This house (11,000 sqft) was designed for prolific fiction writer who wanted to live amongst the trees and appreciate the natural beauty of Ukay Heights, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The concept was based on the idea of enjoying repose under a shady tree. Hence the idea of a roofed canopy was conceived with living spaces tucked underneath with distant views out towards distant trees and hills.
The house is tucked under a tropical canopy that keeps it cool from the tropical sun and shelter from the torrential rain in Malaysia
Antique furniture against the roof that appears to float over the space
Staircase and relationship with the voids above
The staircase is designed to float whilst acting as a subtle connection between the spaces
Detail of staircase and roof enveloping the interior space
Open concept kitchen and relationship with the living room and dining
Open concept bathroom with privacy screens to allow plenty of light and ventilation
Bedroom overlooking the green hills beyond. The green painted wall helps bring the outdoors into the space.
Detail of the pool with the casual lounge
The study is connected to a large outdoor terrace that is protected from the tropical sun and rain by large roof overhangs
The skylight roof allows sunlight down into the semi-basement floor below
The roof is designed to appear like a shelter from the elements and becomes the dominating architectural feature
The detail of the roof trellis
The view of the house from the pool