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Merryn Road 40ª / Aamer Architects

  • 01:00 - 20 January, 2014
Merryn Road 40ª / Aamer Architects
Merryn Road 40ª / Aamer Architects, © Sanjay Kewlani
© Sanjay Kewlani

© Sanjay Kewlani © Sanjay Kewlani © Sanjay Kewlani © Sanjay Kewlani +37

  • Civil & Structural Engineer

    S B Ng Pte Ltd
  • Quantity Surveyor

    BKG Consultants
  • Contractor

    TKC Builders Pte Ltd
  • Interior Design

    Terre Pte Ltd
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First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan

“Tan’s Garden Villa” Back in 2001, the Owner, Mr Adrian Tan, commissioned Aamer to design his house(s) at No 42. There a large bungalow plot was divided into two to accommodate separate but identical houses which won the prestigious Singapore Institute of Architects’ Design Award in 2004. 

© Sanjay Kewlani
© Sanjay Kewlani

Some ten years later Adrian acquired the plot next door, No 40, with the intention of building another home and thus having three houses; one for themselves and one for each of their two grown up sons with their future families.

© Sanjay Kewlani
© Sanjay Kewlani

The idea, therefore, was to design the new home in sync with the previous two but different, of course. Adrian specifically requested for a garden courtyard and koi pond. Hence, the swimming pool was designed on the roof with amazing views over the estate and surrounding houses which are mostly 2 storey bungalows.

© Sanjay Kewlani
© Sanjay Kewlani

Also, for this house, since the sons are already in their late teens and early twenties they wanted more space and privacy. So an interesting planning layout placed the boys’ rooms outdoors via a verandah terrace with their own accessibility from the ground right up to the rooftop entertainment room and pool garden terrace.

© Sanjay Kewlani
© Sanjay Kewlani

Much like the first two houses the materials are very natural like timber, marble and granites, blending well with the lush vertically stacked gardens.

© Sanjay Kewlani
© Sanjay Kewlani

In addition, similar to the first two houses, gardens and greenery are important to the Owner. So while the first two houses had trees growing through wooden balconies, this time creepers are twining up vertical timber trellises that extend above the rooftop swimming pool. Even the bath rooms are open to gardens with lush flora and fauna like birds & butterflies making this a truly vertical garden villa!

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Rood · January 23, 2014

Would have liked this house if I didn't find it so oppressive. why is the maid room closed off to the rest of the house. I suppose on one side she gets a degree of privacy in this scheme. however she has to leave the house to access the the bathroom.

José Gama · May 19, 2014 10:34 PM

Totally agree!
There's, at least, for times the area for walk-in-wardrobes then for the maid.
Other then that, great house...for rich bastards.

Jerry · January 23, 2014


kaico · January 23, 2014

wonderful space

shift A · January 22, 2014

That pooooool....

Vat Jaiswal · January 21, 2014



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