Restoration of the early XX century house in Singapore
• Restoration of the early XX century house in Singapore
The owners of this house in Singapore, which was built in the historic district of the beginning of XX century, is a Singaporean family with French roots. Together with designers ONG & ONG Architects they wanted to create a warm cozy space with elements that display the history of the building.
The premises of the first floor need for additional lighting, so the architects got rid of the dull walls and broke a small inner garden with a green wall, a lawn and young trees. This vegetation zone is open view of the kitchen and all the way from the living room in front of the house. Vertical air circulation ensures geometric staircase, which covers all three levels of construction. It is also an important source of light passing through the skylights in the roof. The second floor housed two bedrooms and bathroom. A long hallway between the rooms filled with bookshelves and storage space, creating comfort for private spaces. On the top floor is the master bedroom and a private bathroom. An unusual element of the interior becomes a long slab of limestone, which comes out of the spa area in the corridor and forms a functional table. The backyard includes a kitchen, as well as 7-meter swimming pool and office space. The extensive restoration of the building has affected the entire interior and facade, which was completely restored. With great support from the client, architects revived the traditional elements of the house and restored its premises to be used as living spaces. Photo: Aaron Pocock