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A Tropically Adapted Green and Energy-Efficient Building: How to Create Your Own Triple Green Sustainable House
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A Tropically Adapted Green and Energy-Efficient Building: How to Create Your Own Triple Green Sustainable House

By Karl Wagner

Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya Press, 2017. First edition. Paperback. New. Roughly 65% of energy consumption in Malaysia comes from running cooling appliances. This book sets out how this can be changed by, surprisingly, altering and designing airtight houses with carefully controlled fresh air ventilation. The design is based on a similar one imported from Germany, but cleverly adapted to a tropical climate. 138 pages with many illustrations, figures, a bibliography and an index. Weight 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia

$20.07

Pedagogical Research Practices in Higher Learning Institutions in Malaysia
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Pedagogical Research Practices in Higher Learning Institutions in Malaysia

By Zuwati Hasim & Roger Barnard (eds)

Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya Press, 2017. First edition. Paperback. New. There can be tendency amongst academics in Malaysia, as elsewhere, to allow the pressure to research and publish to degrade the necessity to teach and develop teaching skills. The seven case studies presented in this book demonstrate how a group of Malaysian academics, in diverse fields of academia, have not only improved their teaching methods but have also been spurred to look for further innovation. 147 pages and and index. Weight 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia

$13.38

Tropical Style Contemporary Dream Houses in Malaysia
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Tropical Style Contemporary Dream Houses in Malaysia

By Termansen, Jacob; Molbech, Pia Marie Beal Gillian;

Singapore: Periplus Editions, 2003. Paperback. Near Fine. 25-3-17. This 224 page book with over 350 colour photographs by Termansen and Molbech enables author Gillian Beal to take us through a whole range of residences, some old, some new whose interiors have been carefully designed by their owners to take full advantage of Malaysia's tropical climate, natural resources and multicultural influences. With subject matter that ranges from the stately to the homely, there is enough to inspire anyone who wants to give their own home a bit of a facelift. Weight: 1.5kg. Post free within Malaysia, but, due to its weight, this book is likely to incur additional postal charges when posted outside Malaysia

$24.53

Johor Bahru: My City. My Heritage
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Johor Bahru: My City. My Heritage

By Yvonne Yap (ed)

Johor Bahru, Malaysia: Galeri Hanzhen, 2016. Revised. Hardcover. New. A collection of 30 pencil sketches of older buildings of Johor Bahru, Malaysia's second most populous city. The artist Hanzhen is an autistic teenager with a sharp eye for detail. Each building is accompanied by a brief description by Zhihan. 74 pages. Weight: 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia

$11.15

Landmarks of Malaysia
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Landmarks of Malaysia

By Chin Kon Yit

Singapore: Editions Didier Millet, 2015. First edition. Hardcover. New/new. A selection of 360 watercolours taken from the evocative collections previously published in the Sketchbook and Landmarks series. This is probably the best representation of the variety of Malaysia's architecture before the middle of the 20th century, although a few more modern buildings are also included. 356 pages. Please see the scan of the contents page for further details. Weight: 2 kg. Post free within Malaysia, but, due to its weight, this book is likely to incur additional postal charges when posted outside Malaysia

$31.23

Ancestral Home of Tun Tan Siew Sin
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Ancestral Home of Tun Tan Siew Sin

By Chin Kon Yit & Chen Voon Fee

Kuala Lumpur: Zintan Sdn Bhd, 2015. First edition. Hardcover. New. A book devoted to the Melaka home of two major figures of the country's Baba (Straits Chinese) community Tan Cheng Lock and his son Tan Siew Sin. The father founded the Malaysian Chinese Association while his son led the party after independence and was a long serving Finance Minister. However the book is principally about the architecture and history of the house. Chin Kon Yit was an authority on Malaysian historic architecture while Chen Voon Fee is a noted water colour artist. Both have collaborated on a range of best selling books on buildings throughout Malaysia with Chin providing the informed text complimenting Chen's evocative paintings, as is the case in this book. 116 pages. For further details, please see the scanned contents page. 1.2kg Post free within Malaysia but will incur additional postage charges when posted elsewhere.

$111.52

Landmarks of Selangor
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Landmarks of Selangor

By Chin Kon Yit & Chen Voon Fee

Kuala Lumpur: Jugra Publications, 2003. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/near fine. 5-6-16. The combination of the water colour artist Chin Kon Yit and architect, Chen Voon Fee are best known for their series of Sketchbooks evocatively brining much of Malaysia to life. Here, in probably a bit of vanity project on the coronation of the new Sultan of Selangor, they combine with the historian John Gullick to give the same treatment to the notable features of the state. Their subjects are mainly a wide range of public buildings used for civic, public and religious purposes from colonial times to the present day. 107 pages. For further details, please see the scanned contents page. 1.4kg Post free within Malaysia but will incur additional postage charges when posted elsewhere.

$55.76

Penang Shophouses: A Handbook of Features and Materials
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Penang Shophouses: A Handbook of Features and Materials

By Tan Yeow Wooi

George Town, Penang: Tan Yeow Wooi Culture & Research Studio, 2015. First edition. Hardcover. New/new. 22-7-15. Penang has the largest selection of pre-independence architecture in the country. The most pervasive form of architecture is the shophouse, where traditionally the store operator lived above the business. This handbook by one of Penang's leading conservation architects gives a detailed guide to the shophouse's traditional construction. It is intended to be useful to the interior designer, the conservationist and anyone else interested in architectural history. 93 pages. Please see the scan of the contents page for further details. Weight: 1.1 kg. Post free within Malaysia, but, due to its weight, this book is likely to incur additional postal charges when posted outside Malaysia

$31.23

Interlink Design Solutions
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Interlink Design Solutions

By James Yong

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Interlink Design Solutions, 2011. Paperback. Near Fine. James Yong, an award winning interior designer, outlines his designs for different houses and shops. Magnificent photos of Yong's designs and architectural plans are featured in this book. Yong also explains his styles, colour combinations and other related issues. A great 136-page book to inspire designers. Weight: 0.8kg. Post free within Malaysia

$17.84

Rudinara: The Story of the Handmade House
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Rudinara: The Story of the Handmade House

By Rudin Salinger

Shah Alam, Malaysia: Marshall Cavendish Editions, 2007. First edition. Hardcover. New/New. 17-6-16. New. This book details the interesting story of the adventure of the author and his wife who decide to build a wooden house in the Malay traditional style on an abandoned rubber plantation. The design employed and crafts used are steadily being lost as builders rush to build houses and blocks of flats that tend to clash rather than blend in with Malaysia's rich natural environment. The text is accompanied by detailed colour pictures and sketches of the construction and the completed house. 96 pages. Weight: 0.9kg. Post free within Malaysia

$33.46