Photographer: Finbarr Fallon

PROJECT #3 by Studio Wills + Architects | Detached houses ×

Photographer: Finbarr Fallon

PROJECT #3 by Studio Wills + Architects | Detached houses ×

Photographer: Yeo Kai Wen & Lim Wei Xiang

PROJECT #3 by Studio Wills + Architects | Detached houses ×

PROJECT # 3 is a bungalow in an exclusive residential enclave of 106 semi-detached houses and 3 bungalows in central Singapore. The bungalow was envisioned, in the Master Plan, as 1 of the 2 buildings that provide visual ‘break’ to a group of semi-detached houses strung together like a ‘necklace’.

The bungalow is sited on a long and linear site, devoid of views. To avoid a wall-like structure and achieve a scale compatible with its smaller semi-detached ‘neighbours’, the permissible building mass was fragmented into smaller masses of one-room depth. The smaller building masses whilst ensuring that the interior spaces receive light, ventilation and views also resulted in rooms that are autonomous and independent of each other. Equipped with a comfortable equation of communality and privacy; the massing sync with the programme of a multi-generational house.

The fragmentation, coupled with the need to comply with local planning guidelines, resulted in an architecture of prismatic, tower-like structures interspersed amongst courtyards and linked by a ‘connector’. The ‘towers’ were simply constructed in concrete and finished in 2-tone sand colours and textures like the surfaces and crevices of a rock. On the other hand, the ‘Black Connector’ is sleek and contrasting.

Design Team:

STUDIO WILLS + Architects: Ng William, Kho Keguang, and Wu Shanyat

Master Plan Architect: W Architects Pte Ltd
C&S Engineer: KCL Consultants Pte Ltd & RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (Pte) Ltd
M&E Engineer: J Roger Preston (S) Pte Ltd
Landscape Architect: ICN Design International Pte Ltd
Quantity Surveyor: Langdon & Seah Singapore Pte Ltd
Contractor Daiya: Engineering & Consultants Pte Ltd

Client: Capitaland Singapore Ltd

Photographer: Finbarr Fallon

PROJECT #3 by Studio Wills + Architects | Detached houses ×

Photographer: Finbarr Fallon

PROJECT #3 by Studio Wills + Architects | Detached houses ×

Photographer: Finbarr Fallon

PROJECT #3 by Studio Wills + Architects | Detached houses ×

Photographer: Finbarr Fallon

PROJECT #3 by Studio Wills + Architects | Detached houses ×

Photographer: Finbarr Fallon

PROJECT #3 by Studio Wills + Architects | Detached houses ×

Photographer: Finbarr Fallon

PROJECT #3 by Studio Wills + Architects | Detached houses ×

Photographer: Finbarr Fallon

PROJECT #3 by Studio Wills + Architects | Detached houses ×

Photographer: Finbarr Fallon

PROJECT #3 by Studio Wills + Architects | Detached houses ×

Photographer: Finbarr Fallon

PROJECT #3 by Studio Wills + Architects | Detached houses ×

Photographer: Yeo Kai Wen & Lim Wei Xiang

PROJECT #3 by Studio Wills + Architects | Detached houses ×