What Wangsa Maju Needs.

@6 days ago
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ECO, this and that.

I am getting more worried about housing developers constantly utilizing the word ECO in their branding to sell their products.

It is the equivalent to McDonald’s salad strategy into or alongside their burgers.

Ecological Conciousness is primarily focusing on our synergy with environment and wellbeing. -Clearly their only interest ever is to extract as much $ from the public to buy their unfulfilling products and not at all to preserve nature and our bodies. 

The Malaysian public is very willing to endure air conditioners as their excruciatingly expensive new homes have built in air (condition) problems from the onset. -Though they completely believe that the images in sales brochures have more than enough adobe photoshopped trees in to look like they will have a healthy livestyle. Nevermind also the 4 car spaces per house strategy for extra carbon content to existentiate, as they are usually devoid of any public transportation strategy.

I fully blame the designers for this, as we have been confused about our roles, into society. What is our relevance actually, besides photoshopping ostentatiously high amounts of trees around paint, plaster, and reinforced concrete? Isn’t our role also to be sympathetic to where we are allowed our imaginative creations to be layed on? Where is the inspiration that we need to imbue upon people?

Unless we designers ourselves are willing to suffer and fight for this cause, I am afraid the design ‘world’  in this country/region will be further and further diminished, as we will be frowned upon in due time as a irresponsible faction that provided no value to livelyhoods.

Pessimistic but at the same time we should be vary of the great opportunity that looms, here, and now.

CQ

@2 weeks ago
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40P

40P

@3 weeks ago
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40P
is very close.

40P

is very close.

@1 month ago
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40P | Petaling Jaya

Comin Along

@2 months ago
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40P | Paramount Garden
BOOM.

40P Paramount Garden

BOOM.

@2 months ago
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40P | Petaling Jaya 

AND WE ARE OFF!

@3 months ago
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buku-buku | Kuala Lumpur
Oh Hi.

buku-buku | Kuala Lumpur

Oh Hi.

@3 months ago
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Make people tell you exactly what they want.

And then, do it better, much better.

@2 weeks ago
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40P | Petaling Jaya

Suburban Dreaming .

@2 weeks ago
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40PPetaling Jaya

Porch Studies (for construction)

@1 month ago
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quote of the day

It’s like Geoff Bawa and Grimshaw hybrid.

- LBG+NSH

@2 months ago
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40P | Petaling Jaya

Yup, thats high enough.

@2 months ago
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40P Petaling Jaya

Porch Deliberations

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.

@3 months ago
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#paramount garden #suburbia #maserati merak car house 
" Have you ever walked to the park from KL? "

Something big, is coming.
MZNG | GRIMSHAW

" Have you ever walked to the park from KL? "

Something big, is coming.

MZNG | GRIMSHAW

@3 months ago
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