P&T Consultants' new residential development turns the landscape inside out
Belle Vue Residences located in the high ground of Oxley area, a neighbourhood long known for its lush and serene settings. It is conceived as an organic urban resort with an inward-looking landscape, where the dwelling units are designed as a typology of tree branches infiltrated into the natural landscape.
In the tropical city of Singapore, also known as the City of Gardens, the design concept of Belle Vue Residences is to create an intimate relationship with the natural environment, seeking ways to establish a close relationship with nature. The design integrates landscape and architecture to realise a new kind of living environment that brings nature closer to our built environment.
Living spaces are being organised in the same manner by which trees grow and multiply to form forests. Just like the branches of a tree reaching out to the sunlight, each unit freely branches outward in order to bring natural light and wind inside, balancing the best possible positions to each other. The result is an innovative dwelling environment consisting of 176 units with free and diverse plans, embracing a large courtyard.
The courtyard is a place of rich vegetation and water where people can relax among diverse tropical plants and sweeping water surface. The interior and exterior spaces are seamlessly integrated: the buildings - the 'trunks and branches' - are trailed by meandering pathways in the surrounding gardens that lead into various recreational facilities. Amid this landscape of reflecting pools, water wall, and water features, residents will find public activity areas such as the clubhouse, swimming pools, Jacuzzi pool, BBQ area and children's playground a most thoughtful complement.
The residential blocks, standing at 5 storeys high, are designed such as that each unit is provided with natural lighting and ventilation. The unit offers a variety of vistas from the living rooms and master bedrooms for residents to enjoy the surrounding landscape. The roof terraces are provided with ample perimeter planters encouraging residents to provide roofscape greenery to the entire development.
Awarded Green Mark Gold from Building Central Authority, Belle Vue Residences is a product of an integrated design process, where the aesthetic, innovative typology is created with a deep consideration towards harmonisation with place, wellness of the inhabitant and integrated landscape and living space.
Belle Vue Residences seeks not only to redefine the comforts of organic urban - resort style living in the city, but also to do so in an environmentally - responsible manner through the skillful employment of innovative design strategies and technological innovations.