Icon Residence, Mont Kiara Residential Development by International Design Studio Pte Ltd

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Icon Residence, Mont Kiara

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Residential Development

INSPIRATION:
The project is for three high-rise residential which are all environmentally-conscious and create a strong sense of place, ownership and community. The form provides a distinctive skyline in the city while allowing visual porosity across the site. The basis of our concept is to integrate a sprawling staggered form of rising tiers ‘growing’ from out of the ground and rising to the upper tiers, just like the tiering Mediterranean houses with deep windows which provide shades from sunlight.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The project emulates the romance and fantasies of renowned waterfront resorts and towns in the Mediterranean. The challenge in the design is to assimilate these qualities and to adapt them to suit the tropical character of this region yet achieving that visual consistency and creative diversity. Our design attempts to challenge the conventional solution and explore new options that test the limits of the creative diversity of Mont Kiara which provides green areas both physically and visually.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
A three dimensionally changing unit profiles, bridges linking the internal and outdoor space creating an exciting play of vertical and horizontal interface of terraces, gardens, deck and sky gardens connecting at high levels, which provides both physical and visual link to the natural green, thereby introducing a soft relief against the backdrop of high-level/high-density living. The sky gardens at the lift lobbies also provide green relief at intermediate levels along the vertical journey.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in October 2009 and finished in May 2015 in Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Architecture, Building and Structure Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Energy Efficiency - the project is designed to promote green thermal indoor for occupants' comfort whilst allowing maximum day-lighting. To further enhance energy savings, a host of green features such as energy efficient Inverter Air-Conditioners that provide up to 60% energy savings are allotted for standard residential units; T5 lamps with electronic ballasts; and heat pumps to provide heating and maintaining a constant temperature in the swimming pools for penthouses, thus reducing energy usage and providing savings to owners. Green Label Materials: Certified under Singapore's Green Labelling Scheme, content materials such as plasterboards and wood composite products have been incorporated. Water Savings: To reduce potable water usage, Singapore's Water Efficient Labelling Scheme is used as a guide for the selection of water fittings, thus reducing overall water consumption. It's rainwater harvesting is link to a landscape irrigation system to reduce base building potable water consumption. Indoor Environmental Comfort: to maximize indoor environmental quality for residents, all internal wall surfaces are coated with Low-VOC paints. Another environmental feature of the swimming pools is the use of saltwater chlorination systems to eliminate swimmer's problems like red stinging eyes, skin rashes and chemical odors. Additionally, the verdant rooftop garden reduces roof thermal transference to the residences. Innovative Technology: Sate-of-the-art pneumatic innovations like the Automated Waste Collection system will automatically detect waste inlets that are full and uses a vacuum system to transport the household waste to a central waste location. Sustainable Management: A permanent building maintenance team with certified green mark professionals is engaged before practical completion with an operation and maintenance manual provided for the building maintenance team to ensure a green and sustainable building and environment.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Structure/Roof/Wall: Brick Wall / Reinforced Concrete Windows: Aluminium Framed Glass Window Doors: Flush Door / Glass Door / Aluminium Frame Glass Door Ceiling: Plaster Board / Moisture Resistant Board / Skim Coat Locks: Quality Lockset Floor Finishes: Marble/ Timber Strip/ Tiles/ Turfing Air Condition Ledge: Cement Render Wall Finishes - Plastered With External Paint/ Marble/ Tiles

TAGS:
icon residence, residential, mont kiara, architecture

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
The design has consciously played on the hierarchy of vertical and horizontal elements to create a seamless transition from the building with the external environment. The design attempts to capture the flow of the internal with the external spaces, thereby allowing the sense of flow from the units into the decks and garden spaces. Like the Mediterranean architecture Mont Kiara has a constant juxtapositioning of strong natural forms that is both elegant and sculptural. The varied spaces and forms give a complex and visually stunning development that fits naturally into landscape and ambience of Mont Kiara.

CHALLENGE:
The orientation and the design layout are deliberately sited diagonally to avoid the direct East-West sun and at the same time avoid the monotonous long stretch of linear development, creating a more interesting and sculptural façade. Each apartment is well articulated and juxtaposed with cross ventilation throughout the year and for some they can also enjoy sunrise and sunset in the comfort of their living spaces.

ADDED DATE:
2016-06-27 08:47:35

TEAM MEMBERS (2) :
Timothy Seow and Phing Seow

IMAGE CREDITS:
Main image and Optional Image #1 to #4: International Design Studio Pte Ltd

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
International Design Studio Pte Ltd

PROFILE:
International Design Studio (IDS) is an architectural firm which delivers award-winning architectural solutions for projects around the world including China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Middle East, Pakistan, Philippines and Singapore. IDS started out as a boutique studio dedicated to the creation of new paradigms for sustainable and iconic developments. The firm has undertaken prestigious projects for residential, commercial, hospitality and institutional buildings in Asia and the Middle East region. IDS believes that the first step to achieving architectural excellence is by understanding the clients’ needs ; nothing happens from a design perspective until there’s a thorough understanding of the client’s needs and business goals. With an impressive track record and outstanding design solutions, Dr Timothy Seow and his team at IDS bring more than 40 years of experience into every project. Dr Seow’s approach to architecture is a complex but effective combination of work ethics, programmatic analysis, strong contextual response and a sense of what makes life good. Armed with this philosophy, IDS continues to strengthen their relationship with their clients whilst striving to deliver high-level creative services. Providing Creative and Sustainable Solutions In a world of constant global change and technological advances that affect all aspects of people’s lives, IDS showcases how they can deliver architectural excellence by adapting to these changes. Teamwork is the driving force behind IDS, where the creative flair and hard work of every team member has spurred the firm to achieve prominence and distinction in the building industry. The architects not only work closely with one another but also ensure clients understand and can participate effectively in the design visualization tools, which assist in studying and communicating the various design aspects of a scheme to the clients. On top of that, IDS offers clients a pragmatic approach to integrating sustainability with natural environment into the design. With a growing clientele around the world, IDS has plans to expand further to cater to the needs of international clients and projects. Currently there are more than 30 professional staff across all offices in Singapore, Malaysia, Bahrain, China and India.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Icon Residence, Mont Kiara Residential Development by International Design Studio Pte Ltd is a Nominee in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Icon Residence, Mont Kiara Residential Development by International Design Studio Pte Ltd is Winner in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category, 2016 - 2017.



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