8 Conlay is about the balance of architecture in the built environment and the user experiences and lifestyles. The design takes cue from philosophy of Ying and Yang – where opposite forces form a balance. The balance is expressed in the interplay of convex and concave forms in the two towers which soars 61 storeys and 56 storeys into the sky, forming a poetic gesture of number ‘8’- the development’s illustrious address.
The mixed use development comprises of two residential towers, a hotel and serviced residence tower and a unique retail podium. While the concept of finding balance remains the focus of this grand project, building material and response to climate is also prioritised. The concept and design of the building dictates the materials applied, to achieve the architectural statement and also maximise constructability. The facade is mainly made up of large expanse of glass to provide as much view from within. Aluminium trimmings are added to create a crisp and modern architectural expression. Natural materials are applied within the landscape and public areas to enhance the understated elegance.
In addition, the two sky gardens, environmental deck, building orientation, balconies and pockets of open spaces are some of the spaces carefully placed to response to Malaysia’s hot and humid climate.
The unique context is creating a sense of harmony between the architecture and its surroundings. The design evolves from a desire to create, inner talent, and the site’s genius loci.
AT A GLANCE
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Damai City Sdn Bhd
The three towers with varying heights are clad with high-performance glass and sun shading devices at selected facades to comply with the requirements of the Green rating system.
The distinctive glass pods at the retail podium create an eye-catching element at the pedestrian level.
A combination of concrete, steel, stone and fabric in the interior exudes a luxurious style.