Photo by Roger Hubeli and Julie Larsen of Aptum Architectrure
Martin Summers and PLUS-SUM Studio were invited to participate in the "Malaysia Biennial 100YC: Medini 2017" that explored " forward thinking and visionary ideas, identifying disruptive mechanisms of change, impacting architecture, urbanism and the way we will live in the next 100 years." The biennial is organized by Tom Kovac, Professor of Architecture at RMIT University, the Artistic Director and Curator of the Malaysia Biennial 100YC: Medini 2017. With exciting news this spring, we were informed that the projects will be exhibited as part of the Venice Biennale Sessions!
From Tom: "due to the expanded remit of the project and the international interest the project is attracting, the title to this project for the Biennale Sessions will be changed to "Iskandar Puteri 100YC." This will enable the outcomes and discussions to be applied more broadly and foster a more inclusive discussion of the broader region. The broader Iskandar Puteri region is set to become the largest fully integrated urban development in Southeast Asia."
Martin's studio at the University of Kentucky College of Design, School of Architecture began the project in the Spring 2017 Semester and was joined by the "Sutherland Visiting Professor," Tobias Armborst of Interboro Partners who co-taught the studio. After final reviews in April 2018, a core team of three students worked with Professor Summers to further the research and visuals for exhibition. The project went through several iterations and alterations before the final submission was exhibited, therefore the project is listed as the University of Kentucky College of Design, School of Architecture and PLUS-SUM Studio.