I was given the task to design the extension of a local clinic (currently this particular clinic is known as a historical place and a place for tourists to visit) as a museum in a local heritage context. This is located in one of the oldest towns in Malaysia. I dealt with the extended development of architectural design as a way to further my investigation between relationship of architectural means and intent. This particular module focused on the narrative issue of site context and matters of site/architecture relationship. I learned how to fulfill all the necessary aspects of a specific client; on the other hand I can integrate spaces to a specific design style. In addition I highlighted critical issues with a sense of space and place.
The idea of the Kuala Lumpur Grand Market is to showcase products from all fourteen states of Malaysia. This project started with a lot of research and analysis to determine the trajectory of the market in Southeast Asia. The project was to create a multicultural market in the center of Kuala Lumpur that is near to public transportation accessibility and also positioned in a sustainable location that is accessible the majority of the citizens. It was a challenge to enhance the current vernacular architecture that was already in place (the Taiping Market) and make it relevant to the urban context in a way that fulfilled all of the necessary aspects.
After learning relevant facts, I introduced a specific program and activities for a specific user. I designed a community center for children of SHAH ALAM which gathered them around to teach life skills which are useful for their future. In this stage the module emphasis was on the formulation of a design brief from which a specific programmatic layout was to be delivered whilst integrating site planning at a macro level. The intention was primarily to introduce urban sites. The output was based on all aspects of building consideration inclusive of site conditions, environmental observations, social context, and regulatory requirements. Integration of all support systems such as services and structural components was required and systems via the production of the necessary drawings were documented. Detailed documentations of building elements in the form of construction drawings were emphasized to exert skills and competency in the particular area of design and construction documentation. The integrative approach was merged with the Building Technology & Building Services module.
Music school performance center
According to statistics and observation, the Chow kit area has been found to harbour an idle demographic. The presence of these individuals has a direct correlation to the increase in crime in the area leading to a decrease in safety and fear amongst citizens that reside there. How can one solve this problem? Attacking idleness through the arts. Various research has shown the arts as a proper and safe channel for children to express their frustrations while calming their inner demons. Providing an area where these children and youth can be actively engaged will reduce crime. My approach is to calm them on arrival mainly through music by nature. I've included a three metre high water feature which produces a calming tune by virtue of its height and wind chimes around the vicinity.