Architects Alan Tay and Seetoh Kum Loon, partners at Formwerkz Architects, are no strangers to designing houses. But the houses, including several award-winning ones, have mostly been in Singapore and at least two storeys high.
So when their client commissioned them to design a home on his 45,000 sq ft land in Johor Baru, the architects jumped at the chance to re-invent the concept of a tropical home.
At two to three times the size of an average good class bungalow plot in Singapore, the architects literally had plenty of space to play with.
The family, a couple with three kids, were living in Singapore, but moved to Malaysia because they wanted more space and also to be away from the fast-paced city life.