Chew Residence is a modern tropical house at the base of a hill in the Seputeh district, a suburb of Kuala Lumpur. The ground floor consists of a garage, storage, and machine rooms; the first floor consists of a living room, exercise room, and double-height sitting and dining area with views of the garden terrace in the north and the garden in the south and linking to the second floor's sitting area and corridor, terrace, pavilion, and swimming pool, dry and wet kitchen, powder room, and laundry; the second floor consists of four bedrooms and a sitting area; the third floor consists of the master bedroom, its terrace, and garden.
The building is a reinforced concrete structure; exterior materials are homogeneous ceramic tiles, exposed concrete, white painted plaster, wood, satin stainless steel, powder-coated aluminum brise-soleil, and low-E glass with powder-coated aluminum frames; and interior materials are polished engineered stone, homogeneous ceramic tiles, wood, and white painted plaster.
The building's mass organization, horizontal patterns and colors of the exterior facade materials, and refined details give the house a calm, delicate, and neat character. Gardens and roof gardens provide a shady and pleasant ambiance to the surrounding of this modern tropical house.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Project Administration and Design Collaboration: David Cheah Design Architects