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           In designing this boutique mall, SSO Studio took inspiration from local shophouse’s courtyard – where skylight lights up a section of a building and defines a boundary or function in the space which once commonly noticeable in the past. Built in the 90s, many existing structures were retained and repurposed to create a new dynamic interior. 

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The atmosphere of the interior emulates the design of popular bygone gathering places in a contemporary context - through the use of a 20-metre-long light membrane with printed shadowy plants over, timber textured materials and multiple layers of lighting. 

The oversize light membrane creates an artificial sense of time.

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The demising piers were formed with bronze stainless steel structures to create a hanging garden and a colonnade of lanterns, a reminiscence of an old courtyard while maximizing the use of volume of space.

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A new ramp was introduced within the building to cater to the special needs. The ramp was designed to create the feeling of walking in a garden.

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Customized signage is designed with a slight curve towards the end, inspired by nature. 

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A reinterpretation of the 90's vibe, bespoke decorative wall lamps composed of natural woven rattan and brass finish cast beams of light onto a terrazzo tiled backdrop.  

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Date Completed


Boutique Mall

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

December 2020

24,311 sqft

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