Located on the edges of a Malaysian forest, architecture firm FORMZERO sets an objective to develop a more intimate relationship between the house and the forest when creating the Window House. While the client’s brief is to maximise the space inside the house, this situation gives FORMZERO two contrasting considerations for the design.

A concrete shell, as the key feature of the building, wraps the house from east to west. This shell serves two purposes, it is an additional layer of thermal insulation while also offering an added degree of privacy for the owners. The shell is shaped in a telescoping form, tapered at the front and opened up to frame the views of the forest at the rear of the house.

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Modern home with Outdoor, Infinity Pools, Tubs, Shower, Large Pools, Tubs, Shower, and Trees. Infinity pool by forest Photo  of The Window HouseView Photos

Infinity pool by forest

Modern home with Outdoor, Swimming Pools, Tubs, Shower, Large Pools, Tubs, Shower, Infinity Pools, Tubs, Shower, Trees, and Woodland. Infinity pool by forest Photo 2 of The Window HouseView Photos

Infinity pool by forest

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Giraffe in the house

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design model

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The Window House

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Front entrance

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Openings for plants

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The roof and window

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Openings for plants

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Entrance gate

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Window for reading

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The family

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Living area

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Living area

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Living area

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Dining & kitchen area

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Staircase

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Staircase detail

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Staircase detail

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Staircase detail

Credits

Posted By
Architect
  • formzero
Photographer
  • Ronson Lee
Bedrooms
  • 7
  • Full Baths
  • 7
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2017
  • Square Feet
  • 9000
  • Lot Size
  • 8000