Opened in January 2011, Gallery Residence is a tangible symbol of SGFA’s commitment to design and applauds innovation and creativity of internationally renowned local talents. The space itself is an ideal backdrop for showcasing SGFA’s eclectic range of art and design exhibitions – providing a contemporary arena for contemporary art. This inspiring building is at the forefront of modern architectural style, boasting effective design for green living.
Gallery Residence was designed by the award winning architectural luminary Ken Yeang in collaboration with SGFA as an exhibition space that embraces aesthetic and conceptual innovation, in line with contemporary art thought. Gallery Residence presents unique green features including a wind catcher, bioswales and turf ramps, and is the first space of its kind in the region.
Gallery Residence also accommodates living and work spaces for artists and management who live in and maintain the building.
The interior galleries have Rio LED track lighting which more accurately shows the artwork, creates a comfortable and elegant atmosphere and is energy efficient. Garden lighting is a mixture of LED and Solar, selected and placed to emphasize building design, outdoor installations and landscaping features.
Gallery Residence was one of the first projects in Malaysia to receive Green Building certification and won a PAM (Architects) Excellence Award in 2011. The space was nominated for the 2016 Aga Khan Architecture Award.
Art House, Architecture Malaysia, Vol. 29, 2017
Datin Shalini Ganendra, HELLO Magazine, 2012 (1)
Being Creative and Eco Friendly, I.M. Magazine, 2012
IMag May 2012
HABITUS Living Australia Issue 15
WSJ May Article Print 2012
Living with(in) Art, HABITUS Living Australia, 2012
Masterpiece Iconic Houses, 2013 (2)
Malaysia’s New Art Mix, Saudi Aramco World, 2013
Malaysian Art Comes Out of the Shadows, Art Radar Asia, 2013
Living with Art – Green + Art + Architecture, 2013
Cultural Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets: Shalini Ganendra Fine Art, McGill University July 23, 2015
DestinAsian Magazine Dec 2015/Jan. 2016
Conde Nast Traveller, May 2016
Constructed Ecosystems by Ken Yeang & Shireen Jahnkassim
Masterpiece, Iconic Houses by Great Contemporary Artists, Ed. Beth Brown, Images Publishing 2012