Setia Eco Park Villa / TWS & Partners

Architect: TWS & Partners
Location: Kuala Lumpur,
Principal in charge: Tonny W Suriadjaja
Project team: Arianto, Budi Setiawan, Grace Dian
Client: Setia Berhad
Interior design: Grace Dian –
Constructed area: 400 sqm
Design year: 2006
Construction year: 2007
Photographs: Owner’s & TWS & partners’ property


This project is located at the palm coconut plantation, in Syah Alam district, 15 minutes ride from Kuala Lumpur.

The site where the building is located is part of the master plan of satellite city, which comprise of residential, and other supported facility, named Setia Eco Park.

This development brings the Green Environment concept, within the site planning, dedicated to middle upper class market.

ground floor plan

The client’s brief is to create an unique, modern, sustainable architecture style without leave tropical aspects as a starting point.

The site itself was a part of master plan of integrated mixed use and residential function called SETIA ECO PARK, which carried the GREEN ENVIRONMENT concept, within their design concept, and intended to be sold to the midlle up market.

The design brief was came from client to create the housing environment which will reflects the modernity of asian architecture style without leaving the tropical aspects as design constraint.



Derive from the client’s brief, we decide to play an additive form generator to create a massing and, in the same time, functional space as well.

The indoor space was analogize in pure geometric box, which composed, juxtaposed and inter connected one and the other with a “gap” in between, which interpreted to a circulation or buffer zone, to infiltrate natural air and daylight, as much as possible.

In vertical way, the massing were rotated and juxtaposed perpendicular one and the other to create the in between space into roof garden.

With this roof garden, we try to create a rain water catchments surfaces to replace the ground which covered by the building.

Also giving an added value to the room at upper level, as a direct outdoor orientation from within.

This rotation of the massing also give a shadow effect to the room below.

The usage of few kind of texture and color to this building, also refer to the richness and diversity of aian architecture in general.


The usage of wide canopy in the top part of the building also play a double role, as a place for solar panel, beside as a canopy.

This amount of solar panel was calculated to reduce 30 % of energy consumed within this villa.

Cite: "Setia Eco Park Villa / TWS & Partners" 14 Apr 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 23 Sep 2014. <>


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    Voluntarily disregarding the architecture, the architect seems to have a real complex with empty (indoor and outdoor) space, putting a lot of stuff everywhere. Have a look at how many different materials, elements and bushes are fitted between the street and the entrance door.

    “The client’s brief is to create an unique, modern, sustainable architecture style…” They seem to make a confusion between modern and modernist, this house seems to be 70 years old already. So modern and unique, certainly not!

    Heavy architecture, they just forgot the vinyl stickers !

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    walau no fence.. later burglar come in lah!n the roof nt enuff hot lah! the design oso so old of fashion d.

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    Looks complex and boxy, the roof…looks so unpleasure, should have made something more local to malaysia > roof likes malay ‘atap’(hip roof)…..for sun shade!

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    It’s out of context… there is a reason why roofs are pitched in a tropical climate. something with annual percipitation just to give a hint.
    check out the land and built ratio – not green at all.
    and, is it just me or…it’s just plain tacky
    ..try again.

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    commonly happen in our practice nowadays, occularcentrism and picturqueu design reign without any historical or context reference.this is what happen when image consuming on magazines, internet, etc is exurberanced. mix and match , plug and play, integrate those images to your design and aha! you got these picturesque images uploaded on archdaily…and btw if sustainable means planting trees and pv’s on the roof then LEED , Greenmark,etc seems unecessary at all..!

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