A Concrete Masterpiece In The Malaysian Capital

Designed by WHBC Architects, the ‘Chempenai House’ in Kuala Lumpur is a lesson in material constraint. Though extravagant in size, the spectacle of this concrete home is its consideration of the surrounding Malaysian environment, and its rejectio…

The Window House By Formzero

The commitment of architect Lee Cherng Yih, of Malaysian firm Formzero, to providing the tenants of ‘Window House’ with a connection to nature makes this home a geometric playground.
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Angular concrete shell encloses interior gardens at The Window House by Formzero

A faceted concrete shell punctuated by openings of varying sizes wraps around this house in Kuala Lumpur, which contains pockets of interior landscaping that create private outdoor spaces. Local studio Formzero designed The Window House for a hillside site on the edge of a forest overlooking the Malaysian capital. The architects’ initial thoughts were to

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CarverHaggard uses basic building materials for Industrial Estate Gallery in Kuala Lumpur

Buildings made from standard construction materials are arranged around a tropical garden to form this Kuala Lumpur gallery by London studio CarverHaggard, to suit its setting on an industrial estate (+ slideshow). CarverHaggard was asked to create the showroom and gallery by a real estate developer responsible for masterplanning a mixed-use district near a new railway station in the Malaysian More

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Bamboo playhouse by Eleena Jamil built on a lake island in Kuala Lumpur’s botanical gardens

Malaysian architect Eleena Jamil has built a bamboo pavilion in Kuala Lumpur’s botanical gardens, featuring tree-like columns and a floor made up of 31 elevated platforms (+ slideshow). Eleena Jamil – whose past projects include a house a with horse shoe-shaped courtyard – designed The Bamboo Playhouse for the Perdana Botanical Gardens, a 92-hectare park in the centre of the city. The structure is based on […]

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Fabian Tan’s Ittka House is designed to offer respite from Malaysian heat

This Kuala Lumpur home has bedrooms with corners that slide open, an indoor tree and voids between the floors to make the interior feel more like an outdoor space (+ slideshow). Ittka House was designed by Kuala Lumpur-based architect Fabian Tan for a couple in their 30s, and replaces a more traditional terraced house on […]

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Tropical Box house in Kuala Lumpur is wrapped in a concrete “egg crate”

Malaysian studio WHBC Architects wrapped this house with a gridded concrete facade, designed to create privacy while providing a frame for tropical plants to grow around the building (+ slideshow). Called Tropical Box, the 670-square-metre house was built on a sloping site behind the condominiums and private houses of Demansara Heights in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s […]

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