PROJECT DESCRIPTION D7 AND D6 ARE A PAIR OF LOW-RISE 7-STOREY OFFICE BUILDINGS IN THE DISTRICT OF SENTUL IN THE CAPITAL CITY OF KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA. TOGETHER, THEY FORM A PART OF A NEW AND LARGER SENTUL MASTERPLAN, ENVISIONED IN THE LATE 1990S AND IMPLEMENTED IN STAGES IN THE LAST DOZEN YEARS. THE PROGRAMME OF BOTH D7 AND D6 IS RELATIVELY SIMPLE: TO PROVIDE FOR FLEXIBLE COMMERCIAL SPACES FOR RENT ON LEVEL 1, AND TO PROVIDE FOR MODULOR OFFICE SPACE FOR SALE ON LEVELS 2-7. BOTH BUILDINGS ARE ALSO SERVED BY TWO BASEMENT LEVELS OF VEHICULAR PARKING. BOTH BUILDINGS PROVIDE FOR A VARIETY OF OFFICE SPACE: THERE ARE SINGLE-LEVEL OFFICE UNITS AS WELL AS DOUBLE-LEVEL MAISONETTE UNITS TO MEET THE VARIED DEMANDS OF VARIOUS PROFESSIONS AND NEEDS.
RT+Q ARCHITECTS PTE LTD BRIEF BIO-DATA Rene Tan and TK Quek of RT+Q Architects Pte Ltd, explore architecture as a inter-disciplinary craft that combines the elusive beauty of art and the rigours of building technology. Since its founding in 2003, RT+Q Architects Pte Ltd have remained committed to the notion of architecture as a form of plastic sculptural art. The search for form is a preoccupation of the design approach. Distinct forms, pure shapes and clear lines form the basis of the RT+Q design language. RT+Q Architects Pte Ltd has done numerous projects, built and unbuilt, and continues to do works in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. Works range from small individual houses, condominiums, resorts, offices and commercial buildings to larger-scale masterplanning projects. While the smaller projects offer insights into aspects of material and detailing, the larger ones provide opportunities to probe aspects of scale and form. The office continues to develop a style of architecture that is abstract yet rooted in the canons of classicism. RT+Q's approach to design often arises from an intuitive response to site and programme. Apart from being involved in the professional practice of architecture, both partners are also active in teaching--having taught design, history and drawing and as external examiners at the National University of Singapore, LaSalle College of the Arts, Singapore, Berkeley and Syracuse in the US and most recently at The University of Hong Kong. Operating in a studio-like setting, RT+Q Architects Pte Ltd is built around a small group of individuals, each with a particular expertise in the separate aspects of the practice. RT+Q believes that the execution of architecture is essentially a collaborative effort, a synthesis of various talents.