Schematic and design development for a mixed-use development in Penang, Malaysia. The design highlights the tropical nature of the Penang island with passively cooled areas, sun-shading devices, louvered panels, green walls, green roofs, and patterned screens. Patterns were inspired from the “penang” or the betel nut palm. Adonis Amparo and Denin Sy rendered the computer-generated perspective of the final design. Project is in collaboration with Nina Quintos and Harry Serrano, under Cadiz International (2007-2009).