Samiksha Jaiswal

Sungei Pari Towers

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Sungei Pari Towers (Sungai Pari Towers) is a public housing project which was built in 1962. It is located by the Pari River and west of Ipoh Railway Station. The central tower has 18 storeys. It is surrounded by multiple low-rise units. The scheme and layout of this public housing project was prepared by Mr David A. Aitken and Mr E. B. Carlos.

It shares many features in common with the Unité d’habitation by Le Corbusier. It has a lively roof landscape that includes a giant asymmetrical overhanging dish that provides shade. Individual residential units are open to both the north and south sides and therefore benefit from cross breezes. Even the wayfinding system utilizes the Charette font that Le Corbusier favored.

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Sungei Pari Towers Wikipedia


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