BOOK TALK – THE MERDEKA INTERVIEWS

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Event:
BOOK TALK – THE MERDEKA INTERVIEWS
Start:
13th April 2019 1:00 pm
End:
13th April 2019 4:00 pm
Category:
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Organizer:
PAMSC
Phone:
082-457182
Email:
info@pamsc.org.my
Updated:
11th April 2019
Venue:
PAMSC Centre
Address:
Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
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AngCheeCheong_04 copy Speaker: Ar. Ang Chee Cheong

ANG CHEE CHEONG is an independent architect, writer and curator based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. His maintains an interest in art, culture, media and technology, and in projects that intersects new domains and ideas. He is co-author of The Merdeka Interviews, a major publication on the architecture of independence in Malaysia. His architectural projects range from the residential scale to a high rise mixed development.

Synopsis:

Between 2001 and 2006, architectural historian Lai Chee Kien conducted a series of interviews with the key architects, engineers and artists who contributed to the landscape of Kuala Lumpur and its outskirts at the time of Independence. The ten projects – Merdeka Stadium, Merdeka Park, University of Malaya, Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, Stadium Negara, Muzium Negara, Parliament House, Masjid Negara, Tugu Negara and Subang Airport – endowed the capital city with key structures for a functioning nation, and created fervour towards the sense of citizenship in Malaysia.

In collaboration with architect Ang Chee Cheong, The Merdeka Interviews brings together for the first time in a single volume, 17 interviews which reveals not only the protagonists’ roles and work in shaping these architectural icons, but also the milieus, circumstances and larger historical contexts during which they practised. The publication of these interviews is relevant and timely, as we look back in time to discover the courage and spirit that forged a nation of peoples from multiple origins in the first decade of Independence, and their endowments on the landscape of Kuala Lumpur today. As a group of voices, it tells not only a history of the nation’s architecture and buildings at its birth, but altogether the story of Malaysia.

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This CPD will examine the roles and responsibilities of the Architect under the Housing Development Act (Act 118 Peninsular Malaysia 2007) and the Sarawak Housing Ordinance (1993) and related regulations. It will cover an overview of the two sets of laws in force in West Malaysia and Sarawak and point out the major differences. A brief outline of the certification process under the housing acts and ordinances and the management of quality in relation to this certification is reviewed. Managing common defects and complaint is also considered.

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