Denai House
Johor Baharu, Malaysia
This project demonstrates a modern minimalist approach to house design in the tropics. Its linear arrangement perpendicular to a main road protects privacy, and the laying out of the accommodation around three sides of a central court provides internal views of a lawn and lap pool. Indoor and outdoor space flow easily into each other, encouraging cross-ventilation: the ground floor is flexible and open-plan, while on the first floor glass sliding doors open the bedrooms completely on one side. A flat cantilevered roof provides protection from sun and rain and has the potential for rainwater harvesting and installation of photovoltaic panels.


The Aga Khan Trust for Culture, 2011.
Johor Baharu, Malaysia
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