DRTAN LM Architect
Jotun, Al’capricon Stones, Arensi Marley, CEM Greentech Engineering, Guocera Tiles, Ipmuda Buildermart, Karmac Aluminium, LTL Corportation, Solartech Sales & Service, Wong Lighting
Tan Loke Mun
Tan Yee Yin
Perunding L&W Sdn Bhd
Bofi (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory Of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
House No.16 is located in Damansara Heights, a leafy residential suburb in Kuala Lumpur.
They had acquired an old 1970s bungalow that had been vacant for some time.
The old basic two-storey bungalow had a small simple rectangle plan. It was constructed in a combination of RC slab flooring but also had certain upper floor areas with timber joists and floorboards.
This gave the opportunity to conceptualize a clean modern intervention into the old structure whilst still achieving an industrial vibe.
One long side of the house has a 6m high retaining wall which provided good privacy and the opportunity to create a lively colorful garden that integrates into the interior living spaces.
A series of large garden views were opened into the existing walls to extend the lines of sight and bring the outdoor areas in
The client is a young couple and their lovely pets.
The brief was to refurbish and add new living spaces to accommodate their needs
The overall exercise resulted in a simple modern intervention that integrates all aspects of the site, gardens, retaining walls, and the recycling of the existing building structure thus a small textbook example of good tropical and green architecture
The upstairs was redesigned to accommodate the new master bedroom, study, entertainment spaces, and future room for children.