The POD / Hijjas Kasturi Associates Sdn with Studio Nicoletti Associati

Mr. H Lin Ho Courtesy of PJCC

Architect: Hijjas Kasturi Associates Sdn with Studio Nicoletti Associati
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contractor: Bina Jurati Sdn
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Mr. H Lin Ho Courtesy of PJCC

Mr. H Lin Ho Courtesy of PJCC

The Petaling Jaya Comerical City (PJCC) on-site sales office and showroom gallery, also known as the POD is situated off Jalan PJS2 in Petaling Jaya. Located a mere 15-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur city centre with direct access off the easy-flowing New Pantai Expressway (NPE), the POD stands with a gross floor area of 750 sqm. The POD futuristic landmark design is reflective of Mother Nature’s water droplets with a form that demonstrates sophistication and elegance. The unique elliptical form of the POD enhances the building to be stood up from the surrounding atmosphere.

Mr. H Lin Ho Courtesy of PJCC

Internally, the POD is divided into two parts: one zone is dedicated to the on-site sales office and the other serves as the main showroom and sales gallery. From both ends of the POD, it offers a very picturesque landscape to look at. Framed by a vast floor to ceiling glazing located at the end of the exhibition area, there is an infinity reflective water pool, a feature that adds Feng Shui for the design. At the other end, one of the office spaces overlooks a beautiful sculpture garden filled with neatly manicured shrubberies. The combination of these two elements contributes to the Bioclimatic behaviour and wellness of its inhabitants.

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Mr. H Lin Ho Courtesy of PJCC
Mr. H Lin Ho Courtesy of PJCC
Mr. H Lin Ho Courtesy of PJCC
Mr. H Lin Ho Courtesy of PJCC
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Cite: "The POD / Hijjas Kasturi Associates Sdn with Studio Nicoletti Associati" 17 Oct 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 19 Dec 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=176122>
  • http://www.bfcollection.net Boris

    It will probably become known as the “caterpillar building”. Not sure if it is “beautiful” but I am glad it was designed and built. Kudos to the architects and thanks for sharing.

  • Agata

    the interior became intresting without special effort, just thanks to shape of the building..
    something funny-generally it lokks better to me under construction than comletely “dressed”

  • the dude

    Ehm…looks a lot like the East Beach Cafe project by Thomas Heatherwick.

  • Subangkid

    Ahh…Heatherwick sans context sans logic…

  • Ar Ragav Koushik

    after designing fr my project and saw this building.. i got shockd… jus resembled lik my design….

  • nima akbari

    very good