In most cities, space is a premium and environmental responsibility is an afterthought. Which is why this home designed by ONG & ONG Architects in Sentosa Cove, Singapore is all the more special: not only does it keep its footprint to a minimum, but it also creates those luxuries that one doesn’t instinctively think of when considering Singapore-living – peace, privacy and tranquility.
This is a home that can endure the tropical climate with minimal environmental impact, by tapping on available natural resources. Four levels make up the building, each catering to the family’s various social and entertainment needs while also accommodating each member’s individual need for solitude.
Achieving a maximum amount of space and privacy were masterfully factored into this design, in view of the house’s close proximity to neighboring units. As a result, the internal spaces face inward into a multi-functional courtyard which acts as circulation pivot, light well and ventilation exhaust, while also serving as a visual focal point. Dense foliage also provides a natural means for additional privacy.