KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 30): The Deck House by KKNG Architects and 23 Terrace by DRTAN LM Architect took home the Gold awards in their respective categories at the PAM-HOMEDEC Awards 2015 for Residential Renovation yesterday.
The Deck House won for category A (Bungalow/Semi-Detached) and featured open transitional spaces and decks for recreation, parties and such through volume additions instead of rooms, halls and boxed up spaces.
Located in Taman Tun Dr Ismail, the 2-storey 23 Terrace, which bagged the category B (Terraced House) title, was built in the 1970s. Originally a single-storey house, it has large openings, glass balustrade and two customised wind turbines to optimise indoor air exchange.
The biennial award is jointly organised by the Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM) and C.I.S Network Sdn Bhd. It is held concurrently with home décor exhibition, HOMEDEC. It aims to promote emerging architects and highlight architects’ work in home renovation for bungalow or semi-detached houses and terraced houses.
This year also saw the introduction of a category for Student, which was won by Universiti Teknologi Mara’s Dzul Fadli Asraf Dzul-Kifli for The Shear Extension. The design addressed the relationship between outdoor and indoor spaces.
Judges comprised PAM vice-president Ang Chee Cheong, Malaysian Institute of Interior Design president, Chris Yap and Malaysia Interior Industry Partners Association president Tan Goo Can.
“We have seen increasing sophistication and higher standards employed by architects in designing some immensely inspiring homes although some are in complex and physically challenging dimensions such as small or awkward spaces.
“This sort of project calls for a special blend of skill and knowledge to re-design or adapt a home within an existing space. We are very proud of what our architects have achieved and it is fitting that their work is recognised,” said PAM president Mohd Zulhemlee An.