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ABOUT US

CY Chan Architect (CYCA) is an award winning architectural firm based in Selangor, Malaysia delivering full range of integrated design services including Architectural Consultancy, Urban Planning and Interior Design. CYCA place a high value on community, culture and living environment. In CYCA, we are committed to achieve quality outcomes and aim to surpass client’s expectation with added value of multi-dimensional approach - from a thinking attitude towards creative problem-solving, yet bearing on the imposed commercial imperatives.

At CYCA, we

  • believe in teamwork for creative problem solving
  • customize design in relation to appropriateness, relevance and affordability
  • strive for alternative design solution to the default prototype for better living environment
  • have proven quality design does not need to equate with high construction cost
  • respect and respond to context
  • regard passive design as the key to sustainable building
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Selected Works


Twinkle Villa

PAM Awards 2017 Gold

PAM Awards 2017 Building Of The Year

Selected Works


Twinkle Villa

PAM Awards 2017 Gold

PAM Awards 2017 Building Of The Year

PAM Awards 2017 - Single Residential - Gold

PAM Awards 2017 - Building of the Year

Jury's Citation - 'The villa converse eloquently with the idyllic forest and responds climatically to the setting despite its brutal outlook. Hard on the external appearance, it transforms and opens up dramatically towards the woodlands while unraveling the charming and delightful ambiance of a retreat within.'

TYPE: Single Residential

CLIENT: Twinkle Villa Sdn Bhd

LOCATION: Janda Baik, Pahang, Malaysia

STATUS: Completed 2017

PROJECT LEADER: Ar. Chan Chin Yeow

ASSOCIATE-DIRECTOR IN-CHARGED: Ar. Lim KeeYen

TEAM: TingHooi, ChienHui, Haznee, Loo C.C

PHOTO BY: Lawrence Choo

PROJECT DESCRIPTION :

A private retreat which was originally planned for a retired owner and somehow it became a sanctuary that is used for vacations, recreation, arts performing, and an art gallery. From the street, the house is hidden. One could only see nature’s pathway and trees while approaching to the house. The house is a studied composition of lines and edges – a striated, gravity-defying C-shaped box of volume perched lightly on top of natural slope. On one side, a raw concrete wall rises above building height – it is the façade of house that also visually separates the natures and interior. The main spaces are visually extended to the outdoors via borrowed views. The generous natural wilderness is co-opted into the living platform – an open platform without any vertical planes. The dining room tucked next to the open kitchen, is a glass box within the large C-shaped volume. An art gallery, an open space for gathering, demarcated only by full-height sliding glass doors, is turning out as bright as a lantern at night from its entire spatial composition.

 
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People


People


PRINCIPAL

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Ar. Chan Chin Yeow

B.Arch, MSc Planning (USM, Msia)

A corporate member of the Malaysia Institute of Architects, Chan Chin Yeow obtained his Bachelor of Architecture in 1996 and MSc Planning in 2000 from USM, Malaysia. After graduation, he underwent architectural training in multiple architectural practices in Penang and Selangor, Malaysia. In 2003, Chan Chin Yeow founded KCYS Architects Sdn. Bhd. with two of his former university schoolmates. Seven years later, he started his own architectural practice – CY Chan Architect (CYCA). The practice was responsible for a wide range of work – master planning, mixed use commercial development, multi-residential building, interior design and private housing. As the principal of CYCA, Chan Chin Yeow took up the leadership in steering the practice as one of the design leaders in Malaysian architectural industry. He was the principal architect for Twinkle Villa, the award-winning single residential project – PAM Awards Gold and Building of the Year in 2017.


ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Choo YenYen

OUR TEAM

Ng WeiJin, Jiunn Hao, Sarah Tan MP

HazneeKhor Chin Leng, Asra, Loo Chee ChuanRafeah, Shahizad

 

Join us

Interested to join our team? Please submit your curriculum vitae with an online portfolio to:

cycarch.job@gmail.com

 
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