When it comes to revisiting history, it’s hard to imagine certain elements of it, especially the structure of palaces that existed before our time. So, if you’ve wondered how it might look like, fret not as an architecture student Mohd Faizal Rahmat has created an in-depth and precise depiction of the famous Melaka empire.
Gambaran artis grafik tentang Istana Melaka:
1. Gambar depan (facade) istana.
2. Pusat pentadbiran Kesultanan Melayu Melaka, berserta masjid di Bukit Melaka (kini Bukit St. Paul).
3. Singgahsana Sultan.
4. Balairong Sultan. pic.twitter.com/BCbsxCPRmV
— El 🇲🇾 (@ErenaTakeuchi) September 17, 2020
The 35-year-old who always had a fond interest in Malaysian architecture continued his studies at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia doing not just any architecture course but a special one that was more focused on history and philosophy. During his fifth year of university, he was tasked to manage a concept design of Melaka as reported by Vocket.
This opportunity was his big break, as he managed to speak with museum curators, musicians and prominent people in the scene to get an extensive insight of Melaka. Also, his recent design of the 3D Melaka city included the palace, throne and the Royal administrative centre.
Rahmat’s designs have gotten a great amount of attention on social media especially Twitter, as many netizens have been praising his work and how it should be the foundation of a feature film.
I’m rooting for the entertainment industry to make a movie about Kesultanan Melaka with these concept😔🤟🏻 please!
Malacca : The Last Empire https://t.co/maqW6pd2MB
— ＭＩＮＮ－ＥＲＶＡ︎ ︎☂︎ (@Chiminzy_) September 21, 2020
this is epic af, an artist’s imagining of the Malacca Sultanate’s castle https://t.co/VKCFpxORvy
— JAQREL (@jaqrel36) September 18, 2020
@/ANY MALAYSIAN FILM MAKING COMPANIES WE NEED THISSSSSSSSSSSSSSS TO BE MADE INTO A MOVIE
GERENTI BEST SELLER AND ITS ALSO EDUCATIONAL
(Cukuplah pasal cinta je haih 😭) https://t.co/Ok3Y4ng1gP
— Æ🇲🇾 (@AEisprivate) September 18, 2020
Although, Faizal had graduated in 2005 and has been heavily involved in architecture and interior design for 12 years, he does not get enough recognition for his amazing works of art… a problem that most of our local talents face.
Ni artis dia since OP tak letak kredit. Siapa2 nak tolong dia, boleh beli artwork dia sekali. Dah lama aku follow dia kat fb, hasil kerja level international tapi recognition tak setaraf tu. Struggling artist. https://t.co/rtmm7C7CPk pic.twitter.com/A9fANoVmdm
— A’amir (@budakkertas00) September 17, 2020
If you’d like to support him or even commission him for jobs, you can reach him on Facebook.