Denai House by Razin Architect

Located in Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia, this 8000 square feet private house was designed by Razin Architect. It is organised in an elongated manner perpendicular to the main road. The basic planning house is one room thick, that implement the basic fundamental in tropical design that promote cross ventilation for all spaces, as well as ensuring every room has a view to the 3 x 15 meters long lap pool.

According to the architect, Razin Mahmood, there is no formal enclosed living room. Its layout was done strictly on practical everyday functions. Sliding folding timber doors open up the family to the lounge, turning it into a spacious combined area where kitchen, family area, dining and lounge spread across the 6x18 meters area without any dividing partitions.

The typical windows for bedrooms are replaced with floor to ceiling aluminium framed glass sliding doors. Bedrooms are like balconies where one side of the room wall disappears when the doors are fully opened. Sliding and pivoted timber slats provide privacy while allowing fresh air to come in. The 2 meters cantilevers roof above the room openings are to protect the elements from the weather.

The house is designed to allow for conversion into a true sustainable design house in the future.

Source: Razin Architect & WAN
Photos by Yusri Hashim