This project garnered the Silver award for Best Residential Design (Private Houses), at the IDCS 2020 Design Excellence Awards.
This old bungalow in Seremban, Malaysia, underwent a complete transformation to become the bright, luxurious contemporary family home is it today.
The design team from Pins Studio was tasked to reconfigure the home so that it would have larger communal spaces and bedrooms. To address the brief, they kept only the existing living room, family room, and staircase. The rest of the home — including the dining, kitchen and utility rooms on the ground floor and the bedroom on the upper level — were completely revamped.
Set in an open-plan layout, the newly-renovated spaces were designed around the central element of a custom-built cabinet. This cabinet’s main function was to conceal a large structural column that was in the middle of the home, while demarcating the wet kitchen, laundry room, and dry kitchen. It also serves as useful concealed storage for several appliances, including the wine chiller and oven.
“In this home, the concept of simplicity and serenity is beautifully expressed in the form of sublime details. Interior design is all about essential elements, it can still be taken to the next level with careful application of colours and textures to create a visual interest that soothes our senses,” says the design team.
AT A GLANCE
Who lives here: A large family
Type of home: Bungalow in Seremban, Malaysia
Size of home: 691 sqm
ID: Pins Studio