The Jade Hill Leisure Villa is a renovation project that I have taken on in charge of collaborating with Cipta Teguh Architects Sdn Bhd. The design takes into consideration many aspects, including green architecture, sustainable architecture, mental health, and physical health.
The site is located on a hidden hillside in Kajang district and is owned by one of Malaysia’s top property developer companies. Jade Hills is a residential area that combines contemporary living with a well-preserved natural environment with a twist of luxurious atmosphere.
Our client, Ms. Ean Yong, stated that she wants a cozy and private villa for her family. “I want my house to host parties and different activities, have good connectivity, and most importantly, I love contemporary Balinese landscaping.”
Applying subtracted and additive form transformation, the bungalow comes with high-pitched roofs, recessed courtyard spaces, voids, and window openings shaded by planar elements. Furthermore, the geometry combination also articulates functional needs on the interior, such as light penetration, privacy, and visual continuity between wall planes and voids.
The Jade Hill Leisure Villa is designed with the aim of achieving a balance between geometric elements and spatial experience. To further explicate, the users’ experiences can be manipulated by the quality of volumes, views, and light of a space by introducing thoughtfully combined planar elements.
The house is designed carefully in different aspects. We designers manipulate the lifestyle and the environment of people’s homes. That’s why I focus on the tropical climate and how people interact with the building. – Director of the architect company.
From our client, “I think the house changed how my family and I lived. What surprises me is that the house stays cool even though it is flaming hot outside. Furthermore, we do love how private we are, despite the fact that our neighbors are very close.”