Small projects in Malaysia

Full price: $67.00
Member: $50.00


Course outline
Course structure and materials
Length of course
CPD hours
Learning outcome
Competency standards

Course outline

From the 2013 Regional Architecture Conference: Spirit of Place
Smallprojects is about a particular way of thinking and the projects that have resulted, grown from the specifics of monsoon Asia and the questions faced by living in dense humidity, strong sun, a gradually developing society, inconsistent building culture, and the tremendous rates of growth and decay that characterise the hot, wet zone. As a departure from formal concerns, its name references neither size nor scale, but the intimate junctions where elements and issues meet; its interests, less in the production of things than the discovery of relationships.

AACA Competency: Design


Kevin Low: Small Projects, Malaysia

Kevin Low studied architecture and art history in the United States from 1983 to 1991. Working alone since smallprojects was born in 2002, he lives, writes, designs and teaches primarily in Malaysia, the country where his architectural work originates.
Engaged in the search for questions rather than solutions, his work is plural in outcome, focussed on addressing necessity, time, relevance, and the specificity of context as a process of design. With each project, big or small, he is interested in how issues and elements, both large and small, only ever find meaning in the intimate junctions where they meet, and how the big picture is less about finding radical solutions, than a radical way of framing questions.

Course structure and materials

  • Audio-visual Flash presentation
  • Formal assessment

    Length of course

    1 hour

    Continuing professional development hours


    1 formal Continuing Professional Development (CPD) point.

    Learning outcome

    After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recognise the cultural differences and applications when designing and building in different countries
  • Describe problems that can arise in relation to access, drainage and waste and create solutions
  • Recall different ways of approaching maintenance and the concepts of infrastructure

    National Competency Standards in Architecture



    Full price $67.00
    Member $50.00
    Practice Membership / A+ $46.00
    Graduate Member $46.00
    SONA Member (student) $25.00

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