Building Trees

Building Trees

(1/200, F6.3, ISO200, 44mm)

In the early 90´s the Malaysian government decided to build a new  administrative centre 25km south of the overcrowded center of Kuala Lumpur. This became the newly planned city called Putrajaya.

By now almost all ministries have moved their activities to this area and apart from all the huge government buildings it also includes the office and palace of the Prime Minister, mosques, several monuments and some beautiful landscaping.

This is the lobby of one of those buildings and its reflection of the trees that line the streets.

40 thoughts on “Building Trees

  1. very interesting shot … I spent a while exploring this before reading your text I was thinking the stairs were a monorail heading up into trees.

    • Thank you very much, Mitch, taking the time to explore it; personally my idea was the stairs going up into some forest as lots of my stuff seems to be about the contradiction between human structures and nature 😉
      Have a good weekend, greetings, Ron.

    • Thanks amigo, i thought the blueish added to the futuristic feel, which I like in most of my architecture photos 😉
      Have a buenos finde…

    • Hello Jane, it looks like layers for sure, no, dont ever do stuff like that, there´s already so many layers out theere 😉
      Thanks and greetings, Ron

    • Thank you, Lisa, actually it was pretty square and bland on the outside, but the entracne hall was very futuristic i thought, and as always the contrast between nature and human caught my attentions.
      Have a great weekend, Ron.

  2. Fascinating to see the structures you’re finding all over the globe. Thank you for the voyage amongst architects with varied frames of reference, cultural difference. It’s always intrigued me that human beings are the one planet Earth occupant inventing an unbelievably broad range of housing. A squirrel, a bird, beavers, all build from the same inner plan no matter where they are there is constancy. Maybe it’s because we have hands, or that neither variety nor change is disturbing to humans, but rather stimulating, thrilling.

    • Hi Barbara, thanks for taking such an interest in my architectural shots as well; imagination sets us apart from the other ´builders´ as well, I think, some of the buildings I come across are so creative it definitely sets us apart from most other inhabitants. Although what I saw PAradise birds do on some BBC-documentaries was pretty amazing as well 😉
      have a great weekend, greetz, Ron.

    • Hello Richard, i always look for this SF feel and thats also the reason i opt for this blueish metallic look to emphasize that!
      Thanks and greetings from KL, Ron.

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