Sentosa Cove, Singapore
Project Size: 7,000 sq. ft.
Program: The client requested an open floor plan with adaptable spaces connecting to the outdoors as much as possible. The structure is designed so interior walls can be added as needed for future owners.
Solution: The four-story house (plus a rooftop terrace) consists of a reinforced-concrete flat slab and column structure that is clad in reclaimed teak. The main living spaces, including kitchen and dining areas, are located on the second floor. Sleeping accommodations are on the first floor and on the third floor, where a master bedroom has its own balcony overlooking the pool. The roof lifts up toward the south to bring in extra light to the master bedroom, but the glass panes and balcony are also recessed to shelter it from direct sunlight. Cross ventilation, critical for tropical design, maximizes the sense of openness on the second floor, although double glazing also contributes to energy efficiency. Completed in May 2012, the house alternates between compressed spaces and open ones to emphasize views of the distant landscape.
Location: Sentosa Cove, Singapore
Completion Date: May 2012
Gross square footage: 7000 sq. ft.
Total construction cost: Conﬁdential
Personnel in architect's ﬁrm who should receive special credit:
Interior designer: Nicholas Burns Associates
Engineer(s): Web structures
Lighting: Nicholas Burns Associates
General contractor: Holden Tiling
Renderer(s): CAD system, project management, or other software used: sketch up & autocad
Timber sun screen: reclaimed teak (by main contractor)
Metal/glass curtain wall: K&H
Wood: reclaimed teak (by main contractor)
Other cladding unique to this project: reclaimed teak (by main contractor)
Other: reclaimed teak deck (by main contractor)
Doors: Alum. custom by K&H
Upswinging doors, other: custom made steel insulated garage door by main contractor
Closers: Dorma Exit
Security devices: cisco
Wall coverings: off form concrete, some plastered walls painted white
Floor and wall tile: granite (baths + external)
Resilient ﬂooring: reclaimed teak
Special interior ﬁnishes unique to this project: reclaimed teak, clear stained, bleached and dark stained
Downlights: erco Task lighting: Exterior: erco
Dimming System or other lighting controls: gira EIB