Mixed Use Development & Masterplanning, Setapak Kuala Lumpur 2019
The Mountain / The Ribbon
The progress of urbanism towards a healthy city is always an ideal goal since the modern age. This project means to rethink the possibilities of healthy livelihood within a dense living environment. It is destined to challenge and test the current typology of high-rise residentials, which remains monotonous and leads to social isolation even the people seems to live closer.
Firstly, the proposal start to question: what is a heathy living environment? The scales of perspective to look at ’heathy’ may categorized into individual (physical and mental), community (social) and also physical environment (ecological). The proposal is aimed to achieve the state of healthy in these 3 different scales.
Through the process of reimagine, the nature is figured out as one of the most crucial element to achieve a healthy environment. Hence, a typological transformation is introduced to innovate the common morphology of high-rise residentials. To preserved the direct access to nature, the tower is trimmed into a topographical or contour-like architecture form. This intent creates seamless relationship between inhabitants and nature, which physically reserve more outdoor living for each residential units.
In conclusion, this proposal is the embodiment of the ideology which encourage a heathy relationship between people, architecture and nature. The approach of this design is seeking out a balance within our physical living superstructure and the natural phenomenon to reach a healthy state.