Another attempt for Madrasah. This time another gross mismatched into the fundamental of nursery and primary education into a complex befitting an institute of higher learning. There is no attempt whatsoever to address security, defensible space and so forth. The spatial layout is totally chaotic with absurd stacking up of floor plate with lack sensibility for building services. By far it is a shock for me that this actor’s ability and skills are far below a Year 4 candidate almost liked a sophomore Year. Wonder why would the institute allow such actor to graduate to Year 4?
Revitalizing a dying community of Kelantanese Peranakan is a noble attempt that allow the actor to investigate into 3 scales of complexity from Planning of the entire village, Layout of a Neighborhood and permutation of a Single Dwelling Space. Although the actor has not dwell deep into applying the traditional art of space planning – Geomancy, the community space has been displaced from the community center. The neighborhood consists of multiple green spaces punctuated by rectangular dwelling units liked traditional Chinese House with multiple courts. Such unit again has the potential to reconfigure into larger spaces but such kept me wonder if these traditional layout able to cater for modern lifestyle? Although there is not so much boundary that has been broken, this attempt is commendable.