Tembusu House / Guz Architects

Tembusu House / Guz Architects

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Tembusu House / Guz Architects - Exterior Photography, Beam, Facade, Windows
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Text description provided by the architects. This is a large family home centered around the owner’s vision of having as much greenery on site, and as low a site coverage as possible. As home to a large, extended family, the built-up area required is substantial. However, a human-scale is maintained by working the house into the existing terrain, softened by layers of roof gardens and sloping terraces.

Tembusu House / Guz Architects - Exterior Photography, Windows, Garden, Courtyard
© Patrick Bingham-Hall
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Tembusu House / Guz Architects - Exterior Photography, Windows, Garden, Beam, Courtyard
© Patrick Bingham-Hall

To make the most of the surrounding greenery, landscaped ponds and courtyards were created as focal loci, both to extend visual links to this borrowed landscape, and to separate the various wings of the house for the purpose of maintaining privacy.

Tembusu House / Guz Architects - Exterior Photography, Waterfront, Garden
© Patrick Bingham-Hall

Taking the Asian cues of extended family courtyard living further the structure is topped off with a sleek large roof with exaggerated overhangs, a 21st century update of vernacular roof forms, necessary protection against the more extreme weather patterns we are experiencing.

Tembusu House / Guz Architects - Exterior Photography, Windows, Facade, Garden, Courtyard
© Patrick Bingham-Hall
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Tembusu House / Guz Architects - Exterior Photography, Windows, Facade
© Patrick Bingham-Hall

In all respects, this home is built to maximize the enjoyment of nature in all its nuances, the one true luxury in Singapore, where being built-up is the status quo.

Tembusu House / Guz Architects - Exterior Photography, Windows, Facade
© Patrick Bingham-Hall

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Cite: "Tembusu House / Guz Architects" 11 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/949194/tembusu-house-guz-architects> ISSN 0719-8884

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