New Space International completes new home in Singapore's stunning Sentosa Cove
Sentosa Cove is located on the eastern shore of Sentosa Island, which is a stone's throw from the Central Business District of Singapore. The lot is situated on the waterfront of the northern residential precinct, with waves of South China Sea lapping just a few metres from the edge. The bungalow sits in a narrow lot with its entrance to the north on ocean drive while the southern facade faces onto the South China Sea.
The house is composed of 2 volumes, separated by a swimming pool in the centre and an open air atrium. The two volumes are joined by bridges connecting both volumes and all vertical circulation is provided by a series of steps, bridges and a lift. The larger volume contains the major spaces, the living room on the ground floor, an entrance hall with a floating intermediate living area, a master bedroom and ancillary bedrooms on the second floor and an exercise room on the roof facing onto a roof garden. The smaller volume contains a kitchen on the ground floor and a study on the second floor.
The house is designed with smaller apertures to the north and large openings to the south, to ensure natural ventilation throughout. Most of the living spaces are thus provided with enough sea breeze to obviate the need for any air-conditioning. The circulation throughout the home is a promenade through a series of open and closed spaces with routes planned around central elements and returning eventually to give glimpses of spaces traversed before.