Hidden behind the lush greenery in Janda Baik, Pahang is a unique house that stands out for its architecture and design. This 6,800 sq ft three-storey bungalow comes with five bedrooms and six bathrooms and is home to seven family members.
"Sitting on a hill and surrounded by nature, it is the perfect location for a weekend house that I had always wanted," said the homeowner, who prefers to remain anonymous.
He continued, "I bought this plot of land eight years ago. This location is ideal for a family retreat or a short getaway from the hustle and bustle of city living."
The homeowner was introduced to architect Choo Gim Wah by some of the other home owners in Janda Baik.
"Honestly, I didn't have much clue of what I wanted to build. I just gave Choo the general idea of the type of house I wanted and left the rest to him. He showed great passion and interest in my project and I trusted him to do the job. Indeed, he has done a great job and I'm satisfied with it," said the homeowner.
"I call this project The Fan House," says architect Choo.
"The inspiration came from the natural contour of the sloping yet curvilinear terrain and forested surroundings. With the sculptural form in mind, all the functions and requirements of the owner is nicely incorporated. It's not the usual "form follows function" approach which is taught in architecture school," explains Choo.