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Stark House / Park + Associates Pte Ltd

Stark House / Park + Associates Pte Ltd

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  • Stark House / Park + Associates Pte Ltd | ArchDaily Area of this architecture project Area: 7040.0 ft²
  • Stark House / Park + Associates Pte Ltd | ArchDaily Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2019
  • Stark House / Park + Associates Pte Ltd | ArchDaily Photographs: Derek Swalwell
  • Stark House / Park + Associates Pte Ltd | ArchDaily Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: BONALDO, Bravat, Cassina, Fritz Hansen, Geberit, Hansgrohe, Herman Miller, Inno by Mikko Laakkonen, Jean Marie Massaud, Molto Luce, Poltrona Frau
  • Architect In Charge: Lim Koon Park
  • Design Team: Christina Thean, Phachara Atiratana, Adrian Abano Gesmundo, Siriphong Saksurasub, Mutiara Herawati
  • Civil & Structural Consultant: C P Lim & Partners LLP
  • Main Contractor: Choice Builder Pte. Limited
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Text description provided by the architects. This project is situated in a typical Singaporean landed housing estate built in the 1980s. The estate is located in an area of interesting and seemingly disparate activities. Within a 1.5km radius, the Stark House is surrounded by other housing estates – both low and high rise, the Changi Prison Complex, Changi Airport, and several industrial and commercial areas.

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© Derek Swalwell
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Ground floor plan
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© Derek Swalwell

With this fairly unusual confluence of building types, we began by questioning ourselves what context means to us. More often than not, architecture participates in multiple contexts with layers of complexities. For a new element of architecture to be introduced successfully, there is an absolute need for a holistic consideration of the various contexts involved. For the sake of inclusivity and community conduciveness, our belief lies in that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Examining what it means to respond to site context eventually became the main driver of the scheme.

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亚洲欧美图片免费区,偷拍图片图片区大全Together with the client’s brief, the planning of the house was conceived utilising the site’s natural topography and mature trees at the back of the site. As such, it is apparent that the living spaces in the house turn away from the front where the view is that of neighbouring houses, a common consequence of landed housing estates such as this. Instead, it faces the back of the house where the greenery provides a private, green sanctuary. The site topography was taken advantage of to create a basement nook that opens out to the green. Combined with the outdoor swimming pool, the basement nook – hardly perceived as a basement – becomes the focal point of family activities and outdoor entertainment.

© Derek Swalwell
© Derek Swalwell
© Derek Swalwell
© Derek Swalwell

亚洲欧美图片免费区,偷拍图片图片区大全On the first storey, the planning sought to maximise the porosity through the site, revealing the view towards the greenery at the back. Designing for porosity was also a response to the site constraint, a strategy to make the site appear deeper than it actually is. As one approaches the house through the long driveway, s/he is not confronted with a blank wall or garage that abruptly terminates one’s movement, but greeted with a green expanse that is welcoming both to the inhabitants and visitors alike. The entrance experience – a particular interest in our studio’s oeuvre – is enhanced. Besides enabling effective cross ventilation vital for our climate, the openness allows for borrowed views as well as daylight to filter into the living room.

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© Derek Swalwell

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Cite: "Stark House / Park + Associates Pte Ltd " 05 Mar 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.sophisticated-ignorance.com/934934/stark-house-park-plus-associates-pte-ltd/> ISSN 0719-8884

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