Chai Yi Yang
Yi Yang is an architectural designer born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He completed both his Master’s Degree and Bachelor’s Degree of Architecture (RIBA Part I & II/ LAM Part I & II) in University of Malaya.
Yi Yang’s passion lies among the various aspects of art and design creation in architecture world. His works focus between the tangible reality of built environment and the fictional realm of space-crafting. Good architecture to him, has always had a story to tell, a role to play, an experience to share. Considering architectural design as a transdisciplinary practice, Yi Yang always seeks to create from the possibilities of the context, and sometimes beyond it.
In the belief that architecture is a constant progress rather than a mere product, Yi Yang has actively engaged in variety of competitions, projects, and events- constantly experimenting and polishing his design approaches and skills. His architectural projects spanned across various scales: from urbanism, place-making, sustainability; to heritage conservation, community building, single dwelling; and sometimes speculative or provocative schemes. Over the last 5 years, his works earned him multiple awards and competition prizes.
Presently based in Malaysia, Yi Yang designs projects from all around the world, and continually to strive for his vision in architecture.
Awards & Recognitions
Land Art Generator Initiative Design Challenge 2022, 1st Place
The 3rd WCM in 2022 Corporate-tailored Award Urban Category, Champion
Transforming Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Park Design Competition, Final Winner
ASA International Design Competition 2023, 2nd Place
FuturArc Prize 2022 Asia’s Leading Design Competition, 1st Place
NonArchitecture Community 2050 Idea Competition Professional Category, Best Project
Turkey Tree House Park Competition GAD Foundation, Finalist
International Idea Competition for Daegu’s K-2 Brownfield, Top Prize
Research Paper Presentation at CABE Conference Malaysia 2021
KLAF 2021 Malaysian House Design Competition, Special Mentioned
Sejong National Pilot Smart City School Design Competition 2021, 3rd Place
TRAA International Residential Architecture Design Competition 2021, Special Mentioned
Q-Village Gangtou International Young Designer Competition 2020, Honourable Mentioned
Tubądzin Design Award Future Now Competition 2020, 1st Prize
Fentress Global Challenge ‘Airport of the Future’ Competition 2020, People’s Choice Award
FuturArc Prize 2020 Asia’s Leading Design Competition Student Category, 3rd Place
Asia Young Designer Awards 2019 Architecture Category, Finalist
Fentress Global Challenge ‘Airport of the Future’ Competition 2019, People’s Choice Award
24H Ideas Competition 2019 – Hypermega by Ideas Forward, 3rd Place
PAM Bronze Medal Student Awards 2019
Singapore Founder’s Memorial International Architectural Design Competition 2019, Participation
24H Ideas Competition 2019 – Everest by Ideas Forward, Honourable Mentioned
FuturArc Prize 2019 Asia’s Leading Design Competition, Professional Merit Award
Representative of UM in RIBA President’s Student Award 2018
UTP Student Hub Design Competition 2018, 4th Place
Representative of UM in UM-NUS Urban Heritage International Field School 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand