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Deep Water Design for the Tropics – Hijauan House in Kuala Lumpur

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Here is a gorgeous house adapted to Malaysia’s sultry climate, set in a lush and beautiful tropical garden in Kuala Lumpur.

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Although empty now, it is easy to imagine the good life lived in this cooling beauty.

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The architecture comes from local Kuala Lumpur studio Twenty-Nine Design.

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The architects make use of expanses of water for cooling, in the manner of sustainable design for the tropics in similar climates, like nearby Singapore.

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Dark wooden screens are employed to baffle heat and light – creating cool and shadowed interiors that suggest the cool of a rainforest.

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Through sensitive design, the architects were able to preserve two majestic 50 year old mango trees along the side boundary.

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Much of the tropical vegetation of the site was able to be kept, including slow growing fern trees.

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Sleek and cool white predominates inside.

The glossy surfaces add to the cooling effect.

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The contrast between the glossy white and the dark woods throughout continues in the very tropical bathroom.

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A fully open-able indoor – outdoor kitchen connecting indoors and outdoors suggests the potential for fragrant summer garden dining al fresco.

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The design makes extensive use of the cooling effect of the deep water that surrounds much of the house.

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Aside from cooling the air around the house, a long and leisurely dunk can be indulged in this still deep water off the terraces.

Sustainable design, and breathtakingly gorgeous too.

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