05.12.12
Landmark Towers (35s)/(30s), JB: The signage is being erected over a gigantic jacket of louvres. Contracts for the car parks upgrading, Medical Centre, Mock-up hotel rooms and enabling works were awarded.
05.12.12
Wateredge Residences, Senibong Cove, JB: 244 units of strata land parcel waterfront terraces, clusters and semi-ds achieved vacant posession.
04.12.12
Suria Grand (33s to 44s), JB: Planning Permit is being prepared for a mixed development of 6 blocks of serviced apartments and shops. This project is done in colloboration with illustrious deisgn architect, RSP Singapore.
03.12.12
Pei Hwa Chinese Primary School, JB: Building Permit for the new school block is approved. The new 4 storey building will accomodate the canteen, administration, teachers and an auditorium.
22.11.12
Sultan's Birthday 2012: What better way to enjoy a public holiday in the resort confines of the newly completed clubhouse of the The Straits View Residences!
13.11.12
Happy Deepavali 2012: y.architects wishes all a very happy celebration as we strive forward to calm and contemplation in the coming year.
12.11.12
Kiwanis Hope Garden: y.architects successfully submited building plans for the approval of a 3-storey training centre for autistic and mentally challenged individuals. Set in a quiet neighbourhood, it is intended to provide them with intervention and training for integration into the society.
01.11.12
Pulai Hijauan, JB: 255 units of the double storey modern terrace houses has been awarded to Hong Xin Construction Sdn Bhd.
10.11.12
Romancing Architecture: y.architects delivered a talk on the practice's branding at the Johor Interior Design Association's function alongside celebrity talkhost Eric Leong and Razin Architect in the Bluewave Hotel, Johor Bahru.
01.10.12
Landmark Towers, JB: Building plans for the revitalised project are approved. Contracts for the car parks upgrading, Medical Centre, Mock-up hotel rooms and enabling works were awarded.
24.09.12
Suria Temporary Market, JB: Contract to build the temporary market has been awarded to Blue Hill Development Sdn Bhd to commence on 24.09.12 in a 9-month contract.
09.09.12
OCBC, Kluang: Branch transformation works by Kindah Builders achieved practical completion.
13.08.12
Alliance Bank, Segamat: Branch fitout works by Multi Designs Furniture and Interior achieved practical completion.
17.07.12
Logan Heritage Restoration: y.architects shared the experience of the Logan Heritage restoration in a public lecture at Makhota Hotel organised by Majlis Bandaraya Melaka Bersejarah.
02.07.12
Alliance Bank, Segamat: Branch fitout works was awarded to Multi Designs Furniture and Interior.
15.06.12
Cube 299, JB: y.architects are preparing designs for a 299-room serviced apartment. The language shall be uncluttered clean lines and reductive detailing.
15.06.12
Sg Melayu Wateredge: Designs are being prepared for a 2-block apartment with commanding water views off the coast of Southern Johor.
15.06.12
Angerrik Residence, Kulai: y.architects are preparing the building plans for 81 units double storey terrace houses surrounding the villas and semi-dees.
15.06.12
Tunamaya Beach Resort, Tioman: Construction of the 29-units chalet is completed for occupation. Set off the pristine south-east coast of Tioman and lining the beach front, these chalets display traditional Malay kampung houses language and space planning.
06.06.12
OCBC, Kluang: Branch transformation works has been awarded to Kindah Builders to commence on 18.06.12 in a 12-week contract.
26.05.12
Kiwanis Hope Garden: y.architects received the brief for a 3-storey training centre for autistic and mentally challenged individuals. Set in a quiet neighbourhood, it is intended to provide them with intervention and training for integration to the society.
24.05.12
Seri Alam Shops, JB: y.architects has submitted the development order for a mixed development of shops, budget hotel and serviced apartments.
23.05.12
Cube 166: These minty white modern link houses achieved completion and borang F.
18.05.12
Sg Renggit Resort, Johor: Building plans are approved for a 10-chalet resort off the east coast of Johor.
15.05.12
Bayou Water Village: Bayou Water Village won the Fiabci Prix d'Excellence Awards 2012 for Leisure Farm in a glitzy ceremony in St Petersburg, Russia. Congratulations!
01.05.12
Abu Hurai: Newly minted Associate is Abu Hurai. He leads the office in statutory compliance.
29.04.12
Batu Batu, Pulau Tengah: Beach and spa resort, Batu Batu is completed and is scheduled for opening in May 2012. Nestled amongst the tropical forest and commanding views towards the South China Sea, the buildings' deep overhanging eaves ensure perfect shading from the sun and rain. The buildings touch the ground lightly. The stunning setting is unparalleled!
28.04.12
Pei Chun Chinese High School, Pontian: The new school block addition was awarded to Kim Lun Construction. Designed in reinforced concrete precast modules, it facilitates economy and speed in construction. It features sun shading devices to reduce energy loads. The display of extensive fair face concrete construction will give this privately funded Chinese independant high school a new branding.
27.04.12
Ken Ong: Associate Ken Ong had decided to move back to his hometown in Penang. We thank him for all the hard work and creative energy which had been instrumental in helping the office achieve design excellence. We wish him all the very best.
15.03.12
Suria 0-lot bungalows, JB: CCC has been achieved for 16-units of 0-lot bungalows. They are new concept homes and featuring among others, sliding louvre screens for sun shading.
31.03.12
OCBC, KL Hq: Branch transformation works by Pavillion is completed. The newly renovated branch contains a brand new boutique concept for the Premier Bank.
31.03.12
Landmark Towers, JB: y.architects has commenced design on the revitalization of the office/hotel towers and medical centre.
21.03.12
Appointments:
Intern, Alia Nadia joins us for a 2-week period. Her artistic and organizational skills are already apparent in her first asignment of building 3-dimensional shapes. She is moving on to model buildings!
Architect Lam Jiih Kui joins the team. Holding a Masters in Architecture, his interests in urban climatic studies and social housing will certainly carry the office's environmental concerns further.
Apprentice, Chris Nim, has been with us since January. Sporting a mop of blond hair, his urban funk appearance and computer geekness epitomises the new gen.
Intern, Akhir Akhbar is with us for a 5-month period. His calm and confident demeanour is certainly an asset where he is able to perform a variety of jobs. Multi tasking!
10.02.12
Pei Hwa School, JB: y.architects are currently preparing building submissions for adding a new school block that consists of a new canteen, teachers rooms, administration and a mini auditorium.
31.03.12
Mt Austin Residence, JB: Ken Lip Construction was awarded the 52 units of cluster houses for a contract period of 15 months.
19.01.12
......Happy Lunar new Year 2012.....
19.01.12
Adda Heights, JB: Main Building Works construction had commenced for the new precinct 5 of fresh concept cluster housing featuring double volumes, balconies, floating screens and towering light boxes. Contractors are Empire Construction and Megah Perkasa.
17.01.12
Senibong Cove B2, JB: y.architects presented designs for parcel B2 of the island precinct where most of the 86 units of 0-lot line houses face water canals. Designs are derivative of the tropical environment taking advantage of greens, water and light. Outdoor living are promoted with strategies made to embrace the water and river biodiversity that surrounds it.
16.01.12
Mt Austin Residence, JB: Tender drawings are prepared for modern cluster house designs in Mt Austin, Johor Bahru.
09.01.12
OCBC, Muar: Branch transformation works by Edge Design Contracts achieves Practical Completion.
31.12.11
......And its a Happy New Year.....Best Wishes! 2012.
24.12.11
It's Merry Christmas! Share the spirit of peace and joy on this occasion with your acquaintances and loved ones.
16.12.11
Bayou Water Village: y.architects in the media: y.architects is featured in the print and digital media. Check out..."Come Home To A water Resort".
http://www.nst.com.my/streets/johor/come-home-to-a-water-resort-1.19995
03.12.11
Appointments: Chan Wai Lai, who won the top prize in Just Jerusalem, an international architectural competition with her entry entitled "Children's Village for Jerusalem" is back with us again after completing her masters and had stints with several architectural offices. Meanwhile, Ahmad Soberi has left us after his 3 months probation. We thank him for his help particularly in his assistance in drafting.
03.12.11
Adda Heights: Main Building Works construction had commenced for the new precinct 5 of fresh concept cluster housing featuring double volumes, balconies, floating screens and towering light boxes.
02.12.11
AR House, JB: Kim Guan Construction has been awarded the construction of this tropical courtyard house in a 12 months contract. The house features a generous courtyard with sustainable and barrier free design concepts.
02.12.11
Pei Chun High School, Pontian: y.architects had proposed a new school block addition. Designed in reinforced concrete precast modules, it facilitates economy and speed in construction. It features sun shading devices to reduce energy loads. The display of extensive fair face concrete construction will give this privately funded Chinese independant high school a new branding.
30.11.12
The Shades Apartment (15s), Tanah Sutera: Building permit was submitted for 500 units in 2 blocks of bioclimatic apartments in Johor Bahru. These will feature green concepts starting with lowering down surface heat buildup with shading screens. The screens will present an ever changing dynamic facade to the street.
22.11.11
Seri Alam Shops, JB: y.architects is preparing designs for a mixed development of shops and serviced apartments.
10.11.11
Trillium, Cyberjaya: MBW was awarded to Maran Econ for these superlink houses arranged in pairs that sport sexy courtyards and spacious double volumes; displaying dramatic spatial interconnectivity.
05.11.11
Landmark Mall: y.architects has been engaged to carry out upgrading and revitalization works.
18.10.11
OCBC, Muar: Branch transformation works by Edge Design Contracts starts for a facelift period of 12 weeks.
15.10.11
Fiabci Award 2011: y.architects' Bayou Water Village was awarded the prestigious Fiabci Award 2011 (residential low rise) for the developer, Leisure Farm, in a hotly contested category
09.10.11
Angerrik Villas, Kulai: Phase 2 of the feature stonewalled semi-Ds was awarded to Ken Lip Construction in an 18 months contract. The semi-Ds are located in a gated and guarded pricinct adorned with an eclectically designed entry statement.
07.10.11
OCBC, KL Hq: Branch transformation works by Pavillion starts for a facelift period of 14 weeks.
05.10.11
Pei Hwa School, JB: y.architects presented a proposal to add a new school block that consists of a new canteen, teachers rooms, administration and a mini auditorium.
04.10.11
Kasturi Cafe, Spastic Center JB: y.architects assisted to design and procure sponsored building materials for the revitalization of its cafe for generation of income for the centre.
03.10.11
Sg Renggit Resort, Johor: Building plans are being prepared for a 10-chalet resort off the east coast of Johor.
29.09.11
Pulai Hijauan, JB: Showhouses and sales office are being constructed by Sri YS for a new development masterplan whcih includes shops, terraces, clusters and semi-Ds.
29.09.11
Adda Heights: Building plans were approved for fresh concept cluster housing featuring double volumes, balconies, floating screens and towering light boxes for the new precinct 5.
28.08.11
Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri. Dengan Ingatan Tulus Iklas. Maaf Zahir Batin.
26.08.11
Viscara, Pulai Indah: Certificate of Completion and Compliance was issued for the 1st phase of 54 units of cluster houses in modern skillion/pitch roofs and box facades.
26.08.11
Further Studies/New Recruitment: Faris leaves us to further his studies. We wish him all the very best. And he is replaced by young Amir who is already taking great strides to wear the hat!. Welcome!
25.08.11
Indah Villa Bungalows: Construction for the 6 modern tropical bungalows are underway.
25.08.11
Trillium, Cyberjaya: Tender Interview were conducted for the MBW's package.
25.08.11
Mt Austin Residence, JB: Modern house designs are adopted for new link and cluster houses in Mt Austin, Johor Bahru. Building application is approved for the cluster houses.
23.08.11
Angerrik Villas, Kulai: Phase 1 of the feature stonewalled semi-Ds were launched. They are located in a gated and guarded pricinct adorned with an eclectically designed entry statement.
11.08.11
PAM Young Architect Idea Sketch Competition 2011: Associate Ken Ong wins the PAM sketch competition for an idea of an ideal house. Ken heads the design production in y.architects and is also a graphics specialist. Congratulations!
07.08.11
New colleagues: Siti and Elyana are new to the y.architects' studio. Welcome!
01.08.11
Awal Ramadan: y.architects wishes all Muslims; Selamat menyambut bulan Ramadan.
29.07.11
Further Studies; Fuad leaves us to further his studies. We wish him all the very best.
29.07.11
JCSC club, Johor Bahru: The Main Building Works was awarded to AMD for the construction of the oldest club in JB in a strikingly new location in the city which overlooks a lake. The design masterplan is made up of a series of pavilions with high pitched roofs and deep overhangs.
28.07.11
Girls, Madina Mall, Dubai: y.architects are currently preparing the design and plans for this UAE location.
28.07.11
Adda Heights: Building plans were submitted in the first e-submisison to MBJB for fresh concept cluster housing featuring double volumes, balconies, floating screens and towering light boxes for the new precinct 5.
25.07.11
Girls, Erbil Tablo, Iraq: y.architects are currently preparing the design and plans for the 4th shop in Iraq.
23.07.11
Malaysia Interior Designers' Institute Seminar: Yap Yew Peng spoke on the subject "Installations: Form Follows Function" at Persada International Convention Centre.
15.07.11
Business Park, Danang, Vietnam: y.architects, in association with TE, are currently preparing designs for a business park in Danang.
26.06.11
Girls, Iraq Al Mansor: y.architects are currently preparing the design and plans for the 3rd shop in Iraq.
23.06.11
Girls, Iraq: Fitout for the Girls shop in Baghdad Al Karada was completed and opened for business.
15.06.11
Defects Inspections: Specialist Abu Hurai coached a session on what to look for in conducting a defects inspection.
15.06.11
New Trainees: Fikrie/Adilah/Nazlihan joins y.architects for their 5 months industrial training.
14.06.11
Terang Architecture Workshop 2011: y.architects presented Kiwanis Careheart Centre as a case study on Charity in Architecture to students in UTM. UTM hosts students from other campuses in this annual workshop held from 12.06 to 17.06.2011.
01.06.11
Surveying Issues: Sr Kelvin So from Messrs So Sun Sing's office gave an eduational talk on the common practices that affect an architectural practice.
26.05.11
Documentation Workshop: Associate Raffi moderated a workshop on drafting cenvention and techniques.
21.05.11
Mt Austin Residence, JB: Modern house designs are adopted for new link and cluster houses in Mt Austin, Johor Bahru. Building application was submitted for approval for the cluster houses.
17.05.11
Wesak Day: y.architects wishes Buddhists a Happy Wesak Day.
16.05.11
Matahari Private School, Tanah Sutera: The contract was awarded to Kim Lun Sdn Bhd for the fast track construction of a Chinese private school. Most components shall be pre-cast off-site. Laid in a courtyard-styled arrangement, this building adopts natural ventilation as the design generator for form and space planning.
13.05.11
Practical Experience: Shahir and Azad completed their 6-month training and each showcased their portfolios in an oral and visual presentation.
29.04.11
My Work: Faisal Tamrulan completed his 6-month training and showed his portfolio in a credible oral and visual presentation.
29.04.11
Matahari Private School, Tanah Sutera: y.architects has completed preparing tender drawings for the fast track construction of a Chinese private school. Most components shall be pre-cast off-site. Laid in a courtyard-styled arrangement, this building adopts natural ventilation as the design generator for form and space planning.
29.04.11
Evening Talk: Baity Jasran took the opportunity to present her works which displayed the various multi skills that she has.
15.04.11
Tebrau Central Market, JB: After a short delay due to land matters in the preparation of the temporary market for relocation purposes, TCM's building plans are now being prepared for submission.
15.04.11
Batu Batu Beach and Spa Resort, Pulau Tengah: Batu Batu's 1st phase's construction works are underway which include 20 villas, the iconic restaurant, the spa and staff accommodation. The buildings' deep overhanging eaves ensure perfect shading from the sun. The buildings touch the ground lightly. The stunning setting is unparalleled!
15.04.11
Tunamaya Beach Resort, Tioman: EIA is approved. Prefabrication off-site is very advanced for assembling on site to meet scheduled occupation early 2012.
15.04.11
Mt Austin Residence, JB: Modern house designs are adopted for new link and cluster houses in Mt Austin, Johor Bahru. Building submission has being prepared.
15.04.11
Girls/Heart Attack Suria Sabah: y.architects are currently preparing design and documentation drawings for new shops in the East Malaysian shopping centre.
06.04.11
JCSC club, Johor Bahru: The tender has been called for the relocation of the oldest club in JB to a strikingly new location in the city which overlooks a lake. The design masterplan is made up of a series of pavilions with high pitched roofs and deep overhangs.
01.04.11
Mohd Hasry Abdullah: Hasry is back with y.architects after a two-year stint at Razin Architect's studio. His gained knowledge in the much respected practice will be highly regarded and certainly will enhace the office's pool of resources.
01.04.11
Vasanti: Joined y.architects on 02.04.11 and has taken over the adminstrative portfolio.
26.03.11
PAMSC-UTM Seminar: Architect Ken Ong shared the office's work processes in his presentation entitled, "Logan Heritage - Case Study on the Restoration of a Heritage Building" at UTM.
23.03.11
Senibong Cove Study: Architect Jacky Lim hosted UTM architectural undergraduates Chong Wan Hui, Lim Wei Tiong and Tay Yee Wei to a Senibong Cove's site meeting and visit as a case study for the students' Professianal Practice coursework.
13.03.11
Adda Heights: Building submission plans are being prepared for fresh concept cluster housing featuring double volumes, balconies, floating screens and towering light boxes for the new precinct.
13.03.11
Girls Iraq/Syria: y.architects are currently preparing design and documentation drawings for new shops in the 2 middle eastern locations.
18.02.11
CCC Certification: Specialist Abu Hurai conducted a coaching session on the procedures and pitfalls of CCC Certification in an hour long presentation to the directors, associates, architects, technical personnels and apprentices.
23.01.11
Bayou Water Village: y.architects in the media: y.architects were recently featured in the print and digital media. Check out...."And The Building Design Award Goes To"
http://thestar.com.my/lifestyle/story.asp?file=/2010/12/6/lifeliving/7486047&sec=lifeliving
http://whatsnew.my/previous_issues/2010/11/bayou-water-village-the-loft-johor-malaysia/
"Blend Of Local Culture + Modern Luxury" http://www.propertytimes.my/read_archive.php?id=37
30.12.10
Trillium, Cyberjaya: Showhouses construction are awarded to Khidmat Konsult.
30.12.10
Matahari Private School, Tanah Sutera: y.architects is preparing building submission for a Chinese private school. Laid in a courtyard-styled arrangement, this building adopts natural ventilation as the design generator for form and space planning.

14.12.10
Laguna Package B2 and Semi-D showhouse: The contracts are awarded to Enthai Construction.
22.11.10
Bread Boutique Hotel, JB: Following the Heritage award experience, y.architects are currently preparing design for a small hotel in the heritage zone of the JB city. It will be built around an existing old bread house facility, hence the name Bread Hotel.

25.09.10
PAM Awards 2010: y.architects had a successful harvest in this year's Malaysian Institute of Architects' Awards program; Bayou Water Village won an Honorary Mention while Logan Heritage Building was awarded a Mention! Joining us in the awards ceremony were Chris/Patrick of Velvet Series, Jonathan/Wong/Sheena of OCBC, Ronn/Kang/Siew/Toh/Raymond of Leisure Farm, Dato Tan of TCL, Lim/Kong of Millenplex, Cheah/Chan of Serious Biz, Chai of Growth Plus, Al of Escape, Go of KSD and Cheah of Fairtech. Congrats to us all! from Abu, Faris, Fuad, Jacky, Ken, Nicole, Niq, Raffi, Redzuan, Tabi, Yew Peng and Yok Wan. THANK YOU.

01.09.10
The Shades, Tanah Sutera: y.architects is currently preparing building submission for 612 units in 2 blocks of bioclimatic apartments in Johor Bahru. These will feature green technology starting with lowering down surface heat buildup with shading screens. The screens will present an ever changing dynamic facade to the street.
01.09.10
Zero-Discharge Palm Oil Wastewater Treatment Pilot Plant, Labu: Works on y.architects' collaboration to construct top Chinese scientist Prof Zhang Zhenjia's technology in the world's first zero discharge POME plant in Labu has completed. This is set to change Malaysia's palm oil into a world class environmentally sustainable produce. An iconic lab building graces the entrance to the facility.
28.08.10
y.architects new Damai offices, Taman Sri Setia: y.architects has relocated to their own 31/2 storey premise on 28.08.10. The offices occupy 2 levels while the ground level will be used as a gallery space for paintings and furniture!
13.08.10
Heart Attack, Sunway Pyramid: y.architects are preparing plans for a new outlet at the ground floor of the shopping centre.
07.08.10
y.architects new Damai offices: y.architects are relocating to their own 31/2 storey premise on 28.08.10. The offices will occupy 2 levels while the ground level will be used as a gallery space for paintings and furniture!
06.08.10
Kiwanis Careheart Centre, Tanah Sutera: y.architects' community project; a 3-storey Careheart Center for mentally-challenged individuals has completed construction by Pembinaan Ando, a specialist Japanese building contractor.
06.08.10
Cyberjaya Trillium: Building submission is approved for a series of double frontage homes in Cyberjaya overlooking Putrajaya lake and bridge. The location is spectacular!
06.08.10
Batu Batu Beach and Spa Resort, Pulau Tengah: Batu Batu's 1st phase's construction work includes 20 villas, the iconic restaurant, the spa and staff accommodation for occupation in Feb 11. It will be terriby green with plans for a photovoltic power field to generate all the daytime power supply and rain water harvesting. The buildings' deep overhanging eaves ensure perfect shading from the sun. The stunning setting will be unparallelled!
29.05.10
Cube 166: These minty white modern link houses were launched with good sales.
12.05.10
Velvet Series in Mall of Arabia, Cairo: y.architects completed desgin and tender drawings for the 3 brands; Girls, Ms Whatever and Party Princess.
07.05.10
Heart Attack, Mid Valley: Velvet Series' new brand of accessories shop opened for business sporting a clean white minimalist interior.
01.05.10
Kulai Utama Semi-Ds: Phase 1 was launched. They feature stone wall facades and tempered glass railings.
18.01.10
Girls in Beirut Mall, Lebonan: y.architects is currently preparing design and tender drawings for the chain's first outlet in Lebanon.
31.07.10
JCSC club, Johor Bahru: y.architects are preparing plans to relocate the oldest club in JB to a strikingly new location in the city which overlooks a lake. The design masterplan is made up of a series of pavilions with high pitched roofs and deep overhangs.
30.07.10
Restoration of Logan Heritage Building, Penang: Restoring works to its original design intent is completed!
20.06.10
Zero-Discharge Palm Oil Wastewater Treatment Pilot Plant: Works on y.architects' collaboration to construct top Chinese scientist Prof Zhang Zhenjia's technology in the world's first zero discharge POME pilot plant in Labu is scheduled to be completed in 4 weeks. This is set to change Malaysia's palm oil into a world class environmentally sustainable produce.
20.06.10
Restoration of Logan Heritage Building, Penang: The tedious process of restoring the works to its original design intent is nearly completed. The works are scheduled to be completed in 3 weeks!
16.06.10
Velvet Series, Bangsar Shopping Center: y.architects are preparing plans for opening in September 2010.
16.06.10
Velvet Series, e@Curve: y.architects are preparing plans for fitout and opening in August 2010.
16.06.10
Heart Attack, Farenheight 88: y.architects are preparing plans for this newly themed shopping center.
15.05.10
Suria 0-lot bungalows: With the completion of the showhouse, the 16-units 0-lot bungalows were officially launched by Johor Bahru MP, Datuk Shahrir Samad. These new concept homes feature among others sliding louvre screens for sun shading.
14.05.10
Sutera Shades: y.architects is currently preparing building submission for 620 units in 2 blocks of bioclimatic apartments in Johor Bahru. These will feature green technology starting with lowering down surface heat buildup with shading screens.

14.05.10
Cyberjaya Trillium: Building submission was prepared for a series of double frontage homes in Cyberjaya overlooking Putrajaya lake and bridge. The location is spectacular!

07.05.10
Straits Residences: Bandaraya Development Berhad in Permas Jaya starts private previewing their high-end semi-detached homes with the completion of the show houses and guard house. It is a gated and guarded strata land parcel development.

20.04.10
Heart Attack, Mid Valley: Construction for Velvet Series' new brand of accessories is in progress scheduled to open in 2 weeks.
16.04.10
Cube 166: The highly popular modern houses' Main Building Works was awarded to Ken Lip Construction.

13.04.10
Senibong Cove, JB: Australia's Walker Corporation's waterfront homes were launched with Mr Lang Walker hosting Datuk Ghani, Johor's chief minister as the guest of honour.
12.04.10
Girls/Ms Whatever in IOI Mall Puchong: The new shops opened to brisk business with Ms Whatever sporting a refreshed look.
18.02.10
Pulai Indah 17: The fully sold houses' MainBuilding Works was awarded to Hong Xin Construction.
08.02.10
Pulai Indah 16: Main Building Works was awarded to Pembinaan Sri YS.

07.02.10
Cube 166: The launch of these super modern link houses this weekend in Austin Perdana, JB was a highly successful affair.
30.01.10
Girls/Ms Whatever in IOI Mall Puchong: y.architects is currently preparing design and tender drawings.
18.01.10
Velvet Series in Mall of Arabia, Cairo: y.architects completed desgin and tender drawings for the 3 brands; Girls, Ms Whatever and Party Princess.
18.01.10
Indah Villa Bungalows: y.architects completed tender preparation for 6 units of individual bungalows in the Plentong area.
18.01.10
Cube 166: Construction drawings are being prepared for these super modern homes in Austin Perdana, JB.
05.01.10
Kulai Utama Semi-Ds: Phase 1 was awarded to J-Link Contruction.
27.12.09
Kulai Utama Semi-Ds: y.architects are finalising construction drawings for Phase 1, set to be awarded by the 1st week of January 2010.
27.12.09
Cyberjaya Trillium: y.architects are preparing designs and submission drawings for a series of double frontage homes in Cyberjaya overlooking Putrajaya lake and bridge.
24.12.09
Restoration of Logan Building in Penang: Specialist conservation contractor, TCL Construction Sdn Bhd was awarded the Main Building Works.
24.12.09
Pulai Indah 17: Tender interview was conducted for Phase 1 of the fully sold cluster homes.
21.12.09
Christmas Offering: y.architects distributed goodies gifts each housed in a nicely designed Velvet Series bag to all the work people in JARO, a sheltered workshop for the physically challenged. Merry Christmas!
26.11.09
Senibong Cove, JB: Main Building Works for Australia's Walker Corporation's waterfront homes started with the awards to contractors, Fullji and Fook Yu.
21.11.09
Restoration of Logan Building in Penang: The tender for the restoration works was called on 23.11.09.
17.11.09
OCBC Al-Amin Skudai: The new Islamic Banking branch completed as scheduled.
06.11.09
Straits Residences: Bandaraya Development Berhad in Permas Jaya starts their high-end semi-detached homes with the award of the constrcution of the showhouses to Tay Hup Brothers.
01.11.09
Suria 0-lot bungalows: 16-units 0-lot bungalows make its debut in Johor Bahru with the main building works awarded to Enthai Construction in a 15 months contract.
16.10.09
y.architects: y.architects page sports a new look!
15.10.09
OCBC Al-Amin Skudai: Construction started for the new Islamic Banking branch for completion scheduled in mid Nov 09.
19.09.09
Kiwanis Careheart Centre: y.architects' community project; a 3-storey Careheart Center for mentally-challenged individuals has commenced construction by Pembinaan Ando, a specialist Japanese building contractor.
18.09.09
Restoration of Logan Building in Penang: y.architects are commissioned with their 1st conservation project for the Logan Building in Penang at the junction of Beach and Bishop street.
18.09.09
Zero-Discharge Palm Oil Wastewater Treatment Pilot Plant: y.architects are in collaboration to construct top Chinese scientist Prof Zhang Zhenjia's technology in the world's first zero discharge POME pilot plant in Labu. This is set to change Malaysia's palm oil into a world class environmentally sustainable produce.
11.09.09
Straits Residences: y.architects' Straits Residences at Permas Jaya by Bandaraya Developments Berhad are set to begin construction with the tendering of the Semi-Detached showhouses.
04.07.09
Tioman Beach Resort: y.archiitects has been commissioned to design a 40+ unit 5-star Tioman Beach Resort in the south west island of Tioman.
02.07.09
Environmental Building Design Prototype y.architects is preparing plans for an ESD building prototype in JB that encompases ESD principles.
19.06.09
Batu Batu Beach and Spa Resort, Pulau Tengah: Batu Batu's 1st phase's construction works is now highly advanced to be ready for occupation by Feb 10.
10.01.09
climate.place.time; institute of engineers seminar at pan pacific hotel, jb: y.architects presented a talk on their works and a case study entitled "climate. place. time". sponsored by bluescope
16.12.08
pamsc design lecture 'climate.place.time' at micasa hotel, jb: y.architects presented a talk on their works entitled "climate. place. time". sponsored by claytan
23.08.08
PAM Awards 2008: Leisure Farm Police Beat and Pinggiran Bayou won mentions in the Civic Buildings and Repetitive Low Rise Residential category respectively in a glitzy ceromony in KL.
05.07.08
Leisure Farm Police Beat: Leisure Farm Police Beat was awarded in the PAM Colour on Buildings Award 2008.
27.06.08
Associate Jacky Lim: Check out associate jacky's profile. Hailed from East Malaysia, he obtained his degree from UTM. Young and creative, he is decidedly modern and reductive in architectural expression. His sustainable ideals are crucial in ensuring the practice pursues a green agenda.
06.06.08
Fiabci International Prix d’Excellence Award 2008: Pinggiran Bayou was awarded the prestigious Fiabci International Prix d’Excellence Award 2008 (best residential category) for the developer, Leisure Farm, in an awards ceremony in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
13.03.08
Sustainable Architecture in Housing: A Practical Viewpoint: Yew Peng participated in University Technology Malaysia's Thesis Worshop for 5th and 6th year students. He gave a talk on the practice's practical solutions in achieving sustainable goals in housing; taking examples from a recent visit to Brisbane and Sydney.
26.12.07
Capitaland's Hot Shop Award 2007: Ms Whatever, Plaza Singapura Ms Whatever was awarded the Capitaland's Hot Shop Award 2007 in the Best New Retail Concept category.
27.10.07
Fiabci Award 2007: Pinggiran Bayou picked up the prestigious Fiabci Award 2007 (residential low rise) for the developer, Leisure Farm.
03.10.07
Recent Malaysian Architecture: y.architects' project Pinggiran Bayou was featured in a new PAM produced book on contemporary Malaysian Architecture.
03.10.07
Recent Malaysian Architecture: y.architects' project Pinggiran Bayou was featured in a new PAM produced book on contemporary Malaysian Architecture.

 



 

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