is a multidisciplinary design studio in a constant flux between work + play

we are committed and passionate about our work

we are sensitive to the needs of our clients and the context within which we build

we care and respect the people who help us realize our ideas

we think it is fundamental to understand the building process

we believe in the craft of design

we believe in making things with our hands

we believe God is in the details

we believe that architecture is organic and the aging process is natural, inevitable and
unavoidable, hence through good design even the spaces we use and live in can shape
and age gracefully with us.

we don’t like to take things too seriously to preserve sanity, good judgement and humour.

we have fun


Studio Bikin was founded between partners Farah Azizan and Adela Askandar in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2012. The design-led studio practice is established to enable both partners and their team to design and execute projects with a broad range of typologies, from of office interiors to private dwellings in various settings, from the urban to rural context.

The studio looks forward to developing exciting briefs with their clients, deepen their level of exploration and research within each project and continue its growth within the field of design.


spatial planning
architectural design
interior design
furniture & product design
place branding



AA dipl –

Farah Azizan (born 1978, Kuala Lumpur) obtained her BA in architecture at Nottingham University, UK and pursued her diploma in Architecture at the Architecture Association, London. Upon graduating in 2004, she worked for Tonkin Liu Architects, returned reluctantly to Kuala Lumpur and joined Seksan Design where she practised landscape and architectural design for 6 years. Her key projects are Lone Pine, One Menerung, Sekeping Kong Heng, Resort @ Luang Prabang and PJ Trade Centre.

Apart from working with Seksan Design, Farah has been involved in teaching as guest critics to several local architecture schools. She has created a few installations, namely Kursi Lapuk in the exhibition ‘Processing the City’, neon light installations in ‘The Last Call’, the Bombay Sapphire project with VWFA and her bottle-light installations in ‘The Light Show’ which she co-curated with Carolyn Lau and Lisa Foo.

In 2011, she set up Studio Bikin with Adela Askandar.


MA (Cantab) Dip Arch
RIBA Part III . IDr (LAM) -

Adela Askandar (born 1974, Penang) received her BA and masters in architecture from University of Cambridge, United Kingdom in 2002. 

Upon completion of her Part II in 2000, she worked at Lisa Shell design, a small architectural practice in London for 2 years, after which she gained her RIBA Part III qualification. These formative years in an intense studio-based set up allowed her to dabble in all aspects of practice, after which she returned to Malaysia and joined Unit One design consultancy in Kuala Lumpur in 2003. Amongst notable projects are the Leisure Farm Villas, Johor (winner of the 2009 WAN international residential awards) and Love Lane, Penang (winner of PAM 2006 Adaptive Reuse awards). She then set up as a sole practice, Adela Askandar design  (a.a.d.) in 2006.

Adela also taught alongside practice, at the Department of Architecture in University Malaya as a design tutor and in other local architecture schools as guest critic. She enjoyed collaborations with other designers including Farah ,which also culminated in her curating ‘Processing the City’ at the Central Market Annexe in 2007. They formally set up Studio Bikin in 2011 after working together on a few projects.


Adela Askandar Design
Nanizain Architects