House Tour: Terrace house in Sembawang Hills designed to maximise views

Having lived in apartments before buying this terrace house near Sembawang Hills, the Phua family didn’t need their home to be massive, but simply comfortable for all of them.

They got the help of Wu Yen Yen of Genome Architects to design their three-storey home around the view of the large field that sits behind. Yen Yen came up with a flexible design for the house. Rather than typically stacking each floor on top of the other, she designed the home to have interlocking high volume spaces. “The play of volume helps all the rooms to be arranged on the linear narrow plot of land to get a view of the rear field,” she says.