Residential Home in Kuching, Sarawak
Nestled Nest is the home of Chan Wei Hong and Ivy Tang, a Hokkien/Fuzhou couple with three children.
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, while 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 including fresh air and wide open views out onto the natural surroundings.
Architect: MNSC Architects
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