small space

Tell me your story…

The intention of the '‘small space’' drawing series is simple. That is to document stories through a series of isometric drawings. Throughout my bittersweet journey of an architecture student, I have learnt that ‘drawing’ is a very direct and powerful tool to convey a message. Drawings could reflect your thoughts and feelings towards a certain memory or even your imagination towards the future.

The stories and messages that are conveying in this series could be fun, quirky, sentimental and so on. If you are reading this, message me on Instagram, I would like to read your story. Describe me a space and I will do my best to visualize it.

ss 01 | minimalist art gallery

A virtual art gallery designed by, and created by 360mage. The studio has created a premium virtual tour with 360 degree view, perfectly visualized what I've always dreamed of in an art exhibition in the future.

ss 02 | simple workstation

Work From Home – designed by . Adapting to the current situation, the owner of the house have decided to extend his home by dedicating a personal workstation within his house's garden premise.

ss 03 | laundry area

When I was a kid, my mom used to wash all the clothes here with her bare hands…everyday.

ss 04 | spandrel storage - “Small space with broad inventiveness. We were scolded for always messing the space, and sometimes the whole living room up. But I guess that is the most precious part of a kid, always thrive to realize and make their imagination comes true, seeing potential in everything no matter the obstacles and challenges (my mom). So let’s hope we will never lose that as an adult.”

ss 05 | pedestrian bridge

We rarely use the pedestrian bridge. We risk our lives to save that 25.33 seconds of walking. Besides, we have the ability to stop the cars on the road by putting our hands up while jaywalking.

ss 06 | the balcony

It is a unique character that can be found here in Malaysia, at least around my housing area. It is common to see the metal grill installed because of the security issues, the clothes hanging out of the balcony because why not.

ss 07 | front porch

I still remember the laughters, joy and cringy children's song during the Mid Autumn Festival. Me and my siblings were playing cellophane lanterns at the front porch area. But the true joy was when we start burning the dried leaves and twigs on a metal plate with candle fire.

ss 08 | entertainment room

Family Entertainment – designed by

Split floor levels are implemented to indirectly seperate the room into two zones for their different usage. Despite the split, the entire room is seamlessly integrated with neutral flooring throughout that gives a balance to the dark themed room.

ss 09 | the alley

It is an alley I walk down almost everyday, located behind the Zhong Shan ( @thezhongshanbuilding ). A bunch of talented local graffiti artists have turned the walls around the building into graffiti haven. Hope to see more around the area.

ss 10 | roadside kiosk

"Kak, nasi lemak sotong kuah kurang skit!"…

It is a roadside breakfast stall that I used to buy my favourite nasi lemak before the class starts. I hope that I am still able to visit the stall one day after the pandemic is over.