VIEWING CONDUIT. This house is located in a quiet residential hillside area in Bangsar, situated on a slope with spectacular views of the city. The concept was to maximize the impact of that view by framing and cropping the city skyline with the walls of the house. The main block, lines the western boundary with a double story glass cube. On its eastern flank, a pool is perched between the cube and the view. The cube encloses the living room, and frames the dramatic view. When lit, it becomes a ‘lantern’ from the street. The private and service areas of the house reside in the western block. This is a more solid and private structure with punctures for daylight and ventilation where required. The roof was designed as a light planar element with generous overhangs and deep sunshades suited to the tropical environment.