The Architecture of Democracy, Proposed Parliament House in Malaysia

Updated onJanuary 4, 2022inLife Log

The Architecture of Democracy, Proposed Parliament House Malaysia

Its been a while since I last posted anything in miragestudio7, I’ve been a extremely busy with my thesis so I haven ‘t had much time to blog. The good news is, today is D-Day, well, not entirely accurate because after the submission comes the presentation, so here are a few images on my thesis project, not fantastic, wish I had more time or put in more effort in the drawings, especially the core idea, there are still rooms for improvement.

The main objective of the project is to develop an appropriate state architecture that ‘meets’ the people, and further explore the democratic language of a parliament and public spaces with the creative use of light, spatial qualities and the balancing act between the need for security and openness.

Democracy now and then

当政治理论家讨论公共空间时,他们一般将纸媒和数字媒体作为民主的代表,这与古代文明形成了鲜明的对比,在古代文明中,论坛和辩论室等公共空间对民主的理念起着重要的决定作用,从物理到虚拟的转变是有很多原因的。这是由于我们社会的规模和复杂性,随着我们的文明的发展和壮大,不可能每个人都聚集在一个实体论坛上辩论,此外,随着印刷媒体的发明和数字时代的开始,实体论坛已经退居次要地位,遗憾的是,它在设计方面仍然停滞不前,直到21世纪新议会的引入。

正如我之前提到的,非民主建筑的诞生始于纸媒的引入,当聚集的需求不复存在,公共论坛的需求也不复存在,因此国家建筑走上了一条不同的道路,不再满足公众聚集、见证,最重要的是实体参与的需求。我们所知道的国家建筑,变得沉闷,无聊,而且是非常多余的,事情变得最糟糕的是模仿罗马古典建筑,比如华盛顿的国会大厦和离家更近的布城,它的阿拉伯圆顶和风格,在地理上是不协调的,在区域上与当地的气候是脱节的,马来的米纳加卡堡建筑发生了什么?

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Precedent Studies

  • Frank Lloyd Wright – Johnson Wax Building
  • Norman Foster – The Bundestag/Reichstag
  • Enric Miralles – Scottish Parliament
  • Richard Rogers – Cardiff Assembly
  • Louis Khan – Dacca Assembly
  • Le Corbusier – Chandigarh Assembly

Summary of Key Strategies

  • Hierarchy – Minimize hierarchy with the introduction of a building beneath ground, this would further provide an open space or plaza on the site for the public.
  • Transparency – make the workings of the debating chamber visible to the public, accessibility should be easy and straight forward without any security check.
  • Democracy – The proposed parliament should be conceptually driven by democracy, which comes in the form of the roof. Each column/roof works collectively to form the roof in unison, sheltering the public at the plaza. Just like democracy, we may have different views and opinions but we worked together as one.
  • 灵活的空间,尽量减少墙壁的数量。
  • Localization with local materials.

For those that are interested in this topic, I highly recommend Frank Lloyd Wright’s “An Organic Architecture, the Architecture of Democracy”. A very informative book.

The Architecture of Democracy, Proposed Parliament House Malaysia
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The Architecture of Democracy, Proposed Parliament House Malaysia
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The Architecture of Democracy, Proposed Parliament House Malaysia

最后但并非最不重要的,剖面模型花了我的年龄和3代建立,想要感谢杰克和来自艺术系的讲师为美妙的“雕塑101”课,我必须承认,成型锥与车轮是有趣的。我希望我家里也有一个。很抱歉做得不好,如果我有更多的时间,这些锥可以做得更好。

The Architecture of Democracy, Proposed Parliament House in Malaysia

Apart from funneling light into the building, each column/roof works together collectively to form the roof in unison, sheltering the public at the plaza. Just like democracy, we may have different views and opinions but we worked together as one.

The Architecture of Democracy, Proposed Parliament House in Malaysia

The Architecture of Democracy, Proposed Parliament House in Malaysia

作者既不是CAD专家,也不是网络天才。又一个花太多时间上网的人。The tutorials featured here are meant for basic level understanding.

17 Comments

  1. Your floor plans look really great, and I like the more minimalist style. I’m a huge fan of minimalism. I really think those tower things could be used as solar panels and/or natural ventilation elements.

    说了这么多,我想鼓励你准备好证明你的屋顶设计是正确的。看起来不错,别误会。我喜欢它背后的理想主义——非常关于个性、社区和政治。但我相信他们会问你很多问题,比如你打算如何解决每个塔的排水问题和结构问题(尤其是横向负载)。如果你能回答这些问题,你就大功告成了!

    It looks really cool, man, and the best of luck to you from a fellow architorture student to another!

  2. thank for dropping your comments, i need it badly, would prepare myself for the presentation in 2 weeks time.

    在结构上,我的导师说不用担心,我100%肯定他们会问我……头脑风暴会议……啊,!!!!

  3. All I can suggest about your roof/pillar
    structure issues is just use lightweight
    composite material nano technology.

  4. i have been a regular fan of your blog and i wonder become a student how u manage do much things.
    i have impressed by your proposal fo rthe parliament building of ma and like your iconographic reperesentation of mushroom pilar of frank lloyed wright .they are wonderfull ,
    i have one question do you think about your own icons and your own historical images before using those cause this type of building are real time icons for everybody which represents the country the culture and the identity.
    我相信您的想法是好的,并希望您的陪审员会对您非常满意。
    good luck and welcome to the jungle.

  5. I think if your materials vary from base to middle to top it would strengthen the feasability since most materials can’t support weight in the way you are suggesting

  6. My first thought is, by having the whole building sunk underground, it seems to defeat the intention of a transparent and open Parliament. Instead it seems to give the perception of a government that’s secretive, hidden operation in the ‘bunk’, avoiding the knowledge of the people.

  7. @A

    我和我的导师讨论了这个问题,把它埋在地下和地堡的问题,但是在上面建一个广场的想法似乎比把整个建筑建在地面上更有分量。plus, the idea is to minimize the ‘hierarchy-ness’ of a building.

    Anyway, having the building construct above ground does not do away the idea of ‘secretive’, a castle is above ground, so is a prison.

    Thanks for mentioning the bunker, i’ll have to find more concrete answer to it during my presentation.

    @H

    Using clay, mold it with the wheel

  8. You’re welcome, glad I could help. Just be mindful on how to tackle the common perception of any underground building equals grim, secretive, mysterious and detached from the outside world.

    It’s just simply the perception of the underground.

  9. im currently doing my dissertation, which is about The Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London, UK. The first draft is due this tuesday.

  10. hello,
    这是我第一次访问你的博客,非常好,目前我正在写一篇关于马来西亚政府民主建设的论文。perhaps u can share some info on that matters…just hits me in my email [azrie_1707@yahoo.com]

    thanks,
    azrie

  11. hi! love your design drawings! the renderings are amazing! but in your design , does the building borrow light from the funnels? are they like light wells?cause its such a public building , i was wondering hoe it will be lit ? artificial lighting ?
    and also you have dug out so much of earth , is it ideal , is your’s a sloping site? i mean in terms of sustainability how would you justify it ?
    was just a few things i was wondering! though , a refreshing concept :) gud luck!

  12. hey,
    This is the first time I’m writing here, love your design!
    I am currently doing my thesis on the government building of Amravathi, which is the new capital of Andhra Pradesh,
    perhaps if you could share some information regarding this!
    just mail me

  13. This seems really exciting! The idea is brilliant. I am currently working on similar project as yours. I would love a quick chat if you keen to.

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