This incredible worm-like Pod pavilion is about to be the most talked-about building in all of Petaling Jaya, just west of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. MKH Group commissioned Studio Nicoletti Associates and Hijjas Kasturi Associates to create a landmark building for this rapidly growing suburb, and that is exactly what they got. The daylit exhibition hall has a staggered spherical shape that was inspired by water droplets, and it will showcase the numerous projects MKH is developing in the surrounding urban landscape. Step in for a few more details and flip through our gallery for images of this remarkable new building.
The Pod’s unique structure is achieved with tubular steel members and which were then wrapped in a reflective aluminum shell. This not only refracts excess sunlight, but also changes the building’s exterior color depending on the time of day. Inside there are two different wings – a section for offices and another that acts as a showroom.
This interior space is flooded with daylight thanks to strategically placed windows. And greenery placed around the building’s perimeter has a favorable affect on the overall bio-climate. Futuristic in design and scope, every effort has been made to give this project a sustainable edge, which could help to steer how this region’s urban development unfolds.