Sky Garden House / Guz Architects

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Architects: Guz Architects – Guz Wilkinson
Project architects: Caroline Witzke, Szymon Goździkowski
Location: , Singapore
Project area: 852 sqm
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Patrick Bingham Hall

© Patrick Bingham Hall

This house is located on a new housing estate on the island of Sentosa adjacent to Singapore. The plots are not large and neighbouring buildings are built close to the sides of each house.

Thus our strategy was to build a solid wall to each side neighbor to provide privacy where possible, while creating a central light and stair well which would funnel the sea breeze through the centre of the building. The front and rear of the building meanwhile, terrace back allowing each story to have visual or actual access to greenery.

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first floor plan
second floor plan
third floor plan

The intention was to try to allow each roof garden provided a base for the story above allowing the layered effect to make each story feel like it was a single storey dwelling sitting in a garden.as much as we could do in the close confines of Sentosa island and with such a large building!!

Cite: "Sky Garden House / Guz Architects" 22 Feb 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 23 Aug 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=112766>

21 comments

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    A section will be useful there to understand how the structure support the weight of the gardens.

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    It is a great project, thinking about regenerating green spaces on our planet, but… I have a question on the ground for this project.
    What are its dimensions?
    I hope your answer…

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    I have just written a book about all of Guz house. Please have a look. He is an amazing architect. It’s on Pesaro Publishing website.

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    The Book – Patrick Bingham Hall refers to his book about Guz’s work. One of my best buys – if you are interested in this subject it’s a wonderful book – great photos, enlightening and interesting text – I am delighted with it – and I am not on commission! For further interest you cold look at work by Geoffrey Bawa and, for special but affordable tropical architecture, Anjelandran (the book, Anjelandran, architect of Sri Lanka is excellent, the architecture better still).

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    I am an architecture student and i chose this gorgeous house for a model project…i would me so thankful if someone could help me find more photos of sky garden house and the exact dimensions ?

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