sparch architects (formerly SMC alsop’s asia offices) has sent images of their latest work:
a retail mall 100,300 sqm in kuala lumpur, malaysia.
they cut the central portion of the new building to
create a hybrid space—a voluminous garden
naturally ventilated but
sheltered from the elements—that is an extension of the urban fabric.
with the originally planned hermetic air-conditioned box now drawing
the streetscape into its
carved out volume, vision city deviates from
the mould of the ubiquitous modern mall,
engaging more directly its
immediate surroundings, physically as well as visually,
to realize the
urban rejuvenation that its developers and urban planners are
envisioning for the neighbourhood.
all images courtesy sparch