Hijjas Kasturi

July 16, 2015 architectusa

Hijjas  Kasturi

Architect Hijjas Kasturi

from Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia (马来西亚)

  • Menara Promet, 23rd Floor, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • kas@hijjaskasturi.com
  • 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • +603 2141 8040
  • +603 2148 0154
  • http://hijjaskasturi.com


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Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Asia-South and East

Description, Philosophy, History

Architect Hijjas Kasturi is a Malaysian Architect. He studied architecture in University of Adelaide and University of Melbourne. He is the founder and principal architect of Hijjas Kasturi Architects which is one of the largest and most successful architectur firms in Malaysia.
Architect Hijjas Kasturi founded HKAS in 1977. During the time, Malaysia's construction landscape has changed from shophouses to a city with the world's tallest twin towers. HKA deliberately develope designs that reconcile contemporary space and function with a modern aesthetic quality in relation to the forms and images of the past. This approach provide a viable alternative to the popular International Style.
Architect Hijjas Kasturi was born in Malaysia. He took up architecture at the University of Adelaide in 1963 and his gained his architecture bachelors in University of Melbourne. He studied Town and Regional Planning in University of Melbourne.

Architect Hijjas Kasturi is a member of many architecture and civic organizations. · Corporate Member of Malaysian Institute of Architects - 1967 · Member of Board of Architects, Malaysia - 1974 · Corporate Member of Malaysian Institute of Planning - 1974 · Fellow of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects - 1975 · Associate Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects - 1967 · Fellow Member of the Akademi Sains Malaysia – 1997 · Member of Board of Architects, Singapore - 2001

Architect Hijjas Kasturi was awarded an honorary Degree in Architecture by Universiti Malaya.


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Architecture in University of Adelaide and University of Melbourne


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AwardsJ.Brett Plywood Award, Australia· Johan Bintang Sarawak, 1988· Award for Kuching Civic Centre, Association of Engineers, California, USA, 1989· Asean Award 1990, in recognition of his work in the visual arts (Architecture).· Nominated to the World Arts Council under the auspices of the World Economic Forum, Davos,Switzerland, 1994· 12th Tokyo Creation Award by Tokyo Fashion Association, Japan, Dec 98· PAM 2000 Excellence Awards in Recognition of Design Excellence in Commercial BuildingCategory on The Securities Commission Headquarters Building, July 2001· Asean Energy Efficiency Award for Securities Commission Headquarters, Bukit Kiara· Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia’s Gold Medal Award, Sept 2001 for outstanding works and invaluablecontribution in architecture.· Award in Urban Redevelopment, Conservation and Restoration for Kampung Glam, Singaporeby Pertubuhan Perancang Malaysia, Oct, 2001· Vocational Excellence Award for the recognition of outstanding achievements in the field ofArchitecture by the Rotary Club of Metro Kuala Lumpur, Oct 2002.· Anjung Seri Creative Council Award for the recognition of outstanding achievements in the fieldof arts and designs by Berita Publishing Sdn Bhd, Nov 2002· BCIA (Building Construction Interchange Asia) Top Ten 2005 Award, Feb 2005

Publication (Features)Architecture, Technology and Process - Chris Abel(Telekom HQ Office and Securities Commission HQ Office)· The Vertical Building Structure - Wolfgange Schweler(Telekom HQ Tower)· HSBC (Its Malaysian Story) - Edition Didier Millet· Contemporary Vernacular - William S.W.Lim and(Rimbun Dahan) Tan Hock Beng· Sir Banister Fletcher’s - A History of Architecture - architectural Press· Der Travon Vm Torm (Telekom Building) - Hatje Cantz

ExhibitionsPertubuhan Akitek Malaysia Excellence Award - 2001Royal Academy Summer Show - 2003Dusseldorf : Towers Exhibition - 2004National Art Gallery - 2004City Hall Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia