Recently built in 2010, this maximum garden House is designed by Formwerkz Architects in Singapore. The design Team is comprises Alan Tay, TF Wong and Benny Feng, they work togethers to seek out more garden spaces/surfaces in an attempt to redress this imbalance while we fulfill the client’s brief. The client who is the mother of 2 young boys wanted a house where she could keep an eye on her kids without the need to be in the same space. The vertical wall planting arranged within a niche along the front boundary wall and the shrubbery on the car-porch roof, reclaim surfaces otherwise normally neglected as canvasses for beautification. Enclosing part of the building façade on the upper floor is a layer of planting system they devised to behave more like a curtain wall. Its primary function is to perform as a privacy screen and to keep the rain out. They were particularly thrilled with this detail as it approximates to an organic envelope. The curtain of plants coincides building performance with man’s affinity for nature.
The sloping roof terrace is derived from the staggered section of the house and retained a continuous flow from the indoor. The architects were nostalgic with the idea of getting up on the roof, itself. The sloping roof-scape reminds them of an undulating terrain. They imagined the inclined plane to be more conducive to sit or lie down and have a conversation while looking out in the same direction, sharing the same moment, like one do in a park.
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Tags: affinity for nature, Alan Tay, architects, Benny Feng, boundary wall, car-porch roof, curtain wall, Formwerkz Architects, Garden Design, garden spaces design, maximum garden House, planting system, Singapore, sloping roof terrace, sloping roof-scape, Sustainable House Design, TF Wong, The curtain of plants, vertical wall plantingThis entry was posted on Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 at 11:20 am and is filed under Garden Design, Green Architecture, Sustainable Design.
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