Description - New Malaysian House by Robert Powell
This collection of 25 recent houses by a disparate group of architectural practices demonstrates a remarkable flowering of Malaysian design talent that has been germinating since the mid-1980s. The houses range from luxury detached bungalows set in extensive tropical gardens and weekend retreats in the forest to gated communities that are springing up in Kuala Lumpur and elsewhere in Malaysia, to extended family houses. All are distinguished by a singular quality of innovative design as the architects sought to explore new approaches for designing with climate and in the cultural context of Malaysia.
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Author Biography - Robert Powell
Robert Powell, an architect and urban designer currently in private practice in the UK, was Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the National University of Singapore from 1984 to 2001. He has also lectured in the USA, Germany, Japan, India, Malaysia, Thailand and Australia. The author of 27 books on architecture and urban design, including his seminal The Asian House (1993) and TheTropical Asian House (1996), he also writes for several international architectural journals. Albert Lim Koon Seng is an architectural photographer based in Singapore whose images have been published extensively in architectural journals, books and exhibitions.