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  7. Pitch House / Atelier M+A

Pitch House / Atelier M+A

  • 21:00 - 9 December, 2016
Pitch House / Atelier M+A
Pitch House / Atelier M+A, © Jaume Albert Martí
© Jaume Albert Martí

© Masaki Harimoto © Masaki Harimoto © Masaki Harimoto © Masaki Harimoto + 32

© Masaki Harimoto
© Masaki Harimoto

Text description provided by the architects. The house is situated in an old residential district with predominant single-storey houses for the past century, and the recent reconstruction activities has seen sprouting of multiple-storey houses rising awkwardly within the neighbourhood. The Pitch House has been retained as a single storey house to preserve the existing scale of the houses in the neighbourhood. 

© Jaume Albert Martí
© Jaume Albert Martí

A single pitch roof is designed to slope away from the three-storey high party wall of the adjacent house, and the roof is positioned low in height with a gentle roof angle. The car porch roof at the front of the house forms a layering effect with the main roof in the same angle. 

© Masaki Harimoto
© Masaki Harimoto

The Pitch House is designed with a simple form, where the family of the house can unwind and enjoy tranquility in this suburban part of the island.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

The interior space is intimate in scale, with the Living room opening out to the front patio and towards the garden, to serve as an extended space for family activities and occasional outdoor dining. 

© Jaume Albert Martí
© Jaume Albert Martí

An indoor open courtyard is also inserted in the middle of the house for the Master Bedroom to enjoy outdoor space.

© Jaume Albert Martí
© Jaume Albert Martí

In line with its simple form, the house also employs simplicity in its materials. 

In this tiny island where land is scarce and the city is overcrowded with development, the Pitch House remains single-storey and petite in size as it blends quietly with its neighbourhood.

© Masaki Harimoto
© Masaki Harimoto

Product Description. We used the 'Accoya' wood as it is stable and durable as an outdoor timber material, it does not warp, split, expand or rot which is crucial, especially with the humid climate in Singapore. 

Cite: "Pitch House / Atelier M+A" 09 Dec 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/800885/pitch-house-atelier-m-plus-a/> ISSN 0719-8884