This concept is developing art and culture into the space. BICULTARALISM means the presence of two culture. Together we combined the Malay elements and  Mughal elements in one site. Malay element is referring to Karyaneka’s artmanship, While Mughal element is referring to the building. Sultan Abdul Samad’s Building was inspired by Mughal architecture. It was designed by A.C. Norman and built in 1894-1897 to housed several important government departments during the British administration. A.C. Norman spent time in Africa and saw Muslim mosques in India which led him to use Mughal architecture in the building's design. He knew that majority of Malaysian people are Muslim, therefore he confidently use the style because the building’s elements will portray Islamic culture. The combination of Mughal and Malay elements will simply shows how Mughal style influenced Malay identity. We propose design elements that can be the trend setter to the whole community and other developer.


Sense of heritage has been selected as a style to keep the origin of Sultan Abdul  Samad’s Building. It is called as continuity elements, which we bring the exterior into the space. Since more than 30 years ago, ‘Karyaneka’ has been mandated to develop and expand the handicraft industry.  What can be more beautiful than an interior that comes with cultural, history and generations of memories? The combination of Malay and Mughal elements will double up the sense of classic, cultural and ‘Karyaneka’ itself.

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