Bird Island, Kuala Lumpur, Building, Malaysia, Architecture, Images, Architects

Bird Island Project : House

Contemporary Malaysian development design by GRAFT Architects

27 Jan 2009

Bird Island House

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Southeast Asia
Date: 2009-
Architects: GRAFT

Program: 0 Energy hOUSE

Size: 16,000 sq ft

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Bird Island – Concept

GRAFT have applied an integrated strategy of developing a zero-energy house that seamlessly dovetails the economic and environmental advantages of environmentally friendly living with the needs of a demanding and cosmopolitan clientele. The environmental and economic features of this way of living do not conflict with our client’s lifestyle; rather it furthers their ability to comfortably enjoy their time at home.

While providing an expansive outdoor living deck that spans the whole of the site, the primary living space is concentrated inside cooled zones. A maximum amount of economical and energy efficient floor area is created and sheltered from the elements by a dynamic tensile structure. The traditional relationship between indoor and outdoor has been shifted, allowing for comfort while free of the bonds of traditional walls.

Extended living spaces are arranged separately from each other and bisected by landscaped areas with local vegetation. The surrounding tensile fabric flows through the interior, shaping and imbuing the spaces with sublime shading and view patterns. Heavy sliding curtains enclose living spaces and create privacy.

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Bird Island Skin

The skin is a tensile, environmentally friendly fabric through which the outside world is seen. The skin turns and twists along the façade changing its transparency and guiding the view of the residents out to the landscape and views of the area. Viewed together, the individual strands of fabric create patterns which flow naturally over the skin.

Bird Island Materials

The construction materials have been chosen when appropriate from renewable or recycled materials. Special attention has been paid to select materials either for their low embodied energy, and / or for their superior durability and performance.

Bird Island Project KL images / information from GRAFT 280109

Bird Island Project design : GRAFT Architects based in Berlin and Los Angeles.

Location: Malaysia, Southeast Asia

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