Kuala Lumpur House / SCDA Architects

Kuala Lumpur House / SCDA Architects

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Kuala Lumpur House / SCDA Architects - Exterior Photography, Brick, Facade, Windows
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Text description provided by the architects. In the middle of busy Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur House is a retreat away from the city. The landscape, architecture and interiors consider the environment, culture and climate of the site throughout the design process. Each component of the design is broken down into volume, line and plane, maintaining inspiration from classic architecture and design.

Kuala Lumpur House / SCDA Architects - Exterior Photography, Windows, Facade, Garden
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Kuala Lumpur House / SCDA Architects - Interior Photography
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The Kuala Lumpur house is a sequence of interior and exterior spaces, illuminated by light, materials and the clarity of the structure. The facade of the residence is nothing but structured and aligned. The rigidity of the architecture contrasts with the materials and the proportions that dress the building and envelop the landscape. The linearity and proportions of wood, stone and earth naturally create a composition that inclines to make your own place.

Kuala Lumpur House / SCDA Architects - Exterior photography, facade, windows
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Kuala Lumpur House / SCDA Architects - Interior photography, living room, sofa, table
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In response to Malaysia’s tropical climate, the facade elements have been carefully considered. The shape of Kuala Lumpur House intends to reinvent the concept of verandas. The depth of the window allows owners to take advantage of natural ventilation. Sliding screens are integral responses to tropical climates. The screens temper the sun’s heat and glare, as well as an element to interfere with the play between the opaque walls and the transparent glass.

Kuala Lumpur House / SCDA Architects - Interior Photography, Facade
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SCDA is well known for bringing the presence of nature into their interiors and highly designed Kuala Lumpur House. Deep recessed windows are warmed by aluminum-trimmed wood panels, lining all the glazing. This allows the heat of the material to reach a transition threshold between inside and outside.

Kuala Lumpur House / SCDA Architects - Exterior photography, facade, windows
©Aaron Pocock

Classes are experienced sequentially and hierarchically through a choreographed procession from the house. They are designed to augment the user’s experience with light, sound, touch and sight. During the design phase of Kuala Lumpur House, the architecture and spaces of the courtyard have equal importance. This plays a key role, not only does it allow the architecture to inform the courtyard space, but the courtyards can affect the form of the architecture. Imposition of the courtyards was a method to re-imagine life in the tropics through an exploration of the negative space between indoor and outdoor spaces.

Kuala Lumpur House / SCDA Architects - Exterior Photography, Windows, Facade
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