Architecture Design of Sky Pool House
Description About The Project
Sky Pool House designed by Guz Architects is an impressive project, located in Singapore. This house completed in 2020 features a light filled central court with a glass window to the floor of the attic swimming pool which fills the house with light.
In land scarce Singapore, greenery and space for nature comes at a premium. So the architect conceived a design that satisfied the client’s brief, while giving greenery back to the neighbourhood and house. Indeed, the layered roof gardens not only provide lush greenery when viewed from each level of the house. But also help to cool the house passively through transpiration of the plants. When viewed from outside, these overhanging plants soften the edges of what is quite a large house.
The house approached by a short driveway which then leads up to the front door via a series of garden steps, and into a basement garage via a short ramp. This approach conceived to be as green as possible, with soft greenery enveloping all. Besides, the client also requested a rooftop gym and swimming pool, to take advantage of the distant views from the elevated site. By placing an acrylic window in the base of the swimming pool, the house allowed light to flood into the atrium void space below.
On the other hand, this atrium was in the heart of the house and allowed light to penetrate into what is quite a deep floor plan. Because it was under a swimming pool, very little heat is transmitted into the building, which is important in Singapore’s hot tropical climate. To also help passively cool the house, the designer provided large roof overhangs to shade from the tropical sun and rain. Also, photovoltaic cells also are installed on the roof.
The Architecture Design Project Information:
- Project Name: Sky Pool House
- Location: Singapore
- Project Year: 2020
- Area: 1425 m²
- Designed by: Guz Architects
- Interior Design: Guz Architects
The Sky Pool House Gallery:
Text by the Architects: The client for the Sky Pool house originally intended to make alterations and additions to the existing house. However, after designing for some months they realized that the existing house really did not match their new requirements and it was more ideal to just start from scratch. The site sits on an elevated plot at the end of a small cul de sac, and is considered a prime residential area of Singapore.
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