Obsolete Modernism

You can see the Pekeliling Flats from the platform of the Titiwangsa monorail station, just north of Kuala Lumpur’s city centre. The grounds between each apartment block are unkempt; the flats themselves look ransacked, with doors knocked out of their frames. Though the flats haven’t been abandoned for very long, they are already being reclaimed by tropical vegetation creeping out of cracks and up from the ground. They’ll be demolished next year, according to the Sun, one of KL’s daily English newspapers.

This entry was written by Christopher DeWolf , posted on Sunday October 24 2010at 09:10 am , filed under Asia Pacific and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink . Post a comment below or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

2 Responses to “Obsolete Modernism”

  • Another example of the sad legacy of Le Corbusier. There are not many places that got the concept right. There’s an irony that not very far from Kuala Lumpur is the one shining example: Singapore.

  • Ange Wayne says:

    It can have a better and more productive structure built. One that people can benefit from so it won’t be called as such. It is a huge place where lots of wonderful things can happen.