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Jalan Merlimau / Aamer Architects

  • 01:00 - 15 May, 2010
Jalan Merlimau / Aamer Architects
Jalan Merlimau / Aamer Architects, © Amir Sultan
© Amir Sultan

© Amir Sultan © Amir Sultan © Amir Sultan © Amir Sultan +23

  • Architects

  • Location

  • Architect

    Aamer Architects
  • Structural Engineer

    JS Tan & Associates
  • Clients

    Mr Sundaraj Balakrishan & Ms. Amita Dutt
  • Main Contractor

    KLT Builders
  • Project Year

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From the architect. One of the main design challenges for this house was the rather tight triangular site. The entrance and façade from the street was very narrow, giving the house little presence.

© Amir Sultan
© Amir Sultan

The layout, orientation and even the form and massing of the house attempt to negate these site constraints. This formulates the overall design direction.

The L-configuration of the plans lends itself to the best possible engagement to site conditions, climate and vistas. The house opens up at the eastern façade, fronted by a central garden and landscape pond. Main spaces are orientated around this garden. The landscape pond extends from this garden to an intimate courtyard across to the other side of the double-volume living space. This courtyard demarcates the semi-private domain of the house. The west elevation assumes the rear of the house.

© Amir Sultan
© Amir Sultan

Punctuating spaces with lush greenery even at the rooftop becomes an intuitive design strategy that enhances the tropicality of the house, providing a ‘green frame’ to the vistas, screening the unpleasant and reducing the tightness of site.

© Amir Sultan
© Amir Sultan

The lap pool is strategically placed at the rooftop, where the best views are. This not only frees up the ground floor for more garden space but also provides passive cooling and insulation for the spaces below.

© Amir Sultan
© Amir Sultan

Perhaps the most prominent feature of the house is the dramatic front roof that slants from the attic to the car porch, giving the house the presence it needs from the narrow entrance and street.

© Amir Sultan
© Amir Sultan
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Nick · May 17, 2010

This is actually quite bad. Not a patch on WOHA
The spaces seem nice enough to live in and the master bathroom is a hoot, but architecturally it's a dog's dinner.
That sloping canopy attached to the front reminds me of a year 1 design "gesture" - WTF??

Manuel Torres · May 16, 2010

Excelente la información les agradecería me envíen mas
correos con un contenido similar

Hari · May 16, 2010 10:07 PM

Everybody here is writting in English, so please, be polite an dot it in English...and...what do you mean with? "Excelente la información les agradecería me envíen mas
correos con un contenido similar" pardon? if you want info ask and send really thing that anybody will send you info via e-mail while you're sitting on your sofa? me parece que no eh!

shetu · May 16, 2010 09:05 PM

English, man. English.....

kanin · May 16, 2010

It is really something if you know SG regulation.
Best to guys!!!

Jim · May 15, 2010

I saw this post of featured on

That pool doesn't look that practical for actual use does it?

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