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The Deck House Participates in the Malaysian Rainforest

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The stairs glimpsed inside the rainforest “Deck House” play a starring role in the experience.

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As you descend the stair you seem to be walking out into the rainforest.

The stairs share the double height glass conservatory of a huge glassed living room.

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From the living room the dark outline of the organized grid of metal window framing forms a civilized counterpoint to the untamed rampant forest beyond.

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The same rich red wood inside and out creates a seamless transition between the interior and the exterior, creating the sense of a much larger ‘landing point’.

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Once down in the living room, this double height glass for the stairwell creates a soaring conservatory feeling.

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The ceiling height lowers as you enter the more intimate but still airy dining room.

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And at the kitchen end of this open space, huge colorful paintings grace the wall at the back.

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High up within the tree canopy an airy master bedroom shares the forest with a curtain wall of glass slid entirely open.

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A stone deck off the bedroom offers a silky smooth cool surface for walking barefoot in the treetops.

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The Deck House was built in the Malaysian rainforest.
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Built on steep terrain in a lush forest, it is supported on poles with minimum interference to the forest floor.

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Designed in steel and glass by architect Choo Gim Wah, it is resistant to the mold that can bedevil houses in the tropics.

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