This project garnered the Silver award for Best Residential Design (Private Houses), at the IDCS 2020 Design Excellence Awards.
Managing the spatial flow of a home is no easy feat, especially when the layout is long and narrow, but the team at Pins Studio got it right for this landed zero-lot bungalow in Ampang Melawati, Kuala Lumpur.
The design team removed the walls where possible to open up the spaces on the ground floor, making way for a living hall, dining area, dry kitchen and wet kitchen. In order to visually segregate the different areas while allowing them to transition smoothly into each other, they used semi-open display panels and a gradient monochrome palette that subtly defines each space. The result is a different experience and ambience in each room, even though the home is technically an open-plan one.
“The house is modern, minimalist and luxurious all in one,” says the design team. “The main challenge was deciding how to bring a different experience into each space, and how to use the colour tones to transition from one space to another. We are glad we went for it as the interplay of different materials and tonal values resulted in a strong design outcome.”
AT A GLANCE
Who lives here: A three-generation family of five
Type of home: Landed zero-lot in Ampang Melawati, Malaysia
Size of home: 5,367 sq ft
ID: Pins Studio