Penang, Malaysia

Shorefront is an exclusive, low-density housing project of 115 apartments in three low-rise buildings on a prestigious sea-side site; the three blocks are arranged perpendicular to the street and shoreline, and are placed within tranquil water courts. Strict planning guidelines were followed since Penang is a World Heritage city; building heights were limited to 18 metres, and the client required that all units have sea views. The structure is a reinforced concrete frame with modular wall panels for infill. Each apartment features cross ventilation and natural lighting, and extensive use is made of timber screens locally-produced from hardwood chengal trees. A curved, specially-engineered sea wall in reinforced concrete prevents possible flooding.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture

Penang, Malaysia
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Completed 2017
48,500 m²
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