@1 week ago
40P | Petaling Jaya
A typical Malaysian car porch plays many roles in a the social aspect of things. Of course it shades people and their stuff. But also, many use it as a social statement, either of taste or affluence.
The “Maserati Merak” has always been an background obsession. I first spotted this pseudo-futuristic car on Lt.Collins St. in Melbourne driven by some hip 40+ yr old man. I was blown away and I still think it probably is the top 5 sexiest cars of all time. If had everything that I had ever wanted to achieve already in life, the “Maserati Merak” would be my very next pursuit. -That is how much regard I have for the “Merak”. Early days it is.
In 40P , thus comes one of those questions, with what do you do if you’d designed a ‘car’, a somewhat aerodynamically conceived sort of vehicle. 40P is and still a study on the possibilities of thermodynamics. No air-conditioning etc. Naturally aspirated. The question with it’s nose especially when it came around to precedence, was whether to take a conventional ideal of optimising directionals for gutter collection. It typically decides where the roof goes..
I thought, as long as we proclaimed orthodox functions for the roof whilst keeping to our principles on thermodynamics and exposition-ism was more critical when it came to the ‘car’.
Also, when I was in school, this one Rem Koolhaas’s aesthetic of the polycarbonate shaped volume had had a profound impact on my mindset, I thought this was a homage to that.
#paramount garden #suburbia #maserati merak car house
@2 weeks ago
" Have you ever walked to the park from KL? "
Something big, is coming.
MZNG | GRIMSHAW
What would it be 100 years from now?
@1 month ago
Futurism was perhaps one of the most enthralling item of university education for myself and what is really enchanting was not only the sheer ability to visualise what isn’t there and leap beyond the ‘now’, but of how I perceive the conditions of the world now or rather how closely the mood and agendas within the imagery resonates with the expositions of our mostly hegelian living conditions today.
@2 months ago
KDH or BHH 02 | Petaling Jaya
It’s just a house, but this actually proves this is far more complicated than necessarily perceived.
@4 months ago
BHH 02 | Petaling Jaya
Overloaded with cream and choc chips… but lets do and then see.