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Wednesday, July 23, 2003

Kisah rumah tangga

Lebih 5 tahun atok bergelumang dalam bidang perumahan di sini. Sememangnya jika dibandingkan, amat jauh sekali kaedah, cara, design, layout, dsbnya dengan Msia. Atok nampak, cuma akhir2 ini ada sedikit 'kemajuan' di tanahair with some new housing concept intoduced esp. at Putrajaya. Though i've not seen it with my very naked eyes, but from what i gathered via the net, i must say that such things are long overdued.

On the planning and layout, what Msian have been using are the one introduced by the British in centuries ago. One can still find those precedent in a few once-upon-a-time industrial cities in Britain such as Leeds, Liverpool, Birmingham, etc. Rows of terraced hosues with service lane which has, most of the time, become a breeding ground for anti-social behaviour and contributed much to the house-breaking cases. This kind of housing typology has long been abandoned decades ago, and yet Msian are still using it to these vary days eventhough technology has long provided much better solutions to the services and other infrastructure needs. Why do we still stick to the very rigid layout? I guess, as most other matters... it all come down to money. Yes, RM matters. All we the designers... are still the slaves of developers. sad....
"Every spirit builds itself a house; and beyond its house a world; and beyond its world, a heaven. Know then, that the world exists for you... build, therefore, your own world."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

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