#NewVernacular | Setiawan

#NewVernacular | Setiawan

@3 days ago
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#vernacular #r&d 

S+CTH | SHAH ALAM

Tired of (yup, even more tired) of the continual abuse of the reason to use bricks plaster and paint to simply create overly high doses of sad conditions (rooms), we are determined to craft some sort of definition for this particularly devine location just on a gentle hill-slope; which offers stunning views to the golf course and even probably more incredible view of the city’s skyline on a night sans hazzzeee..

@3 weeks ago
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FARNSWORTHISM.

FARNSWORTHISM.

@3 months ago
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BHH02 | Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

It looks like suburbia has strike again. We presented BHH02 to our clients with mix response on the ‘cannon’ facade treatments. Though, we are really pleased with a first cut of this blatant (no thanks to a persistent and difficult feng shui-fying process), squarish huge mass being broken down into two contrasting ‘flavors’ that float above a lighter, frailer bottom. No fat bottomed girls here, sorry.
We (and we think many of the designers around) truly dislike the notorious ‘Chinaman’ aesthetic which, for us, is the embodiment of exaggeration, over-indulgence, conspicuous predicaments and as a result, kicks out into overly complex construction which emanates from severe misconceptions of ‘practicality’.
Suburbia is more than just rudimentary applications because practicality, really is a powerful driver that is severely ignored, and can be providence of huge inspiration and creation. Some architects here have been wildly successful on what really is the core of the essence of practical thinking.
One of the key things we enthrall ourselves onto this journey is to challenge the overarching limitations around a country with low-incomes per capita, which is taken for granted as having typicalised consumerism. Luckily, in that, we think there is beauty in the ‘everyday’ and rather want to explore what is beautiful about it.
In BHH02, we think it is a reductive silhouette of over-elaborated landscapes in what is deem-ed as contemporary housing schemes in KL (Kuala Lumpur). It is almost akin to our laid-back and casual routines where we achieve basic-ness and simplicity in some of our weird journeys like going to the pasar-malam, and in the manner we purchase things; ingredients, fruits, snacks, - it’s rather always very straight-forward, in pairs; a straw in a bag of soya drink, black jelly in a cup, fried crab balls on a stick, durian box and mangosteen bouquets, rather, really, what we preclude and procure as, Yin & Yang.

BHH02 | Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.


It looks like suburbia has strike again. We presented BHH02 to our clients with mix response on the ‘cannon’ facade treatments. Though, we are really pleased with a first cut of this blatant (no thanks to a persistent and difficult feng shui-fying process), squarish huge mass being broken down into two contrasting ‘flavors’ that float above a lighter, frailer bottom. No fat bottomed girls here, sorry.

We (and we think many of the designers around) truly dislike the notorious ‘Chinaman’ aesthetic which, for us, is the embodiment of exaggeration, over-indulgence, conspicuous predicaments and as a result, kicks out into overly complex construction which emanates from severe misconceptions of ‘practicality’.

Suburbia is more than just rudimentary applications because practicality, really is a powerful driver that is severely ignored, and can be providence of huge inspiration and creation. Some architects here have been wildly successful on what really is the core of the essence of practical thinking.

One of the key things we enthrall ourselves onto this journey is to challenge the overarching limitations around a country with low-incomes per capita, which is taken for granted as having typicalised consumerism. Luckily, in that, we think there is beauty in the ‘everyday’ and rather want to explore what is beautiful about it.

In BHH02, we think it is a reductive silhouette of over-elaborated landscapes in what is deem-ed as contemporary housing schemes in KL (Kuala Lumpur). It is almost akin to our laid-back and casual routines where we achieve basic-ness and simplicity in some of our weird journeys like going to the pasar-malam, and in the manner we purchase things; ingredients, fruits, snacks, - it’s rather always very straight-forward, in pairs; a straw in a bag of soya drink, black jelly in a cup, fried crab balls on a stick, durian box and mangosteen bouquets, rather, really, what we preclude and procure as, Yin & Yang.

@6 months ago
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BUKU-BUKU | KL
Roofed

BUKU-BUKU | KL

Roofed

@7 months ago
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BUKU-BUKU | Kuala Lumpur
The day when the welding tradesperson made a critical decision to save our arses.

BUKU-BUKU | Kuala Lumpur

The day when the welding tradesperson made a critical decision to save our arses.

@7 months ago
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#real hero 

BUKU-BUKU | And it’s on!

@7 months ago
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#break ground #yolo #malaysia #architecture 

BUKU-BUKU addition. | Kuala Lumpur

We received an inquiry to propose a quick annex building project on a high profile upscale housing area at the edge of Kuala Lumpur.

This to us is an amazing chance to explore fundamental and quintessential architectural response that emits modesty and pride at the same time.

All basic tricks in tropical architecture are applicable in this straightforward pavilion, but it reminded us alot of what can be done by doing less-er, aka, farnsworth house and it’s line of copycats in the last century.

It reminded us also that whilst modernism (and sadly, post-modernism, too, in this country) has swarmed all over our livelihoods, we can reflect very eminently on our culture that is shaped upon our climatic conditions, economic conditions, livestyles, asian-malaya knacks + modesty that can be inspiring towards an aesthetic expression.

@8 months ago with 2 notes
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#pavilion #malaysia #kuala lumpur #durian #malay #unsung heroes #bookshelves 
BHH 02 | Petaling Jaya
Overloaded with cream and choc chips… but lets do and then see.

BHH 02 | Petaling Jaya

Overloaded with cream and choc chips… but lets do and then see.

@2 weeks ago
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Too much sctheeel.

Too much sctheeel.

@1 month ago
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BUKU-BUKU | KL
Q: What does it look like?

detail of roof fascia. 
Steel plate welded onto steel rafters providing bracing and a water drip off edge detail. Braces those rafters at the same time. 

BUKU-BUKU | KL

Q: What does it look like?

detail of roof fascia.

Steel plate welded onto steel rafters providing bracing and a water drip off edge detail. Braces those rafters at the same time. 

@6 months ago
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#detail #architecture #kuala-lumpur #pavilion 

"I think there’s beauty in everything. What ‘normal’ people would perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it.”

- Alexander McQueen

@7 months ago
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"Anfangen ist leicht, beharren eine Kunst."

To begin is easy, to persist is art.
@7 months ago
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40P  | Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.
Old Suburbian housing estates possess very little charm, it seems. Uncelebrated and un-sell-abrate, today the housing market is flooded with architecturally pointless and characterless plagiarised pseudo-modernism whilst our older suburbia is left rather unexploited. Malaysian middle class groups are trapped in a dilemma of greed + utter tastelessness versus positivism and sheer humanistic instinct. -Good in someway, though.
PJ/KL is left waiting as a melting pot of sheer experimentalism and opportunity. 
Houses built in the 60’s/70’s [something which OCQ will be studying intensively in the coming years] sans bastardisation of artificial air management into the buildings as of today provide a platform for true skillfulness in innovative contextualised manipulations via programmatic and aesthetic considerations.
What else does an architect need, really?

40P  | Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

Old Suburbian housing estates possess very little charm, it seems. Uncelebrated and un-sell-abrate, today the housing market is flooded with architecturally pointless and characterless plagiarised pseudo-modernism whilst our older suburbia is left rather unexploited. Malaysian middle class groups are trapped in a dilemma of greed + utter tastelessness versus positivism and sheer humanistic instinct. -Good in someway, though.

PJ/KL is left waiting as a melting pot of sheer experimentalism and opportunity. 

Houses built in the 60’s/70’s [something which OCQ will be studying intensively in the coming years] sans bastardisation of artificial air management into the buildings as of today provide a platform for true skillfulness in innovative contextualised manipulations via programmatic and aesthetic considerations.

What else does an architect need, really?

@7 months ago
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#paramount garden #refurbishment #old is gold 

SUBURBIAn roofscape. 

Paramount Garden, Petaling Jaya.

#whatsnext

@7 months ago
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