foster + partners: the troika
 
foster + partners: the troika
aug 02, 2012

foster + partners: the troika

‘the troika’ by foster + partners, kuala lumpur, malaysia image © aaron pocock all images courtesy of foster + partners

located in the heart of kuala lumpur foster + partners have recently completed ‘the troika’, a twenty-first century response to high-density living and working in malaysia’s most populated city. comprised of three towers that are 38, 44 and 50 storeys high, the structures include 230 apartments, offices, shops and restaurants organized around a pedestrian courtyard. slender precast concrete shear walls, arranged to maximize views and interior programmatical flexibility support subtly rotated housing blocks that shade one another and benefit visually from the surrounding cityscape. a massive curtain wall system comprised of low-E glazing and balcony overhangs help to reduce heat gain in the interior. the off-site construction methods of the primary structure also greatly reduced timber construction waste.

‘the troika’ has been shortlisted in the ‘housing’ category of the 2012 world architecture festival. see the complete list of this year’s nominated projects here.

foster + partners: the troika approach image © nigel young foster and partners

foster + partners: the troika (left) image © nigel young foster and partners(right) image © aaron pocock

foster + partners: the troika (left) image © nigel young foster and partners (right) image © aaron pocock

foster + partners: the troika view from an apartment image © aaron pocock

foster + partners: the troika image © nigel young foster and partners

foster + partners: the troika images © nigel young foster and partners

foster + partners: the troika central courtyard image © nigel young foster and partners

foster + partners: the troika street entrance image © nigel young foster and partners

foster + partners: the troika lobby image © nigel young foster and partners

foster + partners: the troika view from deck image © aaron pocock

foster + partners: the troika apartment interior image © K L ng

foster + partners: the troika marble sink fixture image © K L ng

foster + partners: the troika bathtub image © K L ng

foster + partners: the troika floor plan / level 0

foster + partners: the troika floor plan / level 4

foster + partners: the troika floor plan / level 5

foster + partners: the troika floor plan / level 24

foster + partners: the troika section

foster + partners: the troika section

foster + partners: the troika elevation

foster + partners: the troika elevation

foster + partners: the troika elevation

project info:

client: bandar raya developments berhad building type: luxury mixed-use residential development – three residential towers construction start: 2005 gross area: 95,000 m2 total floor area: 75,000 m2 site area: 8,600 m2 number of storeys: 38, 44 and 50 maximum height: 204m no. of offices: 3,500 m2 no. of apartments: 230 apartments, 57 of which are serviced no. of retail: 2,000 m2

  • exclusive, good design

    Damz

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