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66MRN-House / ONG&ONG Pte Ltd

  • 01:00 - 29 October, 2014
66MRN-House / ONG&ONG Pte Ltd
66MRN-House / ONG&ONG Pte Ltd, © Derek Swalwell
© Derek Swalwell

© Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell + 32

© Derek Swalwell
© Derek Swalwell

Text description provided by the architects. Just off Stevens Road is this Zen-inspired dwelling with strong architectural lines and shapes that are further accentuated by the materials used. Comprising two main volumes, the front block houses the social spots, such as the living and formal dining areas, whilst service functions are relegated to the back, along with the kitchen. Although visually similar, the blocks are distinguished by texture – the social activity block is clad in granite and the service block in fare-faced concrete.

First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan

The design brief called for all spaces on the ground floor to form a cohesive whole so that when all doors are open on the ground floor, the individual spaces merge into a one – starting from the lap pool and garden at the entrance, to the living room in the front block and all the way to the kitchen in the rear block.

© Derek Swalwell
© Derek Swalwell

A reflective pool divides the two main blocks and sits at the base of a sheer three-storey-high void that reaches the roof. This void forms the home’s visual and spatial centre and also works as a means of drawing up hot air so that the cooler air can rush in to keep temperatures low.

© Derek Swalwell
© Derek Swalwell

The master bedroom sits on the second floor of the main social volume, whilst the master bathroom as well as the children’s bedrooms are to the back. In the attic floor above is an additional bedroom and number of multipurpose spaces. Adjoining terraces and open decks lined in artificial grass make the rooftop an interesting space where lines between indoor and outdoor space are blurred.

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With its natural textures and abundance of greenery, it is the adherence to minimalist design that forms the essence of this modern family home, thus providing its inhabitants with a relaxing, spacious abode to return to at the end of the day.

© Derek Swalwell
© Derek Swalwell
Cite: "66MRN-House / ONG&ONG Pte Ltd" 29 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/561767/66mrn-house-ong-and-ong-pte-ltd/> ISSN 0719-8884