muse-D Inc. Kazuhiko Suzuki
Syarikat Pembenaan Yeoh Tiong Lay Sdn.Bhd.
Toshihide Kajiwara(Palace Photograph), Zainudin (Project Photograph)
This club lounge, Rootz, was located in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. The roof parking space of the existing shopping center, named Lot 10, was celebrating its 20th anniversary. I felt fortunate to have the opportunity to participate in the design of the master plan which included a club, theater, restaurant and a courtyard. It has taken me 18 months from planning to completion and final touch up.
I envisioned the rooftop of the Lot 10 shopping centre to be a club lounge where people of different regions intermingled and danced; just like what people did in the grand hall of a palace.
The plan was adopted readily, so I negotiated patiently with the various palaces in different countries; gotten permission from the Russian palace and went in together with a Japanese photographer to take photographs. We edited and printed them on form to fit a new skeleton as wallpaper. Then we printed it on an organza and hung it in front of the wallpaper to make double layers to inspire a ghost phenomenon.
Instead of restoring the palace of the middle ages and becoming too artificial, I edited the dimensions to alter the overall complexion. Then, I had a thought across my mind to create a brightly illuminated environment versus the typical dimly lit club because I preferred the design to be seemed under.
Even if it is a bright club lounge, this club is absolutely welcomed by the youth. I felt so relieved after being told of the record explosive sales, drinks sold out, and 200 people were not able to enter but waited patiently for their turn in the courtyard on the opening day.