Tuesday, December 8, 2009

25 Tropical House in Indonesia - by Amir Sidharta

Other than buying home decor magazines, I also love to hang around Kinokuniya or Times bookstore or even MPH for their amazing architectural home design books. Although I must refrain myself from buying these books, coz it cost me bomb, regrettably these books have a great deal of information and knowledge and the graphics are damn amazing.

This is among the books that's in my wishlist to buy.

by Amir Sidharta

"25 Tropical Houses in Indonesia" offers a selection of the best contemporary architecture in the archipelago, ranging from a new type of urban shop house to dramatic and flamboyant buildings emerging from the countryside. Drawing on classical Indonesian aesthetics and conventions and blending these with dynamic, cutting-edge design ideas, modern architecture in Indonesia has become dramatically aligned with international concepts of space, incorporating stunning local elements and materials.
Under the same series they also have "25 Tropical House in Malaysia and Singapore".

Monday, December 7, 2009

Seri Pilmoor by SIme Darby - Ara Damansara

While looking for a pergola supplier in Ara Damansara last week, we drove across this grandeur showhouse with its cool elevated guardhouse. In real life, it looks more stunning and picturesque than these illustrations below. Our heads turn and eyes no longer on the road, we stop our car on the roadside to admire the house from far. The tagline, '50% homes, 50% greens'. I am so fall in love with the guard house, and even more with these beauty from Sime Darby.

Home buyers are spoilt for choice as the exclusive bungalows at Sime Pilmoor come in three different floor layout plans with a total of five unique pavilion designs to choose from. Depending on lifestyle preferences, there is a choice from reflective pond, Jacuzzi or water treadmill combined with roof terrace. Meanwhile, the semi-detached homes have two different pavilion designs to select from.

Every home has an inviting wide frontage that leads to the residence. Inside, high ceiling lends a feeling of grandeur complete with environmentally friendly design that naturally illuminates and cools the home. Even the sense of touch is pampered with the natural feeling of nature owing to the use of bamboo flooring.

The homes are configured to have a minimum of 4 + 1 bedrooms infused with privacy features like a dedicated master bedroom wing and a guest wing. Finishes are nothing short of lavish as every home come with designer kitchen and built-in wardrobe.

Each home is equipped with video and standard IP phone as well as high speed internet access when the planned Fibre to House (FFTH) infrastructure is in place. For home automation, a touch panel will be provided for lighting control and in the future, for curtains, water sprinkler and air conditioning as well.

Home buyers are also treated to top-notch security in the gated and community. Apart from round-the-clock surveillance from CCTV cameras and guards, the residences at Seri Pilmoor have built-in alarm, smoke detectors, sirens and panic buttons. What’s more, the first development is also the first in the country to have an intelligent sensor fence.

In line with Sime Darby Property’s commitment to care for the environment, the bungalows and semi-detached homes all have a rain harvesting system that recycles water to water the garden, solar water heater system, and energy efficient lighting.

Pictures taken from seripilmoor.com.my

Tuesday, December 1, 2009