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8 Cluny Park, Singapore (1999)

There are three unique features to the design of this house.

Firstly, the entrance level is elevated up by one floor so that one would not feel entering a sunken pit as the hill site was excavated and levelled from a previous terrain. 

Secondly, curved walls allow free flowing circulation within the house and has a much natural relationship with the garden it encloses. 

Lastly, a secondary metallic roof is added upon the concrete roof to allow air flow so as to cool the rooms below.

The design continues our exploration of a modern interpretation to traditional Singapore houses that have dealt successfully to protect residents from natural elements such as the blazing hot sun and heavy rain of the tropics.

Photo Credit by Nishikawa Masao

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