When Mohd. Peter Davis first settled in Malaysia, he stayed in a traditional kampong house. But when he built his first “Thermal Comfort” home, it looked more like something from Queensland in Australia. And it worked! He calculated that over 25 years he had saved over RM280,000 (USD80,000), which was the construction cost of the house way back in the 1980's.
Still it was rather extravagant. Themain house was on the upper floor and it had verandahs all the way around which doubled the floor-plan area. This was a detached house: not an alternative to the terrace house, which is the most common housetype in the country.
So he studied the terrace houses to see what was wrong with them…
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