This is a home that can endure the tropics with minimal environmental impact, by tapping on available resources. Four levels make up the building, each catering to various social and entertainment needs while also accommodating each family member’s individual need for solitude.
Achieving space maximization and privacy were also factored into this design, in view of the house’s proximity to neighboring units. As a result, the internal spaces face inward into a multifunctional courtyard which acts as circulation pivot and light well, while also serving as a visual focal point. Dense foliage also provides a natural means for additional privacy.
The building’s slimmer east and west facades are a contrast to the wide-open north and south ones. This regulates natural lighting and wind ventilation for efficient thermal circulation. A pitched roof, with a series of repeating slopes, also generates additional skylight openings.
And let’s not forget that this is first and foremost a home for an active couple and their kids. For this, a lap pool and training room ensure their fitness needs are adequately taken care of.
Client: Optima Capital Pte Ltd
Location: 72 Sentosa Cove, Singapore
Architect: ONG&ONG Pte Ltd
Design team: Maria Arango, Diego Molina, Camilo Pelaez,
Structural & Civil: JS Tan & Associates
Mechanical & Electrical: Rankine & Hill (S) Pte Ltd
Quantity Surveyor: Rodney Chng & Associates Pte Ltd
Main Contractor: Lifestyle Renovation & Construction Pte Ltd