Stiletto House is the traditional Malay House reinterpreted in steel. It explores this heritage while at the same time exploiting the attributes of steel – using small sections to form large cantilevers, being always conscious of the climate and particular environmental aspects, creating lofty volumes where comfort is possible without air-conditioning.
Arriving along a meandering driveway offset by lush greenery calls to mind the memory of a Malay village. The brief has been broken up into three small buildings – for services, living and guests. Pushing the structures to the edges of the site encloses and defines the garden within. It also sets up the inner spaces as places of both refuge and prospect for the occupants.