Empire Damansara / Ong & Ong

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Architects: Ong & Ong
Location: ,
Studio Directors: Lau Jak Shen, Tan Kee Keat, Yeoh Thiam Yew
Year: 2013
Photographs: Rupajiwa Studio

Desa Mahkota School / Eleena Jamil Architect

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Architects: Eleena Jamil Architect
Location: Desa Parkcity, , Malaysia
Architect In Charge: Yusri Amri Yussoff
Area: 13,000 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Rupajiwa

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, fiber-reinforced sun shade around a slender 80-story tower, blocking direct sun exposure from all four sides.

Zeta House / 29 design

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Architects: 29 design
Location: , Malaysia
Project Team: Amanda Teh, Stephanie Maignan
Year: 2012
Photographs: H. Lin Ho

Voila House / Fabian Tan Architect

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Architects: Fabian Tan Architect
Location: , Federal Territory of , Malaysia
Area: 475 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Eiffel Chong

Bandar Malaysia Masterplan Winning Proposal / Broadway Malyan

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1MDB (1Malaysia Development Berhad) has just appointed Broadway Malyan to partner with local planner Arah Rancang to create a game-changing masterplan for Bandar , . 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.

Starhill Gallery / Spark Architects

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Architects: Spark Architects
Location: 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: 2,000 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Lin Ho

Ikon Connaught / Spark Architects

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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 , , 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

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Architects: Fabian Tan
Location: ,
Project Team: Fabian Tan
Project Area: 1,900 sqft
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Eiffel Chong

Landmark Tower / Buro Ole Scheeren

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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 . 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.

apbcOffices / Asylum

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Architects: Asylum
Location: The Pavilion Tower, ,
Creative Director: Chris Lee
Design Director: Cara Ang
Interior Designer: Dymitr Malcew
Area: 10,473 square feet
Year of completion: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of apbcOffices

The POD / Hijjas Kasturi Associates Sdn with Studio Nicoletti Associati

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

AD Classics: Petronas Towers / Cesar Pelli

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Once considered the tallest building[s] in the world from 1998 to 2004, the Petronas Towers designed by Cesar Pelli stand as a cultural and architectural icon in , Malaysia.  Completed in 1998, the Petronas Towers are a reflection and homage to the dominant Islamic culture of Malaysia.

More on the Petronas Towers after the break.

1 Mont’ Kiara Retail Mall / SPARCH

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Architects: SPARCH
Location: , Malaysia
Interior Design:
Design Director: Stephen Pimbley Team: Jan Clostermann, Darmaganda, Sofia David, Michael Gibert, Sevena Lee, RenJie Li, Suchon Pongsopitsin, KimLee Tan
Local Architect: Veritas
Architects Quantity Surveyor: YSCA Consultancy
M&E Engineer: Norman Disney & Young
C&S Engineer: Jurutera Perunding Riz
Specialist Structural Engineer: Tensys
Lighting Design: Lumino Design Consultants
Project area: 40,000 sqm
Project year: 2007 – 2010
Photographs: Milk Photographie