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SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, BUILDING AND DESIGN

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (HONS) IN ARCHITECTURE

INTERNSHIP TRAINING AND REPORT


(ARC2615)

Name: Rhianna Mae Storey


Student ID: 0325369
Tutor : Ms. Renee Auzan
Company Name : ZDR SDN.BHD
CONTENTS

COMPANY PROFILE

BACKGROUND 3

LOCATION 3

DIRECTORS 4-5

SELECTED WORKS 6

INTERNSHIP OVERVIEW 7-12

PROJECTS INVOLVED 13-16

CONCLUSION 17

WEEKLY LOGSHEETS 18-24


COMPANY PROFILE

BACKGROUND

ZDR is an award winning design consultancy specializing in architecture, interiors and urban design.
Our architectural and interiors experience includes numerous residential, commercial and
institutional buildings of various scales and sizes, located both locally and overseas. In addition, we
have also undertaken various urban design projects ranging from residential master plans to the
development of urban design guidelines for large-scale urban redevelopment schemes and new
townships.

ZDR began when Zaini Zainul, a Malaysian architect from the firm of Dubus Richez in Paris
established the firm's Kuala Lumpur branch in 1997 that went on to develop multiple acclaimed
projects

Since 1997, ZDR has grown into an award-winning firm that endeavours to develop innovative design
concepts and creative solutions backed by a team of 50 personnel.

In 2002, Zon Design Rekabina sdn bhd was established as a registered architectural practice
recognized by the Malaysian Board of Architects (Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia). The directors of Zon
Design Rekabina sdn. bhd., Sophie Chong, Noor A. Othman and Ahmad Jaafar Azizul are also on the
board of directors of ZDR.

ZDR's design philosophy is governed by three overriding principles, which have enabled us to tackle
a broad range of projects resulting in a rich and diverse design portfolio

LOCATION

The company’s office is located on the 10th floor of Wisma MPL, which is a high rise office building
located on Jalan Raja Chulan in Kuala Lumpur.
DIRECTORS

ZAINI ZAINUL

Master of Architecture,
Columbia University USA
Bachelors of Arts in Architecture,
Washington University, USA
Member, Pertubuhan Arkitek Malaysia (PAM)*
Member, Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM)**
Corporate Member, Insititute Pereka Dalaman Malaysia (IPDM)*

PAM Malaysia Institue of Architects


LAM Malaysian Board of Architects
IPDM Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers

SOPHIE CHONG

Bachelor of Architecture (Hons),


University of NSW, Australia
Corporate Member,
Pertubuhan Arkitek Malaysia (PAM)*
Registered Architect,
Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM)**
Corporate Member,
Institut Pereka Dalaman Malaysia (IPDM)*

PAM Malaysia Institue of Architects


LAM Malaysian Board of Architects
IPDM Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers
DIRECTORS

NOOR A. OTHMAN

Master of Architecture,
University of Illinois Urbana, USA
Corporate Member,
Pertubuhan Arkitek Malaysia (PAM)*
Registered Architect,
Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM)**
Corporate Member,
Institut Pereka Dalaman Malaysia (IPDM)*
Registered Architect, New York, USA

PAM Malaysia Institute of Architects


LAM Malaysian Board of Architects
IPDM Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers

AHMAD JAAFAR AZIZUL

Bachelor of Architecture (Hons),


Nottingham University, UK
Corporate Member,
Pertubuhan Arkitek Malaysia (PAM)*
Registered Architect,
Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM)**
Corporate Member,
Institut Pereka Dalaman Malaysia (IPDM)*
Corporate Member, Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

PAM Malaysia Institute of Architects


LAM Malaysian Board of Architects
IPDM Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers
SELECTED WORKS

ARCHITECTURE
Putrajaya City Hall Complex
2006 Schindler Design Award for Mobility in Buildings

French Embassy Singapore

Valencia House Sg.Buloh


Winner of the 2010 MIDA (Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers) Awards

Lara Gallery
Winner of the 2010 PAM Awards in the Alterations & Additions category

INTERIORS
Frangipani, Kuala Lumpur
Winner of the 2003 MIDA (Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers) Award in the Leisure &
Entertainment Category

Le Meridien, Kuala Lumpur

Shangri-la Hotel, Putrajaya


Special mention in the 2003 MIDA (Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers) Awards

Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, Kuching

Batik Boutique Hotel, Kuching


Awarded first prize for the 2010 PAM Awards for the use of colour on buildings

URBAN DESIGN

Almogram CBD Detail Urban Design, Khartoum


South Sunut Residential, Master Plan, Khartoum
Putrajaya Core Land, Detail Urban Design
INTERNSHIP OVERVIEW

WEEK 1
Highlights:

• Introduced to the design team and office rules and regulations


• Attended a meeting with client for an upcoming residential apartment
• Went on a site visit to IB Spa construction site, located on the 39th floor of Ilham Tower
• Carried out a stone dry lay check for the IB Spa marble walls at Stone Empire Factory. It was
a good visit and we were brought around the new Stone Empire Factory to observe process
of cleaning and preparing stone pieces and understanding the different types of natural
stone commonly used for interior

Exterior façade of Ilham Tower Stone Empire Gallery

Stone Dry-Lay Process for IB Spa Stone laid out at Stone Empire Factory
WEEK 2 & 3
Highlights:

• Site Measuring of IB Ballroom - Made two visits to the ballroom to complete the measuring
and recording process
• Started working on a new design for the reception counter for IB Spa.
• Worked on signage for St. Regis Staff Quarters drawings*.

View from IB Ballroom (38th Floor, Ilham Tower) Measuring Exterior Façade of Ballroom

IB Spa Site Initial Reception Counter that needed to be


altered at IB Spa

*Drawings not shown due to confidentiality purposes


WEEK 4

Highlights :

• Worked on table design with sharp angles which is a strong design element of Ilham Tower
• Finalized Reception Counter Design on 3D Modelling Software

Initial Sketches Early Model

Final Counter Design Final Counter Design


WEEK 5

Highlights:

• Made mock up model at 1:10 scale of Reception Counter


• Defect Checking at St. Regis Staff Quarters Langkawi - My scope included sanitary wares,
fittings & accessories, mosquito nettings, shower glass screen
• Was given a tour of St. Regis Hotel Langkawi that was designed by our company
• Finished report on St. Regis Staff Quarters defect check

Final Mock Up Model Final Mock Up Model

St. Regis Staff Quarters Site in Langkawi Entrance of St. Regis Hotel Langkawi
WEEK 6

Highlights:

• Worked on room design alterations on Autocad for Novotel new mock up bedroom design
• Make 3D model of new furniture and interior of hotel room

Material Choice for Bathroom Vanity Vanity Counter and Wash Basin

Table Leg Design Option 1


WEEK 7

Highlights:

• Produce Value Engineering Drawings* based on original drawings for Novotel mock up room
design
• Work on 3D Model of Novotel Mock Up Room

Existing 3D Model of Mock Up Bathroom Bathroom Vanity Ammendments

*Drawings not shown due to confidentiality purposes


PROJECTS INVOLVED

PROJECT 1 : IB Ballroom

Specification : Ballroom

Location : 38th Floor, Ilham Tower, Jalan Binjai, Kuala Lumpur

Company Role : Design ballroom Interior

Project Stage : Schematic Design / Design Development - Preliminary

My Tasks : Measure and record ballroom façade dimensions for drawings and 3D model
PROJECT 2 : IB Spa

Specification : Spa and relaxation centre

Location : 39th Floor, Ilham Tower, Jalan Binjai, Kuala Lumpur

Company Role : Design spa Interior

Project Stage : Construction Administration

My Tasks :

- Design Reception Counter for Spa


- Carry out stone dry-lay for spa marble walls
PROJECT 3 : St. Regis Staff Quarters

Specification : Staff Quarters

Location : Jalan Inderaloka, Kuah, Langkawi, Kedah

Company Role : Design and build quarters ( 3 apartment blocks, 4 floors each)

Project Stage : Construction Administration / Furniture Installation

My Tasks :

- Worked on signage for St.Regis Staff Quarters drawings.


- Involved in defects check and handling these scopes:
1. Sanitary wares, accessories and fittings
2. Glass shower screens
3. Mosquito nettings
4. Bathroom walls and tiles
PROJECT 4 : Novotel Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

Specification : Hotel room refurbishing

Location : Novotel Hotel, Jalan Kia Peng, Kuala Lumpur

Company Role : Design new room interior

Project Stage : Schematic Design / Design Development – Complete

My Tasks :

- Produce Value Engineering Drawings* based on original drawings for Novotel mock up room
design
- Work on changes of 3D Model of Novotel Mock Up Room

*Completed Drawings not shown due to confidentiality purposes


CONCLUSION

To summarize my internship experience, I would say that the past 7 weeks have been a great insight
into the working world of architecture. Overall, I felt as though I got a glimpse of different aspects of
the job each week, from design scheming, to site visits, to technical drawings. I also got to
experience design from an interior design scope which was fascinating. It made me realise that
working as an architect is not limited to just architecture but to many other branches like interiors
and urban designing.

I cannot express the gratitude towards my supervisor, Ms. Sophie, who took time explaining
different procedures, processes and techniques that are used when working on a project even
though she was extremely busy herself. She allowed us to understand the projects we were working
on fully and she took us on tours like to St. Regis Hotel Langkawi, Novotel Hotel KL, Stone Empire
Factory to familiarize us with work they had done in the past as well as allowing us to get a picture of
how the process of a project flows.

Working in ZDR has allowed me to understand the importance of organization and communication in
the work we produce as both these factors play a huge role in how the company has maintained a
high standard of work. I am hoping that to adapt skills revolving around these aspects which would
allow me to carry out my work productively in the future.

Once again, to summarize, this short period of working has sparked excitement in me to work in the
future to my surprise. I enjoyed the overall past weeks and I hope I would be able to work in an
environment similar to this one in the future.