Mise En Place
Location: Kuala Lumpur
Year of completion: 2021
By demolishing a pre-existing wall by the kitchen, the couple now has a wider space that links to their dining table. On top of that, making the best use of the uneasy cul-de-sacs in the house, we’ve constructed a camouflaged walk-in pantry and a shallow bookshelf, this creates more spaces to allow beautiful organization and display their favourite belongings. Built in speakers, consoles and smart switches add to the effortless and purposeful uncluttered philosophy of the living spaces. In effort to optimally draw natural light into the space, wall frames and door openings were expanded to full height which creates ‘moving walls’ maximizing the light coming in from the existing floor to ceiling windows. In addition, an arch was added at the doorway that leads to the yard for natural light to funnel back and subtly illuminate an intimate corridor.
To fulfil a life of balance, the master bedroom was divided into two separate spaces, for resting and creating. With an efficient space planning, a walk-in wardrobe was also delicately fitted into the bathroom. Meanwhile, a wall with a translucent opening was introduced into the bedroom not only as a partition but also to diffuse harsh light from the bedroom’s floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing one to wake up to pristine lighting in the morning. On the other side of the room is a dedicated space for solitude, a space for collaboration. Bathed in natural light, they are able to work and unwind in serenity — allowing them to express their need for spaces for ‘making’, ‘playing’ and ‘being’ inherently.