High-rise living is prevalent in the modern township of urban areas. The fast urbanisation sprawling thus has prompted the architects to re-think on feasible and sustainable housing solutions. This is exemplified by The Melodia Residences design proposal by NRY Architects located in Sungai Besi, an outskirt area in the south of Kuala Lumpur.
Fringed by a petrol station, the site is also bordered by a hotel and a mixed development with excellent accessibility to the road networks of KL-Seremban Highway and Persiaran Serdang Perdana surrounding the site. To be proposed as a family and children’s learning hub, The Melodia is designed with family, young adults and kids in mind, as an exhaustive place to learn, play, and grow.
Constituted of two tower blocks that sit on the eight podium floors, both towers are linked by a sky bridge on Level 34, where a cantilevered gymnasium is located. Six types of layout designs are available ranging from 106 square metres (1,141 square feet) to 110 square metres (1,182 square feet), suitable for small and larger family occupants.
As a vibrant and active communal living hub yet still keeping its individual unit privacy and security, the façade design and finishes detailings have been shaped with angular forms and unique elements, mirroring the hype and mellow tune of music. The vertical fins coated in vivid orange lining up across the podium and tower blocks, with perforated panels and expanded metals to be functioned as feature shading devices.