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.
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.