Residential Home in Kuching, Sarawak


Nestled Nest in Kuching, Sarawak is the home of Chan Wei Hong and Ivy Tang, a Hokkien/Fuzhou couple with three children.

Exterior view of Breezway louvres with timber blades
Close up of Breezway louvres with timber blades from the outside
Breezway louvres can be installed into timber frames
Residential home uses Breezway louvres with timber blades

The owners brief called explicitly for “a haven of tranquillity” in a low-rise suburban location. The outcome is a linear house that works with the climate and is a rational response to the sun path and the wind cone in the tropics.

At the very heart of the house is a double height dining and living space that opens out to a timber veranda facing north. A ‘green’ wall forms the backdrop to an external dining space, projecting to the south. Thus, ‘in-between’ spaces are created for comfortable outdoor living with cross ventilation in the open-plan interior.

Breezway Louvre Windows were widely used throughout the building to offer a number of benefits to the homeowners. This includes fresh air and wide open views out onto the natural surroundings.

Architect: MNSC Architects

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