fluted concrete blocks extend 3-juxta house's facade towards streetfront in malaysia

fluted concrete blocks extend 3-juxta house's facade towards streetfront in malaysia

Kee Yen Architect settles 3-Juxta House in Ipoh

 

Kee Yen Architect’s 3-Juxta House presents an architectural composition of three distinct volumes that integrate form and function, creating a cohesive living environment. The interconnected masses cater to the diverse needs of the household, fostering unity and flow within the space. Carefully chosen materials offer spatial effects while supporting passive design strategies for tropical living.

 

Initially envisioned as a large mansion for three generations of a family in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia, the project was refined into a two-level dwelling with a focus on practical elegance. The design uses volumes to represent different functions, resulting in a composition defined by volumetric interplay.

 

Communal spaces such as the living and dining areas are balanced with private retreats, fostering harmony and comfort throughout the residence. At the center lies a cooling pool and courtyard, designed to moderate the tropical breeze and maintain a comfortable atmosphere. Expansive openings maximize natural light while controlling heat gain.

fluted concrete blocks extend 3-juxta house's facade towards streetfront in malaysia
all images courtesy of Kee Yen Architect

 

 

3-Juxta House puts up a dynamic front concrete facade

 

The residence features distinctive volumes, interconnected to create an individualized yet harmonious whole. The spatial design prioritizes each family member’s unique needs through volumetric interplay. The design team includes elements like the ‘Say Hi’ box to encourage interaction with street life, with a dynamic front facade, featuring fluted concrete blocks and stainless-steel inlays, adding visual interest.

 

The thoughtful use of materials such as concrete, nyatoh timber, and balau timber enhances the overall architectural vision. The central void allows natural light to illuminate the space, highlighting the residence’s design artistry and engaging its inhabitants.

fluted concrete blocks extend 3-juxta house's facade towards streetfront in malaysia
the front facade features fluted concrete blocks interspersed with randomly placed stainless steel inlays

fluted concrete blocks extend 3-juxta house's facade towards streetfront in malaysia
central cooling pool and courtyard moderate the tropical breeze and maintain a pleasant atmosphere

fluted concrete blocks extend 3-juxta house's facade towards streetfront in malaysia
the ground floor courtyard and its void space above serve as pivotal spaces, fostering connectivity

fluted concrete blocks extend 3-juxta house's facade towards streetfront in malaysia
expansive openings maximize natural light while controlling heat gain for efficient energy use

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the distinct volumes accommodate the diverse needs of the household, creating a seamless flow within the space

 

fluted concrete blocks extend 3-juxta house's facade towards streetfront in malaysia
the central void, a focal point within the residence, brings natural light into the space

fluted concrete blocks extend 3-juxta house's facade towards streetfront in malaysia
the integration of natural elements and thoughtful architectural details creates an engaging living experience

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the use of materials like concrete, nyatoh timber, and balau timber enhances the architectural vision

 

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the tall pivot glass door vanishes when opened, seamlessly blending the external and internal spaces
the tall pivot glass door vanishes when opened, seamlessly blending the external and internal spaces
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project info:

 

name: 3-Juxta House
architect: Kee Yen Architect | @keeyen_architect

location: Perak, Malaysia

photography: Bricks Begin Photography | @bricksbegin

 

 

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edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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