23 Terrrace, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Situated in the upper middle class suburban of Taman Tun Dr. Ismail that was developed in the 80鈥檚, 23 Terrace is a new double-storey terrace house reconfigured in place of its single-storey predecessor. During day, the fa莽ade is a typical contemporary terrace house with large openings, glass balustrade and minimalist security door grille and gate. At dusk, the house transforms into a lantern, casting surrealistic shadows on the cement rendered porch.

It is a simple design exercise of form follow function where the need of the occupants takes precedence.聽The el fresco space on the balcony is designed to celebrate the tropical weather, with two-thirds cement rendered floor and a strip of grass just before the frameless glass balustrade. Ten feet high walls flank the entire length of the terrace, with open-faced brick walls bordering the grass strip for privacy and acoustic reasons.