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ARCHITECTURE

               LANDSCAPE

                         MASTER PLANNING

The Quintet are a family of five houses, each with its own unique personality and character, cleverly designed to blend into and complement each other, blurring the boundaries of both form and physical space. Located in the heart of Gita Bayu, they are among the latest in the community’s luxury bungalows.

In working with the original clients who helped develop the Pentago style, they have come full circle in their journey to give a voice to their design. The Quintet showcases the iconic residential development of Gita Bayu with an up-to-date, modern twist classic Pentago style.

The Quintet, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Quintet are a family of five houses, each with its own unique personality and character, cleverly designed to blend into and complement each other, blurring the boundaries of both form and physical space.

Penta Cinco is the furthest that Pentago has come in it’s quest for the ultimate tropical home. It is a refined display of the elements introduced at the start of the Pentago Series, and stays true to the philosophy of Pentago style. Everything about this house is open, from the bathrooms to the living rooms. The walls open up with blinds, encouraging natural ventilation throughout the house. Only the bedrooms are enclosed for privacy. Cinco is not so much a house as a series of open spaces connected by gardens and bodies of water. Penta Cinco won the prestigious PAM/Edge Gold Award in 2012 as the most beautiful residence in Malaysia.

Penta Cinque, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Penta Cinco is the furthest that Pentago has come in it’s quest for the ultimate tropical home. It is a refined display of the elements introduced at the start of the Pentago Series, and stays true to the philosophy of Pentago style.

Penta Dos is like Uno’s older sister, more daring and confident after her sibling’s success. The two carry the same principles and philosophy but have different personalities. Dos takes the outside-in concept even further with its open layout and the majority of the land is dominated by gardens and bodies of water. A signature arc-shaped fishpond greets visitors at the entrance, supported by 16 huge Balau tree trunks and a solid Merbau timber door made from beams of an old demolished plantation house. The double frontage allows the living room to look into the blue lake behind the house. All the living spaces are centered around the garden, which makes up most of the house, while a discreet but open powder room and bath hide behind green foilage at the edge of the garden. Penta Dos won the prestigious PAM/Edge Silver Award in 2010 as the ‘Most Beautiful House’ in Malaysia.

Penta Dos, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Penta Dos is like Uno’s older sister, more daring and confident after her sibling’s success. The two carry the same principles and philosophy but have different personalities.

The first house in the Penta series, Uno is the lovechild of Pentago’s romance with the tropics.

The house embodies extreme open planning – it works with the land, not against it. Grass beneath your feet and flowing water are part of everyday living and high ceilings and large, open windows create cool, airy space. The garden lawn enters the study beside the main water garden, which is the heart, lungs and soul of the house.

The entire idea was to create borderless rooms where the outdoor spaces and water features blended with the living spaces to create one seamless space. Discreet walls, plants, trees and screens built into the garden obstruct direct view of spaces where privacy is desired.

Penta Uno, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The first house in the Penta series, Uno is the lovechild of Pentago’s romance with the tropics.

The Villa Raja residence responds to the climate around it, employing effective open planning to create the experience of commuting with nature. The interior of the house is transparent – floor to ceiling high glass louvres replace conventional walls. The louvres can be opened to facilitate a natural breeze throughout the house and creates an illusion of a wall-less space in the courtyard garden.

A floating roof system dominates the building’s exterior. It incorporates a double layer with a one-and-a-half metre gap that provides thermal insulation as the bottom isn’t directly exposed and the drafts of air in between keep things cool. Big, wide overhangs on the top layer protect it from heavy tropical rain.

The private inner courtyard includes a swimming pool that merges with the natural lake at the rear of the house, with a pristine water to water view via the use of a negative edge wall. The spa is designed as a lounge and built into the pool. Water bodies dominate the interior. A huge internal water garden servers to keep the house cool and works beautifully as a relaxing backdrop to the prayer pavilion.

Villa Raja, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Villa Raja residence responds to the climate around it, employing effective open planning to create the experience of commuting with nature.

Pentago were the architects and landscape architects for Tijani Bukit Tunku, an ultra-private villa housing a celebrity family, designed for private entertainment and recreation in mind. Landscape views are maximised across the four levels with a private elevator, home office and an iconic swimming pool that included an indoor / outdoor bathroom.

Tijani, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Pentago were the architects and landscape architects for Tijani Bukit Tunku, an ultra-private villa housing a celebrity family, designed for private entertainment and recreation in mind.

Pentago provided the architecture and landscape architecture in designing two completely adjoined villas on one site, becoming the U-Thant house. The view to the Kuala Lumpur city skyline is maximised across five levels with a roof-top swimming pool, roof garden, recreational facilities and shared common facilities.

U Thant, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Pentago provided the architecture and landscape architecture in designing two completely adjoined villas on one site, becoming the U-Thant house.

Located on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City, Dai Phuoc Lotus is home to residential and commercial developments, including luxury-styled villas and a marina.

Pentago provided the landscape design for the island, along with the initial display villas and clubhouse. The approach to the landscape was twofold: to create a timeless, modern tropical landscape accessible to people of all ages, and to portray quintessential Vietnamese Culture using modern Vietnamese design and motifs to create an identity for the development. In an effort to showcase the theming of the estate and market it effectively, the view line from the entry was directed toward the show units instead of the adjacent undeveloped land.

The softscape was defined through the careful selection of local plants and signature trees. Water bodies, pavilions, open decks and open lawns are scattered strategically throughout.

Dai Phuoc Lotus, Vietnam

Located on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City, Dai Phuoc Lotus is home to residential and commercial developments, including luxury-styled villas and a marina.

Park City Hanoi is an 18.3 hectare residential development in Hanoi, Vietnam, that follows the success of the award-winning Park City Kuala Lumpur. Pentago again provided the landscape master plan, oversaw the project from concept to implementation, setting a new landscape benchmark for the region, cultivating healthy community living through lush greenery, generous public spaces and wide pedestrian walkways.

Parkcity Hanoi, Vietnam

Park City Hanoi is an 18.3 hectare residential development in Hanoi, Vietnam, that follows the success of the award-winning Park City Kuala Lumpur.

Penta Tres, the third in the series, is the sum of Uno and Dos in more ways than one. It embodies the Pentago style and carries similar concepts of design from the first two houses.

The landscape is incorporated into the house through the use of the existing trees that come up through the timber deck, giving the illusion of it being built onto a natural forest. The trees entering the living spaces make one feel as if they are living within a tree canopy. Needless to say, the trees dominate the entire structure. Equally important is the view line from the deck and swimming pool.

While the steep hill slope this house is built on made construction difficult, the challenging terrain added to the interesting design.

Penta Tres, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Penta Tres, the third in the series, is the sum of Uno and Dos in more ways than one. It embodies the Pentago style and carries similar concepts of design from the first two houses.

Penta Quatro is the fourth in the series. Originally part of a semi-detached unit in Vasana, it has been substantially customised to become a Penta house. One of the motivations behind it was to show that open spaces do indeed work commercially and as such it is a hybrid experiment; a compromise between the common close-natured approach of the typical Asian terrace house and extreme open planning of the Pentago theory.

The existing building is orientated toward an untouched jungle on a slope, which contrasts with the picturesque view of the Petronas Twin Towers from the top floor. The main lounge extends into the infinity edge pool that is built above ground, and frames the tranquil view of the forest.

Penta Quatro, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Penta Quatro is the fourth in the series. Originally part of a semi-detached unit in Vasana, it has been substantially customised to become a Penta house.

The Gin residence is a classic example of the importance of building trust with a client. Freedom is an artist’s greatest muse and a client’s uncompromising faith in the architect’s design often produces the best results.

The house is turned on its head with the bedrooms on the first floor and the main living areas, which are totally open, on top. In keeping with the spirit of Pentago design, the landscape and the living space function as one. Bathrooms, showers and spa areas in the gardens blend with the stone exteriors and lush greenery. Abundant open space caters to active children, curious guests and restless pets alike.

The pool makes a powerful centrepiece, with a prominent sculpture at the end that symbolically frames the landscape surrounding the house.

The extensive open planning embodies classic Pentago style traits: high ceilings connected by open spaces, elevation and cross ventilation, lots of water bodies and scenery-driven orientation.

The Gin Residence, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Gin residence is a classic example of the importance of building trust with a client. Freedom is an artist’s greatest muse and a client’s uncompromising faith in the architect’s design often produces the best results.

Sang Sarang Resort is a resort villa development in the modern tropical style nestled in between the forest and beach. As such, it seeks to maximise the generous ocean frontage view from its tranquil surroundings. The town is a popular access point for Pulau Pangkor.

Sang Sarang consists of a luxurious 265 rooms with full resort facilities, sand beach pools, stream explorations, flying fox, camp fires, spa, meeting facilities and all-day dining restaurants.

Sang Sarang Resort

Sang Sarang Resort is a resort villa development in the modern tropical style nestled in between the forest and beach.

Pentago, in collaboration with Melvin Kenny, created the Tan residence with Pentago-style living at the forefront of the concept. The house is an amalgamation of three distinct suites connected via open walls and unifying water bodies. The client’s love of koi is expressed in his beloved fishpond, which extends from being part of the outside landscape into the house where he can feed his fish from the lobby. This feature is symbolic in bridging the created and existing landscape with the structural interior. The 25 metre lap pool takes pride of place in the back courtyard, nestled amidst frangipani trees and tropical flora. In utilising the slope as part of the design, the house’s considerable size is masked from the outside.

Villa Tan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Pentago, in collaboration with Melvin Kenny, created the Tan residence with Pentago-style living at the forefront of the concept.

Vasana is a high-end contemporary residential development in Kuala Lumpur, designed in a modern style with a tropical twist. The development boasts four separate bungalow lots and 21 upscale semi-detached houses, affectionately termed as the ‘Vasana 25’.

To the client’s brief, Pentago developed the challenging steep land of the initial site into a commercially successful community of properties. The 21 ‘super detached houses’ each has its own roof, lift and private lap pool that ‘spills’ into the driveway. Privacy is maximized through the integration of landscape within the house. The development’s challenging scope is addressed by using the houses as massive retaining walls, tucking them into the hill-face.

Each of the Vasana 25 has been designed with a focus on the view of the Petronas Twin Towers, Malaysia’s national icon, giving it a profound sense of place within the city.

Vasana 25, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Vasana is a high-end contemporary residential development in Kuala Lumpur, designed in a modern style with a tropical twist. The development boasts four separate bungalow lots and 21 upscale semi-detached houses, affectionately termed as the ‘Vasana 25’.

Villa T.A.B., the third house designed by Pentago for this particular client, is testament to the importance of understanding a client’s character, thoughts and endeavours to inspire personalised and creative design.

The gateway of the house is discreet yet elegant and, together with the night lights, gives the building a regal, majestic feel. The house’s interior adopts a ‘less is more’ concept with the clever use of modern ideas and motifs, a common theme in Pentago’s architectural style.

The warm and welcoming open front compliments the rear of the house, which opens up to a panoramic view of the lake and offers a seamless transition from room to garden. The structure was specifically designed orientated to maximise the view of the lake and take advantage of the existing natural landscape.

The swimming pool and pavilions overlap in a holistic union of landscape and architecture.

Villa TAB, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Villa T.A.B., the third house designed by Pentago for this particular client, is testament to the importance of understanding a client’s character, thoughts and endeavours to inspire personalised and creative design.

Located in Batu Jimbar, Bali, Kampng Ku, Sanur is a boutique development designed by the famous Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa. Previously a coconut plantation, the village was the realisation of the visions of Australian artist Donald Friend and Bawa in their reverence for Balinese tradition. Pentago was enlisted to build a new house on the site of Donald Friend’s old home, whose ownership had changed hands.

It was here in Batu Jimbar that the Pentago team saw the true potential of the existing natural landscape in modern design. The deliberate orientation of the buildings to cultural landmarks in the natural landscape was Bawa’s tribute to centuries of Balinese culture and religion. For example, the placement of the houses in relation to ‘Gunung Agung’ (The Great Mountain) – believed by the Balinese to be a replica of Mount Meru, the central axis of the universe – was a key cosideration.

As much as they could, Greg and Wendy integrated the art from the artisans, including that of Donald Friend’s, into the architecture. The existing mature trees were retained and took precedence over the buildings. The buildings and rooms were built as a series of Balinese pavilions in the garden, in harmony with the outside-in living concept envisioned by Bawa and embodied in Pentago’s signature style.

Kampung-ku, Bali

Located in Batu Jimbar, Bali, Kampng Ku, Sanur is a boutique development designed by the famous Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa.

The Jayabalan residence is a tropical resort-style house with a strong colonial influence.  Asian antiques, colonial columns and carvings decorate the interior at every turn. The main living space downstairs opens out into the garden and fishpond, which merges with the house and brings water into the building, symbolic in Asia as a source of life.

An elevated garden has been designed on this steep site, capturing the view across the hills and creating flat lawn play spaces. A 30-year old banyan tree peeks through the suspended concrete slab, giving the garden and the adjacent swimming pool an immediate sense of place.

By unifying the inside with the outside in the clever use of space, the house is magnified and truly embraces the Pentago design philosophy of the garden integrating seamlessly with the building.

Villa Jaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Jayabalan residence is a tropical resort-style house with a strong colonial influence. Asian antiques, colonial columns and carvings decorate the interior at every turn.

Pentago were the architects and landscape architects of this modern resort style residence situated on a magnificent hilltop site with 270 degree views of the Kuala Lumpur skyline. Designed with the aim of housing an extended family in mind as well as for entertainment and recreation, this residence features a 25m pool deck level reflection ‘negative’ swimming pool with a built in heated spa facing stunning views of Kuala Lumpur. This residence also boasts 5 individual bedrooms, an extensive 8 car garage and a separate guest wing with a private office.

S. Resort, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Pentago were the architects and landscape architects of this modern resort style residence situated on a magnificent hilltop site with 270 degree views of the Kuala Lumpur skyline.

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