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Light-Filled Elegance: The Filtered Light House in Johor Bahru Celebrates the Beauty of Light in Surprising Ways

by creativehomex

Commissioned by a young couple, the brief for this home designed by CRS SDN BHD was not complicated yet it was by no means typical. Built just for two, this intermediate terraced house, aptly called the Filtered Light House was perfect for the newlyweds.

To incorporate a uniqueness to the house, the concept for the interior design was to resolve the daylight issue that occurs to most of intermediate terraced housing in Malaysia. To do this, the bedroom on the ground floor was taken down to allow a semi outdoor patio at the back of the house, which was separated with a glass panel door adjacent to the dining area. The dining space and dry kitchen are illuminated with ample natural daylight and cross ventilation.

The living room was kept modest with a comfy 3-seater sofa and a simple and minimal television console. The entire space is connected in a linear manner using a 6-seater solid wood dining table and quartz stone breakfast table. A concrete ledge next to the dining table offers casual seating. In contrast, the staircase was carefully affixed with vertical timber panels to hide the staggering lines of the stairs, which do not interact well with the other elements.

Towards the front, the entrance was altered to fit in a main door at the side. Additionally, the designer included a patio outside the living room. The new patio features a layered effect achieved using new perforated panels which act as a grill and privacy screen. With the screen, the sliding door can be opened all day to create maximum cross ventilation for the ground floor space. On the upper floor, the family room was converted to a walk in wardrobe with daylight streaming in from the top hung window.

The master bedroom was carefully designed with unique carpentry works to celebrate the A-frame ceiling design.The overall tone and colour are light and minimal. A mixture of light timber, raw cement, and white stones were chosen to create a minimalism and contemporary ambiance which fits in perfectly with the simplicity of the layout.


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