Makio House is a corner lot unit located in a guarded neighbourhood of Kuala Lumpur. The client wanted a minimalistic and comfortable home to suit his family and personality. The concept was derived from the original space–to embrace the light and views, then heighten spatial experience through materiality.
▼空间概览，overview ©Ceavs Chua of BricksBegin
The idea was to unify the original architecture elements in the house through the wrapping of solid timber panels to connect the stair to the first-floor mezzanine. The prominently positioned stairway, curated as a centrepiece of the house. The continuity of the material was carried through to the upper mezzanine with an addition of a galleria that extends the existing floor plate to wrap around the periphery of the double volume living spaces.
▼起居空间，living space ©Ceavs Chua of BricksBegin
▼看向岩石庭院，view of the rock garden ©Ceavs Chua of BricksBegin
▼开放厨房，open kitchen ©Ceavs Chua of BricksBegin
▼醒目的室内楼梯，the prominently positioned stairway ©Ceavs Chua of BricksBegin
▼楼梯与平台，platform and the stairs ©Ceavs Chua of BricksBegin
▼楼梯通向夹层空间，stairs leading to the mezzanine ©Ceavs Chua of BricksBegin
This space serves as a walkway with shelves, windows and storage. At the end nook, lies a daybed/study area that floats close in view of the treetops. The garden was transformed into a rock sculptured garden that provided a calm refuge.
▼楼梯上的视角，view on the stairs ©Ceavs Chua of BricksBegin
▼夹层空间，view on mezzanine ©Ceavs Chua of BricksBegin
▼角落的学习区，a daybed/study area ©Ceavs Chua of BricksBegin
The master bedroom was enlarged at the expense of another existing bedroom to form an open space concept. The interior walls here were intentionally built below ceiling height to allow the light to diffuse throughout entire the room. This bright atmosphere amplifies the expansion perception of the space.
▼主卧，view on mezzanine ©Ceavs Chua of BricksBegin
▼衣橱区，walk in wardrobe ©Ceavs Chua of BricksBegin
▼浴室，the bathroom ©Ceavs Chua of BricksBegin
The kid’s bedroom was reimagined as a hide and seek play of levels — a 3-tiered bunk bed with a pull out bed and an alcove to peek out into the neighbourhood through an existing clerestory window.
▼儿童房，the kid’s bedroom ©Ceavs Chua of BricksBegin
Overall, echoes of maple, marble and white interplayed with the existing elements and nature to offer an environment of balance and serenity.
▼室内灯光，lighting view ©Ceavs Chua of BricksBegin
A steel stairway was added in the lightwell leading up to the roof level. Here, a platform is raised over the roof and acts as a viewing deck to emulate an outdoor living room overlooking the city skyline.
▼屋顶平台，roof terrace ©Ceavs Chua of BricksBegin
▼露台夜景，night view ©Ceavs Chua of BricksBegin
▼首层平面图，the ground floor plan ©Fabian Tan Architect
▼夹层平面图，the mezzanine floor plan ©Fabian Tan Architect
▼二层平面图，the first floor plan ©Fabian Tan Architect
▼屋顶平面图，the roof plan ©Fabian Tan Architect
▼剖面图，sections ©Fabian Tan Architect