eleena jamil tops duduk-duduk pavilion with vibrant bamboo shingles roof in kuala lumpur

eleena jamil tops duduk-duduk pavilion with vibrant bamboo shingles roof in kuala lumpur

Duduk-Duduk Pavilion resembles Traditional Wakaf Structures

 

The Duduk-Duduk Pavilion by Eleena Jamil Architect (EJA) showcases a vibrant bamboo shingles roof that mirrors the colors of Titiwangsa Lake Park in Kuala Lumpur. Named after the informal Malay saying for leisurely sitting or relaxing, the pavilion serves as a resting spot for park visitors. It is part of the Kuala Lumpur Architecture Festival 2024 and will be relocated to a permanent site after December 2024.

 

The design reinterprets traditional wakaf structures, which are small open pavilions made from local materials like timber or bamboo. The pavilion is constructed from timber sections elevated on a steel frame, supporting four wooden seats with angled backrests. The steeply pitched roof with a large overhang is covered in flattened bamboo panels, known locally as pelupuh. The pelupuh shingles, made from local bamboo, are cut into uniform sizes with tapered bottom edges and pigmented in three vibrant colors. These shingles are arranged randomly on the roof battens, creating a lively roof that reflects the park’s greens and yellows.

eleena jamil tops duduk-duduk pavilion with vibrant bamboo shingles roof in kuala lumpur
all images courtesy of Eleena Jamil Architect

 

 

EJA collaborates with National University of Malaysia Students

 

Constructed by students from the National University of Malaysia, the pavilion was built under the guidance of the architect and campus workshop supervisors. The construction process took about four weeks, with the final assembly completed on-site over three days. Designed for easy relocation, the steel frame is fabricated in two parts for transport, and the timber sections use traditional interlocking joints strengthened with nuts and bolts. The prefabricated roof sections allow for easy removal with minimal damage to the shingles.

eleena jamil tops duduk-duduk pavilion with vibrant bamboo shingles roof in kuala lumpur
Duduk-Duduk Pavilion by Eleena Jamil Architect features a vibrant bamboo shingles roof

eleena jamil tops duduk-duduk pavilion with vibrant bamboo shingles roof in kuala lumpur
the roof’s colors mirror the greens and yellows of Titiwangsa Lake Park in Kuala Lumpur

eleena jamil tops duduk-duduk pavilion with vibrant bamboo shingles roof in kuala lumpur
named after an informal Malay saying for leisurely sitting, the pavilion offers a resting spot for park visitors

duduk duduk pavilion 3
Duduk-Duduk Pavilion is part of the Kuala Lumpur Architecture Festival 2024

eleena jamil tops duduk-duduk pavilion with vibrant bamboo shingles roof in kuala lumpur
the design reinterprets traditional wakaf structures, using local materials like timber and bamboo

duduk-duduk-pavilion-eleena-jamil-architect-kuala-lumpur-designboom-1800-3

the roof is steeply pitched with a large overhang, covered in flattened bamboo panels known as pelupuh

eleena jamil tops duduk-duduk pavilion with vibrant bamboo shingles roof in kuala lumpur
timber sections are elevated on a steel frame, supporting four wooden seats with angled backrests

duduk-duduk-pavilion-eleena-jamil-architect-kuala-lumpur-designboom-1800-2

pelupuh shingles, made from local bamboo, are cut to uniform sizes with tapered bottom edges

eleena jamil tops duduk-duduk pavilion with vibrant bamboo shingles roof in kuala lumpur
the steel frame is fabricated in two parts, and the timber sections use traditional interlocking joints

 

project info:

 

name: Duduk-Duduk Pavilion
architect: Eleena Jamil Architect | @eleenajamilarchitect

design team: Eleena Jamil, Adam Aziz Marzuki, Lina Izzati Mohammad, Kirrthana Nanthini Ravindran

members of National University of Malaysia: Wardah Fatimah Mohammad Yusoff, Mohd Khairul Azhar Mat Sulaiman, Mohd Iskandar Abd Malek, Zulhairi Yusof, Ikmal Hisham Ismail, Mohd Hijri Bakar, Muhamad Azziad Shamsul, Rabi’atul ‘Adawiyah Ahmadul Kamal, Rebecca Sim Lee Sze, Nur Hayani Abdul Jalil, Muhamad Faris Adni Mat Yusof, Ahmad Shukri Ahmad Razali, Muhammad A’rif Noor Azman, Nathaniel Pillay Meyanathan, Muhammad Hazim Syahmi Hakamil

location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

 

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edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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