Biophilic Design @ KLAF2020

Updated: Apr 26

IEN has been invited to give a talk about biophilic design at the Kuala Lumpur Architecture Festival (KLAF2020) - and to specifically talk about our multi-award winning project "Paramit - factory in the forest" for which the architect was Design Unit Architects Sdn Bhd. This project is exemplary in many ways, one being its integrated design process with strong focus on energy efficiency and creating a good and healthy work environment. The project has been nominated for the prestigious Aga Khan Award and was also longlisted for the "Best New Building of the World" award (aka the 2018 RIBA International Prize). More importantly, 90% of the occupants prefer this new factory to the old one - and judging from their comments in the anonymous survey their satisfaction largely stems from the biophilic design of the factory and its strong contact with Nature.


Program & speakers, 4 April 2020 (click).

Design Unit Architects Sdn Bhd, architect of Paramit - factory in the Forest (click).

KLAF website (click).