Tanarimba Janda Baik
Bentong, Malaysia
The oldest primary rainforest in the world lies within commuting distance of Kuala Lumpur, and its 'natural ambience' is seen to offer a 'viable alternative living opportunity' for those stressed by city life. This development (covering 1'400 acres of secondary jungle within the 7'300-acre rainforest) is intended to show that human habitation can be provided in a sustainable way with minimum negative impact on the environment. The low-rise buildings utilise local materials - recycled stone and timber. Access roads follow natural contours to minimise the cutting of slopes. The primary rainforest is maintained for educational and eco-tourism purposes.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Bentong, Malaysia
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Combined floor area: 1,700,300 m²; total site area: 5,667,700 m²
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Tanarimba Janda Baik
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housing development