• YEAR : 2018
  • LOCATION : Singapore
  • CATEGORY : Residential
  • CREATIVE DIRECTOR : Ming Architect

This unassuming house sits on an odd shaped plot in the heart of central Singapore. Surrounded by an arterial road leading to an expressway on the main length of the site, the house is shielded off from the traffic by the use of vertical off-form concrete fin walls, which are placed strategically to allow views of the lap pool and landscaping planted as a buffer element.

A sculptural spiral staircase is carefully inserted into one of these concrete walls, part of it overhanging the pool water below. The material palette consists of four thoughtfully chosen materials – off-form concrete, oak timber, grey gravel-washed walls and white powdercoated metal screens, reflecting the mood of the house, contemporary yet subtle and refined in nature.