Designing their own home was an enjoyable challenge for owners Vivian Johnny and Alan Lau, both of whom are also architects at Versify Studio.
The home was sensitively designed as a response to Singapore’s warm and humid climate, emphasising natural ventilation and light in order to reduce energy consumption. They achieved this by removing existing walls, opening up the first floor into a flexible open-concept space.
Clad in a timeless monochrome palette, the home’s most outstanding feature is the dark grey beams contrasting against the rest of the white apartment. “It’s a nostalgic reference to the neighbourhood where stilt houses once stood half a century ago,” says Vivian.
The dark grey beams also serve to visually separate the two floors, creating the illusion of another house above, or as Vivian and Alan have named the project, “House in the Sky”. At night, periphery lighting enhances this illusion.
AT A GLANCE
Home: Executive maisonette in Potong Pasir
Who lives here: A couple who are also architects
Size: 165 sqm
ID: Versify Studio