The Gallop Home in Singapore was developed by architecture studio Formwerkz for a developer and his extended household. The 3-story building resembles a narrow rectangular box, with a perpendicular lap pool extending toward a treehouse.
“We like the concept that, from the primary street, the massing recalls the old black-and-white colonial bungalows, frequently sited on the higher plateau and served by a prolonged driveway,” the designers mentioned. “Visitors enter the residence via the rectangular archway and ascend an external staircase to arrive at the veranda along the west-dealing with facade.”
The main level contains the major residing room, dining space and kitchen. It’s partially embedded in the hillside and opens immediately onto the veranda. Travertine stone, teak and nearby timber are employed throughout the interiors for an sophisticated feel.
“A layer of timber slats shields the bedroom balconies on the upper volume,” the designers stated. “The slats extend to envelop the mono-pitched metal roof, making a ventilation program. Internally, staggered double-volume spaces connect all 3 floors, making it possible for the residence to be ventilated properly.”
These slatted screens add not only ventilation, but also safety from the sun. What do you believe of this contemporary Singapore home? [Photography by Albert Lim]