THE MODEL BASED PARADIGM APPROACHED
- I singled out the vertical connection called, core and remodeled them individually to be reinserted back into the edge defining building.
- I mimicry adopted the “party wall” profiling to construct back the five footways on one side and an external balcony and ramp on the other side. I was left with the center to be dealt with.
- The central space were double loaded studios with a central spine preferably opened up to the atrium allowing natural lighting into the building, almost liked the traditional Malacca shop house. Profiling the elevation fronting the road to allow full height signage as a resembling of the old Malacca shop house typology.
- Such MBP resulted in my architectural design biased towards exoskeletal structure with no apparent set of structural grid yet feasible to construct. I had managed to move away from the constraint of the grid.
- I utilized the artistic means oil painting to amplify the structural members and cladding while allowing translucent plastic as glazing. Again it was a first attempt in HBP.
- Based on these huge sized study models, I produced an entire set of working drawings and perspective.
- A presentation was carried out to the full panel of architectural lecturers delineating my methodology employed towards crafting of my narration to the work including proving that the UBBL has been mutually complied, leaving no ground for technical dispute. At this time, Ar. Yeoh was very concerned with the full blown of my work beyond the accepted norm of the school that has for generation shunned deconstruction.