Designed by Design Collective Architects
From the architects:
The project is built over 2 plots of land located in the affluent mature residential enclave of Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur.
The average residential plot in the area has a lot size of 600m², most often complete with a standard double-storey house built in the 1980s.
The houses were small, built up and generic.
Over the years, many of these homes have sold and been demolished & rebuilt to reflect the current needs.
In their place, houses with more rooms are usually built to accommodate larger family units of multiple generations.
Standards of living are also higher with the increase in property value.
In addition, local guidelines also provided for the increase in storey height, density and size of homes.
These conditions encouraged an extended period of transition for the surrounding neighbourhoods
The context was still in a state of flux, with neighbouring homes putting up for sale signs and some already sold and new houses are also being planned.
The approach for the design of this house took all these factors into consideration and attempted to address the future context of its surrounding.