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Nov '12 - Jan '13

 
  • Sunway Pyramid

    Some subtle essence of Las Vegas has made its way to Kuala Lumpur via the Sunway Pyramid. This project is a world within a world-- a family-friendly destination for recreation, shopping and adventure. It's a resort with a mega-mall attached; a water park with an Egyptian theme; an internalized...


  • Pavilion

    Pavilion is situated in the heart of downtown Kuala Lumpur. It may actually  have become its heart. All of the international designer houses are here, set like jewels within a promenade of marble and glass. The renowned below-grade food court offers an abundance of in-your-face...


  • Solaris Mont Kiara

    This might be the project that inspired this blog. My first experiences of this mega-mall were as a passenger in a car. Solaris Mont Kiara is positioned along the arc of a freeway, on top of a hill. The sheer length of the development coupled with its prominence make it unmissable: driving by it...


  • The Gardens

    The Gardens is a very recent entry into the increasingly upmarket development mix. It comprises the second half of Mid-Valley City, sharing an urban island with the Mid-Valley Mega Mall (http://archinect.com/blog/article/63563539/mid-valley-mega-mall). The two mega-malls are connected with an...


  • Kuala Lumpur City Center

    Much of the world recognizes these towers in profile, if not in name. While most people would call this the Petronas Towers, locals call it KLCC - the Kuala Lumpur City Center. The Kuala Lumpur City Center boasted the tallest skycrapers in the world for a short while, but their eclipse by taller...


  • Mid Valley Mega Mall

    I always have to work to get my images, but sometimes I have to push boundaries--those of propriety and of private property. Here is a brief story about how I didn't get my photo of Mid Valley Mega Mall. My goal in each of these posts is to produce a photo that captures these mega malls in a...


  • Sunway Putra Mall

    This mega-structure, built in 1987, was the first major mall in Kuala Lumpur. At that time, and for years after, it was simply called The Mall. The Sunway Putra Mall comprises a central atrium with undulating glass roof, 5 stories of retail above grade, 1 story of retail below grade, and another...


  • Berjaya Times Square

    This mega-structure is one of the main centers of urban life in Kuala Lumpur. It is a popular, bustling urban destination. You can read about the extraordinary statistics of Berjaya Times Square at the Wikipedia entry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berjaya_Times_Square). The theme park that is...


  • Axis Atrium

    This mega mall is located within a residential district called Ampang, and is within walking distance to a metro station. I wanted to begin my documentation project (http://archinect.com/blog/article/62286076/introduction) simply, and the metro station near this project is only one stop down the...


  • Introduction

    If you spend any time with friends or family in Kuala Lumpur, you will spend a lot of it in shopping malls, with much greater frequency than you might be accustomed.  I generally avoid shopping malls back home, and if I have an option for a local shop or downtown purveyor, I'll choose that...


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