trade : oil lamps.
mr ian, heres my what iv done so far...
this is the south east elev
the three boxes you see on the left are of glass is like so to not cover up to much of the shopehouses, letting people going through it freely and entering the shophouses behind.
because the shophouses there are actually kedai runcits and trades like that, they helps to keep the place alive and serves as a communal space as well...benches will be placed inside the boxes on ground level as street furniture. at night the oil lamps inside the glass box that is actually part of the gallery will be lit.
the north east elev
im still not satisfy with this elev not as much as the one above. cuz i think 1. the scale is too large 2. its lacking some site context, will appreciate any commends from any one at all on how i can improve it.
anyway, the tall tall thing u see serves as a focal point for the building from afar and because the stage site is highly concerntrated with religious buildings, but its not very obvious i plan to have this vc serve as a landmark of landmarks around that area, and to inform visitors that there are actually so many relig bldg around. how i integret is by forming a bridge four to five story high, enuf to see above the skyline of the shophouses those relig bldg. so from the bridge visitor can relate oil lamps to each of the 8 religious buildings and be briefed about them as well.
ground floor plan
entrance into the building takes the visitor to a back alley kinda pathway (echoing the alley way that i intent to take away that leads from the carpark to the front of the shophouses) and then only into the double volume foyer.
first floor plan.
the gallery space, and quite a few large voids looking down to the ground flr. this part of the gallery will house the process of making the product and history of the product itself.
the bridge will lead into the tall tall tower and be able to see the shop selling oil lamps on the ground floor. i havent really think about the materials for this particular part (the tower). but i was thinking to have the inside dark with a few openings streaming thrh with daylight, so no matter night or day, people inside can have good view of how the lamp will be like b4 they buy it....and it gives me a chance to play with shadow and light as well..hehe
second floor plan.
plan of the bridge
any commends will be greatly appreciated and thank you in advance....as i always said : hehe..