Nicknamed Kenzan Heights by the owners, this impressive home in Shah Alam sits on a large piece of land. It was named as such because of the owners' passion for the project. Entrusted to Choo Gim Wah Architect, the unusually shaped site posed an architectural challenge as all 15,300 square feet of the triangular site with slopes surrounding two out of three of its boundaries came with restricted access and orientation.
Undaunted and after digesting the client's brief, the architect decided to place the building strategically at the rear end of the plot.
"This placement was efficient with a linear spatial layout, which came with its own challenges as it sat adjacent to a critical slope with the neighbouring property. To overcome this required the combined effort of architectural and engineering input to ensure there were no compromise to space and safety," explains Ar. Choo Gim Wah, principal of Choo Gim Wah Architect.
"The building placement also comes with the intent to allow for a generous amount of area for landscaping as the client has a love for greens and enjoys curating his own plants and trees."