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Mata Mata Residence

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Project Type: Design & Build

Client: Private Client

This is anrenovation of a 3-decade old house for a small family. The primary focus of this renovation project was to redesign the entire layout of the house to suit the client’s modern living requirement.

To achieve this goal, the walls were removed to create an open living space that incorporates the living room, dining room, and dry kitchen. The introduction of full-height glass panels along the living areas allows for the influx of natural light and provides a sense of spaciousness within the home, and the views to the surrounding garden and outdoor space.

One of the key features of this renovation project is the use of wooden folding louvres in the house’s façade. This design creates a dynamic effect that adds a unique dimension to the house’s exterior. In addition to their aesthetic appeal, the wooden folding louvres provide an efficient sun control solution for Brunei’s tropical climate.

This project is an example of how architectural design can balance aesthetics and practicality. The use of wooden folding louvres not only adds natural warmth to the façade, but also regulates the amount of sunlight coming through the space. This feature is essential in dealing with the tropical climate of Brunei, making the space more comfortable and enjoyable for its occupants.

In conclusion, the renovation of this 1970s house serves as a testament to how excellent consideration of architectural design and materials can transform a space. The incorporation of wooden folding louvres in the façade design provided practical and aesthetic benefits, offering a home with a unique and dynamic atmosphere. Such case studies serve as inspiration to architects, decorators, and homeowners, alike, to pursue design that combines style, comfort, and practicality, when redesigning homes for modern living standards.

Photographer: David Liao

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