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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (HONOURS) IN ARCHITECTURE

ARCHITECTURE CULTURE & HISTORY 2


(ARC60203)
Project 2: Report
August 2016

Stadium Negara (National Stadium), 1962 officiated by the third Yang di-Pertuan Pertuan Agong Almarhum Tuanku Syed
Putra Perlis. Source: Arkib Negara (National Archives

TU Bachelor of Science (Honors) (Architecture)


Architecture Culture and History 2
Project 2: Report

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, BUILDING & DESIGN


Centre for Modern Architecture Studies in Southeast Asia
Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Architecture)

ARCHITECTURE CULTURE & HISTORY 2 [ ARC 60203]


Prerequisite: Architecture Culture & History 1
Project 2: Report (Group & Individual)
Submission Date: Week 13, 30th November 2016
30% of final marks
Introduction
Klang Valley is a rich source of architectural heritage dated from pre-colonial, colonial, post independence until present times. The
historical richness creates a very vibrant architectural fabric. The modern architecture emerges rapidly from 1950s to 1970s as the
economic growth spurs. This follows the international style that spreads across the world in 1930s to 50s. However, many historical
modernistic buildings may face risk of being demolished to make way for more contemporary buildings. Thus, by recording, documenting
and analysing the buildings, we can contribute to preserve the historical evidence of the valuable Modern Architecture in Klang Valley. The
findings are to be compiled in essays and to be submitted using a web book platform. Web book is a publication in digital form, consisting
of text (report), images, or both.
Learning Outcomes
1. Increase understanding on the principle, ideas and contributing factors of Modern Architecture in Klang Valley
2. Able to analyse and identify specific architectural features of Modern Architecture in Klang Valley
3. Able to document architectural heritage in the form of writings, descriptive diagrams and photography
4. Able to create a web book as a mean to publish academic materials
Tasks
Students are to form a group of 5 students. The group will conduct a research and architectural analysis on a selected building. Each
group will select ONE building from the given list. The group may also choose their own modern buildings around Klang Valley. Among
the buildings that can be chosen are:
1. Federal House, Kuala Lumpur
2. General Hospital, Kuala Lumpur
3. Chin Woo Stadium, Kuala Lumpur
4. Sime Darby Building, Kuala Lumpur
5. Federal Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
6. Concorde Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
7. Menara Dewan Bahasa Dan Pustaka, Kuala Lumpur
8. Wisma Angkasapuri, Kuala Lumpur
9. Petaling Jaya Civic Centre, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
10. Standard Chartered Building, Kuala Lumpur
11. Old JKR Building, Kuala Lumpur
12. Bank Negara Malaysia,Kuala Lumpur
13. Dewan Tunku Canselor, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur
14. Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur
15. TNB Headquarters, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur
16. Bangunan Getah Asli, Kuala Lumpur
17. Parliament Building, Kuala Lumpur
18. Bangunan Persekutuan, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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Architecture Culture and History 2
Project 2: Report

19.
20.
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24.

Great Eastern Building, Kuala Lumpur


Stadium Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur
National Mosque, Kuala Lumpur
University Hospital, Petaling Jaya,Selangor
Zoo Negara, Ulu Kelang, Selangor
Wisma Lee Rubber, Kuala Lumpur

Report
A report should be written documenting the findings of the analysis. You may support the information using photos, sketches and
diagrams as evidence. Cite your references. Avoid plagiarism. The report can be divided into:

Introduction (Group Components)


Introduction
Fast facts of the building
o Building name, location, function etc ( may provide map & photos)
History of the building ( cite your reference )
The Architect

Main Paragraph (Individual Components) consisting of Architectural style and construction analysis of the building
Site context analysis
o Building accessibility.
o Relationship of building to surroundings. (Compare the similarities or differences)
o Respond to climate.
Architectural layout of building
o Plan to section or elevation analysis,
o Circulation to use-space
o Organization analysis: symmetry and balance, geometry, hierarchy.
Architecture style analysis
o Explain the specific style adopted and the characteristics of the style. Is it pure modern buildings as in the
west or has local influence? Identify and explain further if it has local influence.
Building construction, structure & materials analysis
o Explain specific materials and construction method used to construct the building. Compare the similarities
or differences with other modern buildings in the west.
Architectural elements / components analysis
o Identify and explain the significant components such as roof, windows, doors, fenestrations, shading,
staircase or other significant elements that can be found in the chosen building. Each building may have
different components. Analyse the significant components and use photos or sketches as evidence.
Conclusion (Group Components)

Students are expected to distribute the main paragraph accordingly and equally among all members. This is to ensure each student have
similar emphasis for individual assessment. Students are also advised to check the flow of the essay together even though they are
individually written.
The length of the overall essay should be around 3000 words. Font type: Calibri, Font size: 12, Spacing: 1.5

TU Bachelor of Science (Honors) (Architecture)


Architecture Culture and History 2
Project 2: Report

Assessments
There are two components of assessments namely:
1) Group Assessment criteria ( 40 % )
Contents of introduction and conclusion
Organization & mechanics
Design, Visual elements & technicalities
2)

Individual Assessment criteria ( 60 % )


Contents of Analysis ( Architectural style, construction and components )
Supportive materials as evidence such as photos, sketches or diagrams
Organization & Mechanics

Please refer to rubric assessment provided in attachment 1.

TU Bachelor of Science (Honors) (Architecture)


Architecture Culture and History 2
Project 2: Report

Attachment 1:
Print out one marking sheet per student.
All marking sheets are to be included/bounded in the report.

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, BUILDING & DESIGN


Centre for Modern Architecture Studies in Southeast Asia
ARCHITECTURE CULTURE & HISTORY 2 [ARC 60203]
Prerequisite: Architecture Culture & History 1 [ARC 1313]
Marking Sheet
Project 2: Report

(Individual and Group) 30%


Name of Student ______________________________________________________________________
Student ID: __________________________________________________________________________
Name of Building: _____________________________________________________________________
Grading Criteria
Excellent
Part 1 Individual Report (70%)
Choice of building There is a strong
typology
reason behind the
justification /
choice of building
introduction of
typology and
choice of building
students are fully
typology
aware of its
development and
significance
Clarity of content
detailed building
description;
extensiveness of the
choice of specific
building
(representative of a
wide range of
samples)

Each building is
described
thoroughly, thus
forming an excellent
flow of the
development of the
chosen building
typology. The
examples were
drawn from a wide
range of samples.

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Architecture Culture and History 2
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Good

Satisfactory

Poor

Fail

There is a fairly
strong reason
behind the choice of
building typology
and students are
aware of its
development and
some of its
significance

Fair justification on
the choice of
building typology
and students have
some ideas on its
development and
significance

Weak justification
on the choice of
building typology
and students are
vaguely aware of its
development and its
significance

No justification on
the choice of
building and
students are not
aware of its
development and
significance

Each building is
described quite
thoroughly forming a
good flow of the
development of the
chosen building
typology. The
examples were
drawn from a fairly
wide range of
examples.

Each building is
described fairly
thoroughly forming
an acceptable flow
of the development
of the chosen
building typology.
The examples were
drawn from a
satisfactorily wide
range of examples.

Minimal descriptions
of the building thus
making it difficult to
see the
development of the
building typology.
Limited choice of
the building
examples.

Basic description of
each of the building
making it impossible
to see the
development of the
building typology.
Very poor choice of
building examples.

Context analysis
Understanding of
how contextual
issues such as the
political, social,
economic, cultural,
architectural trend
etc had contributed
to the development
of the particular
building typology

An excellent
understanding and
analysis of the
contextual issues
and how they have
contributed to the
development of the
building typology

A good
understanding and
analysis of the
contextual issues
and how they have
contributed to the
development of the
building typology

A fair understanding
and analysis of the
contextual issues
and the ability to
relate these issues
to the development
of the building
typology

Poor understanding
of the contextual
issues with
minimum analysis
done on them and
has minimum ability
to relate these
issues to the
development of the
building typology

Very minimal
understanding with
no analysis done on
the contextual
issues and the
inability to relate
these issues to the
development of the
building typology.

Research evidence
attachment of
supporting materials
used for the
research

Strong validity of
reference materials
and there are
evidence of
optimum use of the
reference materials

Strong validity of
reference materials
and there are
evidence of good
use of the reference
materials

Fair validity of
reference materials
and there are
evidence of
satisfactory use of
the reference
materials

Poor reference
materials and
minimum evidence
of the use of the
selected materials

Very poor source of


reference and no
evidence of the use
of the selected
materials

Very precise and


concise facts. Very
creative layout,
composition and
use of illustration.
Evidence of
excellent teamwork.

Precise and concise


facts. Creative
layout, composition
and use of
illustration.
Evidence of good
teamwork.

Fairly precise and


concise facts. Fairly
creative layout,
composition and
use of illustration.
Evidence of
satisfactory
teamwork.

Fairly inaccurate
facts with evidence
of difficulty in
presenting the key
points. Lack of
creativity in the
layout, composition
and use of
illustration. Minimal
teamwork shown.

Inaccurate facts with


no attempt of
presenting the key
points. No creativity
displayed. No
teamwork shown.

Part 2 Group (30%)


Introduction and
Flow of Report
- preciseness and
conciseness of the
flow and continuous
facts
- creative layout,
composition ad use
of illustration
- teamwork

Comments:
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
Final Grade:
Grades

Mark

30%

Name of Lecturer/Tutor:

Signature of Lecturer/Tutor:

Date:

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Project 2: Report

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