16A Residence, Singapore
This project is a multi-generational family dwelling unit located on a long and linear plot in a neighborhood populated by multi-storey terrace houses.
In a city where a piece of personal green is sought after, the house was conceived as a series of living spaces woven about a landscape of vegetation. A courtyard is inserted in the heart of the house, various planters introduced on the upper floors, and a large garden space on the ground floor provides the space for a large communal area for the family at the back of the house.
With its surrounding neighbors in such close proximity, there was also a need to create a sense of exclusivity and privacy. The project conceived of views as framed, screened, and some set within a view of another. Using screens and orchestrated openings, the house offers intermittent views of the surrounding landscape (some even of its neighbor’s).
The house was also designed to address the needs of the intergenerational family and the issue of aging-in-place. The relationship between autonomous and communal spaces co-existing within the house was also explored. The parents’ master suite is located on the second floor, while the young family is primarily located on the top floor. The living-courtyard-dining unit forms the anchor on the ground floor, providing for a social space for the families to gather. The patio-dining-garden area at the back of the house is visible from the balconies of the 2 master suites above, and offers another place to connect and celebrate family life together.
Architectural & Interior Design: Studio Roundtop Executive Architect: Chalk Architects Photography: Skewed Eye Drone Photography: Food & Shelter