Verandah House 8D
8D House is located on a hillside in the affluent suburb of Bukit Damansara with views of KLCC Twin Towers. The surrounding neighbourhood is fully developed with generally large vernacular 2 to 3 storey bungalows. The brief required a house for a two generational family with resort facilities and also green sustainable features.
The site comprised a long and narrow lot sloping down from the road by about 10 meters. The long road frontage provided an opportunity to design a 70m long tropical verandah which would be the main façade axis that ties the entire program together from arrival to living and recreation. The verandah material was steel and off-form concrete with sawn timber finish. This was complemented by the raw clay brick boundary wall and above by the metal louvered sun screen that wraps the entire mass of the living spaces. A large insulated overhanging canopy roof covers the entire building providing the necessary shelter and shade.
The pool and resort facilities are located at the lower level and supported by the under-croft annexe formed out of raw concrete. The private bedrooms are located on the 1st and Lower Ground floors.
8D House is a modern green resort home set in the midst of metropolis Kuala Lumpur.