March 16, 2022
Passive and biophilic design approaches have been adopted in Garisan, a project that comprises 12 new units of 2.5-storey terrace houses in Puchong, Selangor. Externally, the houses are articulated in two form variants, expressing different built heights, colours and textures to break away from the typical monotony of Malaysian terraced house designs. At the front porch, the residents are greeted with a landscaped front yard; green planter boxes and a big tree screens cars from the interior.
Internally, the spaces are planned around a central triple-volume courtyard space that is naturally lit and landscaped, inspired by the Malaysian heritage shophouse architecture. As a strategy to blend nature with architecture, the owners are encouraged to grow trees in the central courtyard. Living, dining and kitchen areas flanking the central courtyard have views to the greenery amidst a bright, naturally lit, tall-ceilinged environment. The breeze cross-ventilates the house, and the ventilation blocks above the central courtyard allow the hot air to escape. Windows on the east-west façades are equipped with operable louvres for privacy and shading adjustment.
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Jalan Prima 7/15, Puchong
4,042 square metres
Gross Floor Area
264.3 square metres x 12 units
Number of Rooms
Rivertree Land Sdn Bhd
Choo Poo Liang Architect + O2 Design Atelier
Edric Choo Poo Liang
Rivertree Corporation Sdn Bhd
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer
Jurutera Perunding JBI (M&E) Sdn Bhd
Civil & Structural Engineer
Millennium Penguin Studios
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