Project Tittle : Superblock (2012)
Site : Seksyen U11, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Program : Affordable Housing Cluster,
Rentable office and commercial retail outlet
Community hall and landscaped social plaza
Project Team : Qhawarizmi Norhisham, Yasmin Rahman

Affordability to purchase a house is relative for everyone. There is no exact number that represents affordability for all. Therefore the house must be flexible and changeable in order to cater a diverse affordable housing market. Targeting RM 125k – RM 200k as a selling price, the houses will start as a simple finished house. If the buyer wants a better finishing in their house, they can purchase a few up gradable options, such as tiled floor, additional power plug, and better quality window and door fittings. The superblock is designed and planned to enhance social interaction between residents with a variety of programs and public space. The planning of this development ensures a conducive and sustainable living with adequate infrastructure and facilities. The operational cost of the block is also kept at a minimum with passive sustainable measures that keep residents comfortable in their home. The best (Industrialized Building System)IBS construction practice is used to build high quality houses with lower construction cost. All stairs are highly visible. This increases resident’s awareness of outsiders inside their block. The open staircase also prevents breeding of any kind of unhealthy activities. All residents can be the eye on the street, as open corridors allows community surveillance of their neighboring units. The skypark is designed as a recreational space for socializing and relaxing for residents. This encourages socializing among residents. Friendly to golden age and young residents that need to take a evening strolls without having to walk across traffic.

Superblock Facade
Superblock Skypark
Superblock Aerial (Clay Render)


First Prize Winner State Of Selangor New Affordable Housing Model Competition [National]
Pertandingan Rekabentuk Rumah Mampu Milik Selangor 2012
20th Sept 2012

Selangor Affordable Housing Competition
Bangunan Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah (SSAAS)
Shah Alam, Selangor
13th Sept 2012 – 20th Sept 2012