Original Artwork by Papa, Azhan and Nine (click image to link)
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Sunday, 3 June 2007


Back in March 2004

This was a schematic design. A huge design task for me who had just graduated 5 month (but had been working part-time for 3 years since practical). The project was under the guidance of my former boss, Mr. Ong. It was a fast track design proposal in order to get the client’s attention and to proof to the client the company’s capabilities ("pancing"). With limited time and resources, I managed to complete the job on time and above standards.

A compact presentation board on A0 paper. Huh! it was a 2004 work…might be outdated version of presentation-its history. Agreed?
"I guess that makes all the Malaysian graduates “powerful"
because they speak less and design a project as if it takes the whole office to
do it, which in reality it was a one-man show!"
What do I recall from this job? I think the form was taken from the Maxis tower, in order to blend with the overall development. But the purpose of doing so was because the Maxis tower itself does not complement the KLCC Twin tower design!! But the purple colour looks kind of vibrant fresh colour (that was done by the STONOR PARK, KLCC recently)
I remember that the design planning was well planned to give a smooth transition from the building to Suria KLCC.
The Facilites Club House Level was created to view the KLCC frontage. We might change the orientation to face the park but because the next plot was an empty land which most probably been the result of another development was blocking the view. This was what happened to the The Ascott / Ascort Apartment near Jalan Pinang when it was blocked by Kirana Condominium .The importance of the corner is highlighted as a big advertisement board. It fits the purpose of a mall featured on the podium level. I tried to maximise the advertisement space which at the same time would produce a design feature to the building. This would reduce the add-on advertisement to the building facade

Note: I need to scan my sketches of the project left in my studio back in Malaysia. A lot more to discover the thought behind the design processes. I could not find the original file that has the plan in it

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