Original Artwork by Papa, Azhan and Nine (click image to link)
‘In the Name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. By Time, indeed humanity is in a state of loss. Except those who believe and do righteous deeds, and (join together) in the mutual teaching of truth and in the mutual teaching of patience’ (Surah al-`Asr, 103:1-3)
"Professional Architect lives almost by faith. When called upon he can do the job without fear or favour. He possesses aspecialized skill and lives by a code of ethics cloaked in honour andintegrity. He is expected to speak his mind and give his views. Whenfaced with absolute wrong, he can resolutely disagree and walk away." quote from THE PROFESSIONAL MAN by Ar Dr Tan Loke Mun PRESIDENT PAM

Thursday, 31 July 2008


This is an interior exercise for a conservation listed house. It also involves a conversion work to the existing barn next to it. To connect this two buildings together, a simple solution has been introduced for the client by having a gallery to link these buildings. Since the house is a listed building, most of the exterior work must be done very minimally or virtually none.

The major transformation is taking place mostly on the roof area. Despite the fact that the roof area is big enough for a new room the client could not visualise the scale and size of the space that could be created between them. You wouldn't believe how much space that we could be created in the attic. It could be converted into a great personal place for living and work.

The interesting bit in modelling this kind of development is that I could learn conventional design (exterior) and at the same time persue my interest in more contemporary design (interior). Both types of design will strengthen my skill, sharpen my eyes for detail, scale and proportion. It makes me believe that in a limited space you could still find ways to creatively gain it. All you need to do is look beyond. RGP have an innovative approach to architectural design. We have no dogma, no standard answers and we are spirited and fun to work with.

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