The Khazanah Design Residency is now open for application. Two candidates, practicing architects or landscape architects, below 35 years of age, will be selected to spend six (6) weeks in Italy for the Open City Summer School in Politecnico di Milano, Piacenza and an attachment at a renowned architecture firm thereafter.

Residents will attend intensive studios, visit the 22nd Triennale programme in Milan, and participate in group critiques and pin ups with accomplished architects.

Applications for the Khazanah Design Residency are due on April 15, 2019. Applicants are required to submit basic information about themselves in a 1-page CV and portfolio of their work up to 15-pages (8MB maximum file size). Competitive applications should demonstrate professional experience in architecture design. Selections will be made on the basis of merit after panelist review. Applications should be submitted to and

Successful residents will be notified on April 30, 2019. Learn more from the attached brochure

The Government of the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China is hosting the 2019MIECF - Macao International Environmental Co-operation Forum & Exhibition on 28 - 30 March 2019 at the Venetian Macao-Resort.

2019MIECF will bring together a line-up of international conference, exhibition, business matching and networking activities. The 2019MIECF plays a pivotal role in promoting regional green economic exchanges and cooperation through case sharing, policy analysis, technology display and business exchange, with the objectives on accelerating the shaping of the environment, industrial structures, modes of production, and ways of life that are conducive to resource conservation and environmental protection.

2019MIECF Brochure

The design of new product development or architectural components such as a long span frame or trusses can be challenging, since the design does not only have to look good, it also has to meet several safety requirements and standards. In addition, all designs have to be developed within the shortest time possible. To meet these challenges the engineers, architects and designers are always looking for solutions that can reduce their design and testing cycles.

After an evaluation of the design sketches, the engineering development of the part has to focus on aspects such as thicknesses, material, keeping the original shape as close as possible to the original sketch. In this program the participant will start the design from zero and used simulation and optimization to drive the design. Participant will first created a simple profile and used it to perform a topology optimization of the profile in solidThinking Inspire®. The optimization results inspired the final design, which was refined by the design team, and lastly validated in solidThinking Inspire®.

A typical optimization process follows these steps: Creation of the design space and application of loads and boundary conditions. The optimization tool uses the input to propose an optimal structure. The design proposal offers the best possible combination of lightweight and structural efficiency. Subsequently, the part is quickly refined to define the final shape, which is then again analyzed with Inspire to verify its structural performance.

Date: 28 March 2019 (Thursday)
Venue: Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur
Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Date: 25 March 2019, Monday

Time: 9.15 (Registration) 10.00 (Event Proper)

Venue: Dewan President, Level 2, PAM Centre, Jalan Tandok, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur.