Rooting for the bamboo house

design1Humble yet complex in design, Eleena Jamil’s “Bamboo Playhouse” derives its inspiration from the ‘wakaf’ or resting huts in the kampong

Words by Isabelle Pinto | Photography by Eleena Jamil Architect

Sitting on the edge of a small lake island amongst the vast greenery of Kuala Lumpur’s oldest public park, the Perdana Botanical Gardens is a humble yet complex-looking bamboo structure which earned a spot at the World Architecture Festival (WAF) 2015. Designed as a small pavilion, the structure was shortlisted under the ‘Small Projects’ category and was therefore granted the opportunity to be presented at the festival in Singapore last year.

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