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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Clay Roof House in Selangor, MALAYSIA by DRTAN LM Architect

 
April 3rd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: DRTAN LM Architect

The House is located on a small lot in the older suburbs of Petaling Jaya. The owners had purchased an old dilapidated house and wanted to rebuild a new family home. Upon inspection it was discovered that the old house had good quality Indian clay roof tiles that were still robust. And as the property faced west, the clay roof tiles offered a good solution to vertically screen the façade from the morning and afternoon sun.

Image Courtesy © H.Lin Ho

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  • Architects: DRTAN LM Architect
  • Project: Clay Roof House 
  • Location: Section 11, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, MALAYSIA
  • Photography: H.Lin Ho
  • Built-up: 6,950 sqft
  • Land area: 5,570 sqft
  • Completion: December 2015
  • Software used: Autodesk, Autocad, Adobe Photoshop

Image Courtesy © H.Lin Ho

Image Courtesy © H.Lin Ho

The roof tiles were carefully removed, stored and reused. Vertical steel rods were designed to hold the clay tiles whilst allowing free movement to swivel and turn. This reduces the solar gain through the house’s fenestration of windows and glass doors and lends a soft tremulous lighting effect when viewed with internal lights switched on at night from the outside. In the sun the terracotta glows a warm orange.

Image Courtesy © H.Lin Ho

Image Courtesy © H.Lin Ho

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Image Courtesy © H.Lin Ho

This transformed the house into an insulated and well-ventilated cube comprising volumes of spaces within a unique facade of roof tile and lattice brick work screens that shields the inside from the outside.

Image Courtesy © H.Lin Ho

Image Courtesy © H.Lin Ho

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Image Courtesy © H.Lin Ho

There is a touch of purism in the raw walls and use of building materials in its natural form, a breath of minimalism in the simple lines, unornamented motifs and open spaces. With noticeable functionality in the floor plan, ‘green’ systems and outer skins as well as the reuse of the original terracotta roof tiles of the demolished old house as a lattice screen of animated clay that swivels with the undulating wind.

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Image Courtesy © DRTAN LM Architect

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