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Treehouse-Like Huts at WOHA's Goodwood Residences Serve as Cozy Gathering Spaces

by , 02/27/14



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The Goodwood Residence has 210 apartments that surround a central courtyard dominated by a large swimming pool and clubhouse. It is a community gathering space complete with a concierge, reading room and pools. Smaller landscaped courtyards branch off the sheltered walkways and provide varying levels of privacy within the L-shaped complex.

Related: Park Royal Tower: WOHA’s Stunning Vertical Urban Park Opens in Singapore

The apartment facades covered in sunscreens made from aluminium fins that can be adjusted to different amounts of natural lighting are perhaps the project’s most distinctive elements. Inspired by patterns of traditional Asian textiles and typical bamboo colonial homes, the façade screens not only regulate sun shading, but also control privacy levels.

The ground floor apartments were designed as ‘landed housing apartments’ that create a strong connection to the exterior with lofty ceilings, pool terraces and sliding garden windows. On the second and third floors are 15 units that look like treehouses. Here, inhabitants can gather and relax amidst the treetop canopies. They act as pleasant transitional spaces between the natural surroundings and uniform housing blocks.

+ WOHA Architects

+ Goodwood Residences

Via Dezeen

Images by Patrick Bingham-Hall

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