Panels & Furniture Asia May/Jun 2018

May / June 2018 • Issue 3 • PANELS & FURNITURE ASIA 26 IN PERSON Almaz Salma shares the design inspiration behind Kuang Retreat House, winner of the 2017 Malaysian Wood Awards. The Kuang Retreat is put together using traditional construction techniques. Simple and practical, it honours the environment by using reclaimed tropical species such as chengal, balau, kempas and merbau for the entire house. These details can be seen in the beams, floorboards, louvres and weatherboards.