An Array of Technology-Led Innovation In ARCHIDEX 2017

Technology is a leading force of innovation at AR17 with a thrilling array of award-winning inventions and solutions showcased from exhibitors. The second part of technology led companies headlining at this year’s ARCHIDEX 2017 is showcased here in our exclusive preview.

Keeping You Safe- Falcon Safe

Symbolising its namesake, the tough and highly intelligent predator, Falcon Safe proudly guards all that is precious and priceless through a sophisticated blend of technology, research, engineering and expertise to offer a durable and reliable brand.

Trusted to safeguard valuable keepsakes and prized assets since 1982, Falcon Safe Marketing Sdn Bhd manufactures a wide variety of safety boxes and cabinets and specialises in OEM customisation worldwide. Renowned for its strong and solid design gained from over 20 years of experience, Falcon Safe proudly attains international certification for its fire and burglary resistance features.

It carries high grade electronic safe locks that provide absolute security such as Kaba, Lagard, and Sargent & Greenleaf (S&G). Falcon’s Home Safe series utilises a unique locking mechanism, which consists of one combination lock and one seven-lever keylock. The series is loaded with 180 to 280kg of weight depending on specifications and model.

Showers of Bliss- GC Building

Luxurious showers are now an experience to be savoured in the comfort and convenience of residences instead of being confined to the occasional hotel and resort stay. Since 1996, GEA Building Supplies Sdn Bhd has been introducing renowned bathroom brands from Germany to the Malaysian market such as Dornbracht, Villeroy & Boch, Alape, Hoesch, Zeyko and more.

Utlising the best of technological advancements combined with aesthetics, bath times have become a luxurious experience. For instance, with the Dornbracht luxury shower, SENSORY SKY ATT, you experience showering in new dimensions and with all your senses. Water, light and fragrances are combined with one another by the latest technology and minimalist, timeless design. This interaction brings wellness at a luxury level.

Sensory Sky Att offers different rain modes; mist, lighting and fragrances complement one another in unique choreographies that are inspired by weather phenomena and the moods of nature. Large in size and flush to the ceiling, RainSky brings nature in all her glory to your private bathroom, as overhead and body sprays simultaneously dispense wellness and relaxation.

The deliberate use of the rain curtain to envelop you in warm summer rain creates a sense of relaxation that is the height of luxury. You are surrounded by a warm water curtain that shields you from everyday life on all sides.

The luxury shower not only boosts wellness to help you relax, it also gives you the chance to revitalise. One highlight is the cold water mist that delivers an exceptionally refreshing kick at the touch of a button. SENSORY SKY ATT is controlled intuitively and easily with digital Smart Tools. They can also be used to activate pre-programmed natural experiences.  Gently press the button to start the desired shower choreography. Whether the choreography is programmed or personal – SENSORY SKY ATT creates a unique sensory shower experience that is like showering in the open air – in your own bathroom.

A Seal of Strength- In House Steel

Established in 2004, steel specialists In House Steel offers a wide range of steel structural, wrought iron, mild steel, stainless steel, aluminium and glass works. Since its humble beginnings, the company has developed into a leading specialist through commitment to innovation, expertise and technology. It currently offers services for:

  • Main gates
  • Fences
  • Canopies
  • Skylights
  • Balcony railings
  • Staircase railings
  • Door and window grills

The range of materials available includes wrought iron, stainless steel, aluminium, timber, cable, glass and in different finishes.

Parking Right- MHE-Demag

An increasing number of vehicles on the roads in every country have to be parked in spaces that are becoming increasingly rare. That is a big challenge for city planners, architects, builders and building owners. To meet this demand, innovative and space-saving parking systems like those from MHE-Demag mechanised car parking systems are required.

In the last 20 years, MHE-Demag has been representing KLAUS Multiparking from Germany in South East Asia for supplying mechanised car parking systems. KLAUS Multiparking GmbH, is one of the most important suppliers of innovative multiparking systems worldwide with over 500,000 parking spaces installed. KLAUS Multiparking has 100 years of history and has 40 years of skill in the planning and production of parking systems. Among its innovations are:

MHE-Demag’s Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) parking solution is the latest addition to the family. It involves employing an Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) to help drivers park their cars. In simple terms, it is like having a robot as your valet.

The MHE Auto-Transfer Parking Systems on the other hand are fully-automated car parking systems utilising shuttles and elevated transfer vehicles (ETV) to horizontally and vertically shift the cars to the nearest available parking bays.

MHE Tower Parking Systems are fully automated car parking systems which occupies the least area of land to store a maximum quantity of cars.

The MHE Puzzle Parking Systems lift and slide cars on pallets into the nearest available parking bay like in a sliding puzzle.

The MHE Doppeldecker Series are Stacker Parking Systems which provide two parking levels in the space of one.

MHE-Demag carlifts provide a space saving solution for transferring vehicles between different levels.

KLAUS Multiparking’s TrendVario systems make optimal use of the space available and offer the highest level of flexibility. The parking spaces are mobile as the platforms can be shifted automatically both horizontally and vertically, with the push of a button.

KLAF2017 Announces the Appointment of its Royal Patron, YAM Tengku Zatashah binti Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah

From left: YBhg. Dato Vincent Lim, President of C.I.S Network Sdn Bhd, Joint Organiser of ARCHIDEX; Ar. Ang Chee, Director of KLAF2017; YAM Tengku Zatashah binti Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, KLAF2017’s Royal Patron; Ar. Ezumi Harzani Ismail, President of PAM; and Ar. Tan Pei Ing, PAM Past President On Council 2017-2018 and Advisor of ARCASIA 2017-2018

ARCHIDEX recently attended the media briefing held by Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM) or the Malaysian Institute of Architects, whom will be organising their annual flagship event, the Kuala Lumpur Architecture Festival 2017 (KLAF2017) to celebrate Architecture and Design, to be held from 4 July until 3 September. During the event, KLAF2017’s Royal Patron, YAM Tengku Zatashah binti Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah was present to launch the festival’s website ( at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

ARCHIDEX 2017, jointly organised between PAM and C.I.S Network Sdn Bhd, is an event under the moniker of KLAF2017, which will be held from 19-22 July 2017 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

This year’s KLAF2017 is themed, “POWER is/ and/ to/ with/ of/ for ARCHITECTURE”, and the festival is open to all demographics beyond the architectural fraternity and re-configured as an extended programme to be held city-wide across Kuala Lumpur. Most importantly, it aims to celebrate talent, intelligence and energy of individuals and groups that are catalysts of change in the Malaysian architecture industry today.

The media briefing of the Kuala Lumpur Architecture Festival 2017 (KLAF2017) was chaired by Ar. Ang Chee, Director of KLAF2017; YAM Tengku Zatashah binti Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, KLAF2017’s Royal Patron; Ar. Ezumi Harzani Ismail, President of PAM.

“This year’s festival will be exciting as it will feature international and local industry experts that will take on key roles as DATUM:KL speakers such as the ground-breaking partnership of Anne Lacaton et Jean-Philippe Vassal from Paris, Antón García-Abril and Débora Mesa from Madrid based Ensamble Studio, Bangkok Project Studio’s Boonserm Premthada, Kayoko Ota, curator and architectural specialist from Japan, and many more that will share their intelligence, experience and expertise that could further advance the cause for more authentic and responsive architecture and cities,” said Ar. Ang Chee, the KLAF2017 Director.

KLAF2017 will witness the participation of over 3,000 architects, designers, economists, development agencies, planners, and academicians. The 2017 festival will also include an expanded KLAF2017 exhibitions programme, DATUM conferences, publications, public activities and events, education segments, heritage and conservation projects, etc.

The KLAF2017’s website was officially launched by KLAF2017’s Royal Patron YAM Tengku Zatashah binti Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, accompanied by Ar. Ang Chee, Director of KLAF2017; and Ar. Ezumi Harzani Ismail, President of PAM.

PAM President, Ar. Ezumi Harzani Ismail also shared the festival will provide a platform for meaningful discussions. “We want to encourage engagement on Architecture among members of the public, media, industry leaders and policy makers,” said Ezumi. “I believe that it will provide us with an opportunity to highlight challenges that the Architectural industry is currently facing and bring forth solutions that will help us create better cityscapes and dynamic urban living spaces,” said Ezumi.

ARCHIDEX, the region’s leading architecture business event starts from 19-22 July 2017! There will be an expected number of 36,000 visitors from the built industry fraternity comprising the region’s architects, interior designers, developers, urban planners, quantity surveyors, engineers, academicians, students and various related industry related allied professionals whom will be attending this four-days exhibition. Don’t miss this! PRE-REGISTER NOW for your visit at ARCHIDEX and stay tuned to the ARCHIDEX Facebook page for more updates!


Driving the future with technology in ARCHIDEX 17

Technology is a leading force of innovation at ARCHIDEX 17 with a thrilling array of award
winning innovative products and solutions showcased from exhibitors. Discover some of the options available in this sneak preview.


Imagine blank walls that “speak” directly to pedestrians with a flexibility that marketers could only dream of. Or translucent glass panels that magically morph into vividly coloured, eye catching advertising screens.

With REV Interactive, you can explore options of transforming walls into walking billboards or messages. The REV Switchable Smart Film is a revolutionary technology designed to dramatically change any living or work spaces.

Its purpose is to provide instant Privacy with Style at the touch of a button, allowing you to customise your surroundings as and when you wish.

The Smart Film works by sending tiny electrical currents between panels, turning the glass from clear to opaque in less than a hundredth of a second to create immediate privacy. While it is used across a range of sectors, from hotels to banks, it is most useful in office spaces where privacy is often required.

Using REV Switchable Smart Film on the door or wall of your senior management’s offices means they appear approachable, while also giving the option of complete privacy when required. However, if privacy is needed for a client or internal meeting, the opaque option can be activated immediately.

The smart film also presents your ideas in a refreshing way turning a bland glass wall into an instant projection screens, allowing any surface to be used productively. They are also designed to retrofit to existing transparent surfaces.

If you want further information, visit REV Interactive


Stylish bungalows designed to fulfill practical needs with a heightened sense of aesthetics deserve the very best fittings and furnishings. With Daikin, air conditioning becomes a sophisticated luxury that delivers its promise of bringing cool comfort into every space.

Since 1975, Daikin Malaysia Sales & Service Sdn Bhd has continuously carved a niche for its high quality air conditioners that set new benchmarks with innovative features. Among its revolutionary inventions is the VRV, the world’s first multi split type air conditioner for commercial buildings with individual zone controls for greater energy savings and comfort.

It also created the Daikin Home Central Air Conditioning systems that seamlessly blends with any interior design. Unlike conventional split type air conditioning systems, Daikin’s products are specifically catered to allow for design flexibility.

Each air conditioner delivers a superbly balanced and even air flow alongside ideal temperature controls and humidity balance that are unique for every single space.

Little wonder that Daikin has won a host of recognition for design excellence including a Good Design Award 2015 from Japan for its Daikin Wall Mounted Infinity Premium Series. The first Daikin Concept Home opened in January this year in Semenyih to showcase the very best of its broad range of products.


Honeywell is a Fortune 100 software-industrial company that delivers industry specific solutions that include aerospace and automotive products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes, and industry; and performance materials globally.

Honeywell technologies help everything from aircraft, cars, homes and buildings, manufacturing plants, supply chains, and workers become more connected to make the world smarter, safer, and more sustainable.

Honeywell Home and Building Technologies (HBT) is a global business with more than 44,000 employees worldwide. HBT creates products, software and technologies found in more than 150 million homes and 10 million buildings worldwide. Honeywell proudly:

  • Helps homeowners stay connected and in control of their comfort, security and energy use.
  • Commercial building owners and occupants use its technologies to ensure their facilities are safe, energy efficient, sustainable and productive.
  • Honeywell’s advanced metering hardware and software solutions help electricity, gas and water providers supply customers and communities more efficiently.

Honeywell’s Malaysia operations started in 1985 with over 1,450 employees today in six cities across Malaysia including Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, Shah Alam, Penang, Kemaman and Johor Bahru. Its technologies and solutions, such as integrated avionics systems for aircrafts, process controls and technologies for refineries, and building automation have been supporting Malaysia in its development of a safer, more secure and energy efficient society. In Malaysia, Honeywell has a manufacturing facility in Shah Alam of Selangor for electrical devices and systems.

Honeywell switches and sensors are mainly applied to five major industries in Malaysia, including medical, industrial, transportation, aerospace and defense, as well as test and measurement, with a focus on the contract manufacturing industry.

For about a decade, Honeywell has been a major provider of commercial and industrial building systems in Malaysia. Its systems are installed in prominent projects, including the famous KLCC Towers, the University of PETRONAS and Citibank. For many years, customers in Malaysia have ranked Honeywell as a premier building systems provider.

ARCHIDEX Award’s Winner – Eco Wireless Alarm Window Handle

IN LINE with ARCHIDEX constant quest to promote excellence among our valued exhibitors, we see the unveiling of a brand new approach towards the celebrated annual awards, that are strategically designed to provide our winners with a greater positioning for their brands and products. Here’s one of the award winners that bagged New Product Award last year.




  • The first individually configurable window handle is integrated with an alarm function and humidity measurement


  • Stainless steel handle and cover, height of rose 22mm, handle diameter 20mm, includes alarm and humidity sensor


The window handle is integrated with an alarm function as well as humidity measurement


  • These systems can be connected to smart home solutions or to central building control systems communication standards are Bluetooth, EnOcean and Z-Wave


  • If the humidity rises over a certain level a small light on the handle cover reminds user to open the window for room ventilation


  • The installation on the window is very quick and can be done easily even by just replacing existing window handles


  • For residential projects with direct access to the ground floor and target groups are house/villa owners that have the need to secure their ground floor not only the door but also the windows

Be sure to visit ARCHIDEX 2017, scheduled from 19 – 22 July at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre to check out this year award nominees. Don’t forget to pre-register your visit today by CLICKING HERE!

ARCHIDEX 2017 Just Keeps Getting Better!

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ARCHIDEX 2017 returns this July with events designed especially to maximise our invaluable exhibitors’ presence and a greater exhibition experience for our visitors.

Now in its 18th edition, ARCHIDEX has grown to become one of the region’s leading business events and Malaysia’s largest platform for the architecture, interior design and building industry. Here are some contributing factors to ARCHIDEX continuous growth:

  • Our mission remains focused on empowering and enabling our industry members to grow their business. As such we emphasise on networking opportunities that foster new partnerships and alliances for business to flourish.
  •  We remain the only platform that successfully merges the industry with specifiers and highly targeted visitors.
  •  A vibrant marketplace is created that offers the widest selections of building materials and designs.
  •  Innovation is in our DNA and emphasised amongst our exhibitors as well to continually offer excellence.
  •  ARCHIDEX 2016 superseded the attendance records from the past editions with more than 34,300 visitors from 60 countries.
  •  About 82% of the visitors were trade visitors, which amounts to approximately 15,700 highly targeted specifiers, including architects, interior designers, quantity surveyors and engineers.
  • A record of 1,660 foreign delegates is the testament to the exhibition’s rapidly growing international influence.

A New Horizon for ARCHIDEX

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Malaysia’s leading exhibition for the architecture, interior design and building industry, ARCHIDEX 17, is set to return this year with more insights and inspirations.

Last year’s ARCHIDEX 16 has seen a record-setting in attendance with 34,300 visitors including over 15,000 industry professionals alike.

“ARCHIDEX is a platform that reflects the robust growth of a Malaysia that is poised for the future where initiative, innovation and entrepreneurship flourish,” says Tan Sri Dato Sri Ar Esa Mohamed, President of the International Union of Architects (UIA).

“ARCHIDEX is the most hyped environment for us because it is meant for every stakeholder related to the architectural industry,” says Alok Ghose, Managing Director for Lighting, Philips Malaysia.

ARCHIDEX remains steadfast to its goal of servicing and advancing the industry by establishing a business platform on which to showcase the best and brightest of our robust industry. Over the past 16 years, ARCHIDEX has grown to become the most recognised and successful congregation of professionals not just within Malaysia but increasingly from the around the region.

A continuous focus on delivering an even more efficient platform remains a driving force within the event. As Malaysia is the gateway to the burgeoning Asean region, ARCHIDEX remains committed to taking our exhibitors beyond borders to the future. This year’s show will focus on the increasing importance of Building Systems and Technology (BST) that fosters greater efficiency and cost control for every company and sector.

The Malaysian construction sector in itself remains the fastest growing economic sector in 2015 with a GDB growth noted at 8.2% year-on-year. The 10th Malaysia Plan drew to a close in 2015 with the construction sector charting a solid compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11% in the five-year period. Under the 11th Malaysia Plan (2016-2020), some RM260bil of development expenditure represents a 16% increase from the previous plan, which bodes well for the growth trajectory of the construction industry (The Star).

Back on board this year will be luxury European bathroom specialist Roca as our Signature Partner. Renowned for its stunning collection of dream bathrooms displayed in full splendour every year, Roca will celebrate its 110th anniversary with surprises in store that will be revealed closer to the event.

“This exhibition has provided us with very good response and market penetration to increase brand awareness, not only in Malaysia but the rest of the South East Asian region,” says Josep Delicado, Managing Director of Roca Malaysia Sdn Bhd.

Besides the majority professionals and trade visitors, a significant part of ARCHIDEX’s visitorship comprises architecture, design and building industry students. ARCHIDEX extends a warm welcome to the future generation of architects, urban planners, designers and developers who will become game changers. Look out for special announcements just for you.

“Our students have received an inspiring and fruitful experience. Most of the Managing Directors and CEOs were very informative and welcoming to our students. They’ve shared a great amount of insight, and definitely as they enter the industry as Interior Designers in the future, ARCHIDEX will always be the first event to look forward to annually,” says Mr. Mike Teo, a lecturer from INTI Center of Art & Design after their maiden visit in ARCHIDEX 16.

ARCHIDEX warmly wishes our invaluable partners, sponsors, exhibitors and visitors a joyous 2017 ahead abundant with achievements! And to those who will be celebrating the upcoming Lunar New Year, we wish you delightful reunions with family, friends and colleagues and a splendid start to your year!