This villa marries contemporary design with Malay culture and tropical panache. Details from traditional kampung houses such as exposed wooden rafters, timber screens and panels, as well as rattan and teakwood furniture are redefined with edgy elements such as crisp lines, simple shapes and muted colours.
The client’s private collection of reclaimed railway sleepers become the main feature of the house, especially in the formal dining area. The sculptural rattan light illuminates the rustic character of the oxidised iron and aged timber finishing, creating a juxtaposition of industrial and natural. The kitchen and casual dining area – the heart of the home – is airy, spacious and well-lit making it the perfect place to gather and converse. This combination of linear compositions, high volume open spaces, dramatic lighting and natural materials creates a one-of-a-kind tropical hospitality.