House 24 / Park + Associates

House 24 / Park + Associates

House 24  / Park + Associates - Facade, GardenHouse 24  / Park + Associates - Table, Sofa, Wood, Chair, Countertop, Beam, WindowsHouse 24  / Park + Associates - Glass, FacadeHouse 24  / Park + Associates - FacadeHouse 24  / Park + Associates - More Images+ 10

  • Architect In Charge: Lim Koon Park
  • Team: Christina Thean, Wong Zi Xin, Jeeraporn Prongsuriya, Mutiara Herawati
  • Civil And Structural Engineer: CP Lim & Partners
  • M& E Engineer: N.A.
  • Quality Surveyor: CST Consultants
  • Civil: CP Lim & Partners
  • Structural Engineer: CP Lim & Partners
  • Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: N.A.
  • Country: Singapore
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House 24  / Park + Associates - Facade
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Text description provided by the architects. In a usual circumstance, the front of the house is the most important - not in our case. House 24 is sited on a triangular plot, a constraint that we took on as an opportunity to really engage with the siting and planning of the house - to achieve a meaningful footprint that actualised the client’s spatial, functional, and privacy requirement. Moreover, the site adjoins a lushly landscaped state land that we endeavoured to take advantage of at every available opportunity and every habitable space.

House 24  / Park + Associates - Chair, Courtyard
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1st Floor Plan
House 24  / Park + Associates - Table, Sofa, Wood, Chair, Countertop, Beam, Windows
© Edward Hendricks

As such, we turned the house away from the main road and neighbouring houses, and instead have the living spaces open out to the mature greenery beyond. The result is a massing comprising of two blocks which, when combined, define a V-shaped patio on the first floor that becomes the focal point of common activities and entertainment, borrowing views from the surrounding greenery.

House 24  / Park + Associates - Glass, Facade
© Edward Hendricks

The courtyard screen fronting the street is an exercise in rethinking the conventional entry sequence of residential dwellings, and an exploration in creating a more layered and sequential experience. It is experienced almost as a ritual space - serene and tranquil - marking the transition between the public and private.

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It was also an opportunity to explore what timber craftsmanship might mean in contemporary architecture, and we envisioned the screen to be a well-crafted element with modern aesthetic and detailing. It eventually manifested itself as a refined and rhythmic facade, drawing attention to its delicate scale even as a structure that is over 8m high. A delightful pattern of light and shadow plays out over the course of each day whilst allowing sunlight to filter in and natural air to stream in, creating a relaxing ambience that reinforces the client’s desire to live in a home that reflected its tropical locality.

House 24  / Park + Associates - Facade, Garden
© Edward Hendricks

Originally published on April 25, 2017. 

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Cite: "House 24 / Park + Associates" 17 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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