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Alice Smith School Jalan Bellamy / iP.LCW + MvS Architects

  • Architects: iP.LCW, MvS Architects
  • Location: 69, Jalan Bellamy, Bukit Petaling, 50460 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Collaborators: MvS Architects
  • Area: 815.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Lin Ho Photography

23 Terrace / DRTAN LM Architect

  • Architects: DRTAN LM Architect
  • Location: Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Design Architect : Dr. Tan Loke Mun
  • Project Architect: Alvin Tham Yee Weng, Mohd. Faidin
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: H. Lin Ho

© H. Lin Ho © H. Lin Ho © H. Lin Ho © H. Lin Ho

Lantern Hotel / ZLGdesign

  • Architects: ZLGdesign
  • Location: Kuala Lumpur, Kampung Attap, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Design Team: ZLGdesign
  • Architect of Record: Mastor Bin Surat
  • Project Principal/ Lead: Susanne Zeidler + Huat Lim
  • Area: 2850.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Staek Photography

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The Capers / RT+Q Architects

  • Architects: RT+Q Architects
  • Location: Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Courtesy of RT+Q Architects

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Video: Rob Whitworth, Stunning Cities in Hyperlapse

Witness the urban life of five stunning metropolises through the lens of Rob Whitworth with these "Vimeo Staff Pick" hyperlapse videos. From the unexplored urban life of the North Korean capital Pyongyang to the towering skyline of Dubai, each video explores an incredible sequence of daily living in cities across the planet. See more, including video from Kuala Lumpur and Shanghai, after the break.

Menerung House / Seshan Design Sdn Bhd

  • Architects: Seshan Design Sdn Bhd
  • Location: Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Design Team: Ramesh Seshan, Jeslyn Ko, Edmund Low, Aron Beh, Murugadass Ganathipan
  • Area: 5000.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Rupajiwa Studio

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Vermani House / Eleena Jamil Architect

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Empire Damansara / Ong & Ong

  • Architects: Ong & Ong
  • Location: Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Studio Directors: Lau Jak Shen, Tan Kee Keat, Yeoh Thiam Yew
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Rupajiwa Studio

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Desa Mahkota School / Eleena Jamil Architect

  • Architects: Eleena Jamil Architect
  • Location: Desa Parkcity, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Architect in Charge: Yusri Amri Yussoff
  • Area: 13000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Rupajiwa

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REX Proposes Retractable Facade for 'Equator Tower' in Malaysia

REX has been selected as one of five finalists for a 173,000 square meter proposal located near the equator in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Dubbed as the "Equator Tower," the concept wraps a retractable, PTFE-coated, glass fiber-reinforced sun shade around a slender 80-story tower, blocking direct sun exposure from all four sides. 

Zeta House / 29 design

  • Architects: 29 design
  • Location: Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Project Team: Amanda Teh, Stephanie Maignan
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: H. Lin Ho

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Voila House / Fabian Tan Architect

© Eiffel Chong
© Eiffel Chong
  • Architects: Fabian Tan Architect
  • Location: Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Area: 475.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Eiffel Chong

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Bandar Malaysia Masterplan Winning Proposal / Broadway Malyan

1MDB (1Malaysia Development Berhad) has just appointed Broadway Malyan to partner with local planner Arah Rancang Malaysia to create a game-changing masterplan for Bandar Malaysia, Malaysia. Supported by world-class design and engineering teams from Arup and Sinclair Knight Merz, the 196-hectare Bandar Malaysia is envisioned to be one of the most desirable environments to live, learn, work and play in the Asian region. The strategic real estate development project aims to combine a vibrant mixed-use community with a commercial district to foster creativity and innovation. More images and architects' description after the break. The winning team was selected from a total of six finalists based on concept proposals which perfectly captures the essence of 1MDB’s vision and commitment for a mixed-use development that will help transform Kuala Lumpur into one of the world’s best global cities. Bandar Malaysia will be an international destination for culture and the arts showcasing Malaysia’s diverse culture. It will be an inclusive, public transit-oriented city that is designed as a walkable community through a series of safe, secure and pleasant pedestrian and cycling networks, set against a backdrop of well-articulated open spaces and greenery. As part of 1MDB’s commitment towards providing affordable housing, Bandar Malaysia aims to be the yardstick for sustainable and affordable urban housing within Malaysia. 1MDB Real Estate Sdn Bhd Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Azmar Talib said: “The winning design best represents 1MDB’s vision and fundamentals for the development of Bandar Malaysia. Broadway Malyan and Arah Rancang Malaysia’s concept masterplan provides a strong foundation for the next stage, which is to further develop Bandar Malaysia to become the benchmark for sustainability and liveability in the region, in line with the national vision of making Kuala Lumpur the world’s top 20 most liveable cities by 2020.

Starhill Gallery / Spark Architects

  • Architects: Spark Architects
  • Location: Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
  • Architect in Charge: Stephan Pimbley
  • Project Architect: Michael Gibert
  • Team: Kim-Lee Tan, Sevena Lee, Wenhui Lim
  • Lightning Designer: Snfor Sdn Bhd
  • Structural Consultant: RFR Shanghai
  • Area: 2000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Lin Ho

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Ikon Connaught / Spark Architects

The design by Spark Architects for the Ikon Connaught seeks to create a lifestyle destination on an intimate neighborhood scale with the level of quality, impact and vibrancy of a city centre destination. Located at the heart of Cheras in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the project will provide space for more than 100 boutique shops and restaurants over five storeys with five levels of office above. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Le Mon House / Fabian Tan

  • Architects: Fabian Tan
  • Location: Academy Of Digital Animation And Media, Tasik Perdana, 52200 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Architects: Fabian Tan
  • Project Team: Fabian Tan
  • Area: 1900.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2012

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Landmark Tower / Buro Ole Scheeren

Courtesy of Buro Ole Scheeren
Courtesy of Buro Ole Scheeren

Buro Ole Scheeren, the architect behind one of the most iconic buildings of the 21st century, the CCTV headquarters in Beijing, recently revealed his design for a new landmark tower in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. The 268 meter tall tower, Angkasa Raya, was unveiled today at an official ceremony in the capital of Malaysia. Now, the country will once again appear on the world stage with a stunning new piece of architecture that alters the perception of what a skyscraper can be and how it connects to the city by inviting life into its balancing heights and visually projecting it back into the urban landscape as a symbol of the multi-cultural society. More images and architects’ description after the break.