Modular House Could be the First Carbon Neutral Building in South-East Asia

November 11, 2009 / No Comments

malyan idea house1 Modular House Could be the First Carbon Neutral Building in South East Asia

The Idea House is a modular design created by Broadway Malyan. The design of the house is intended for use by one of Malaysia’s largest property developers, Sime Darby Property. Idea House aims to be the first carbon zero building in South East Asia and is well suited for the tropical climate of the country.

It will be a prefabricated house, built in modules to reduce construction time and costs, and this will also make the house’s deconstruction at the end of its useful life easier. It has deep overhangs to provide shade from the tropical sun, while photovoltaic panels on the roof harness solar energy to power the house and a rain water harvesting system provides the required water for the green roof garden.


The house has low-flow water efficient fixtures, gray water recycling, flexible interior spaces, and planned optimal site orientation to provide an efficient way for ventilation and daylight. This house currently is a prototype that will serve as a model for Sime Darby Property in its outlook for cleaner and modern housing.

Via: Jetson Green