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Wallflower Architecture + Design
Sunny Side House


The site would not appeal to most local homebuyer as it immediately ticks several negative boxes for what are deemed liabilities in a residential semi-detached plot. It is long and narrow, with both the long side and front facing the western afternoon sun. The plot lies a metre below a public road that bounds the […]


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Centennial Tree House


The owner wanted external blank walls. Then talk continued to fixed screens. Centre courtyard for light and air. These summed up for them, the tangible facets of an ideal home, a protective enclosure of solitude. Introversion has a negative connotation in a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else. But what […]


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Wind Vault House


As the brief was substantial, the overall form of the house needed to be pushed to the envelope limits. Naturally, there are also other considerations; the context and proximity of neighbouring homes, the daily sun path and the prevailing winds. Conceptually, the house is a raised reinforced concrete tube whose open ends are oriented in a […]


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Far Sight House


This house sits on high ground, and the rear of the site has wonderful views overlooking the greener and more affluent residential addresses in Singapore. Our client’s brief was to design a home of two stories, with an attic, and importantly a roof terrace facing the rear and overlooking the valley. The house is expressed […]


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Best of 2012: Most viewed houses


According to Google Analytics the most viewed houses in 2012 were the following: Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos | House in Estoril Included in Estoril’s residential neighborhood, in a low density urban area, the House stands discreetly in a plot where the green predominates. Natural and artificial live here together as a mutual extension of each other, […]


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Wallflower Architecture + Design
Travertine Dream House


Project Description The client’s brief for this house was simple. Functionally, to maximize usable area and to incorporate greenery. Aesthetically, to use travertine copiously as an architectural finish. Inspired by the Italian urban-scape during his travels, so too would travertine express this house. The house is organised as two parallel blocks connected by a glass enclosed […]


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Water-Cooled House


Project Description Hidden away from the road, the site is surrounded by a verdant screen of mature trees from adjacent properties. Breezes blowing transversely across the site being another notable aspect of the location. The owner had wanted a contemporary home that prioritized environmental coolness as a consistent attribute and to be able to enjoy […]


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Sun Cap House


Project Description Although the site was devoid of any development during the inception of the project, it was foreseen that the future built environment would be dense with neighbouring residences barely metres away on either side. The tropical sunlight falling on this resort island could also be harsh and intense but the proximity to the […]


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Enclosed Open House


The owners wanted a spacious, contemporary house that would be as open as possible but without compromising security and privacy at the same time. Surrounded by neighbours on four sides, the solution was a fully fenced compound with a spatial programme that internalised spaces such as pools and gardens, which are normally regarded as external […]


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