Branksome Road 60
Selected by Habitus Editors as one of the 25 best house designs in residential architecture and design in Indo-Pacific (as seen in InDesign architectural magazine)
The house was designed to fit snugly into a tight bungalow plot in the East of Singapore, standing out for its austere simplicity and unpretentious timelessness.
The house design had to comply with the flood level planning controls as the areas are more prone to floods, the first storey has been raised a full floor above the ‘basement’ entrance making the basement perfect for communal and leisure activities like entertainment, gym and spa.
The design of the house allows plenty of natural light and ventilation to penetrate the house through courtyards and skylights. The main materials are off-form concrete, tropical hardwood, and bamboo. The combination of raw concrete and bamboo that forms long dramatic architectural lines also serves the functions of security, privacy and sunshade while the hardwood walls and ceilings in the basement make for good acoustics.