The Far Sight House shows Wallflower Architecture and Design overcome several challenges to produce an appealing family home in the bustling Southeast Asian city state of Singapore. The residence sports a novel multi-layered facade that helps keep the interior cool, and the home also offers a definite sense of space and privacy, despite its location in a built-up area.
Completed in 2013, the semi-detached Far Sight House measures 4,983 square-feet and comprises two main floors, plus an attic space and terrace that’s said to boast “million-dollar” views of Singapore’s greener areas. Thanks to this view, the terrace has quickly become the center-point of the home during parties.
Singapore experiences an often punishing tropical rainforest climate, but air-conditioning is harmful to both the environment and the wallet. Therefore, Wallflower Architecture and Design ensured the prevailing breeze is able to permeate the entire interior, cooling the home naturally and maintaining a relatively steady temperature. If these measures fall short, the occupants can also turn to the small swimming pool installed in the garden.
In addition, the Far Sight House sports a large multi-layered façade that includes operable glass doors and windows, a veil of timber louvers, an aluminum sunscreen, and blinds – allowing the residents fine control over both the temperature and the level of privacy experienced within.
Via Arch Daily
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