Thursday, March 7, 2013

Colonial shophouse in Ipoh: Cross Section

I was making a round to fill-in the time waiting for my mother, when I spotted this. The cross section of an old colonial building is clearly shown through this sectional structure. Those crumbles were once a row of shop lot and I remember seeing thick smoke coming from its direction on one fine day last year. I guess, the owner has to make way for new sets of building to take place. But the cross section is very interesting indeed as it depict the usage of load bearing walls made from clay bricks and the colonnade of  its structural columns were also made of bricks.