Text description provided by the architects. The Industrial Estate Gallery is a showroom complex in an industrial district in Kuala Lumpur. It contains a series of indoor and outdoor spaces for exhibiting architecture and interior design projects, a cafe and meeting space, and a garden.
Inspired by the adjacent industrial estate - which includes informal furniture factories as well as lush greenery and surprising public spaces between the sheds - the gallery is designed as a series of separate volumes within a semi-permeable enclosure. The exhibition spaces are accommodated in a series of separate steel-framed sheds with a coarse render finish and a highly glazed ground level, providing views onto the garden from all the internal spaces.
A wall of hollow concrete industrial ‘vent blocks’ laid in a loose pattern creates a sheltered garden, with a covered walkway around the perimeter providing an outdoor circulation route.
A hand-woven rope pavilion in the garden, made using traditional furniture manufacturing techniques, creates a space partially sheltered from the sun, enabling people to meet and enjoy the garden.