Hanging feet house arrived from the idea of having a house that was elegant and breezy, with a rooftop pool that allowed one to see the changing colours of the sky, clouds and stars.
The site is a beautiful piece of land overlooking a secondary forest within the highlands of Bentong, with an amazing vista of the green hills and slightly cooler climate.
The view aspect of the site was a key factor in determining the position of the main structures, whereas the slightly sloping terrain meant that the building terraced gently along its length to meet the existing platform levels.
The layout loosely consists of 2 sections, that are united yet separated by a stairwell that punctuates the linear facade. The first section consists of the more public realm: guest suites, kitchen-dining and the pool.
The second section contains the main bedroom and a private art studio that opens up to the garden.
The approach leads one to a discreet entrance via a garden pathway and the garage, which arrives at an open entrance vestibule that offers the first full glimpse of the view beyond. This leads to the main entrance which takes one past the guest suites through to the main stairwell that leads up to the main living areas and pool on the left or master suite on the right.
The main living areas on both floors are arranged towards the view; and on the ground level, the various connections towards the pockets of gardens surrounding the house became important.
The larger garden at the rear will eventually be populated with fruit trees whilst other pockets may take on different characters, for us to initiate and for the owner to add to and nurture in time.