The brief for this intermediate terrace house requires discreet separation of spaces for the clients, an inter-generational family. A large internal air well in the middle of the house was carved out to invite light and induce air ventilation into the living spaces on all floors, as well as provide a provision for installation of a home lift in future. On the second storey, a swimming pool sits in front of the dry kitchen and entertainment room, with a steel feature staircase leading up to the third storey. Light is invited to filter through the perforated staircase, casting shadows on the plastered walls and creating texture on the otherwise homogenous white walls.
A spacious loft is provided for the master bedroom, with a 6m double height ceiling space finished in a modern industrial style, interpreted to suit contemporary Singapore living. A self-contained duplex unit at the rear is provided with its own spiral staircase for access between the two levels, with living spaces below and private on top. On the facade, materials such as handmade belgian fairface bricks and black spray-painted steel mesh doors provide a charming interplay and warmth to the exterior.