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Suburbia Projects

Suburbia Projects is an architecture books retailer, publisher, and intimate gallery space showcasing works with architectural backgrounds. Founded in 2020 by Naadiya Hani and Ashran Bahari, Suburbia Projects aims to fill the gaps in critical and meaningful publications on architecture from South East Asia with a strong focus on virtues and values over aesthetics.
Suburbia Projects is based out in the suburbs of Petaling Jaya.
Kedah: A History in Drawings
Alia Ahamad, Kedah: A History in Drawings, Suburbia Projects, 2023 © Alia Ahamad

Latest book released in May 2023 focusing on 6 heritage buildings of Kedah, one of the oldest states in Malaysia. Stories are shared through a series of measured drawings and studies conducted by Taylor's University.

Huat Lim, Automatism, Suburbia Projects, 2022 © Huat Lim

A book-long essay on automatism and its reach within art, architecture and philosophy written by Huat Lim during his time in the Architectural Association, London.

Small Practices: In Conversation with Malaysian and Japanese Architects
Noorul fadzlee Khamis, Small Practices: In Conversation with Malaysian and Japanese Architects, Suburbia Projects, 2022 © Noorul fadzlee Khamis

An intimate conversation with selected small practices in Japan and Malaysia, documenting their workplaces and thoughts on inspiration, quirks, irks, the future of small practices, and its relation to architecture education.

Background, Frame, Platform
Nazmi Anuar, Background, Frame, Platform, Suburbia Projects, 2021 © Nazmi Anuar

In this expansive volume of essays, architect Nazmi Anuar contemplates the field of contemporary architecture from the vantage point of Malaysia. Background, Frame and Platform is a tender call for rethinking the field of architecture as we know it.