ipoh tzu chi merit house photobook

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A architecture photobook dedicated to the Ipoh Tzu Chi Merit House.


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    MAIN HOUSE3 - 16

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    VIEW View of the front elevation of the main house from the main road.


  • 4VIEW Perspective view of the main house.

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    HOUSEThe main house is one of the example of vernacular archi-tecture. The fusion of western and eastern architectural ele-ments into the design creates a unique and interesting ap-pearance.

  • 6VIEW The Picture shows the facade of the main house before Tze Chi Association repainted it.

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    Most parts of the building were conserved and re-stored after the new own-er of the house moved in. However, the colour scheme of the building has changed over the dec-ades to suit Tze Chis logo

  • 8BRICKS Bricks creates rusty effect to the stairs located at the main entrance

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    ARC WINDOW AIR HOLES STILTSThe semi-circular clerestory provides better ventilation and additional lighting to the interior space of the house.

    Ventilation grilles and joint on the wall provide efficient ventilation, which allows good ventilation to the interior and cools down the house effectively

    Stilts, also known as footings help to raise the building above ground level, which catches the wind of higher velocity.

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    Embellishments create a visual interest as well as providing good ventilation and reduces glare.

    ANJUNGAn Anjung, is an additional structure protruding from the Serambi (main house), which forms another hipped roof, built at the same elevation as the main house.


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    HOUSEThe main hall, also known as the common room of the main house was once a liv-ing room area but is now a gathering space for social and charity events, as well as religious activities.

  • 12VIEW Perspective view of the main hall. The high ceiling allows more light to penetrate through the openings and windows. Thus, providing

    efficient lighting in the interior space.

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    ENTRANCE The grand entrance of the main building is beautiful in its simplicity. From afar, one can even sense an inviting feeling from the front fa-cade of the building.

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    STAIRCASEThe steel staircase, as a connection between the main building and extended storage space at the back house. This space exudes a rustic feel to it.

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    The storage room connected to the main building. The room is semi lit and musty due to the compiling of dust.

  • 16VIEW Perspective view of the space under the building, which is raised by


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    The space under the house is used as a stor-age area today, but was used as a working area or for rearing animals in the past.

  • 18VIEW The house view from afar. Influenced by the Malay Kampong House, the Gopeng Road old House blends well into the natural


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    The House exudes a sense of serenity and calmness with its cool hue color and simple architectural form.

  • 20VIEW Surrounded by trees and greeneries, the House leaves u feeling re-


  • 2120VIEW Back elevation of the extended house.

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    The House was extended in the 50s . Both external and internal walls were rendered with lime plaster prior to lime-wash painting of pale yellow color.

  • 2322DESIGN A glimpse of the exterior secondary building. Design in a way that

    reflects Ipohs Chinese cultural heritage.

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    HOUSEThe Chinese Influenced air holes allowing faint light and shadow to be cast into the room. A light breeze sipping through leaving one feeling calm and cool.

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    LIGHT White-washed surrounding gives a clean and light feeling.

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    DOOROld door knob, as part of the vintage feel in the House.

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    WINDOW Jalousie window was one of the most popular designed glass win-dows used for homes in that era.

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    TIME A reflection of the past and heritage, the geometry grilles are seen attached on all the windows..

  • 2928HALL The main hall became the hearth of the home.


    Behind closed doors, old Furniture still remain after decades. The smell and memories also lingers.


  • 3130ROOM An unoccupied space leaving an empty and sentimental feeling behind. GUEST

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    FURNITURESAttach cupboards and cabinets left abandoned to dust in the old building.

  • 3332SINK Uniquely arranged light blue ceramic tiles tabletop to brighten up the kitchen area.

  • 34KITCHEN Kitchen area in the secondary building. Red tone floor tiles to warm up the brightly lit kitchen.

  • 3534CORRIDOR Semi lit corridor leading to the toilets and bedroom. Consist of natu-ral ventilation and light.

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    Recycling as part of the activities in Tze Chi Soci-ety. Old folks work as vol-unteers to segregate the recyclable items. .

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    The open spaced kitchen area is placed near to the courtyard. Charity events are often held. Hence, the open spaced kitchen is perfect for heavy preparation of food. It has ample supply of natural light and fresh air. .

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