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Screen House / Poiesis Architects

  • 20:00 - 7 December, 2017
Screen House / Poiesis Architects
© Roland Tan Yeow Teck
© Roland Tan Yeow Teck

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  • Architects

  • Location

  • Lead Architect

    Tan Sok Tuan
  • Team

    Eunice Wung Shuk Pui, Lim Huiling, Varit Charoenveingvechkit, Ong Sheng Hua, Wang Mei Yee
  • Area

    950.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

  • Category

  • Structural Engineer

    JS Tan Consultants Pte Ltd
  • M&E Engineer

    B S Ong
  • Quantity Surveyor

    BKG Consultants Pte Ltd
  • Main Contractor

    H & D Construction & Engineering
  • ID Contractor

    Liang Wood Design & Build Pte Ltd
  • Landscape Contractor

    Nyee Phoe Flower Garden Pte Ltd
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© Roland Tan Yeow Teck
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Text description provided by the architects. The Screen House is located on a triangulated plot of land somewhere in the western part of Singapore.  Prior to the rebuilding, the carparking for the house was located on a steep incline leading up to the 1st storey of the house which is approximately 2.5m higher than the adjacent road level.  In order to take advantage of the topography of the site, the decision was made to “carve” out a basement storey. With this strategy, the carparking area is hidden away.  An entire new basement storey could then be tucked neatly into the site. The new house from road level looks like a 2.5 storey house when in fact it is a 3.5 storey volume.  

© Roland Tan Yeow Teck
© Roland Tan Yeow Teck


Basements usually conjure up imageries of being dark and dimly lit. In this case, an internal garden courtyard is inserted into the center of the house. A central skylight fitted with Vari-shield self-cleaning glass provides day-lighting to flood the basement area. The Vari-shield glass is self-regulating much like transition lenses to regulate the amount of day-light into the internal area. 

© Roland Tan Yeow Teck
© Roland Tan Yeow Teck

27 numbers of spherical pendants suspended at varying heights serves as an interesting counterpoint to the trees. 

Section EE
Section EE


Vertical trellised screen façade set at varying spacing follows the angulated façade to shield from the west facing sun along the front façade. 

Screen House / Poiesis Architects, © Roland Tan Yeow Teck
© Roland Tan Yeow Teck

During the day, the house takes on a very “private” front shielded by the screened wall. The house transforms in the evening when lighted as artificial lighting from within creates a warm-glow to provide glimpses of the interior. 

© Roland Tan Yeow Teck
© Roland Tan Yeow Teck

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