The Tree [in a] House
The Tree [in a] House

Triple storey bungalow in Tropicana, Selangor Darul Ehsan

Year: 2010

Concept : The idea for the renovation of this house was to create a contemporary tropical villa, with a particular emphasis on greenery. The idea of connecting a green space from the exterior to the interior was taken to the next level, by transposing an actual tree from the outside to the inside of the house. This courtyard area then became the key communal focal point for social activity within the house, specifically during dining.

The rest of the house conforms to a modern aesthetic that combines clean lines, clearly defined geometric forms, large expanses of glass but incorporated with pitched clay tile roofs, elevated rooms, timber floors, and extruding balconies and overhangs that are typical elements found in houses with a tropical vernacular.

Features : A fully grown tree was planted right in the middle of the dining hall of the house, marking the presence of a modern courtyard, naturally illuminated through full height glass within a double volume atrium and a pyramidal glass skylight located above the tree.

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