YTL Residence, Kuala Lumpur by Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

YTL residence which was completed almost end of year 2008 designed by Paris-based Agence Jouin Manku.

The 3000 square meters residence is to house 3 generations of family and also functions to entertain the guests. There are 9 bedrooms, 2 family rooms, a family kitchen, a private dining, a family library, game room, public reception area, formal dining room, ballroom, chapel, bathrooms, swimming pool and guests suites.
The main challenges of the designer is to segregate public and private functions within the house.
The curve staircase design becomes a feature of the house , it looks like a shell from above and its color is striking to the eye.
The concept consists of three layers: the base for public functions, the ring for guests and the private house for the family. (quote from
Most of the spaces have high ceilings, large windows and mostly are combination of white color and natural wood.
YTL Design Group of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was the architect of record. The Agence Jouin Manku design team included Patrick Jouin, Sanjit Manku, Yann Brossier (architect), Richard Perron (designer). Officina del Paesaggio from Lugano, Switzerland was in charge of the landscape design, and L’Observatoire, New York, USA handled the lighting. - Tuija Seipell