Instead of trying to play down the diminutive size of the land, the design team decided to turn it into a feature of the architecture. They used bold lines and contrasting colours to turn the humble façade into an instant head-turner.
In the daytime, the cantilever roof over the porch adds a sophisticated touch to the house.
One of the things the homeowner specified in the brief to the architect was to find a way to merge the indoors and outdoors. The concern was that the interiors of the home might look too dark because of its narrow size.
To address this, the architects built a void in the centre of the home, creating an air well allowing light to stream in to all levels of the home during the day.
Boardformed concrete lines the walls of the air well, creating a rustic and industrial look.
You will notice that the same boardformed concrete texture is also applied to the cantilever roof, creating a contrasting texture to the smooth white walls over the façade of the home.
Once inside though, one finds a spacious and wide living area accented with cosy accessories and plush furnishing.
The generous kitchen area offers ample space for a functional island counter decked with gorgeous marble slabs.
One of the main highlights of the living room is the stunning green wall, which helps to bring greenery into the living space.
The stairway, accented with a black baluster, leads to the bedrooms above.
The spaces on the second floor continue to look as airy, spacious and inviting as those on the ground floor.
Text: Young Lim/Home And Decor
Photos: Envelope Architects