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Project Typology:

Residential / Hospitality


Setapak, Kuala Lumpur






Skyworld Development Berhad

SkyBlox Co-Living: Redefining Urban Housing in the Park

Set against the dynamic backdrop of Setapak, Kuala Lumpur, the SkyBlox Co-Living project stands as a vanguard of modern architectural innovation and environmental stewardship. This distinctive development, with its eye-catching yellow cantilevered prefab structure, merges contemporary living with the tranquility of nature, offering a sanctuary to more than 500 residents in 320 custom-designed en-suite rooms. Central to SkyBlox’s design philosophy is the creation of spaces that nurture a deep bond with the natural world, offering inhabitants a peaceful haven amidst the hustle and bustle of city life.

Back to Nature

SkyBlox adopts a “Back to Nature” ethos, seamlessly blending the indoors with the outdoors. The design prominently features bare brick walls within communal spaces, evoking a rustic yet warm ambiance that complements its verdant surroundings. Through thoughtful design, these areas introduce layers of visual depth and bursts of greenery, bathed in natural light, to foster a stronger connection with nature and improve emotional wellness. The integration of natural materials like raw brick and timber, along with prefabricated concrete in the living units, reaffirms SkyBlox’s commitment to sustainable and naturalistic living environments.

Vibrant Communal Living

SkyBlox is at the forefront of enhancing residential life and encouraging community interaction. The project employs a sophisticated color scheme of dark and light greys, punctuated by vibrant yellow accents, to invigorate and enliven communal spaces. An inventive use of an up-cycled container as a feature staircase, painted in the project’s signature yellow, adds vibrancy and cohesiveness to the design. The “SkyBox,” a standout architectural element with translucent panels, allows daylight to permeate the space and glow as a beacon at night, complementing the strategic use of natural light and cross-ventilation to create dynamic communal areas. The central courtyard, designed to foster openness and interaction, is flanked by essential communal facilities, effectively merging indoor and outdoor experiences.

Revolutionizing Urban Living with Modular Innovation

SkyBlox distinguishes itself as a trailblazer in urban residential living through its innovative use of Prefabricated Prefinished Volumetric Construction (PPVC). This method revolutionizes the building process by assembling prebuilt and fully furnished modular units on-site, resulting in a faster construction timeline, reduced labor costs, and minimal waste, thereby supporting the project’s sustainability objectives. The modular design of PPVC also allows for flexible room configurations, catering to the diverse needs of its residents and highlighting the project’s commitment to creating a connected, vibrant community within an urban setting.

A Commitment to Sustainable Living

SkyBlox embodies sustainable living principles, aligning with numerous United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The project enhances resident well-being (SDG 3) through its use of natural lighting and ventilation, alongside the integration of green spaces. It champions affordable and clean energy (SDG 7) with its energy-efficient design and innovative construction techniques (SDG 9), reducing environmental impact. By fostering sustainable cities and communities (SDG 11), and employing responsible consumption and production practices (SDG 12), SkyBlox sets a benchmark for future developments in creating greener, healthier, and more cohesive urban habitats. Furthermore, it supports climate action (SDG 13) by mitigating urban heat and reducing emissions.


As a pioneering project, SkyBlox Co-Living redefines the intersection of architecture, sustainability, and community living in an urban context. Through its thoughtful design and focus on communal engagement, SkyBlox offers a model for future residential developments aiming to improve urban living quality while maintaining a strong connection with nature. Standing proudly in Setapak, Kuala Lumpur, SkyBlox is not just a residence for its inhabitants but also a source of inspiration for architects and developers globally, championing the cause of sustainable and harmonious urban development.