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Wall House: Stacked Double Home in Singapore is Topped With a Luscious Green Roof
Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On June 25, 2013 @ 5:48 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Gallery,Green Building,Green Roof | 1 Comment
This gorgeous green-roofed Wall House designed by Singapore-based firm Farm Architects is actually two homes in one - one for the clients and one for their children. The project forges a strong connection to nature with multiple living roofs, trees integrated into the site, and generous plantings. Two blocks are stacked and finished with plush greenery so when seen from above, the home appears as a well-manicured park.
At the heart of the home is a large courtyard surrounded by stone that provides a connection between both house blocks. The smaller of the homes is a two bedroom home with a modest living space and kitchen along with a workout room. The larger home has multiple living spaces, a wine cellar, a library, a large master suite and guest rooms.
Inspired by the philosophy of classical Chinese garden design, the home is equal parts garden and indoor living space. Views are carefully controlled via orientation and cutouts and the lush landscaping surrounding the home almost blocks out the towering residential buildings nearby. Water features and a pool separate the two homes and green roofs  top both housing blocks to provide a yard and expand the garden. Whole glass walls slide open to connect the indoors and outdoors while an oculus streams light into the center of the home.
Via Archidesignclub 
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