This beautiful architectural homes design “YTL Residence” is located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Designed by Paris-based interior and product designer Jouin Manku and partner Sanjit Manku for three generations of a prominent Chinese-Malaysian family. This 32,000-square-foot YTL residence completed in the latter part of 2008. The YTL Residence features nine bedrooms, two family rooms, a family kitchen and a private dining area, a family library, a game room, a study, a public reception area, a formal dining room, a ballroom, chapel, 21 bathrooms, a swimming pool, two guest suites plus indoor private and guest parking.
The YTL residence itself is a long, faceted three-part tube bent around the pool and ringed by ribbons of paved and planted terraces. Its open-plan ground floor, which contains the vast multilevel living, dining, and kitchen areas, is an irregular-shape pavilion enclosed in floor-to-ceiling glass. The glazed walls slide open to the pool on one side, to the sequestered breakfast terrace on the other. The library and family bedrooms occupy a two-story volume that appears to float above the transparent base. Thanks to massive cantilevers, the bedroom wings extend well beyond the ground floor footprint, creating deep, column-free overhangs for shaded outdoor living.
Designing and building the house was truly a global effort. Paris-based Jouin Manku was joined by a local architecture firm. The home base of the landscape team is Lugano, Switzerland. The lighting designers are from New York. Like KL itself, talent from the far corners of the earth shaped this thoroughly contemporary home that still respects history and tradition.