The Pool Shophouse / FARM

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  • Architects: FARM
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  366
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2012
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Jeremy San

Text description provided by the architects. The Lorong 24A Shophouse Series was conceived as a collection of architectural experiments and showpiece for each architect. FARM, in collaboration with KD architects were thrilled to be invited as one of the 7 studios involved.

The Pool Shophouse / FARM - Windows, Facade
© Jeremy San

The conversation with the existing shophouse started with the intention to read the ‘new’ not as a ‘rear extension’ but as an ‘insertion’. We wanted to explore the spatial opportunities within such a configuration while heightening a unique experience inherent within the spatial structure of a shophouse.


The monolithic lap pool on the first storey emphasizes the linear typology of the space, as it guides one’s experience from the front to the rear. Extending this idea of linearity is the monolithic volume at the rear which houses the private quarters on the upper levels.

The Pool Shophouse / FARM - Image 12 of 18
© Jeremy San

One experiences the continuity of space through a series of stairs that loop through the shophouse. Central to this continuous loop is the skylight that marks the vital interface. It bathes this narrow linear space with resplendent sunlight, and visually connects different parts of the house.

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© Jeremy San

Through these spatial and formal gestures, the dialogue between the old and the new is constantly questioned and new discoveries revealed through the shift in geometry, height, volume and material.


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Address:Geylang, Singapore

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Cite: "The Pool Shophouse / FARM" 17 Oct 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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