Project Overview

Interior Design Budget
RM 110,000
8 weeks
Completion Year
Property Value
RM 1,800,000
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ZT Studio No.82,Jalan Gudwara,
10300 Georgetown
Penang, Malaysia
+6012453xxxx +6012421xxxx
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Interior Design Project Info

A project of restoration from a UNESCO heritage pre-war shophouse in between a ‘late strait eclectic style’ and ‘art deco style’ circa 1910s-1960s, into a studio space for architects, interior designers and creative individuals.

Our studio team fell in love with the split-level space on the 1st floor of the heritage shophouse when we first visit the site. Built at the beginning of the 20th century in the heart of Penang's bustling Georgetown city, it was previously housed as a barber, flower shop and a family home for 3 generations. The conversion of the narrow but long, 2-storey brick building into a design studio office achieved admirably in preserving the original features of the building to as great an extent as possible. The studio space has a warm, clean, contemporary feel, but without disguising either their history or their former purpose.

Upon coming up on the well-preserved flight of steep heritage stair, visitors and guests are greeted with a warm, contemporary lounge space which operate as a showroom for our studio. The showroom space is also equipped with a fully functional kitchen and pantry area for the studio. By introducing the use of Wassily chair designed by Marcel Breuer in the 1925 and Barcelona Chair by Mies van der Rohe in 1929 reestablished the Bauhaus era for the space for which this heritage building was constructed during the same period of time. The existing windows were fully restored allowing the natural light to penetrate into the studio space.

The newly constructed timber framed glass wall demonstrates the same material language as the heritage stairs and handrails; furthermore the glass wall also separates the lounge area and our main studio working space maintaining the acoustic quality of the space. The studio has an open space working area and uses birch laminated timber plywood partition as a privacy separation for individual employees, nevertheless the carefully considered partition height still allows cross discussion amongst peers.

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