This home features an exposed column-and-beam design with a mono-pitched roof emblematic of Modernist architecture. The designer also included the owners' request to have lots of greenery, a koi pond, and a swimming pool.
Design: Visual Text Architects (VTxT)
Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors provide fast and easy access to the pool. On the second floor, where the bedrooms are located, the high-level windows help provide lightness to the structure.
The home features light brown marble floors and textured stone walls that create an earthy atmosphere. In the foyer, which has been anchored by a large red Moroccan-style area rug, Arete Culture decorated the space with accessories made of natural materials, such as weave baskets and rattan chairs.
While the facade is cladded in cast concrete moulded with woodgrain texture, the interiors are lined with parquet flooring and ceiling. This helps to add depth and warmth to the otherwise industrial look.
The designers proposed a tropical minimalist style for the architecture, accented by straight lines and wide, open spaces. The large cantilevered roof over the porch sets the tone perfectly, leading to a large wood-panelled wall next to the main door.
Taking inspiration from the site’s natural surroundings of lush greenery and unobstructed views of the Singapore skyline, Lim Hong Lian, founder and senior partner of LTW Designworks, created an open-planned “tropical home” where boundaries between the indoors and outdoors are blurred.