Wallflower Architecture + Design - Enclosed Open House in Singapore PDF Print Email
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Wednesday, 10 March 2010 06:21

Enclosed_Open_House_01Singapore based architect, Wallflower Architecture + Design has created innovative architectural spaces amidst urban density for a homeowner in Singapore East Coast area.

The owners wanted a spacious, contemporary house that would be as open as possible but without compromising security and privacy at the same time.

Surrounded by neighbours on four sides, the solution was a fully fenced compound with a spatial programme that internalised spaces such as pools and gardens, which are normally regarded as external to the envelope of the house. By zoning spaces such as the bedrooms and servants’ quarters on alternative levels, i.e. 2nd storey and basement levels, the ground plane was freed from walls that would have been required if public and private programmes were interlaced on the same plane.

Photographer: Albert Lim

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 March 2010 07:46
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Wallflower Architecture + Design - Water-Cooled House in Singapore PDF Print Email
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Thursday, 14 October 2010 07:25

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Hidden away from the road, the site is surrounded by a verdant screen of mature trees from adjacent properties with breezes blowing transversely across the whole area. The owner had wanted a contemporary home that prioritized environmental coolness as a consistent attribute and to be able to enjoy the luscious tropical surroundings.

The concept developed for the home inverted planning and hierarchical norms common in local residential planning. To fully appreciate the mature and variegated natural environment and stretch the potential for visual depth and distance, the main living room and study were located in a pavilion on the second storey. It was designed with minimal enclosing and supporting structure so as to maximize the elevated vistas. To unconsciously guide visitors to the living pavilion above, a minimal spiral staircase touches down within the entrance foyer.

Last Updated on Friday, 12 November 2010 16:02
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