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.

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Indeed, the terraced roof gardens keep the house cool and photovoltaic cells on the roof help to power the house.
Sky Pool House with Terraced roof gardens in Singapore by Guz Architects
The Sky Pool House, which has multiple levels, includes lush gardens that flow over the edges of the roofs.
Sky Pool House with Terraced roof gardens in Singapore by Guz Architects
The lush gardens aren’t only located in the rooftop gardens, but also surround the home. On the lower level of the home, there’s a water feature that wraps around the living areas.
Sky Pool House with Terraced roof gardens in Singapore by Guz Architects
The upper floor of the home has a gym and swimming pool with views of the city.
Sky Pool House with Terraced roof gardens in Singapore by Guz Architects
Sky Pool House with Terraced roof gardens in Singapore by Guz Architects
The social areas of the home are open to the water feature, deck, and yard. While the floor to ceiling windows allow natural light to flood the interior.
At night, hidden lighting highlights the architectural details of the home, and showcases the see-through wall of the swimming pool.
Sky Pool House with Terraced roof gardens in Singapore by Guz Architects
The Sky Pool House also features a light-filled central court with a glass window to the floor of the attic swimming pool which fills the house with light.
Sky Pool House with Terraced roof gardens in Singapore by Guz Architects

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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.

Photo credit: Patrick Bingham Hall| Source: Guz Architects

For more information about this project; please contact the Architecture firm :
– Add: Jln Kelabu Asap, Singapore 278199
– Tel: +65 6476 6110
– Email: [email protected]

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