Black & White House / Formwerkz Architects

© Jeremy San

Architect: Formwerkz Architects
Design Team: Alan Tay, W.H Pung
Site Area: 2,500 sqm
Built-up Area: 1,200 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Jeremy San

© Jeremy San

A 12000 sqm bungalow set in caldecott drive, singapore designed by . Three volumes of varying sizes are arranged to take full advantage of this triangulated site. Blessed with a relatively untouched forest along the longest length of the site, we ran a 50m long, moat-like infinity pool along its boundary to reflect the foliage. The three volumes and its adjoining courtyards are entirely wrapped in black granite, in stark contrast to a predominately white interior. We created an atrium in the main block that vertically connects all the floors, from basement to the roof terrace. This high volume atrium space is adjacent to the front terrace, dining hall and the family room. It becomes the focal point where one will have to pass through while moving within or trying to enter or exit the house.

Cite: "Black & White House / Formwerkz Architects" 29 Feb 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 22 May 2015. <>
  • Jack Alderman

    Does anyone know what the trees are called used outside by the pool?

    • jl

      the foliage looks like they could be saga trees

    • bruno

      by the shape it could be a papaya tree

  • helen

    staircase detail is really great.Robust and industrial while light and with a sense of transparency.