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Fish House / Guz Architects

  • Architects: Guz Architects
  • Location: Singapore
  • Architects: Guz Architects
  • Mse Engineers: C&S Engineers
  • M&E Engineers: Herizal Fitri Consultants
  • Gross Floor Area: 540 sqm
  • Area: 726.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Patrick Bingham Hall

© Patrick Bingham Hall © Patrick Bingham Hall © Patrick Bingham Hall © Patrick Bingham Hall

From the architect. This modern tropical bungalow encapsulates the essence of living in the hot and humid climate of Singapore by creating open spaces which encourage natural ventilation and offer residents views to the ocean.

© Patrick Bingham Hall
© Patrick Bingham Hall

The main design concept is to create a house which has close relationship with nature and this is achieved by having a swimming-pool linking the house with the landscape and ultimately visual connections with the sea. The idea of connection is reinforced by having the basement level media-room with a u-shaped acrylic window which allows diffuse natural light in and also views out into the pool. The curved roofs, which symbolizing the sea waves, also emphasize the idea of the nearby sea. These are almost totally covered with thin bendable photovoltaic panels supplying enough energy to the house, while the remaining area is used as a green roof giving residents some outdoor leisure spaces.

© Patrick Bingham Hall
© Patrick Bingham Hall

Fish House is a modest and yet luxurious residential design which gives residents opportunities to live in harmony and comfortably with nature.

© Patrick Bingham Hall
© Patrick Bingham Hall
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