Architecture Design of Water Garden House

Description About The Project

Water Garden House designed by Wallflower Architecture with the requirement of a waterfall feature in the design, and a need for privacy from the many neighbors. For this house, the site is perfectly circular when seen from the top, and unique in Singapore.

Indeed, the shape and sloping topography of the site were the obvious challenges to address. With simplicity and efficiency as prioritized planning attributes, the house took on a C-shaped outward looking courtyard configuration. As the garden at the bottom of the valley was inaccessible, the sloping site gave the inspiration to incorporate within the C shape cascading pools and terraces that would logically flow down to the ‘valley’. The swimming pool edge empties as a waterfall, enjoyed as one enters the basement lobby.

On the other hand, the operable teakwood screens clad the entire façade of the house and allow the control of privacy and the microenvironment within rooms. A sense of movement connects all the spaces through the architectural form of curvatures and sloping facades, the movement of water, and the lie of the land. They are balanced by the stable large expanses of platforms where the living spaces are. Indeed, nestled amongst mature trees, the home enjoys the privacy that is unusual in this tight urban site, close to the bustle just beyond this highly sought-after neighborhood.

The Architecture Design Project Information:

Lush greenery integrated into every level of the Water Garden house to balance the lack of lawn area.
Operable teakwood screens clad the entire façade of the house.
Water Garden House in Singapore by Wallflower Architecture
Water Garden House in Singapore by Wallflower Architecture
This site is perfectly circular when seen from the top.
Water Garden House in Singapore by Wallflower Architecture
Water Garden House in Singapore by Wallflower Architecture
Also, a filter of hanging plants provides an added layer of privacy and softens the facade around the swimming pool for this Water Garden House.
Once inside, the interior design creates indoor outdoor connection.
Water Garden House in Singapore by Wallflower Architecture

The Water Garden House Gallery:

Text by the Architects: A property owned for 30 years, the tired old house was to make way for a new one that maximized the allowable built envelope, while addressing new needs and wants. Among them was a desire to have a waterfall feature in the design, and a need for privacy from the many neighbors. The site is perfectly circular when seen from the top, and unique in Singapore. This circle bounds a site that is in the middle of a steep valley.

Photo credit: Marc Tey, Rayden Ong| Source: Wallflower Architecture + Design

For more information about this project; please contact the Architecture firm :
– Add: 7500A Beach Rd, #15-303, Singapore 199591
– Tel: +65 6297 6883
– Email: [email protected]

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