Fourfoursixsix were invited to provide a proposal for a large-scale luxury residential scheme on a prime site in Kuala Lumpur City Centre. Their design combines elegant massing, a flexible floor plate and a pragmatic façade concept that provides an engaging counterpoint to similar local developments.
Archetypal residential high-rise buildings tend to consist of duplicate stacked façades and inelegant ‘stuck-on’ balconies, which the architects felt were contrary to the concepts of luxury and high quality design.
Key to a successful design solution was to consider the experiential benefits to users, sustainable methods of construction and inhabitation, and flexibility in design. The scheme considers pure geometric elegance and luxurious minimalism as central design concepts, incorporating climatically comfortable living spaces that provide superlative views.
The massing consists of two interlocking geometric forms which respond to a series of experiential and spatial factors. Where connected, differing areas of public and private spaces are formed depending on specific programmatic requirements. When separated, they provide distinct towers of private accommodation in which views, light and privacy are all maximized.
An extruded multilevel podium accommodates arrival, restaurant, common area and back of house facilities. Lower level residences benefit from additional views over swimming pools and terraced areas. The morning terrace is orientated for lap swimming and gym usage. Facing west above Jalan Stonor, the afternoon terrace presents an engaging family focused area that encourages entertainment and socialising. The clubhouse and function rooms can be opened up to provide expansive indoor-outdoor event space and there is a dedicated communal BBQ and al fresco seating area.
A deep set east and west façade provides punctured alcove windows and brise soleil to protect from the intense, near equatorial sun path. The GRC panels provide a modular system which is flexible in its pattern and density, with standard modules repeated intelligently to conceal internal walls and variable unit configurations. The north and south façade is thinner in depth with a larger percentage of glazing to maximise views and increase light penetration.