C’arch Architecture + Design
The typical Malaysian terrace house has a deep and narrow foortprint, dictated by commercial pressures to maximise density. The limited external facades (front and back) result in a dim and poorly ventilated space at the centre of the house.
We challenge this convention with 2 primary moves. Firstly, a shallower (shorter) and wider (square) plan provides a brighter and more spacious aspect to each floor. Secondly, the insertion of open decks adjcent to each party wall creates an additional 3rd external facade for natural lighting and ventilation. The resultant facade presents each home as a detached unit.
A palette of fair-faced concrete, glass and aluminium screens finish these which provide comfortable tropical homes whilst achieving the required development density of 12 unit/ acre.