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Ibis Hotel Inanam Kota Kinabalu

 Bar and café with exposed M&E ducting as a ceiling feature Located on the outskirts of the city, in an unassuming commercial district, this hotel overlook...

Bar and café with exposed M&E ducting as a ceiling feature Located on the outskirts of the city, in an unassuming commercial district, this hotel overlooks the sea and is set against a backdrop of rolling hills with a picturesque view of Mount Kinabalu.

To set it apart from the many tourist hotels in the city, the designers created an aesthetic with an industrial, raw back-to-basics feel that celebrates the essence and quality of natural materials.

This was translated through exposed concreate shear walls; steel mesh ceilings; gabion wall features; concrete cast reception table; timber bed frames; mesh wardrobes; steel rebar and chequered plate staircase; fair-faced clay brick façade feature walls and CNC-cut steel plate signage; among others.

Buffet counters with custom-made finger-jointed solid timber and steel legs The design-and-build contractors added value to the locally-sourced raw materials with creative design solutions.

For example, the standard clay brick façade is combined with uplighting to achieve a textured effect from afar.

The concrete columns are specially cast with circular patterns and chamfers.

The solid timber carpentry and bedheads comprise local timber mixed with some hard (selangan batu) timber for variations in colour, which are then finger jointed, planed flat, cut to size and lacquer sprayed.

Suite rooms with a play of fresh and muted colours Raw concrete cast reception desk with exposed steel plate and recessed lighting detail Pre-function area with a grand exposed ceiling PROJECT DATA Project Name Location Taipan, Inanam, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia Completion Date February 2018 Site Area 2,350.2 square metres Gross Floor Area 10,429.3 square metres Building Height 12 storeys Number of Rooms 185 Client/Owner Inanam Properties Sdn Bhd Architecture Firm Asima Architects Sdn Bhd Principal Architect K.H.

Lim Interior Design Firm JWA Design & Build Sdn Bhd Principal Designer Ar James Wong Kein Peng Civil & Structural Engineer Jurutera Perunding Bumi Reka Mechanical & Electrical Engineer Power Project Consultant Sdn Bhd Quantity Surveyor SP Perunding Lighting Consultant Lightcraft Project Sdn Bhd Main Contractor Rayzamas Jaya Sdn Bhd Interior Fit-Out Contractor JWA Design & Build Sdn Bhd window.onload = function(){ document.querySelector(‘meta[name=viewport]’).setAttribute(‘content’,’width=device-width,initial-scale=1.0,initial-scale=1,user-scalable=yes’); }.

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