Seeing this design for the first time, I quickly imagined a cop board with some slices of onions.

The POD is a series of sectional ribbons of varying heights and shapes giving some dynamism to the whole. The structure is made of tubular steel covered with spectral aluminium panels, which gives a different hue based on the suns reflection.

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With its serene green background one can easily picture a pebble in nature further reinforced by the larger part towards the main entrance sitting in a pool of water.

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The sectional POD is divided into two main parts with the larger section serving as the main showroom and sales gallery. The other section serves as the on-site sales office.

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From the render boards one can easily infer that the architects took inspiration from nature itself to create this artificial piece of “nature”. Their inspiration is water droplets on a leaf. That explains somehow the seeming “transparency” of the “variable form building”(water droplet) on a green uniform landscape (leaf).

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The POD of PJCC, is situated off Jalan PJS2 in Petaling Jaya,Malaysia.

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Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Architect: Hijjas Kasturi Associates Sdn with Studio Nicoletti Associati

Contractor: Bina Jurati Sdn

Area: 800 sqm 

Year: 2011

Photographs: Mr. H Lin Ho Courtesy of PJCC

By Hassan Mohammed Yakubu

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