Identifying Malaysian Architecture

Identifying Malaysian Architecture

Whilst the likes of Petronas Twin Tower and Malaysian Houses of Parliament have been the iconic Malaysian Architecture in the 1990s and 1960s respectively despite designed by Foreign Architects, by 31st August 2016 lies the 59th anniversary of Malaysia independence.

With 59 years of independence, Malaysian Architects would have sprouted from the influence from its British Colonial, and able to give voice to its own Design Identity. In Pursuit of such Architecture Identity, the below documents the findings of 5 general movements completed in this decade:

• INTERNATIONAL DRIVEN
• ENVIRONMENTAL DRIVEN
• CONSERVATIVE DRIVEN
• VERNACULAR DRIVEN
• ISLAMIC DRIVEN

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INTERNATIONAL DRIVEN

001_Kompleks Kerja Raya 2
Kompleks Kerja Raya 2
GDP Architects
2013 completion

002_THE TROIKA, PERSIARAN KLCC
THE TROIKA, PERSIARAN KLCC
Architect: GDP Architects Sdn Bhd in collaboration with Foster+Partners
Client: Bandar Raya Developments Bhd
Builder: IJM Construction Sdn Bhd
2010

003_The Capers, Sentul
The Capers, Sentul
RT + Q Architects
2015

004_Starhill Gallery
Starhill Gallery
Local Architect: A. Mariadass Architect
Architects: Spark
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Principal Architect: Stephen Pimbley
Project Architect: Michael Gibert
Completion 2011

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ENVIRONMENTAL DRIVEN

005_Suruhanjaya Tenaga Sustainable Building
Suruhanjaya Tenaga Sustainable Building
NR Architect of Kuala Lumpur, with Thai architect Dr. Soontorn Boonyatikam serving as principal for the project
completed in 2009

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CONSERVATIVE DRIVEN

006_Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPac)
Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPac)
YTL Design Group architect Baldip Singh
May 2004

007_Majestic hotel
Majestic hotel
GSD Architect
Opened 2012

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VERNACULAR DRIVEN

008_PJ Trade Centre
PJ Trade Centre
Kevin Low
Tujuan Gemilang Sdn Bhd.
2009

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ISLAMIC DRIVEN

009_Mosque
Crystal Mosque
2008
Terrenganu

010_Putrajaya Ministry of Finance
Putrajaya Ministry of Finance
GDP Architects
August 2002.
Client : Putrajaya Holdings Sdn Bhd

011_Putrajaya City Hall
Putrajaya Corporation Building Complex
Putrajaya City Hall
Perbadanan government complex
ZDR (in collaboration with Dubus Richez, Paris and AKB Architects)
ZON DESIGN REKABINA SDN BHD
2005

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