Modern two-storey residence designed by DRTAN LM Architect, located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Description by DRTAN LM Architect
Located within the higher center class suburban of Taman Tun Dr. Ismail that was developed within the early 70’s, 23 Terrace is a brand new double-storey terrace home reconfigured instead of its single-storey predecessor. Throughout day, the façade is a typical modern terrace home with giant openings, glass balustrade and minimalist safety door grille and gate. At nightfall, the home transforms right into a lantern, casting surrealistic shadows on the cement rendered porch.
It’s a easy design train of type comply with perform the place the necessity of the occupants takes priority. On the bottom flooring, the dwelling, eating and kitchen converge in an open idea format and a suspended cut up staircase product of metal occupies a minimal a part of the dwelling area. The dwelling space has a function wall of uncovered brick wall which is among the few remnants from the previous home. The concrete ceiling is left unplastered to scale back VOC emission. A versatile visitor /music room with an hooked up toilet is accessible by way of two giant panels of folding-sliding doorways.
The dry and moist kitchens are related by an extended stretch of marble counter prime and chrome steel cupboards. The centerpiece of the eating/dwelling is the bespoke eating desk carved out of a slab of suar timber cross part.
On the primary flooring, the cut up staircase branches out into the terrace roof backyard on one aspect and the personal sanctum on the opposite on the primary flooring. This association permits friends to entry the open area with out compromising the privateness of the main bedroom. The main bedroom has an en suite rest room set inside glass enclosure, which visually amplifies the area.
The el fresco area on the balcony is designed to have fun the tropical climate, with two-thirds cement rendered flooring and a strip of grass simply earlier than the frameless glass balustrade. Ten ft excessive partitions flank the complete size of the terrace, with open-confronted brick partitions bordering the grass strip for privateness and acoustic causes.
To optimise indoor air change, there are two customised wind generators mixed with metal framed glazed pyramids hooked up to constructed-in vents that present the home with “stack impact” air flow. A three-diploma differential is sufficient to spin the generators by convection.
The brand new type and peak of 23 Terrace are rejuvenating revisions of the 70’s single-storey terrace. It’s a child step in the direction of the greening of the neighbourhood, an try to teach the group concerning the significance of inexperienced retrofitting.
Images by H Lin Ho