Malaysian National Art Gallery

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MALAYSIA NATIONAL ART GALLERY National Art Gallery was designed by a Dutch architect in 1932 and was Kuala Lumpur last major colonial hotel. Today, the hotel has been converted into a pyramid-shaped block art gallery showcasing the work of Malaysian artists located between Jalan Tunk Razak and Lake TItiwangsa. National Art Gallery was founded in the late 1950s, boasting fine Malay art with “long ridge roof” concept adapted from traditional Malays house and a very unusual modern structure, built with a combination of glass, metal and slate. National Art Gallery aims to display to the world some of the local artwork, hosts seminars, workshops and competitions in the local and international arena to promote the appreciation of the arts by the younger generation. Each building has its own concept which defines what kind of design it used. The roof design of the National Art Gallery adopted the combination of aluminium rainscreen cladding with curtain wall system. The following will briefly discuss on the system used:- ►Aluminium Rainscreen Cladding Rainscreen cladding is a lightweight and durable panelling system that consists of an outer leaf with air gaps, a ventilated cavity and an inner wall. The cavity is to generate pressure to impede the ingress of water through the open joints. The open joints between is to permit air movement for drying out the moisture that gets through the joints. It consist different finishes like cladding panels, brick, ceramic tiles,

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