Sek San Ng

July 22, 2015 moderndesigner

Sek San  Ng

Architect Sek San Ng

from Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia (马来西亚)

  • 67, Jalan Tempinis Satu, Lucky Garden, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • mail@seksan.com
  • 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • (603) 2282 4611
  • (603) 2282 0366
  • http://seksan.com

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Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (马来西亚)

Description, Philosophy, History

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Philosophy:
Sek San projects a self-effacing vision, a profound respect for nature, the environment and a belief in committing to making works that reflect an egalitarian lifestyle, simple, uncluttered, affordable and not overtly finished.
He eschews the principle of treading the land lightly as possible, being irreverent to man-made rules and conventions, and advocates extreme restraint in design.
The new landscape is pluralist and inclusive, and draws from a great diversity or sources and disciplines as witnessed in the emergence of landscape designers from different fields such as architecture, engineering, fine art, urbanism and environmental art. This confluence of the artistic, inventive, resourcefulness and community spirit is what Seksan, who trained formally as an engineer though an autonomous artist at heart, is what he brings into the field at play to today along with the realization that landscape design of all disciplines was inherently tied to the global ecosystem and its appropriation to place and context.
What is your philosophy when it comes to landscape architecture?
We are still working on this:
It is about being inclusive rather than exclusive. We snub elitist architecture. Egalitarian works should be simple, uncluttered, affordable and not overtly finished.It is about respect for the land, treading the land as lightly as possible.It is about being irreverent to man made rules and conventions.It is about restraint, knowing when to stop. It is so easy to be excessive, overrunning the budget and do an overkill.It is about being informed by the local art, culture, technology and context.It is about being able to convey a "feeling" to the work, the metaphorical is as important as the physical.It is about working with local materials and giving them a fresh perspective.It is about the basic principles of space, scale and proportions, not theme park-ish gimmicks.It is about timelessness, not style or the latest trends.
History:
Sek San projects a self-effacing vision, a profound respect for nature, the environment and a belief in committing to making works that reflect an egalitarian lifestyle, simple, uncluttered, affordable and not overtly finished.
He eschews the principle of treading the land lightly as possible, being irreverent to man-made rules and conventions, and advocates extreme restraint in design.
The new landscape is pluralist and inclusive, and draws from a great diversity or sources and disciplines as witnessed in the emergence of landscape designers from different fields such as architecture, engineering, fine art, urbanism and environmental art. This confluence of the artistic, inventive, resourcefulness and community spirit is what Seksan, who trained formally as an engineer though an autonomous artist at heart, is what he brings into the field at play to today along with the realization that landscape design of all disciplines was inherently tied to the global ecosystem and its appropriation to place and context.
What is your philosophy when it comes to landscape architecture?
We are still working on this:
It is about being inclusive rather than exclusive. We snub elitist architecture. Egalitarian works should be simple, uncluttered, affordable and not overtly finished.It is about respect for the land, treading the land as lightly as possible.It is about being irreverent to man made rules and conventions.It is about restraint, knowing when to stop. It is so easy to be excessive, overrunning the budget and do an overkill.It is about being informed by the local art, culture, technology and context.It is about being able to convey a "feeling" to the work, the metaphorical is as important as the physical.It is about working with local materials and giving them a fresh perspective.It is about the basic principles of space, scale and proportions, not theme park-ish gimmicks.It is about timelessness, not style or the latest trends.

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