A Green Bungalow at Kampung Tunku, Petaling Jaya
To create a house that is both Green and cost effective. Emphasis was given on creating the illusion of space for this small plot of land (5,400 ft2). The double volume living room act as a main “connector” to all other ancillary spaces with the lap pool and garden being the anchor to all the interior spaces. The house was constructed using modular concrete blocks in a natural finish. Paint and other cladding material was used sparingly and to allow natural everyday type material to show-off its natural beauty.
Total cost: RM1.5M
Detail of the Brise-Soleil which was constructed out of weathered perforated steel panels to reduce the afternoon solar gain
Night view of the solar shading device
Contemporary brutal style of the off-form concrete walls that contrasts with the colourful pool
Double volume living room with glass and sun-shade steel trellis allows for plenty of light yet keeps out the glare from the afternoon sun
The timber bridge signifies the entry form the public to the more private parts of the house with the steel staircase leading up to the bedrooms above
The AV room with built-in cushioned seats are integrated with the building structure and walls seamlessly and the ceiling is designed to appear hovering above.
A cantilevered alcove in the master-bedroom with sliding glass windows with privacy steel screens
The rough hewn concrete island is the central focal point of the house that is part of the kitchen as well as the dining room. It is the main social space of the house.
Detail of the wine glass shelve hovering above the concrete island and its relationship to the pool
The powder room was designed with full height one-way glass mirror that allows a full view of the pool
Custom designed concrete vent-blocks allows for full privacy whilst allowing for plenty of ventilation. Sunlight flows in through the glass skylight above.
View of the Master Bedroom cantilevered bay window from the staircase framed by steel rods
Detail of the staircase floating above the lollipop coloured pool below.
View of the double volume living room with glimpses of the neighbourhood through the steel sunshade trellis.
The poolside lounge and its almost seamless relationship with the interior of the house.
Detail of the sunshade trellis and the roof with mood night lighting
The overall house facade from the street at night
The gardenside view of the house and pool at night with the roof hovering above