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The Apartment House / Formwerkz Architects

  • 01:00 - 30 June, 2010
The Apartment House / Formwerkz Architects
The Apartment House / Formwerkz Architects

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  • Architects

  • Architects

    Formwerkz Architects
  • Design Team

    Seetoh Kum Loon, Alan Tay, JY Pang, Koh XuanYi, EkaChai
  • Gross Floor Area

    1,000 sqm
  • Area

    1190.0 sqm

From the architect. Brief

The scale and programme of the house suggests more of a communal dwelling for a multi-tier family. The family called for a design that can accommodate a long wish list of desires of every members and the flexibility for change and expansion of the household.


The house is organized in two linear volumes, split by a common pool in the middle but connected on the upper floors by the family space. The 2-storey volume houses the parents’ master en-suite on the upper floors, floating above the main living space. A lawn garden sits above on the roof. The 3–storey block primarily, apart from the dining and kitchen on the ground floor, are tailored to the lifestyles of the 3 siblings yielding to their individual narratives.

Apart from this tall list of specificities, the house design has to accommodate for change. This incidentally explains its relatively simple form and raw finish. At the macro scale, the two volumes can be sub-divided into 2 separate bungalow plots with minor alteration to the existing structures. Internally, the spaces are organized to be easily re-configurable as the service spaces and circulation are arranged neatly to one side. This allows most of the room to have high ceiling spaces (to the slab) without the need for false ceiling.

The challenge brought us to engage the very traditional Asian Concept of Multi-generation Living in our modern ageing society and to address the differences in habits, desires, taste or even the potential tensions between individuals or sub-families.

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Jonnel · December 23, 2012

Unn Thamizh vaazha vednmuendral muthalil nee Thelungu mozhi thodarbai kuraithukkolla vendum.Chennai Thamizh seerkettathu Thelunginaal thaan - Srirangath Thamizhukkum athae Nilai neralaam - Kavanam Thevai.

Victoria Koumaridou · August 27, 2012

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manhthuong303 NGUYEN · April 23, 2012

perfect! I luv this house.

Aman Playboy · March 05, 2012

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acw · March 17, 2011

frankly i take my hat off to the architects. they have done the best they can. what it really shows is the client(s) are totally messed up and know nothing about life. triumph of greed and conspicuous consumption over rationality!!

daniel saputra · March 15, 2011

@vivilionny keren nih, bentukane mungkin biasa tapi ruang2+tatanane apik

Laura Kawitzky · December 07, 2010

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ayra · September 07, 2010

very nice house but wished to see the sections to understand it more .

adolph · July 02, 2010

cool piece of architecture. nice one

Ana Maria Manzo · July 01, 2010

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Rory · July 01, 2010

Haha far out, I can see why they call themselves 'Formwerkz Architects' Massive amount of formed concrete. It's a beautiful building but too many resources poured into something that probably houses 4 people in my opinion.

Sanchopanza · June 30, 2010

This house is so beautiful that it makes me want to cry. =:::::::]. BRAVO!!!!!


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