GREEN ART CENTRE
at Kampung Aap, Kuala Lumpur
WHAT IS ......
Green Art Center?
The newly proposed Green ArtCenter at Kampung Attap is a placefor various art activities such aspainting, craft, photography,building sculptures & installation artbe carried out. However, theultimate intention is to do art in asustainable manner.The newly proposed Green ArtCenter is dedicated to
artistwho are already practicingsustainable art, giving them theopportunity to educate and nurturethe society about the importance of sustainability through art.
• Making art the tool to catalyze people with the
environment, teaching them methods to asustainable lifestyle.
• Due to the fact that sustainability is a balance
between social, economy and the environment, thegoal is to also promote equality amongst thecommunity, eliminating discriminations.
• To design a living example of a sustainable building,
in order to further motivate and nurture the practiceof eco-friendly activities.
• To design a place that is friendly and welcoming to
the public, eliminating social hierarchy, bringingpeople together to appreciate sustainable art withthe objective of equality.
• Although this building is designed with a humble
approach, there is a need to design for an iconicelement in order to portray its image as an art centre.
Strategic location for public access
• Bicycle track• Jogging path• Treehouse node• Carpark nearby• Shuttle bus & R.I.T services available• Main road- Lorong Belfield
Untapped potential of the nature
• Lowers down surrounding temperature• Enhances the landscape of the building• Acts as noise absorber from main road
From the urban studiesdone on Kampung Attap,
it is known to be one of
the few lungs left of Kuala
Lumpur due to its
abundance of greens.
• Untapped potential
of its natural environment.
• Lack of public squaresfor socializing.• Quietness that causes
insecurity of safety.Generally, the site is easy for
public access. Due to its
abundant greens, itssurrounding temperature israther low and cooling.
However, its lack of public
squares for social activities
makes the site quiet and
peaceful most of the time.
WHAT IS ......
Sustainable art, also known as
environmental art, is a method of doing art that puts the environmentahead of the aesthetics. This ispracticed because the artist isaware of the arising environmentalissues and is concerned about it.Thus, the artist chooses to createart in a way that either it reclaimsor reuses the environmentaldamages.
“Nothing, Anything; Something, Everything.”
A compilation of green art pieces from various green artists.
Yuree S. Lim and Jieun Yang
created these tea coasters as a way to reuse
dripping tea bags to create beautiful artwork.
You simply place the tea bag on the littlecoaster and feel the
as you watch itcreate something beautiful to enjoy.
By Andy Goldsworthy
He regards his creationsas transient, or ephem-eral. He photographs eachpiece once right after he
makes it. His goal is to
understand nature bydirectly participating innature as intimately as he
can. He generally works
with whatever comes tohand: twigs, leaves,stones, snow and ice,reeds and thorns.
(left) Teabag Coaster art | (right) Teabag art by other artists.
: The abundance of green on site.
: The site from Lorong Belfield.