5 Contemporary Malaysian Design Directions

5 Contemporary Malaysian Design Directions

Selecting what defines Malaysian Architecture is rather complex in the midst of different designs orientation observed in the local scene.

With the prominent proliferation of International Style, Malaysia has nonetheless incorporated these oversea influences albeit some that may seek to preserve the local identities. As such, designer tend to meet with the dilemma of identity. Ultimately this creates a collision of cultures (Malay, Chinese, Indian, indigenous, Western) in the form of a new synthesis, inducing both a degree of disorientation and a unique sense of energy and excitement.

This synthesis of design orientation are recorded for prominent Malaysian projects completed between 2002 – 2015.

What are the Architecture direction for the next decade in the midst of 2020 vision?

Such directions are summarized in these 5 directions:


1)International
2)Environmental
3)Conservational
4)Vernacular
5)Islamic

The below pictorial examples highlights the observations of the local scene:

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