© Ceavs Chua
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The idea to design a suburban terrace home in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia was reimagining a form befitting a corner house and to re-purpose the living spaces on ground floor as the owners requested for minimal intervention.
The new form of the house is designed to be simple yet bold, that contrasts with prevailing fabric of tropical suburban homes. The layout is planned such that, the living areas were aligned parallel to the site boundary which create a break between the existing and the new spaces. Naturally cooling both the sides, the triangulated break works as a secured ventilated light well. Living spaces are formed by the vaulted annex created by outward extension of an arch roof. The extension of the arch creates a continuous space which is further emphasized through the materiality of the concrete finish from the floor to ceiling. Two large doors opening in the garden further enhance the extension. Connectivity is maintained between the interior and the exterior nature through the uninterrupted views from inside out.