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Heart of Borneo (HOB) Exhibition Space

Stats Client: Buildtech Enterprise (Design-Build contract) Status: Under Construction since October 2014 Design Team: Nur Filzah Jamjam Formerly an empty pavilion, the exhibition space will hold a permanent display of the Sabah State Forestry Department’s Heart of Borneo initiative. The concept is to catch a glimpse of a forest and create an inviting square for staff to gather. As a framework for design, we established that the space was effectively a city square, a focal gathering point in the mass of buildings that...

Photo taken on Sophia's last day in the office. From left to right: Sioned, Beth, Sophia, Erica and Jason.

Meet the Arkitrek Interns!

(Photo taken on Sophia's last day in the office. From left to right: Sioned, Beth, Sophia, Erica and Jason.) Arkitrek's family has grown through the years and this year, we have added another 3 more into our ever growing social enterprise. Meet our present interns Beth, Sioned and Erica! Beth and Sioned are both Architect students from UK whom we have selected to join us as interns after they participated in our Design+Build camp. We also have Erica from KK who is our first ever marketing intern. Beth Why did you come...

Ulu Papar Bio-cultural Heritage Centre

Buayan: A Story of Serendipity

Buayan is situated in the Crocker Range Biosphere Reserve and is on the famous Salt Trail route which makes it a huge potential to be developed into a tourist attraction. The idea of a homestay and tourist visiting is not an uncommon occurrence to the community in Buayan. However, the Bio-Cultural Centre aims to further enhance Buayan as a favorable tourism destination which offers not only beautiful nature sights and scene but also the chance to learn the local's culture. The centre serves as a place for Buayan and its surrounding...

A cool river in Kiulu

The Fig Tree @ Kiulu Eco-Lodge

Photos by Arkitrek and Borneo Eco Tours Another milestone for ecotourism in Sabah is celebrated with the completion of ‘The Fig Tree’ @ Kiulu Farmstay, designed and built by a team of architect students in just two months. The community based ecotourism project is tucked in a perfect clearing in the jungle that is overlooking the beautiful Kiulu River. The launching ceremony of ‘The Fig Tree’ @ Kiulu Farmstay was officiated by Y.B. Datuk Joniston Bangkuai, Chairman of Sabah Tourism Board. Datuk Joniston highlighted...

View from the top of Bukit Gumantung

The Gathering Place

Photos by Cristian Sola Mir and Arkitrek Bukit Gumantung is the highest hill in the northern region of Kudat, Sabah with 350 to 400 hectors of primary rainforests blanketing its landscape. The Rungus tribes residing at its foothills which are made up of 10 villages have formed a committee to become caretakers for the conservation of Bukit Gumantung. A 40 minutes to an hour of jungle trekking will bring trekkers to the top of the hill with a view of Kudat's breathtaking landscapes. Since the 13th of July 2015, seven Arkitrekkers...