facebook

Tan’s Garden Villa with luxuriant gardens, rooftop pool and koi pond

Tan’s Garden Villa with luxuriant gardens, rooftop pool and koi pond (1)

Tan’s Garden Villa is a stunning house designed by architect Aamer Taher. The house has an area of 341 square meters and is located in Singapore.

Description by Aamer Architects: Back in 2001, the Owner, Mr Adrian Tan, commissioned Aamer to design his house(s) at No 42. There a large bungalow plot was divided into two to accommodate separate but identical houses which won the prestigious Singapore Institute of Architects’ Design Award in 2004. Some ten years later Adrian acquired the plot next door, No 40, with the intention of building another home and thus having three houses; one for themselves and one for each of their two grown up sons with their future families.

Tan’s Garden Villa with luxuriant gardens, rooftop pool and koi pond (10)

The idea, therefore, was to design the new home in sync with the previous two but different, of course. Adrian specifically requested for a garden courtyard and koi pond. Hence, the swimming pool was designed on the roof with amazing views over the estate and surrounding houses which are mostly 2 storey bungalows.

Tan’s Garden Villa with luxuriant gardens, rooftop pool and koi pond (12)

Also, for this house, since the sons are already in their late teens and early twenties they wanted more space and privacy. So an interesting planning layout placed the boys’ rooms outdoors via a verandah terrace with their own accessibility from the ground right up to the rooftop entertainment room and pool garden terrace.

Tan’s Garden Villa with luxuriant gardens, rooftop pool and koi pond (13)

Much like the first two houses the materials are very natural like timber, marble and granites, blending well with the lush vertically stacked gardens.

MERRYN 40A - Tan’s Garden with luxuriant gardens, rooftop pool and koi pond (18)

In addition, similar to the first two houses, gardens and greenery are important to the Owner. So while the first two houses had trees growing through wooden balconies, this time creepers are twining up vertical timber trellises that extend above the rooftop swimming pool.

MERRYN 40A - Tan’s Garden with luxuriant gardens, rooftop pool and koi pond (19)

Even the bath rooms are open to gardens with lush flora and fauna like birds & butterflies making this a truly vertical garden villa ! Photographer Sanjay Kewlani. Visit Aamer Architects.

MERRYN 40A - Tan’s Garden with luxuriant gardens, rooftop pool and koi pond (20)

MERRYN 40A - Tan’s Garden with luxuriant gardens, rooftop pool and koi pond (21)

MERRYN 40A - Tan’s Garden with luxuriant gardens, rooftop pool and koi pond (23)

MERRYN 40A - Tan’s Garden with luxuriant gardens, rooftop pool and koi pond (24)

MERRYN 40A - Tan’s Garden with luxuriant gardens, rooftop pool and koi pond (28)

MERRYN 40A - Tan’s Garden with luxuriant gardens, rooftop pool and koi pond (25)

MERRYN 40A - Tan’s Garden with luxuriant gardens, rooftop pool and koi pond (26)

MERRYN 40A - Tan’s Garden with luxuriant gardens, rooftop pool and koi pond (27)

Tan’s Garden Villa with luxuriant gardens, rooftop pool and koi pond (9)

MERRYN 40A - Tan’s Garden with luxuriant gardens, rooftop pool and koi pond (22)

Tan’s Garden Villa with luxuriant gardens, rooftop pool and koi pond (15)

Tan’s Garden Villa with luxuriant gardens, rooftop pool and koi pond (16)

Tan’s Garden Villa with luxuriant gardens, rooftop pool and koi pond (8)

MERRYN 40A - Tan’s Garden with luxuriant gardens, rooftop pool and koi pond (29)

Tan’s Garden Villa with luxuriant gardens, rooftop pool and koi pond (14)

Tan’s Garden Villa with luxuriant gardens, rooftop pool and koi pond (7)

Tan’s Garden Villa with luxuriant gardens, rooftop pool and koi pond (6)

Tan’s Garden Villa with luxuriant gardens, rooftop pool and koi pond (5)

Tan’s Garden Villa with luxuriant gardens, rooftop pool and koi pond (4)

Tan’s Garden Villa with luxuriant gardens, rooftop pool and koi pond (2)

Tan’s Garden Villa with luxuriant gardens, rooftop pool and koi pond (3)

MERRYN 40A - Tan’s Garden with luxuriant gardens, rooftop pool and koi pond (30)

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

IFUB Studio Has Converted an Old Chocolate Factory in Offices

Munich architecture studio IFUB recently converted an old chocolate factory into offices for the company Sauspiel GmbH. Built around 1870 "Chocolate Factory" is one of the...

Concrete Holiday Retreat in Argentina by Luciano Kruk

L4 House is a concrete holiday retreat designed by Luciano Kruk in Costa Esmeralda, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Description by Luciano Kruk: L4 House is located...

Eberly Restaurant, Bar and Cafe in Austin / Clayton & Little

Eberly, inspired by sources both humble and lofty, marries a former 1970s print shop building with a salvaged bar from the storied Cedar Tavern in New York’s Greenwich Village to create a sophisticated bar, cafe and restaurant in central Austin.

Berlin Bar, Moscow / Thilo Reich Architectural Design

Invited by gastronomes to design a Berlin Bar in Moscow, Berlin-based architect Thilo Reich—a fixture in designing gastronomical spaces—proposes a radical yet poetic translation. His concept transfers the public space of Berlin into an interior space of Moscow.

Culford Gardens Two-Bedroom Apartment in Chelsea, London

The client’s brief called for a two-bedroom apartment that had the spirit and sophistication of traditional and contemporary Japanese architecture without reverting to pastiche.

Las Lomas Residence / Nelsen Partners Architects

The Las Lomas Residence is envisioned in two distinct elements; the “frame” which defines the public realm and main living areas, while the limestone clad volumes enclose the private family areas of the house.