A suburban terrace house in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia owned by a young family who requested for minimal intervention. The approach was to reimagine a form befitting a corner house and to re-purpose the living spaces on ground level.
新的形式旨在简单而大胆，与现有的热带郊区住宅结构形成鲜明对比。从平面图上看，生活空间的方向与场地边界平行，从而在原有空间和新空间之间形成了一个 "断裂"。三角形的 "断裂 "作为一个安全的通风采光井，使两边自然冷却。拱形屋顶向外延伸，形成一个拱形附属建筑，形成生活空间。通过拱门的延伸，空间显得连续，并通过从地板到天花板的混凝土饰面材料连接起来。两扇大门向花园开放，进一步加强了空间的延伸，从内到外的不间断的视角立即将室内与自然联系起来。
The new form is intended to be simple but bold; contrasting it with the existing fabric of tropical suburban homes. From plan view, the living spaces were orientated parallel to the site boundary, resulting in a “break” between the original and new spaces. The triangulated “break” acts as a secured ventilated light well, cooling both sides naturally. An arch roof extends outwards, creating a vaulted annex that forms the living spaces. The space appears continuous through the extension of the arch and exaggerated further through the materiality of the concrete finish from floor to ceiling. The extension is further enhanced by two large doors that open up to the garden. The uninterrupted perspective from inside out immediately connects the interior with nature.
The upper floor sets up a dramatic background with a play of curves and levels. The spaces are layered, creating a hierarchy of space. The study overlooks the living spaces and adjacent, a step-up platform corner for lounging. Behind this is a bedroom overlooking these spaces. The master bedroom connects through a bridge to the outermost floor section of the annex, and much to one’s surprise, an open balcony.
To counter the heaviness of the concrete vault, openings were carefully carved out on the upper level. For example, the inverted arch window at the side of the vault is drawn as a continuous “S” shape when it meets the front arched opening. Walking through the upper levels, this continuity echoes throughout the spaces as lines of openings and arches meet. Consequently, this rhythmic play of lines within a heavy structure lends to a play of light in subtle ways. Reminiscent of a journey through a cave, perhaps to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
▽入口层平面图 Ground floor plan
▽一层平面图 First floor plan
▽侧立面图 Side Elevation
▽正立面图 Front Elevation
Project title: Bewboc House
Architect: Fabian Tan Architect
Built up Area: 3700 sqft
Land size: 5800 sqft
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Photographer: Ceavs Chua