Location: Sepang, Kuala Lumpur
Client: Tadom Hill Resorts Sdn Bhd
Built-up Area: 2,060 sf
The project is found in a 40-plus-acre resort set within a backdrop of turquoise spring water lakes and majestic limestone hills. Located adjacent to a native Temuan village, the project has been embraced by the locals, in part due to the creative ways used to support and give back to the community.
The main concept of Tadom Groove Lounge comes from its surrounding palm trees. The Lounge is unique in that it is the only building in the resort without vertical columns. The bamboo ‘stumps’ fan open to hold up a hypar roof that is reminiscent of the traditional Minangkabau houses commonly found on the West coast of Peninsular Malaysia. A curved rattan beam frames the skylight above.
Much had to be done before the villagers came to accept bamboo as a building material but eventually, it was the young men and women of the local village who made up a good part of the construction team. The roof, made from dried palm leaves found abundantly around the site, was stitched together by the villagers.
The Lounge’s curved roof pitch reveals a magnificent view of the lake as the sun sets over the limestone hills; a daily piece of paradise.