The Gallop House in Singapore was developed by architecture studio Formwerkz for a developer and his extended family members. The 3-story constructing resembles a narrow rectangular box, with a perpendicular lap pool extending toward a treehouse.
“We like the thought that, from the main street, the massing recalls the previous black-and-white colonial bungalows, often sited on the increased plateau and served by a extended driveway,” the designers explained. “Visitors enter the residence by way of the rectangular archway and ascend an external staircase to arrive at the veranda along the west-dealing with facade.”
The main level consists of the major living space, dining area and kitchen. It is partially embedded in the hillside and opens right onto the veranda. Travertine stone, teak and regional timber are employed all through the interiors for an stylish truly feel.
“A layer of timber slats shields the bedroom balconies on the upper volume,” the designers stated. “The slats lengthen to envelop the mono-pitched metal roof, generating a ventilation system. Internally, staggered double-volume spaces connect all 3 floors, making it possible for the house to be ventilated properly.”
These slatted screens include not only ventilation, but also safety from the sun. What do you consider of this contemporary Singapore home? [Photography by Albert Lim]