Nestled on a small waterfront plot, the sensitive to its context eco-friendly home retains a ‘wow’ factor, in Sentosa Cove, Singapore.
A Nautical theme was chosen to drive the design and form of the two-storey house, evoking images of sailboats, the ocean, waves and movement. The envelope of the 504m2 surface area house is a sinuous wave form with wide overhangs that provide shading for the hot Eastern and Western sun, and opens up to the North and South. The underside of the ceiling is clad in recycled teak, reminiscent of a boat hull.
The house has 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, and features a multimedia room and a swimming pool.
Extensive Low-e glazing affords views of the waterway to the North and South China Sea to the South. Large sliding glass doors can be opened to allow cool sea breezes to flow through the spaces, lessening the reliance on air conditioning. Where there is no view of the ocean, the walls and built in elements of the spaces are curved to give a constant reminder of the seafront context of the home. For example, the Master Bathroom walls are flowing curves with a shaded skylight over to afford views of the sky and curved roof above. The walls floor and ceiling of the bathroom form a sinuous curved envelope clad with stainless steel, and all bathroom fixtures including basins, WC’s and shower fittings echo this fluid curvaceous nautical theme.
Design by: ROBERT GREG SHAND ARCHITECTS
Photos by: Aaron Pocock Photography