Monday, March 21, 2011
Palace of Culture's Exteriors - Istana Budaya Part 2
The front yard of Istana Budaya is lined by white porches and stairs of ponds and kite-like structures rising from the waters. I knew it had to mean something of local color, but if you were aware that the building itself was designed by local architect Muhammad Kamar Ya'akub taking the "traditional moon kite in flight" as its inspiration, one could easily pick up the reference to these kite-like designs.
The National Art Gallery is located just beside the Istana and is worth a visit.
This is the Eye in the Sky!
For information on the architectural design and history of Istana Budaya at our previous post.