Student Union Northeast Pennsylvania, USA
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Given that window shopping is the most popular cultural activity in Kuala Lumpur, it may come as a surprise to visitors that the city has a thriving contemporary art scene. To be honest, it’s probably somewhat of a shock for many residents too. The main problem with seeing contemporary art in Kuala Lumpur is that much of it is so badly publicised. And even when the information is out there, the majority of the city’s best art spaces are in hard-to-find locations.
This is a sales gallery proposal design project for Dijaya Corporation. The unique part of this design is its louver structure language where it can control the amount of sunlight entering the building and its exclusive interaction to environment. The whole floor plan has been design surrounded by water feature with an irreplaceable relationship. It’s surrounded by the very low deep pool to produce reflection from the sun through the louvers to create an innovating atmosphere. It has centralize floor plan organization where the center point is the show unit hall and the secondary spaces such as kids playroom, administration offices and real state department are connected.
The mosque has been not only a place for religious practices but also a social space, allowing the formation of individual, social, and collective memories. Its spatial organization and central location in an urban or a rural settlement was developed to cultivate enduring practices, organize daily life, and accommodate social interactions among different socioeconomic groups. The secure position of the mosque as the center of daily life has shifted in varying degrees in different settings as a consequence of transformations in everyday life. In Malaysia, these transformations present a unique opportunity to critically examine the position of the mosque as a social space in a historical context and open a discussion of its spatial development with respect to the social, cultural, and political transformations shaped by the Republican reforms.