Architects: Guz Architects
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Project Architect: Gan Ren Ying
C & S Engineer: MSE Consultants
M & E Engineer: Herizal Fitri Consultants
Main Contractor: Sun Ho Construction
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: Patrick Bingham Hall
The house is a contemporary interpretation of a traditional courtyard house, laid out around a central green courtyard with a double height stair and entry area forming the focal point of the project. The L-shaped plan creates open spaces which encourage natural ventilation and offer resident’s views over the courtyard to the verandah, roof gardens and beyond. Lushly planted roof gardens surround the house and add to the effect that nature is evident in every part of the house. The large roof above the courtyard creates an indoor and outdoor space leading to the gardens and swimming pool which wraps around two sides of the house.
The tangga house hopefully gives the owners the opportunity to live in harmony and comfort with nature, in singapores hot tropical climate.