Architects: Czarl Architects
- Area : 989 m²
- Year : 2021
Photographs :Bai Jiwen
- Project Team : Carl Lim, Anditya Dwi Saputra, Khalis Sidek, Priandra Said
- Site Area : 989.40 sqm
- Gross Floor Area : 1133.19 sqm
- C&S Engineer : PTS Consultants
- Country : Singapore
Text description provided by the architects. The Client for this project is a professional couple with their children. Sitting at the junction of 2 roads, the peculiar sprawling fan-shaped site spanning approximately 10,649 square feet is a multi-tiered site that slopes up from the front of the house to the rear. While the site is surrounded by mature trees, much of the view is directed to the front which is west facing.
In terms of aesthetics, the couple desired the emphasis of using natural materials to go with a house expressing a "masculine" silhouette, possibly one that showcased a bunker aesthetic. How is one able to construct a multi-generation family home that reaped lush vistas of the neighborhood while creating an inner sanctum of privacy?
The proposal is inspired by the idea of a sprawling “kampong” or village dwellings which require breaking up the conventional singular massing of the bungalow into a series of interconnected smaller dwelling units and distributing them loosely on a manmade landscape.
With limited natural ground, the architectural strategy was to maximize and implement more outdoor space for the dwelling units by stacking the “kampong” dwelling units as vertical layers. The landscape for the 2nd floor incorporated a long lap pool with multiple courtyards while a looped garden/ planters in introduced to the 3rd floor. The end result of this approach not only maximizes greenery, it allows softscape to form part of the larger strategy to address privacy and west facing heat issue.