Mr. Chandran Nair is a Malaysian
environmental activist and founder of Global
Institiute for Tomorrow (GIFT). Based in Hong
Kong, his mission took him all over the world.
He commissioned this house partly to connect him with his past childhood in and also a hankering for the ‘better’ old days in Malaysian ‘kampungs’. More significantly though, he wanted to prove that one can design a sustainable building. He replanted some 200 tress in the surroinding hills, 10 times the amount of timber used in building this house.