Formwerkz Architects have created the Diamond House in Singapore.
The house along Cove Drive in Sentosa sits on a slightly tapered web site that faced a guy-made lake. Developed for a small family that drastically cherish their privacy, the house turns it back on the street and the sides the place the neighbours are in near proximity. Like a monolith resting more than the gardens, the single, faceted volume property the principal spaces with their principal view to the waterway.The primary entrance brings one into the centre of the home with the residing and dining area on the sides. The upper floors are split in the middle into 2 volumes that house the daughter and the parent’s bedrooms. The basement accommodate the guest area, enjoyment, solutions and garage, lit and ventilated largely by the sunken courtyards.
The massing on grade is kept deliberately tiny to generate far more backyard spaces inside the tight web site. The geometry is derived from negotiating with the organizing parameters imposed on the community and the wish to simplify the constructing kind. The front and side facades are pared down with openings strategically place to permit optimum daylighting with minimum compromise in privacy. The sloping walls at the corners enable for a smaller sized footprint whilst expanding the spatial volume at upper levels.
Like its basic kind, few architectural components were utilized. The facades are fully wrapped in iron wood. The interior adopts a lighter palette of oak and travertine. At nightfall, fragments of the inner spaces are observed on the facade. The muted, impenetrable volume gradually offers way to the volumes of internal light, revealing the intricacy inside.
Architect: Formwerkz Architects
Photography: Albert Lim