Nov '12 - Jan '13
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 2 stories of parking below that. 30 stories of office space wrap around and above the central atrium. There is a brief Wikipedia entry that describes it further (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mall_%28Kuala_Lumpur%29).
The entire exterior walls of the building have a ceramic tile surface. The primary facade, visible in the photo, is over 500 feet in length.
photographic documentation of urban mega-hybrids in a contemporary asian capital