Located in an exclusive residential enclave of 106 semi-detached houses and 3 bungalows in Singapore, the project was envisioned, in the Master Plan, as 1 of the 2 buildings that provide visual ‘break’ to a group of semi-detached houses
The client is a couple who wanted a Fun and Flexible living space in their newly bought HDB apartment, without compromising on their programmatic requirement.
The Through residence uses this position to set up a distant dialogue between the 2 green spaces. In front, a U-shaped balcony cantilevers out above street level to channel the park into the interior where raintree canopies frame an intimate study.
For this 1,012 sq ft HDB apartment, the challenge was to introduce industrial elements while retaining a polished look. Some of the elements incorporated were white brick walls, cement screed surfaces, a magnetic wall at the kitchen entrance for art and messages, and well-appointed lighting and furniture.
To express the raw, industrial interior design concept, the Moonstone Lane apartment sports a textured palette of copper, red brick walls, cast concrete and jet-black steel. An unconventional abode, this studio apartment is one that indeed satisfies the owner’s aspirations for a unique home.
A series of cascading courts between the house and the party wall forms the basis by which this semi-detached house is organized. From the outside one is scarcely able to see these courtyards due to the screening and deep shadows. The courtyards are covered with a glass roof and timber pergola, which makes them pretty much all weather spaces.