The Office & The People
The Office & The People
CY Chan Architect (CYCA) is a multidisciplinary design firm offering for quality integrated design services including master planning, architectural consultancy, from design and to its execution. CYCA believes that in a world of limited resources, paring down to the essentials can bring value and style to homes, the community and the environment. And CYCA is always in searching, searching for the meaning of life… as CYCA believes that architecture is a reflection of this searching path and it will lead to a solid and clearer footprint of thoughts. CYCA aims to surpass client’s expectation with added value of multi-dimensional approach - from a thinking attitude towards creative problem-solving, yet bearing on client’s commercial imperatives.
Mutiara Villa is a housing project comprising of total 123 units of 3 storey terrace houses at Kajang, a fast-growth township especially after the impact of MRT line. The project is situated next to the Kajang Jail and surrounded with new and upcoming high-rises residential towers. It gives design challenges and becoming a constraint contextually but it has been completed as a pearl (“mutiara”) within its vicinity.
Three levels layout the family activities for a nuclear family and yet it is expandable. Total of six enclosed rooms are provided while the design allowed open spaces for other activities which are designed with flexibility for transformation into additional rooms. For example, a study or music corner next to living area, family area with library corner. Besides that, it differentiated from the typical linked houses, Mutiara Villa design comfortability afforded void – double volume space for all the units’ types. Its contemporary façade was shaped from the layout. Its physical forms having a little bit extra features in compared with the typical repetitive housing schemes. Corner units, end-units and intermediate units are all having variances, where it were intentionally to provide varieties to the community. The idea of varieties within repetitive being used largely through tiny design tweaks, such as the opening sizes, coping sizes, the colour schemes, material choices and roof pitch directions. This has enhanced the uniqueness of the “pearl” value for the entire scheme.
Besides bearing on client’s commercial imperatives, this project has surpassed client’s expectation with added value. Moreover, it offered more choices of living style to the public as we believed that varieties in people needs freedom of choice.
O2 Gallery is located at Bandar Puchong South, an exhibition gallery for Perfect Eagle Development Sdn Bhd of their property sales gallery. O2 Show Unit is an interior design job which was only took 14 days for the show unit Interior design from its design inception to completion due to tight time frame available. It was designed in line with architectural design of the building by using free-flowing and curvilinear languages. We used a lot of sketches and on-site communication to ensure the delivery of the project.
It is a two storey height gallery building in which ground floor area is a huge exhibition area and a mezzanine floor to house the show unit. The exhibition area is having its spacious double volume space – in connection to the external landscaping area. It created a maximum transparency that enhances the visual contact to the green environment and the lake outside. O2 Gallery also expresses new exhibition experience by its irregular shape and form.
Ng WeiJin, Jiunn Hao, Sarah Tan MP
Haznee, Khor Chin Leng, Asra, Loo Chee Chuan, Ting Hooi, Sze Nee, Rafeah, Shahizad, Ameerul, Seng AiSha
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