Design Collective Architects completes new house in Singapore
Located on the southern tip of Singapore, the 8,000 sq ft site sits closely amongst others within the exclusive residential enclave of Sentosa Cove. In a context where each house tries to out-do the previous with newer technology, materials and exotic finishes, the philosophy of PAROS was to undo all of the above. PAROS was to provide the break in the monotony of what was becoming of the common streetscape of closely constructed single residential homes.
There was a conscious attempt to create and to hide architecture. The dwelling space was created by means of peeling the earth up and tucking beneath. The space created would open out towards the back of the plot overlooking the waterfront and close off and disappear along the front driveway. Only a blank white wall signifies the presence of a building within the place. The entire roof of the house seems to rise from the earth, taking along what was the original garden with it onto the rooftop. The roof top garden is accessible from the master bedroom.
The interior space of the house was design with practicality in mind. Every room is naturally ventilated and with sufficient natural daylighting. Landscaped terraces are located at every bedroom and bathrooms. Materials selected are intended to not distract the occupants from the natural elements that the house sits within and overlooks.